If you attended the Parish's annual meeting this year, you may have heard Thomas mention that there was going to be a search for an Assistant Director of Music and Organist. This may have been a bit of a surprise to many of you since Craig Benner was just announced as Epiphany’s new Director of Music at the beginning of January.
What you may not know is that Craig was not looking for a full time job when he came to Epiphany as the Interim Director of Music. When Thomas began to talk to Craig about taking the regular position, one of Craig’s requests was that his position be three quarter time so that he has a bit more time to do other things. Craig accepted a full time position in January, with the expectation that Epiphany would look for and assistant who could be with us 10 hours a week. This person's main responsibility will be playing the organ, but they may also be asked to lead the choir when Craig is away.
In January an advisory committee was formed to help Thomas and Craig write a job description for this position, advertise the position, and then give feedback from the interviews. The members of their committee are Eunice Aikins-Afful, Kathy Hodges, Corey Hollenbeck, Carolyn Pershouse, and William Sullivan.
Over the past few weeks this group has completed writing the job description, and is now in the process of advertising the position. As resumes come in they will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled. When a suitable person is found, Craig’s position will become thirty hours a week, and the new person will be with us ten hours a week.
Please look for updates on our progress in the newsletter as we continue with this process. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to any of the committee members.