Employer: Bømlo Kyrkjelege Fellesråd
Address: Rådhuset, 5430 Bremnes, Norway
Phone: +47 53 42 32 90
Fax: +47 53 42 30 07
Contact Person: Church administrator Arne Salmelid. Tel: +47 53 42 32 90
Work Place: Bømlo, in the county of Hordaland, Norway
About the place: Bømlo is an island community consisting of more than 1000 islands in the western Norway between Stavanger and Bergen. The scattered population counts 11.000. Bømlo's population is growing and optimism rules the economy. Naturally, the economy is linked to the sea with high-tec shipping industry and fish farming industry. Roads link the islands to the mainland. There are both primary and secondary schools. Nursery school capacity is very good. Cultural life flourishes in Bømlo with semi-amateur theatre, several choires, brass band and a local music school. Not to mention the breathtaking nature with boating and fishing activities right outside the doorstep. Bømlo is free of noising traffic and the space allows everyone to find his or her own special place. There is an international environment. The need for highly skilled labour has brought many newcomers to Bømlo. For more information about the area, look to: /www.bomlo.kommune.no and www.visitbomlo.com.
About the company: Church of Norway is an evangelical Lutheran Church. The Church and church life have a central position in Bømlo. There are six beautiful churches. Bømlo kyrkjelege fellesråd is the local church administration for the congregations. We serve all the community in Bømlo with worship services, weddings and funerals. Bømlo consists of four parishes. There is a main church in each parish with regular worship every two weeks. We are planning for a new 19 voices organ in Bømlo church to be installed in 2010.
Information about the position: As from August 1, 2009, we have a vacancy for a church musician in two of the parishes, the Moster parish and Bømlo parish in the municipality of Bømlo. The musician is the musical leader and performs the organ during the ceremonies. The main responsibility is planning and performing church ceremonies, including the Church choirs, concerts, musical education and consultant in both churches. There are musicians and three pastors serving in the parishes together with other church employees.
Position demands: Qualified for this position is a musician with preferably a masterdegree equivalent to a Norwegian cantor in related subjects, with a thorough understanding of an evangelical congregation's life and church liturgy, who regards himself/herself as part of the congregation, with knowledge and experience in performing church choir. The candidate must present minimum two references - with name and address - from a supervisor or colleague related to a position in the church (the references will be contacted), prove an cooperational attitude, have your own vehicle, be a member of Church of Norway (will be arranged here). Skills/Capabilities: Fluent in English or a Scandinavian language, with a desire and aim to learn Norwegian, Computer skills to some level (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Wages: Annual salary between NOK 340.000 - 412.000 (fully qualified with min. 10 years of practice in a congregation).
Housing and Family: We will assist in finding a place to stay in the neighbourhood. The employer will assist you if you bring your family.
Work Regulations: Permanent full time position with weekly working hours is 35,5 hours. Additional pension and insurance incl. comprehensive welfare and vacation. Office/working place together with 10 dedicated co-workers
Application: Send short applicationletter and CV pr. e.mail. Certifications (original or official stamped documentation) proving education and experience must be brought if interview.
Application date: March 1, 2009. Application might be forwarded by mail to the above address or to fax (application later to be sent by post) no: +47 53 42 30 07.