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EMPLOYMENT

Employment

Faith Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Lexington, KY is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministries to continue the congregation’s liturgically vibrant tradition. This position will work in collaboration with the pastoral staff in developing music for worship services. The Director will perform organ and piano music for two Sunday morning services in addition to other festival services and special events such as weddings and funerals. The Director will also lead and rehearse with several choirs (adult, youth, children, and hand bell) and will also provide direction and rehearse with cantors and assisting ministers. Faith has a 2 manual, 13 rank Steiner-Reck Tracker Organ and a Yamaha baby grand piano, in addition to 3.5 octaves Malmark handbells, 3 octaves Suzuki chimes with extension, Orff instruments, and a large collection of global percussion. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work
with the Harstad Fine Arts Series. Qualifications required: Bachelor’s degree in music, church music or other related degree; Master’s degree is preferred; at least 5 years related experience in a church worship and music ministry with demonstrated skill and competency playing organ and piano and leading a choir and other musical groups. Prefer knowledge of Lutheran theology, liturgical practice and use of music in worship. Please submit resume, references and salary requirements to Diane Nicely, dnicelydun77@gmail.com by August 9, 2019.

Street Address: 1000 Tates Creek Rd.

Zip Code/Postal Code: 40502
Phone: 8592667621
 
 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Dayton (Oakwood)

937-293-1154 (Fr. John Atkins, Rector)

ORGANIST – Ministry / Job Description
Principal Organist for all Liturgies, Sundays and Special 
Principal Accompanist for Choir:
Thursday evening Choir Rehearsals (Sept. – June) and Sundays
Attend Parish Fellowship – with the intention of becoming part of the parish
.Coordinate Soloist Rehearsals as needed
.Serve as Pianist as needed
Collaborate with Director of Music and Rector
Ensure timely Communication with Staff
Communicate Organ Maintenance Issues Promptly
Schedule Guest Supply Organists as needed
Requirements:
High Competence in Organ and Piano
Knowledge of the Episcopal Hymnal and the Choral Tradition of the Church
(preferred)
Comfortable with Various Styles of Music
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Ability to Advocate for Musical Programs
Excellent Organizational Ability and Attention to Detail
Effective Liturgical Planning – or willingness to learn
Computer Competence
Salary plus 3 Weeks Paid Vacation and $500 Continuing Education Annually

 

Position Available

Christ Church United Methodist is a multi-campus, 2000-member based congregation. Founded in Kettering, OH in 1951, the Kettering Campus worships with an average of 600 people per week. Christ Church is a vibrant, generous and mission oriented church changing lives through the transforming power of Christ.

Position Description

Worship Assistant- PART TIME, Kettering Campus

I. OVERVIEW

The Worship Assistant is responsible for aiding the Worship Director in musical rehearsals and worship organization. The worship assistant will be responsible for accompanying all Chancel Choir rehearsals and the choir during Sunday morning worship. The worship assistant will also cultivate, direct and teach the Children’s Choir. They will assist in worship organization by overseeing the special worship orders of flowers, the holiday decorations, and the paraments in the sanctuary. When the worship director is on vacation or professional development, the worship assistant will serve as the substitute organist and/or pianist. He/she will aid in recruitment for musical participation, and a volunteer group for decoration and worship needs.

II. QUALIFICATIONS

A. Bachelor’s Degree in Music

B. Prior church experience

C. Strong piano skills (organ skills also are a plus)

D. Choral conducting experience

E. Ability to relate well with people of diverse ages

F. Faith in God and dedication to the mission of Christ Church

III. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITES

A. Accompany Chancel Choir rehearsals and Sunday morning services

B. Lead the Children’s Choir

C. Assist in the Praise service when needed

D. Serve as substitute organist/pianist when the Worship Director is gone

E. Oversee special worship orders

F. Oversee parament changes in the sanctuary

G. Oversee holiday decorations of the church

H. Encourage musical participation throughout the church

I. Recruit musical group membership

J. Assist in music catalogue organization

K. Performs other duties as assigned by the Worship Director

Instruments- 1966 3-manual Reuter Pipe organ

Mason and Hamlin BB Grand Piano

Set salary

Interested candidates please email a cover letter and resume to Danielle Guilbault, danielle@christumc.org

 

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Church Organist Part-Time

Purpose: To provide organ and piano music for worship services and other church functions including weddings and funerals.

Education, Skills and Ability: Be able to display a professional level of musical talent from training and experience. Have a thorough working knowledge of the congregation’s worship services and a theological understanding of church music. Be able to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the pastors, worship and music committee members, fellow employees, church choir, praise and worship team, and members of the congregation.

Job Performance Requirements:

1. Provide organ and piano music in a professional manner for all worship services and all seasonal and special services.

2. Selection of hymns and responsible for timely submission of hymn numbers and titles for the worship bulletin and assist the Choir for Sunday services beginning at 10 AM including weekly rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.

3. Facilitate the congregation to sing and worship through the excellent execution of hymns and liturgy.

4. Arrange for qualified substitute organist or pianist when absent for church services and notify the church secretary in advance

5. Additional services possible during Holy Week and Christmas Eve

Qualified applicants should mail or email a resume and cover letter to the attention of Leslie Brooks: Emmanuel Lutheran Church P.O. Box 215 Germantown, Ohio 45327; or email to: secretary1205@fairpoint.net

Please contact Marilou Brown with any questions: 937-416-3038

 

Seeking an ORGANIST/PIANIST

Harmony Creek Church, a progressive/liberal/inclusive community of faith affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Alliance of Baptists, located in the Kettering/Centerville area of Dayton, is searching for a part-time organist/pianist. We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.

The ideal candidate would be able to: 1) play both the organ and the piano; 2) coordinate an eclectic mix of musical styles from classical to contemporary; and 3) work with our Senior Pastor and Music Coordinator in planning the weekly Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. that is consistent with our progressive vision. There are weekly choir rehearsals September – May.. Harmony Creek Church is blessed with excellent resources including, 1) a state-of-the-art, 5-year old, Allen electronic, 4-manual, 100+stop organ with MIDI, 2) a beautiful 7-ft Mason & Hamlin grand piano, and 3) a host of talented musicians with whom to work.

Please send your resume with a cover letter stating your interest in the position and the skills and passion you would bring to it to office@harmony-creek.org or mail to:

ORGANIST/PIANIST SEARCH

Harmony Creek Church, 5280 Bigger Road, Dayton, Ohio 45440

Deadline for receipt of resumes is August 15, 2019 or until the position is filled.

For more information about the position, please contact our Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Michael D. Castle at mike@harmony-creek.org or 937-434-3941.

Harmony Creek Church is an equal opportunity opportunity employer

with a strong commitment to diversity.

www.harmonycreekchurch.org

 

Job Title: Director of Liturgical Music, PT

Location: St. Margaret-St. John Parish, Cincinnati, Ohio

Terms: Part Time Employee

Experience: 2-5 years

Education: Undergraduate Degree

Base Pay: Paid Rate per Mass (See job description)

Job Description

St. Margaret-St John Catholic Church is seeking a part-time Director of Liturgical Music to begin any time prior to September 1, 2019.

About St. Margaret-St. John’s Music Ministry:

St. Margaret-St. John Parish offers a vibrant and growing choral music program in the Catholic tradition. The primary ministry of the choir at St. Margaret-St. John lies in its role as leader, supporter, and teacher of the congregation in the singing of the propers, hymns, and service music of the mass. The choir also offers choral voluntaries and anthems, the repertoire being drawn from all musical periods.

Music at Mass is primarily lead from the two-manual Schantz-Muller Pipe Organ, original to the church building.

Responsibilities:

· Cantor & play the organ for two weekend Masses: 3 PM Saturday Vigil Mass and the 10 AM Sunday Mass.

· Facilitate Choir Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings (day movable) from 7-8:30  during the choral season (Sept-June).

· Direct the choir from the organ during the choral season.

· Play the organ & cantor for special Holy Days of Obligation such as Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, etc.

· Play the organ and cantor for weddings and funerals held in the church.

· Choose the liturgical music throughout the year (hymns, ordinaries, psalms, choral anthems, postludes/preludes

 Please note: the musical “style” of this parish is more “hymnody” and less “religious song.” (Appropriate hymns include “O God Beyond All Praising” “Praise to the Lord” “Now Thank We All Our God” “Let All Mortal Flesh” and things of that sort)

Prerequisites:

· Knowledge and skill in playing organ at a Catholic Mass (especially in leading congregational song) and a varied organ repertoire appropriate for Masses throughout the liturgical year.

· Skill in choral, solo, and instrumental accompaniment as well as choral directing..

· Decent sight-reading skills.

· Must be able to sing and play at the same time. A “pleasant” voice desired.

· Knowledge of traditional Catholic Sacred music (hymnody, choral anthems, etc…)

· Adequately pass a standard background check.

Compensation:

The pay rate for this position is currently set at $125 per Mass and $50 per Choir Practice.  Additional compensation is provided for playing weddings and funerals ($125 each) of which the organist would have first right of refusal. Depending on the number of weddings and funerals, this position would make anywhere from 14k-17k a year.

To apply:

Please submit a resume, references, and any links to recordings of representative choral and organ performances to cegner@eastsideregion.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Email: cegner@eastsideregion.org

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Dayton, KY is seeking an organist to lead their congregation in song at one Sunday service at 10:30am. There is no choir or separate rehearsals to conduct – simply play 5 hymns at their Holy Mass. Pay is $400 a month. This might be a perfect opportunity for a student to get their feet wet in our profession! They are also hoping to build a successful music program, so this job could expand in the long term.
 Contact Fr. Timothy Butler directly at:
timp.butler@gmail.com
 

First Christian Church of Ft. Thomas KY is seeking a part time Music Director/Organist. We are a small-medium sized congregation that welcomes all and eagerly seeks an active leader to guide our music program. We are a traditional church but looking to add some contemporary style music to our service both through congregation hymns/songs and choir anthems. We have an organ and baby grand piano available for use during morning worship. See complete job description below.

Resumes with references can be sent to info@fortthomasdiciples.com First Christian Church, Fort Thomas Kentucky

Part-Time Music Director/Musician Job Description

The Music Director/Musician of First Christian Church, Fort Thomas, KY is responsible for enhancing the growth and learning experience of congregants through worship and music. The position will report directly to the chair of the Worship and Education (W&E) committee. The Music Director is expected to perform the following duties in a professional and collegial manner.

I. Music Collaboration

a. Collaborate with the Minister and the W&E committee to provide ministry through music.

b. Lead in the selection of the hymns for each service in collaboration with the Minister and W&E committee.

II. Music Rehearsals and Performances

a. Be responsible for the presentation of all service music.

b. Be responsible for the preparation of all choral, vocal, and instrumental music.

c. Direct and accompany weekly music rehearsals of the Chancel Choir from mid-August through the first Sunday before July 4th, and performances by the Chancel Choir beginning on the first Sunday after Labor D

 

St Anne Episcopal Church

Position Description-Parish Organist

To receive an application please E-mail the parish secretary

beth@saintanne-wc.org.

BACKGROUND

The Parish Organist uses gifts of musicianship balancing the instruments of organ and piano to assist leading the St. Anne Episcopal Church congregation in worship.  This includes working with the Rector, the Choir Director, staff, lay leaders, and other musicians to develop a well-rounded music ministry for worship services and special events.

WORK WEEK

The Parish Organist shall perform all responsibilities noted below and will receive an annual salary (to be determined annually by the Rector, Parish Organist, and Vestry), such salary to be paid in monthly installments.  Specific hours shall be determined at the direction of the Rector after input from and discussion with the Organist.  The current organist averages 10 hours during a standard week during the academic year. 

COMPENSATION

The position will pay $13,000 – $15, 000 commensurate with experience.  After the first year, $1,000 is provided for continuing education.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent training/experience in a musical field
  • Competency in church organ and piano
  • Experience in performing with choral groups
  • Solo performance experience
  • Working knowledge of church systems, liturgy, and the liturgical calendar
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform a variety of Christian music, both traditional and contemporary
  • Completion of (or willingness to expeditiously complete) and maintenance of current certification in Safe Church Training and the ability to follow the Risk Management Policy of the Parish.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform weekly (and accompany the adult choir) at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service and during all special seasonal services (i.e. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, various Lenten Services, Easter, etc.) a prelude, a postlude, offertory hymns, anthems, psalms, service music, and congregational hymns. The organist shall not be required to perform at either the 7:30 a.m. or the 9:00 a.m. services.
  • Rehearse on the organ sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music.
  • Consult weekly with the Choir Director and accompanists, and the clergy as needed, and attend scheduled Worship Meetings (held quarterly) in order to assist in the planning of themes for worship services and liturgical seasons.
  • Collaborate with the choir director as needed to help make weekly hymn, anthem, and service music selections and in selecting and scheduling special music selections for special services.
  • Rehearse weekly with the adult choir and the cantors.
  • Provide as much advance notice as possible of absences from Sunday morning worship services and arrange for a substitute organist when not able to be present.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings.
  • During the summer months, perform 3 Sundays per month at the 9:30 service (the remaining Sunday is covered by the Praise Band), schedule to be determined during consult between the Organist and the Praise Band Director.
  • Arrange for and oversee the regular tuning and maintenance of the organ and the piano in the sanctuary within approved budget.
  • Make use of continuing education opportunities within approved budget.
  • The Organist has first right of refusal for all service held in the church, including weddings and funerals.
  • Play at all funerals if possible. The payment for funerals is currently set at $200.00.  The Rector will consult with the Organist before setting funeral dates/times.
  • It is up to the Organist’s discretion whether they play at a wedding where organ music is requested.
  • The organist fees listed in the wedding customary are set by the Parish Organist.

BENEFITS

All benefits are as outlined in the Parish Personnel Police with the exception of the following: Understanding that the Organist shall be required to work and perform on several holidays traditionally granted to employees of the Parish, beginning after the fifth full year of employment, the Organist shall be entitled to one additional Sunday of vacation and corresponding weekly rehearsals in compensation therefor during a week mutually agreeable to the Organist and Rector. This is in addition to regular vacation leave as outlined in the Parish Personnel Policy.