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EMPLOYMENT

Employment

 

POSITION: Choir Director

Zion Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time choir director to begin as early as September 2, 2018.

Our church is located at 10 N Breiel Blvd in Middletown, Ohio on the corner of Central and Breiel. Each Sunday we have an 8:00 am and 10:30 am service. The mission of our church is to follow Jesus’ footsteps by inviting others to experience God’s love.

Music is a very important part of our worship using liturgy, hymns and anthems. We also may have occasions when our handbell choir will perform with the organist and choir. The choir usually practices once a week to be ready to sing an anthem each Sunday during the 10:30 worship service.

The Choir Director is responsible for organizing the chancel choir, choir practice, choir performance, selection of music, and working with the accompanist.

Responsibilities

1.) Plan, prepare and direct the chancel choir with one rehearsal per week for the weekly Sunday worship service(s) which includes the anthem, singing hymns, and service music. Additional services would also include Holy Week and Christmas Eve.

2.) Work in cooperation with Pastor and other staff to plan the vocal music in accordance with the themes of the church seasons.

3.) Have the ability to recruit and train volunteers to discover, nurture, inspire and enlist their musical gifts.

4.) Assist in selecting music and obtaining copies for the choir in accordance with the choir budget allocation.

5.) Conduct practices as required. Clean and lock up following rehearsals so that the building is secure, with lights out, and the room is ready for use by others.

6.) Maintain the church music library in an orderly fashion.

7.) Continue to grow as a church musician and keep abreast of developments in the field of church music and worship.

8.) Assist with recruitment and coordination of special music especially for summer worship services.

Compensation

Compensation for this position is negotiable.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, references to the attention of the Music Search Committee. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Email: Amy Reno, Parish Administrator Amy@ZionLuthChurch.org

Contact Phone: (513) 423-8745

Church website: www.zionluthchurch.org

POSITION: Organist

Zion Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time organist to begin as early as September 2, 2018.

Our church is located at 10 N Breiel Blvd in Middletown, Ohio on the corner of Central and Breiel. The mission of our church is to follow Jesus’ footsteps by inviting others to experience God’s love.

Music is a very important part of our worship using liturgy, hymns and anthems. We also may have occasions when our handbell choir will perform with the organist and choir. Our services follow the early Christian Fourfold pattern of Gather, Word, Thanksgiving and Sending. The structure for each service is drawn from a number of liturgies. The basic formats are tailored to reflect the liturgical season.

The pipe organ in the sanctuary of our church was built in 1967 by Hilgreen, Lane & Co. of Alliance, Ohio. The organ has 13 ranks of pipes (855 pipes) in eleven voices. It is a two manual keyboard with a full pedal board.

Responsibilities

1.) Plan, prepare, and present music for the two weekly Sunday worship services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am: prelude, postlude, hymns, accompany liturgy, and possible offertory when choirs or special music is not available. Additional services would also include Holy Week and Christmas Eve Services.

2.) Plan and prepare music for worship along with the Pastor and other staff in accordance with the themes of the church seasons.

3.) Provide accompaniment for rehearsals and performances of the choirs of the congregation and scheduled rehearsals with soloists and special groups in coordination with the Handbell and/or Choir Director as requested.

4.) Assist with recruitment and coordination of special music (especially for summer worship services when choirs and handbells are not available).

5.) Oversee the tuning and maintenance of the organ and pianos within the approved budget and provide regular reports specifying maintenance needs to the Pastor and Church Council.

6.) Continue to grow as a church musician and keep abreast of developments in the field of church music and worship.

Compensation

Compensation for this position is negotiable.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, references, and any links to recordings of representative choral and organ performances to the attention of the Music Search Committee. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Email: Amy Reno, Parish Administrator Amy@ZionLuthChurch.org

Contact Phone: (513).423.8745

Church website: www.zionluthchurch.org

 

Job Title:   Principal Organist
Location:   St. Margaret-St. John Parish, Cincinnati
Terms: Part-time, salary employee
Experience: 2-5 years
Education: Undergraduate Degree
Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of the Director of Sacred Music, play the organ for two weekend masses: 3:00 PM Saturday Vigil Mass and a 10:00 AM Sunday Mass.
  • Play the organ at the occasional special rehearsals with adequate prior notice by the Director of Sacred Music (during times such as Christmas or Easter).
  • Play the organ for Holy Days of Obligations (negotiable)
  • Play (or oversee the use of) the organ for weddings and funerals held in the church. (The principal organist would have first right of refusal on weddings and funerals which is extra income in addition to base salary).
Full job description including compensation information found at:  :  https://www.catholicjobs.com/job/8987134077
To apply, please submit a resume, references, and any links to recordings of representative choral and organ performances to the attention of Cody Egner, cegner@eastsideregion.org.

 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, is an active and dynamic parish serving the needs of its members and the surrounding community with love and joy. Our ministry to the community includes Christian education and spiritual formation, Bible study, healing ministry and
prayer groups, outreach to soldiers and veterans, after school programs, summer intergenerational formation events, youth ministry, award winning vocal and handbell choirs for all ages, and much, much more. We are currently seeking the right individual to put their skills and talents to work as Parish Organist in our amazing Music Ministry program. This
important ministry at St. Andrew’s has been lovingly nurtured and grown these past twenty years by a Mother/Daughter team who have now retired, leaving a strong foundation for future ministry.
If you believe yourself called to this exciting and fulfilling ministry, please look over the Job Description and consider submitting a resume. Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 3rd, at 5pm.
Our new Parish Organist will work with Ms. Hyejung Jun, who was recently selected as our Director of Music Ministry and Master of the Choirs at
St. Andrew’s.
Contact: Fr. Jeff Queen
Parish Organist Search
PO. Box 75027
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Or at fr.jeff@standrewsfortthomas.org

Job Description: Parish Organist
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Thomas, KY, has an active, vibrant
music ministry. Currently, the program encompasses three vocal choirs in the
American Choral style (2 adult, 1 children—sometimes two, depending on
age/number of children) and four handbell choirs (1 adult, 1 youth, and 2
children).
The Parish Organist will contribute to the life and ministry of St. Andrew’s
Church by employing their accompanist skills through worship and music, and
work with the Director of Music Ministry and the Rector of the Parish as a
significant part of the ministry team for the congregation and the community.
Primarily, the organist will offer this ministry on the 2 manual, five rank, M. P.
Moller pipe organ, opus 10990, installed by the parish in 1974. Occasional
accompanying will be offered on the piano.
This is a salaried, part-time position (approximately 10 hours per week),
commensurate with education and years of service.
Responsibilities
 Play the organ and/or piano for designated church services.
 Rehearse with the Choral Program during the mid-week rehearsal and
pre-service Sunday morning rehearsal, in addition to occasional
rehearsal and accompanying with bell choirs when required.
 Have first right of refusal for all funerals and weddings (includes
wedding rehearsals) for additional compensation.
 Keep a substitute organist list current and in consultation with the
Director of Music Ministry arrange for subs when out of town.
 Report tuning concerns related to the organ, piano and other
instruments to the Director of Music Ministry and the Rector.
 Participate in occasional special music programs and rehearsals as
recommended by and discussed with the Director of Music Ministry and
the Rector.
 Attend occasional meetings pertaining to the total music program
and/or the coordination of seasonal music (e.g., Advent, Lent).
 Offer important input and counsel to the Director of Music Ministry and
the Rector concerning the selection of music for church services, along
with choosing of appropriate prelude and postlude music for church
services.
 Other duties as assigned

 

 

ST. GERTRUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Employment Opportunity

Beginning August 19, 2018

Title Organist/Accompanist

Location: St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 6543 Miami Avenue, Madeira, OH 45243                                    We are a Roman Catholic Parish serving over 2,200 families in the Dominican heritage of prayer, preaching, and teaching.

Instrument

Information: Organ is a three manual Wicks/Walker hybrid installed in the choir loft one year ago

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Accompany choir or cantor:

o for weekend Masses including Saturday Vigil Mass (occasionally) and three Masses on Sunday

o for Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and all major feast days (Vigil and Feast Day)

o for First Communion Masses and Confirmation, as well as a yearly choral program

o for occasional funerals, if funeral organist is on vacation

* Ability to cantor in emergency situations

* Job responsibility does not include liturgical planning

* Will be required to rehearse with choir as needed, determined by Music Director

* Accompany Children’s Choir performance (1-2 per year)

QUALIFICATIONS

* Master’s Degree preferred, but a Bachelor’s Degree would be acceptable based on level and quality of applicant’s performance audition

* Must be able to accompany choir and cantors with a musical sensitivity to singing

* Must be able to improvise on a hymn tune or a chant melody

* Must be a good sight-reader and be flexible in accommodating musical substitutions

* Must have a good knowledge of standard organ repertoire

* Must understand or be willing to learn the details of Roman Catholic Liturgy

Salary is in keeping with the Cincinnati Archdiocesan guidelines for an Accompanist position.

If interested, qualified candidates should email cover letter and resume to:

Catherine Fishlock

Music Director musicdirector@stgertrude.org

Questions: (513) 561-5954 ext. 2116