EMPLOYMENT

Part-Time Music Director/Minister
St. Leonard Catholic Faith Community – 8100 Clyo Rd., Centerville, OH 45458

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Music Director/Minister is responsible to attend monthly meetings and participate as an active member of the Prayer and Worship Ministry. She/he should also accompany and direct music for all Community liturgies. This includes our weekly 10:30am Sunday celebrations, Triduum services, Holy days of obligation, Reconciliation services and all funerals.  She/he  is also to prepare and conduct weekly Sunday morning choir rehearsals before Mass, as well as weeknight rehearsals as needed, particularly in preparation for Advent, Christmas, Triduum and Easter.

Interested persons should send a resume and cover letter to slfc.pa01@gmail.com. or for further discussions about the opening.
Title Director of Music Ministry [Part Time]
Categories Church Openings
Location Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Trenton, OH
Job Information Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church (Trenton, OH) is seeking a part time Director of Music Ministry to serve our parish of 200 families. The Director of Music Ministry plans & leads music for 3 weekend liturgies, all holy day liturgies, and special liturgies as needed (including All Souls evening prayer & First Communion). When requested will provide music for funerals and weddings for additional compensation. The Director of Music Ministry will hold choir rehearsal outside of Mass times and conduct the choir during weekend liturgies and on holy days. Will attend staff meetings for liturgical planning. Will be responsible for scheduling maintenance of sound equipment and music equipment when needed. Successful candidates will be proficient in organ/keyboard & have strong vocal skills. Must be a practicing Catholic with a strong liturgical knowledge as evidenced by experience in liturgical music ministry and/or formal training credentials. Must have the ability to lead the congregation in praise through music and direct & recruit volunteer musicians (choir, cantors & other musicians). Will be familiar with the operation of professional sound equipment. Must pass a background, reference and criminal check & be VIRTUS trained or successfully complete VIRTUS training prior to employment. Please submit resume and cover letter to Fr. Paul Gebhardt, fpghnls@gmail.com or mail to Holy Name of Jesus, 222 Hamilton Ave, Trenton, OH  45067
Date Posted 2020-01-21
Title Director of Music Ministry [Part Time/15 hrs.
Categories Church Openings
Location St. Therese Little Flower, 5560 Kirby Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45239
Job Information The Director of Music Ministry is responsible for:
• Planning and playing for 3 weekend liturgies and all holy days.
• Responsible for planning and playing for all special sacramental liturgies including weddings and funerals.
• Working with the choir to prepare for the weekend liturgies.
• Ensuring the instrumental and sound equipment is maintained.
A strong candidate will have strong vocal skills in addition to being proficient in organ & piano. Must be a practicing Catholic with liturgical knowledge. Must be able to pass a background check and be within compliance with the Decree on Child Protect prior to start of employment.
Please submit resume and cover letter to Father Dennis Bosse, O.F.M. at parishoffice@littleflower-church.org or mail to St. Therese Little Flower, 5560 Kirby Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45239.
Position is set to begin June 1, 2020 or sooner.

CHOIR DIRECTOR POSITION (Part-Time)
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
25 E. Walnut Street
Oxford, Ohio 45056

Position Summary
The Choir Director is responsible for musical preparation of the choir and conducting the choir in regular and special services as well as for promoting Holy Trinity’s music ministry among the congregation and in the larger community. Information about Holy Trinity Episcopal Church can be found at the parish website, holytoxford.com.
Qualifications
• Skill and experience in choral conducting.
• Knowledge of (or openness to learning about) Episcopal liturgy and traditions.
• Degree(s) in music preferred but not required.
Duties
• From September through May, conduct one Thursday evening rehearsal and one Sunday morning service with warm-up each week (except Thanksgiving Day and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day).
• Select anthems and other pieces to be sung by the choir; communicate selections to the Administrative Assistant for listing in service bulletins.
• Conduct special services as agreed with the Rector.
• Collaborate with the Rector and Organist in planning and evaluating seasonal and special liturgies and musical events.
• Select and support university students to serve as Choral Scholars who rehearse and sing with the choir as section leaders and soloists.
• Collaborate with the Rector, Organist, parish lay leaders, and others in the larger community to
encourage widespread support of Holy Trinity’s music ministry.
• Encourage other musicians in the congregation and larger community to offer their talents in Holy Trinity’s music ministry.
• Collaborate with the Organist and the parish treasurer in preparing music-related budget items for the annual parish budgeting process.
• Serve on parish committees as agreed with the Rector.
Compensation
Compensation will be based to the extent possible on education and experience.
Starting Date
September 1, 2020.
Application Process
Send cover letter, résumé, and contact information for two references to James Michael, Search
Committee Chair, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 25 E. Walnut Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056,
jmichael@woh.rr.com. Applications will be accepted until April 1 or until the position is filled.
Contact For Further Information
James Michael, Search Committee Chair, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 25 E. Walnut Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056, 513 523-3129, jmichael@woh.rr.com.

Title Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains Music Director & Archdiocesan Music Director
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral/Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Job Information The Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati seeks a talented, experienced pastoral musician to serve as the principal musician for the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains as well as the Archdiocesan Director of Music. The Director of Music will ensure excellence in sacred music throughout south and southwest Ohio by training and forming pastoral musicians and serving as principal musician for archdiocesan liturgies. They will also direct the music ministry at the cathedral, including a professional choir and a sacred music series.

The ideal candidate has a master’s degree in organ or choral conducting, or a degree in sacred music, with years of experience in a cathedral or large parish and is a practicing Catholic. An additional degree in theology, liturgy, ministry or a related field is preferred. They should be highly skilled in the leadership of congregational singing, an accomplished choral conductor, proficient at the keyboard, formed for pastoral ministry, able to form and train other musicians, and willing to work with a ministry team.This full-time position, available July 1, includes a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience, excellent benefits, and flexible hours.To apply please send a letter of interest, resume and Application for Employment to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Department of Human Resources, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or email humanresources@catholiccincinnati.org.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of all background checks and Virtus requirements.

Application deadline is March 30, 2020.

Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Ohio seeks a part-time [15-20 hours per week] Minister of Music.

We are a suburban, community-minded, outreach-focused Episcopal parish located in Wyoming, Ohio, 10 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. We celebrate one sung Eucharist every Sunday at the 10:00am service and on holy days. We also have occasional Evensong and Lessons & Carols services. Our choir is 22 voices strong and includes 4 paid soloist/section leaders. In recent years the music of Taizé and some of the contemporary music of the Episcopal Church has been well received. The Minister of Music reports to the Rector of Ascension & Holy Trinity.

General Expectations:

. Work closely and creatively with the Rector in liturgical and music planning, and be

responsible for all musical aspects of worship at Ascension & Holy Trinity, including

weddings, funerals, and guest and substitute musicians.

. Be the primary organist and choir director at the 10.00am Sunday service.

. Train, rehearse and grow the Chancel Choir.

. Support and advise the Minister of the Youth Choir.

. Recruit enough members to re-launch the Handbell Choir. Train, rehearse and grow the Handbell Choir.

. Be responsible for maintaining excellence in traditional Anglican choral music and hymnody at the 10:00am

service, while being open to elements from the best of other sacred music traditions.

. Grow the Congregation’s interest in and engagement in sacred music.

. Oversee all use and maintenance of our organ, pianos and handbells.

. Be an active member of the Ascension & Holy Trinity Church Family.

Resources:

. Many enthusiastic and supportive music ministries including the Chancel

Choir and Youth Choir.

. Our organ is a Phoenix 3-manual hybrid organ with 57 ranks, installed in 2013.

. In the Chancel, a 1931 Steinway grand piano, refurbished in 2014, accompanies

the Youth Choir, Communion Hymns, songs, etc.

. Four paid Section Leaders.

. An extensive library of choir music.

. A set of handbells, refurbished in 2016.

. A Baldwin baby-grand piano in the choir rehearsal room.

. An endowment fund for sheet music purchases.

Requirements:

. B.M. or B.A. in Music.

. Skilled in accompaniment, choral directing and enabling congregational singing.

. Experience and competence with sacred music.

. Self-motivated, diligent and creative.

. Friendly, approachable and with a good sense of humor.

. Open to suggestions from congregation and choir members.

Please send a C.V. or resume by March 31st, along with a letter that addresses why you think you might be the right person for this position, to the Rev. Eric Miller, at rector@ascensionholytrinity.com.. Recordings will be requested at a later date.

MUSIC MINISTER

Title Music Minister
Categories Church Openings
Location St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217
Job Information The Music Minister serves the parish community as organist/pianist and choir director according to the highest professional standards of this profession. She or he must have a high degree of proficiency as an organist as attested to by formal credentials and/or performance audition. The individual must have a knowledge of the Church’s liturgical tradition, including current liturgical practice. The Music Minister reports to the pastor and is a member of the parish staff and of the parish Worship Commission. This is a full-time position.

The full-time position includes the following responsibilities. First and foremost, helps our community to pray by supporting all liturgies with inspirational and quality music. The individual provides music for all parish liturgical celebrations, including weddings and funerals, and special events. He or she is directly involved in the planning of liturgies. The director trains, directs and supervises our choir, instrumental ensembles and cantor programs, and works with our school children to lead singing at the weekly school Mass and other special events.

Please send a resume to Fr. Fred Link, OFM, St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45217, or contact the pastor, Fr. Fred Link, OFM at flink@stclementcincinnati.org. We wish to fill the position as soon as possible.

Position Title: Music Director/Organist/Handbell Director

Congregation: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Address: 106 Maple Street, Reading, Ohio 45215-4811

(Located in Historic Downtown Reading, about 12 miles North of Downtown Cincinnati)

Church Phone: (513) 821-0987

Email: mail@stpaulreading.org

Website: www.stpaulreading.org

Time Type: Part-time (~ 15 hours/week)

Available: April, 2020

Description: St. Paul’s is a growing, medium-sized congregation with attendance of approximately 85 at Sunday morning Eucharist. A Chancel Choir of adults supports the service most Sundays, September to June. An instrumental group supports worship services on festivals and other occasions. A four-octave set of handbells equips a bell choir, which is currently inactive.

We are flexible in that we are seeking either a Director of Music or candidates for the individual positions of Organist/Accompanist and Chancel Choir Director.

The sanctuary’s fine acoustic has often been complimented. The pipe organ was rebuilt in 1992 with refurbishing in 2020. A comprehensive description of the organ is available.

Salary is commensurate with experience and duties performed. Experience in liturgical services and knowledge of choral techniques is mandatory; sensitivity to Lutheran musical traditions is highly desirable.

Further details are available in the Music Director Job Description and Standard Operating Procedures documents, which can be downloaded here. Please contact Cindy Mayhugh, Search Committee Chair, with questions or to submit application documents via email at mail@stpaulreading.org. Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume. Successful candidates will be asked to submit references, interview with the Committee, and play or conduct, as appropriate, for the Search Committee.

The Organ – St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reading

Much of St. Paul’s 24-rank two-manual pipe organ derives from the congregation’s Kilgen, which was acquired early in the 20th century. After many decades of service, it was dismantled from the earlier sanctuary and reinstalled in the present church building in 1957, and the console lightened in color. The room is high and resonant; decay is long. Visiting instrumental musicians often praise the acoustic.

When the organ was thoroughly rebuilt and enlarged by the Schaedle firm in 1992, the interior of the console was replaced, and new keyboards and pedalboard installed. In 2020, it was refurbished, and pipes cleaned and revoiced by Muller.

The enclosed Swell and Great chests are Kilgen, and exposed chest is Schaedle. The Swell and Great boxes are controlled by separate expression shoes, and a crescendo shoe for the general organ. The console is tilt-tab design; the electronic combination action is solid state Peterson with 10 general pistons, 6 swell pistons, 6 great pistons, 1 general; cancel; toe studs :10 general, 6 pedal divisional toe, 1 great to pedal, 1 swell to pedal and 1 sforzando.