Your browser is out of date!

This website uses the latest web technologies so it requires an up-to-date, fast browser!
Try Firefox or Chrome!




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.


· 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)


· 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.


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 Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Contact Email:

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:

Groesbeck United Methodist Church Church Organist and Accompanist

Job Description


  • Personal Relationship with Christ
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead worship utilizing a proficient skill with the organ
  • Capable of working with the music team, Choir director and Pastor to facilitate traditional worship.

Main Goal

To provide support via the organ and piano to facilitate traditional worship creating a worship atmosphere in supporting the choir and leading hymns. Working with the worship team to provide an opportunity through music to communicate the message of the Gospel and to fulfill the mission and vision of Groesbeck Church.

Key Responsibilities
1. Perform as organist as following:
a. Play the organ for one worship service 50 Sundays a year. Traditional service is at 9:30 on Sunday mornings.
b. Play the organ on other special services such as: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter sunrise service.
c. Prepare and be present to support the choir on all practices which occur on Thursdays from 7:30-9:00
d. Be available to support other musical groups which may need keyboard support.
2. Leadership and music support
a. Attend Monthly music meetings on the first Thursday of the month @6:45
b. Meet with Pastor and worship team as needed to support worship
c. There will also be opportunities to support with weddings and funerals with a per event contract per diem provided.
d. The organist is responsible for finding substitutes whenever required.
3. Other
a. 2 weeks paid vacation provided
b. The organ is a Rodgers oxford 925 with 3 manuals, we use an upright Baldwin piano in the sanctuary and an upright Hamilton in the choir room.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12,000.00 to $15,000.00 /year

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off

Minister of Music

Pilgrim United Church of Christ

Cincinnati, OH 45211

Part-time 10-15 hours per week

Pilgrim United Church of Christ located on the west side of Cincinnati, OH is seeking a Minister of Music (Organist/Choir Director). The right candidate would use their gifts of musicianship to balance the instruments of pipe organ and piano to assist in leading the congregation in worship. This includes working with the minister, choir, church staff, lay leaders and possibly other musicians to develop a well-rounded music ministry for Sunday worship and other special events.


· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent training/experience in a musical field

· Competency in pipe organ (1970 Reuter) and piano

· Experience with performing/directing choral groups

· Working knowledge of church systems, liturgy and liturgical calendar

· Knowledge of and ability to perform a variety of Christian music, both traditional and contemporary


· Perform weekly at the 10:30am Sunday service and practice on Wednesday evenings with the adult choir from September thru May for Sunday service performance. Perform and direct the choir during special services including but not limited to Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Christmas Eve. Music shall include but is not limited to a prelude, a postlude, hymns, anthems, service music and congregational hymns.

· Rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music.

· Arrange and oversee the regular tuning and maintenance of the organ and all pianos working within budgetary restraints.

· Arrange special music through the summer months in lieu of the choir. This may or may not include those church members who wish to showcase their musical talents.

· Play at weddings and funerals if available (compensated over and above regular salary)

· Select, purchase and maintain music resources within budgetary constraints. Maintain the music library.

· Ensure compliance with copyright permissions.

· Arrange for substitute organist when not able to be present.

· Other duties as assigned.


The position will pay $10,000-$15,000 per year commensurate with experience. PTO will begin to accumulate after 90 day probation period and is based on an average 12.5 hour week.

Please send resumes to


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 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



($250 week/Part-time)

POSITION:  Interim Organist/Music Director (June – August 2019)

CHURCH:    Harmony Creek Church

                     5280 Bigger Road

                      Kettering, OH 45440

                      937 / 434-3941



ORGAN:      ALLEN Electronic, 4-Manual, 110+ stops, full pedal board and      pedal stops, with MIDI

PIANO        Mason & Hamlin 7-ft Grand Piano

SERVICES:   One Blended Service on Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

DUTIES:     1) play both the organ and the piano

2) lead music for a blended style of worship that encompasses both

hymns and contemporary music

3) coordinate an eclectic mix of musical styles from classical

to contemporary

4) work with our Senior Pastor in planning the weekly worship service

   that is consistent with our progressive vision

COMPENSATION:  $250.00 week

DEADLINE:  May 1, 2019

  Send resume with cover letter stating your interest in the position

and your qualifications to:


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

Contact:   For questions or additional information contact Senior Pastor,

                 Rev. Dr. Michael D. Castle at 937-434-3941 or via email at



St Anne Episcopal Church

Position Description-Parish Organist

To receive an application please E-mail the parish secretary


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.


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. 


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.