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DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Title Director of Music
Categories Church Openings
Location The Collaborative Pastoral Region of Reading: Sts Peter & Paul Parish & Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
Job Information The Collaborative Pastoral Region of Reading, Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parishes with 785 families are looking for a full-time Director of Music beginning as soon as possible.

RESPONSIBIITIES:
• Selecting liturgically appropriate music and playing for the regular parish liturgical celebrations including 4 weekend Masses, Holy Days, weddings, funerals, ecumenical services, etc.
• Leading the adult and children’s choir
• Preparing and scheduling cantors and music groups for all liturgical celebrations
• Provides for liturgical updating and education of the parish
• Maintains and develops personal and professional skills
• Assist the pastor in liturgical planning throughout the year
• Other liturgical duties in the parish

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must have a high degree of proficiency in the use of the organ as attested to by formal credentials and a personal performance audition. Saints Peter and Paul has a 1896 Koehnken & Grimm two manual classic pipe organ. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart has a more modern three manual electronic organ.
• Should have a working knowledge of other instruments which might be used in liturgical music
• Must have skill as an effective choral conductor as demonstrated by formal credentials and/or a choral audition (rehearsal)
• Must have a knowledge and appreciation of the Church’s liturgical tradition as well as current liturgical practice
• Must have the ability and desire to lead and sustain a program of quality congregational singing
• Should have a good knowledge of quality repertoire available for liturgical music programs for adult and children’s choirs, organ, and congregation

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

If interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:
Rev Matthew J. Robben, Pastor
330 West Vine Street
Reading, Ohio 45215
Or email to:
frmattrobben@gmail.com

Lebanon Presbyterian Church is seeking an Organist for its traditional worship services. This historic church of 650 members enjoys a strong music ministry and is blessed with one of the finest pipe organs in the region. The position of Organist has an integral part of worship at Lebanon Presbyterian Church, contributing significantly to the quality of LPC’s traditional worship services.

Duties:

Select, rehearse and perform appropriate organ music for regularly scheduled worship services, maintaining a high standard of musical excellence. This will typically include Hymns (provided by Senior Pastor and Ministry Staff), Responses, Music for Communion, Postludes, as well as occasional Preludes and Offertories.

Serve as the organist for special musical events and worship services i.e. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter (two services), Christmas Eve (three services), Cantatas, etc.

Assist Minister of Music and Worship in overseeing maintenance and tuning of the pipe organ.

Be available for occasional weddings and memorial services when appropriate (additional compensation provided).

Be available to substitute for the Choir Accompanist on occasion when appropriate (additional compensation provided).

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience.

Prior experience playing for traditional worship services.

Proficient in a variety of musical styles and genres.

Excellent knowledge of contemporary and historical organ literature.

Excellent sight-reading skills.

An understanding of liturgical style worship in the Reformed tradition.

Ability to occasionally accompany choral works on piano a plus.

AGO certification a plus.

This position will require personal planning and rehearsal time as well as 8:45 Traditional Worship and weekly meeting and prayer with staff on Sunday mornings. Typical weeks will require the organist to be onsite for personal rehearsal and for two hours on Sunday mornings.

There are a number of professional musicians in the congregation of LPC. This provides an exciting opportunity to explore musical collaboration. The organist will be expected to be approachable, and to reach out, to the musicians within the congregation to create opportunities for special musical offerings in worship.

The Organist is responsible for contracting substitutes acceptable to the

Minister of Music and Worship.

This position reports to the Minister of Music and Worship.

About the instrument:

The earliest recorded pipe organ in this sanctuary was completed in 1883 by Hook and Hasting.

On March 27, 1960, the church began work to renovate and remodel the Sanctuary and install a new Pipe Organ. The organ was designed and built by the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio and consists of 20 ranks containing 1271 pipes. The organ was completed in 1964

The current Pipe Organ renovation was completed in 2013 by Bunn Minnick Pipe Organ Company of Columbus, Ohio. This magnificent instrument has the following specifications:

3 Manuals and Pedal, 36 Ranks, 2,283 total pipes with 7 ranks extending to 16 feet.

The organ incorporates a portion of the church’s 1964 Schantz organ. A new handcrafted facade was completed by Bunn Minnick artisans. Its design was inspired by photos of the church’s 1883 Hook and Hastings instrument.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email or mail a cover letter, resume, and a statement of faith to:

rick@lebanonpresbyterian.org

Rick McNeely

Minister of worship and Music

Lebanon Presbyterian Church

123 N East Street

Lebanon, OH 45036

 

Job description – Musician

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

4520 Rosedale Rd., Middletown, OH 45042

Description:

Play the piano for the Sunday morning worship and other seasonal worship experiences.

Experience:

2 years practical experience preferred

Good sight reading skills.

Duties:

1. Play all music associated with the general worship service.

a. Worship hymns will be selected by Senior Pastor.

b. Supporting music for the service (i.e. prelude, postlude, communion, etc.)

2. Play for specials services

a. Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Easter Sunrise, Easter, Maundy Thursday, Ash Wednesday, etc.

b. First refusal to accompany weddings and/or funerals. (Compensation will be handled between accompanist and individual requesting services.)

3. Optional services for negotiated salary

a. Accompany (option to direct) Chancel Choir for rehearsals, worship and special services (i.e. Christmas, Easter, Maundy Thursday, etc.)

b. Accompany Children’s Choir, soloists, and special ensembles as requested.

c. Arrange special music during the summer months and when the Chancel Choir is not singing.

i. This should include getting musicians from inside and outside the congregation to perform during worship.

ii. Music should be of various styles (classical, contemporary) and types (vocal/instrumental, adults/children).

Personnel:

1. The work of the musician will be supervised by the Senior Pastor and shall be related to the Church program through the Worship Commission.

2. There will be a sixty probationary period.

3. The employment relationship may be terminated by either party with thirty-days (30) notice (including four Sundays).

Salary range: $9,000 – $13,750 / per year based on experience and duties negotiated.

 

First United Methodist Church
338  Third Street Henderson, Kentucky 42420
270-827-9831
www.hendersonfirstumc.org
Ministry Description for
Church Organist & Choir Director

First United Methodist Church in Henderson, Kentucky, has positions available for a Full-Time Church Organist & Choir Director or a Part-Time Church Organist & Choral Accompanist.  I would greatly appreciate your assistance in spreading the word by posting on any appropriate websites that you have administrative access to, as well as any other bulletin boards, newsletters, email campaigns, etc. that would generate interest from possible candidates for the positions.

Church Organist & Choir Director
Competency:
The successful candidate for this full-time position will demonstrate an accomplished ability to direct a choir and play both the organ and piano.

 Choir Director: The director will be expected to conduct rehearsals on a weekly basis along with leading the choir at the 10:45 Worship Service on Sunday mornings and other special
services. The director will serve as the accompanist for the choir as well as direct. The director will be responsible for selecting music for the worship services as well as select hymns in coordination with the Senior Pastor. The director will assemble instrumental
ensembles and orchestras for occasional services and/or choral concerts.
Organist: First United Methodist Church is in the process of installing a Custom Built II Manual 28-stop Mechanical Action Pipe Organ with Electric Stop Action as built by M. P. Rathke. As organist, the successful candidate will be expected to practice on the instrument and provide organ music for the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service on Sundays and other special worship services. In addition, the organist will be given opportunity to play for weddings
and funerals when requested.In addition, the successful candidate will arrange for coverage when unable to be present for
rehearsals or services.
Character
The successful candidate will be a person who displays Christian character and maturity. The lifestyle of this individual will reflect a commitment to Christ and His Church.
Connection
The successful candidate will understand the need to participate as a part of the ministry team of First United Methodist Church. This team is comprised of both church staff and laity. The success of the entire ministry of the church is of paramount importance. Each member of the church staff must be committed to helping fulfill the church’s mission as a mutually supportive part of team. The Director/Organist will coordinate efforts with ministry team. The Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church under the supervision of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee provides oversight for all church staff.
Compensation
Salary and other benefits, if applicable, are subject to negotiation and will be enumerated in an offer letter of employment.
Contact- Rev. Dr. James Wofford at the church or via email churchoffice@hendersonfirstumc.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 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 are now retiring, leaving a strong foundation for the next person to make their own.
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, May 25th, at 5pm.
Our new Master of the Choirs/Director of Music Ministries will then assist our search team in the hiring of our next Parish Organist.
Contact: Fr. Jeff Queen
Music Ministry Search
PO. Box 75027
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Or at fr.jeff@standrewsfortthomas.org

Job Description
Director of Music/Master of the Choirs
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 Director of Music will develop and lead the music ministry across the various performing groups and services in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and liturgical practices. The ideal candidate will work well with volunteers, nurture a love of music in children, seek to build camaraderie and fellowship within the choirs, and understand this ministry of music as a way to offer our gifts to God. This is a salaried, part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week) responsible for music selection, rehearsals, and related administrative tasks.
The leadership of the two groups, adult and children, may be divided into two separate positions for the right candidate.
Responsibilities:
 Coordinate all music groups of the church including:
o Selection of music appropriate for each group and each liturgical
season.
o Purchase new music.
o Rehearse each group as necessary in preparation for upcoming
worship services.
 Adult choirs meet weekly from September through June for
1 to 1.5 hours, currently on Wednesday evening.
 The adult handbell choir rehearses weekly from eight
weeks prior to Christmas and Easter for 30–45 minutes.
 The children’s choir meets weekly from September through
April after school, currently on Wednesdays.
 The children’s handbell choirs meet weekly from September
through April after school, currently on Wednesdays.
 Seek ways to expand and enhance music ministry (for example, teen choir).
 Coordinate special music for holiday services (soloists, duets,
instrumentalists) and for summer months during the choir off-season.
 In the event the accompanist is to be absent from a service, coordinates an appropriate replacement in advance.
 In consultation with the Rector and the church calendar, select hymns for each week’s worship service(s).
 Maintain music library and robes.
 Manage the regular tuning schedule for the organ and two pianos.
 Attend monthly staff meetings.
 Prepare an annual budget for choir

Part-time Music Director / Organist            

St. John’s Congregational Church has a part-time position open as our Music Director/Organist. St. John’s has one Worship Service at 10:15 AM each Sunday, a traditional Protestant service in which music is provided by our Music Director/Organist. The Music Director/Organist is paid $100 per Sunday.

 Chief Duties:
The person in this position prepares a prelude, interlude, and postlude for each Worship Service and accompanies the congregation for the 3-4 hymns for each Worship Service. For special Worship Services, the Music Director/Organist will rehearse with and accompany occasional soloists and instrumentalists.

Job Title  :Music Director/Organist

Church/Organization Name: St. John’s Congregational Church

1235 Highway Avenue

Covington, KY 41011

Facebook:  St. John’s Congregational Church

Affiliation Type: Independent Congregational

Required education:  Ability to provide organ and piano accompaniment, basic familiarity with Protestant worship service

Average Worship Attendance:   20

Start date: As soon as available

Additional Information If you are interested in the position, please contact the Church Council President, Mr. Dan Dilts (859) 261-0385 or djdilts@fuse.net.

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

No Phone Calls Please.