Organist Position – part time
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
25 East Walnut Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056
Holy Trinity is a vibrant 250-member church located a block from Miami University in uptown Oxford, Ohio. Holy Trinity seeks to be a welcoming congregation offering spiritual sanctuary to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, or socio-economic class; and to all persons who have felt marginalized in any way. We recognize each individual as a unique child of God. Music plays a significant role in the worship life of the church.
We are especially grateful for our 20-25 member choir made up of volunteers and paid section leaders under the leadership of Dr. William Bausano, Professor of Music at Miami University. The excellent acoustical environment of the church is used by various ensembles and groups for performances and recordings.
We are currently in the process of replacing our organ. A 1950’s Wicks organ that served our parish for more than 60 years was recently removed, and a tracker action instrument, built by JF Nordlie, (Opus 27,1995) is being installed. A description of the organ can be found on our web site at http://www.holytoxford.com
The installation will be complete in early or mid October. There is also a 1913 Steinway-A piano in the chancel.
Qualifications: Successful employment experience as organist
Degree(s) in music preferred but not required
Provide music for 10:30am Sunday worship service, including prelude, postlude, hymns, service music accompaniment, choir accompaniment.
Accompany adult choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings, 7:30-8:30pm, September through May.
Rehearse and accompany soloists.
Provide music for special services (e.g. Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday,
Holy Week, etc.) and other special services or concerts.
Oversee the tuning and maintenance of the organ and pianos.
This is a part-time position (12-15 hours a week.). Compensation will be based to the extent possible on education and experience.
October 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.
Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to
William Bausano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 25 East Walnut Street, Oxford, OH 45056.
We anticipate that interviews and auditions will take place in early September.
For further information, contact:
Rev’d Sara Palmer, Rector email@example.com or
William Bausano, choir director firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our web site http://www.holytoxford.com
CHURCH ACCOMPANIST JOB OPENING
Calvin Presbyterian Church, located in Amelia, OH, is seeking an accompanist, preferably proficient on both piano and organ, (pianist would be acceptable) to provide music for our Sunday services, special seasonal services and to work with the choir, soloists and ensembles. We are seeking an individual capable of sight reading and playing parts for choir rehearsals as well as Sunday worship. The accompanist must be available for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings beginning the first Wednesday in September through early June. The person must, also, be willing to work with individuals to provide special music during the summer. The accompanist might, also, be asked to play for occasional weddings and funerals.
Calvin uses traditional plus some contemporary music.
Our instruments include a Siler Grand Piano and a Rogers Duel Manual Organ & Midi.
Salary is based on experience and approval of session.
Interested persons should contact John Middleton, (home) 513-752-2576, (cell 513-205-0096) or email@example.com to set up an interview and audition.
Ripley First Presbyterian Church
Music Director (organist, pianist, choir director)
Ripley First Presbyterian Church located at 114 Mulberry St. Ripley, Ohio is seeking a Music Director combining the talents of an organist, pianist, and adult choir director. Ripley First was chartered in 1817, so we are celebrating our bicentennial this year. We are a rural church located in the middle of Ripley, Ohio. Our most noted history is the Rev. John Rankin served this church from 1822-1844. Our mission has, is, and continues to be to spread the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We are seeking an every Sunday, Music Director to:
- Provide worship music and music selection
- Support special events and services (approximately 5 per year)
- Direct an 8 – 12 member adult choir which would require music selection, rehearsal (once per week)
- Music is traditional
Ripley First has an Opus 472 A.B. Felgemaker Pipe Organ consisting of twelve ranks, two manuals, a pedal board, and chimes. The organ was built in 1885 and installed in 1886. The organ has been superbly maintained and Ripley First is absolutely committed to the maintenance of this instrument. Ripley First also has a circa 2000 Yamaha Baby Grand piano.
Ripley First is looking for that individual that is committed to supporting the spreading of the Good News through music, appreciates the history and capabilities of the musical instruments, and is knowledgeable and passionate about maintaining these instruments. Certainly some experience is required, however the knowledge, appreciation, and passion is the most desired.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Pastor Wayne Reveal
Address: Ripley First Presbyterian Church
114 Mulberry St.
PO Box 95
Ripley, Ohio 45167
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 7416 Elm Street, Cincinnati OH 45227
One service on Sunday 11-noon
No choir; small church; good pay
For further information please call Pastor Vicki Abend ( 513 231-8918)
Organist Presbyterian Church of Wyoming.
To provide appropriate organ music for services of worship.
- It is expected that the organist is a person of Christian faith who understands the general flow of Christian worship.
- It is expected that this person is a team player and seeks a cooperative and healthy working relationship with the team and the congregation.
- Plan, prepare, and play organ music appropriate to each service of worship including the prelude, the interlude, the postlude and other music as required.
- Prepare appropriate music for weddings and special services.
- Rehearse sufficiently for optimum performance at the instrument.
- Attend choir rehearsals for accompaniment.
- Accompany the congregation’s singing of hymns.
- Accompany the choir’s singing of scheduled music.
- Arrange for a substitute when not able to be present.
- Work with the music director to schedule appropriate maintenance of the organ
- It is expected that the organist would be available to attend Tuesday morning staff meetings on a regular basis.
The organist’s primary supervisor is the music director. Performance reviews will be conducted regularly by the direct supervisor (music director), the pastor as head of staff and the session Personnel Committee.
The session Personnel Committee will annually review the adequacy of compensation. The organist is a contracted position paid monthly covering worship services, rehearsals, and staff meeting. He/she will also be compensated for weddings and funerals – paid by the families through the church monthly payroll system.
Time Off & Benefits:
Sundays off to be scheduled in advance with the music director. As a contract position, this position does not receive benefits.
For further information and discussion please get in touch with our lead pastor, the Rev. Dr. Edward Goode at 513-821-8735, ext. 106, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Director Saint Catharine of Siena Parish 2848 Fischer Place Cincinnati, Ohio 45211 513.661.0651 513.661.0652 (fax) Email (Patrick Condren) email@example.com
St. Catharine of Siena Parish is seeking a new Music Director. Responsibilities include competency on organ and piano and cantor skills for three weekend Masses, Holy Days, School Masses and special events. Applicant should have ample knowledge of the Catholic Liturgy and an appreciation for both contemporary and traditional liturgical styles. New director will work closely with the pastor on all liturgical matters, and rehearse with Contemporary Adult Ensemble, Traditional Adult Choir and children’s choir for special occasions. Funeral and wedding coverage is an integral part of the position and will be discussed upon review of application. Church has a three manual 1978 Shantz Organ restored and expanded by the John-Paul Buzard Co. in 2003 (cf. http://buzardorgans.com/1978-schantz-2003-buzard/), and a Yamaha Baby Grand piano. Worship III, Gather II and small Parish Hymnal. Please include salary requirements with application, if so desired. Send it to Pat Condren, parish business manager, at above email or mailing address
JOB OPENING (Part-time): Organist/Pianist, St. James of the Valley, Wyoming
Qualified candidate has knowledge of Catholic Liturgy and possesses a bachelor’s in music with skills as pianist, organist, and vocalist. Seeking energetic person with ability to engage both adults and children. Also, willing to collaborate with the other musicians in our Winton Wyoming Pastoral Region (three Catholic parishes: St. James/St. Matthias/Our Lady of the Rosary). Responsibilities include coordinating music and liturgy for the 4:30 pm Saturday Vigil mass; directing our Adult Choir; and rehearsing with Cantors; funeral and wedding liturgies. Three to five years of work experience preferred. Send a letter of application and resume by May 1, 2017 to Fr. Chris Coleman, Pastor, 411 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45215 or email to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organ: Wicks, 2 manual, 15 stops
Anticipated start date: July 1, 2017