Church Organist  

Covenant Presbyterian Church  

Springfield, Ohio 45503 (Downtown area)  

Part-time: Program staff. Average 12 hours per week  

Covenant Presbyterian Church is a mission-driven, inclusive community in downtown  Springfield, Ohio. Covenant is seeking an organist to join our music program. We offer a weekly  traditional service at 10:30 am in our beautiful sanctuary.  

Covenant has a long tradition of quality music programs that enhance the worship experience and engage the community-at-large and a congregation that loves and appreciates good music. Our Schantz organ has 3046 pipes, three manuals, full pedalboard, and 56 ranks. It was built  and installed in 1962 and is maintained by Peebles-Herzog, Inc.  

This part-time position includes a weekly Sunday morning rehearsal and service and negotiable  Thursday evening rehearsals. The service music includes prelude, hymns, anthem, Doxology,  Gloria Patri, and postlude.  

The organist is also responsible for evening holiday services as needed including Ash  Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Carols & Lights, Christmas Eve, and Christmas occurring on a  Sunday. For additional compensation, the organist serves as the point of contact for weddings  and funerals and, if requested, provides music for these services. Ability to play the piano is  preferred.  

Full position description available upon request.  

Education/Experience: Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance preferred or equivalent  experience.  

Salary range: Minimum $24,000. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.   

Applicants should submit resume to Pastor Jody Noble at Fire2Last@aol.com or call 937-325-2427 for questions.  

Director of Sacred Music – St. Cecilia Church [Cincinnati, OH]

St. Cecilia 3105 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209

St. Cecilia Catholic Church is a vibrant parish rooted in our Catholic tradition and located within the city limits of Cincinnati, Ohio in Oakley. After 46 years of service to St. Cecilia Parish, our director is retiring in January 2024. At this time we are seeking a Director of Sacred Music to fill this position.The Director of Sacred Music will be part of a zealous staff leading people to holiness, through worship, truth, and beauty. The Director of Sacred Music is the organist as well as the choir director who is responsible for all aspects of the sacred music program including planning and providing music for weekend Masses, weekly school Masses, holy days, funerals, weddings, and other liturgical events. The ideal candidate should be proficient in choral conducting, organ, and Catholic liturgy. Masters degree preferred, but not required.

All interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to Fr. Jamie Weber via the Director of Pastoral Affairs at mmisleh@eastsideregion.org by December 1, 2023.

Position Title:  Chancel Choir Director

Zion UCC, Norwood

Purpose:  A church Choir Director is responsible for leading a choir in practice sessions and performances. They provide music and song that helps worshippers feel closer to their faith, while also providing a source of inspiration for the sermon and other messages being delivered by the Pastor. This includes working with the Pastor and Worship Ministry Team in coordinating the music with each liturgical season.

Responsibilities: 

  • Direct the Choir weekly at the Sunday Service.
  • Direct the Choir during special services including but not limited to Advent and Lent.
  • Rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music.  The current Choir practice is held Thursday evening and Sunday prior to the service.
  • Select, purchase, and maintain music resources within budgetary constraints.
  • Maintain the music library.
  • Ensure compliance with copyright and streaming permissions.
  • Organize summer music.
  • Qualifications:
  • Attend Worship Ministry Team meetings (quarterly).
  • Meetings with the Minister as needed.
  • Competency in piano. We have an organist/accompanist
  • Working knowledge of Church systems, liturgy and liturgical calendar.

Time:  Part time, salaried position with an average of 4-6 hours weekly.  The choir season is from September through June.

Salary:  Position starting salary: $8000

Respond with cover letter and resume to:

Rev. Scott Casebeer

revcasebeer@gmail.com

Assistant Director of Music – St. Gabriel Church [Glendale, OH]

 

.St Gabriel Parish (Glendale), a member of the Tri-County Catholics family of parishes, is seeking a full-time time assistant of music and liturgy.

Primary responsibilities are to play for the three weekend liturgies – Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. – and to conduct one weekly rehearsal with cantors and other musicians. Currently there is a small choir which sings for the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass. Plan and play funerals and weddings with the families.  Training and development of liturgical ministers both at St. Gabriel and St. Michael (Sharonville) parishes.

The candidate must have proficiency in organ, piano and voice, with knowledge of the Catholic liturgy and good pastoral skills. The successful candidate is a team person, working with the staff members of the parish, as well as others in our family of parishes. Salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

St. Gabriel has a 3 manual 6-rank Wicks pipe organ with Walker digital stops equivalent to 36-40 ranks. It was built in 2003. Both the organ and an upright piano are in the choir loft.

Candidates may submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to redgabriel217@gmail.com or by mail to Kris Koch, Business Manager, St. Gabriel Church, 48 West Sharon Ave., Glendale, OH 45246. An interview and an audition will be required.

Immanuel United Church of Christ

210 Jefferson Ave. St. Bernard, OH 45217 (513)641-1418

www.immanuelucc.co Social media @immanuelucc.co

 

Immanuel United Church of Christ in St. Bernard, Ohio (Cincinnati) is seeking talented musicians to enrich our worship experience and lead our congregation alongside our Liturgical Vocalist. While our tradition leans towards classical hymns, we are inspired by the Spirit to embrace a wider range of musical expressions that resonate with our multi-generational community. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our congregation through our music, expanding our circle of inclusion.

We are currently looking for:

· Two skilled organists/pianists

· One proficient guitarist

Expectations and Requirements:

· Availability:

o Ideal candidates will commit to performing at least twice per month.

o Organists/pianists may rotate on a monthly schedule based on availability.

o The guitarist will perform on the first and third Sundays of each month.

o Schedules will be coordinated among the musicians, pastor, and a church elder.

· Leadership Abilities:

o Musicians should feel confident leading congregational music either solo or with other musicians.

§ Our liturgical vocalist will aide in leading through singing.

· Repertoire Selection:

o Musicians will not be responsible for selecting congregational songs/hymns.

§ Selections will be provided two weeks in advance to accommodate planning.

o Musicians will choose music for preludes, postludes, offertories, and communion.

§ Titles of preludes, postludes, or additional music must be submitted to the office administrator one week prior to scheduled worship dates.

· Worship themes will also be provided two weeks in advance to aid in selecting appropriate music.

· Rehearsals:

o Rehearsals with the Liturgical Vocalist and other musicians will begin promptly at 9am on scheduled Sundays.

o Worship commences at 10:15am.

o Musicians needing access to the building, will be provided with keys for additional rehearsal time if desired.

· Musical Diversity:

o Musicians must be open to and capable of playing a diverse range of musical styles, including hymns, spirituals, contemporary, and praise music.

· Cultivating a safe and inclusive space:

o Musicians are expected to respect and abide by our inclusive values, as outlined in our Open and Affirming Statement:

With open hearts, open minds, and open doors, we extend a sincere and extravagant welcome to everyone to be a part of our church family. Understanding that all persons are created, loved, and accepted by God, we embrace all ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, family structures, life situations, economic circumstances, physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities, educational, spiritual, and religious backgrounds.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Interested and qualified candidates can reach out with a resume to Pastor Jonathan Bradner at pastorjonathan.iucc@gmail.co

Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church

Are you a passionate music leader searching for a fulfilling opportunity to make a difference?

We are Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church, an engaged church community overflowing with love for music in all its forms! We have a vibrant music ministry with three ensembles: choir, band, and bells. Together, we uplift our congregation and spread God’s love through music during our weekly service.

We are excited to invite you to apply for the position of Director of Music (3/4 time).

About You:

· A creative and engaging leader with a passion for music ministry

· Experience in leading and inspiring volunteer musicians

· Skilled musician with a strong foundation in music theory

· A collaborative team player with a caring and supportive spirit

What We Offer:

· The opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a warm and welcoming community

· A chance to work with enthusiastic musicians who love to share their gifts

· A collaborative and supportive environment to grow your leadership skills

Is this you? We encourage you to submit your resume and cover letter to email

We look forward to hearing from you!

claire@mwpc-church.org

St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison, OH

St. John the Baptist Church in Harrison, OH, a parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of
Cincinnati, seeks to form a Schola Cantorum of professional vocalists. Ideally, this
appointment will commence September 2024. Annual remuneration is $1,575; or $175
per appointment, 1 appointment per month for 9 months. See details below.
Employment in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati requires Safe Parish™ training.
A Schola Cantorum, originally part of early liturgical tradition, is a specialized ensemble
of varying size exploring a breadth of repertoire from polyphony to the contemporary,
offering an informed historical perspective. St. John the Baptist is a burgeoning
community founded in 1851 with a new and expansive facility built in 2019.
We seek those who possess a professional background, or are pursuing degrees, in
music performance (vocal, instrumental, organ, sacred music) or a related field who
possess significant leadership experience and ensemble skill, who have excellent sightreading ability, and who inspire with excellent vocal technique and musicianship:
• 1 soprano, 2 mezzo sopranos, 1 tenor, 1 bass-baritone
Schedule will encompass one monthly service comprised of 2 appointments:
• 1 hour of rehearsal to be determined, likely prior to service, 2:30–3:30pm;
• 1 service, every second Saturday 4pm Vigil mass from September to May
Music load will encompass on average:
• two ensemble selections and, for example, a Kyrie/Agnus Dei or other
combination from a mass such as di Lasso Missa Quinti Toni, Gerald Near
Communion Service, or a Missa Brevis of Healey Willan or Benjamin Britten;
• congregational service music (hymns and other selections) will be briefly
reviewed.
The following are opportunities for additional remuneration up to $675, although not
requirements, for the SJB Schola contingent upon availability and budget:
• vespers (evensong), 2-3 performances annually in Fall and Spring;
• paid section leader duties with SJB parish choir which serves the 11:15am
Sunday mass and rehearses weekly Thursday 7-8:30pm (leading up to
Christmas and Easter, 7-9pm) from September to the Solemnity of the Body and
Blood of Christ; 1 rehearsal and 1 service per month, including call at 10:15am.
SJB choir schedules & music: https://stjb.net/Worship/SundayLiturgy.aspx

Please contact Patrick Wickliffe, SJB Director of Music, for more information, to submit
a resumé or curriculum vitae, and for a brief audition if deemed necessary at (513) 367-
9086, x223 or at pwickliffe@stjb.net (preferred)

Queen of Apostles Family of  Parishes 

Associate Director of Sacred Music
Part-Time Position
Cincinnati, Ohio

ABOUT US
Queen of Apostles Family of Parishes is a pastorate within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati made up of three churches,
Our Lady of the Rosary, Our Lady of the Valley, and St. James of the Valley. This vibrant and active parish community, located on the north side of Cincinnati, recently adopted Source and Summit as its primary musical resource. Each church is acting as an independent entity, but all are currently using the same music each week. All music is accompanied exclusively by the organ. English translations of the Introit and Communion antiphons are utilized every week alongside traditional hymnody that features original hymn texts.
Beginning this summer, the pastorate will be reestablishing its music program to create one unified program among all three churches. The Queen of Apostles Music Ministry seeks to offer a comprehensive vocal and choral music education program for students and adults, an active concert series, choral scholarships, and unique performance opportunities both locally and internationally. Through fine repertoire, advanced vocal and musical education,
prayer, and a positive learning environment, the Music Ministry will seek to recruit choristers to develop life-long values which will enhance their spiritual lives and the people to whom they minister.
Repertoire for each liturgy will be drawn from a wide range of liturgical music from throughout the ages: Gregorian chant, traditional hymnody, Renaissance Masses and motets, music from the Anglican choral tradition, and more. In establishing a children’s music program, Queen of Apostles will also be adopting the VOICE for LIFE training scheme produced by the Royal School of Church Music.
MISSION OF MUSIC MINISTRY
As ministers of the word through music, the music ministry provides leadership in the worship of God and in the proclamation of God’s word. In turn, we strive to present superiority in the artistic training and Christian formation of youth and adults and to enrich the cultural life of the community.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Associate Director of Sacred Music will assist Director of Sacred Music in the administrative, educational, liturgical, and performance life of the Queen of Apostles Family of Parishes Music Ministry. The position of Associate Director of Sacred Music, with responsibilities divided between all churches of the pastorate, requires an exceptional organist and choral director who can provide outstanding liturgical organ playing (including choral and congregational accompaniment, organ works, and improvisations); train adult and child choristers; develop, recruit, train, and direct 1-2 musical ensembles (as assigned), teach music theory, and share in the administrative workload of the Ministry. Ample time is set aside for organ practice.
The three churches of the pastorate offer a wide array of instruments:
Our Lady of the Rosary: Viscount, 3 manual, digital organ
Our Lady of the Valley: 1898 Grimm and Son, 24 ranks, 2 manual tracker organ
St. James of the Valley: 1969 Wicks, Opus 4868, 9 ranks, 2 manual organ
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide service music for all liturgies throughout the liturgical year in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and in conjunction with the Lectionary of the Day and liturgical calendar including, but not limited to all weekend liturgies, and all required Solemnities, Feast Days, and Holy Days of Obligation, as called upon by the Pastor or Director of Sacred Music
• Direct and/or accompany ensembles for all events, rehearsals, and liturgies.
• Recruit, train, and direct 1-2 musical ensembles.

• This position requires an accurate and extensive knowledge of Church documents pertaining to sacred music within the Novus Ordo and a solid working knowledge of the following liturgical documents, at aminimum:
o Tra Le Sollecitudini (1903)
o Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963)
o Musicam Sacram (1967)

For additional remuneration, provide counsel to families for all music for all weddings, and/or funerals, as needed. The following fees for each service will be administered:
o Funerals: $150 Organist Fee; $50 Cantor Fee; fees will be combined if the organist is also the cantor.
$50/hour rehearsal fee for required rehearsals with guest musician(s)
o Weddings: $200 organist fee; $50 cantor fee, fees will be combined if the organist is also the cantor,
$50/hour rehearsal fee for required rehearsals with guest musician(s)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
The Associate Director of Sacred Music reports directly to the Director of Sacred Music and the Pastor.
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS
• Remuneration: Commensurate upon experience and education
• Stipends for all weddings and funerals are remunerated separately.
• Vacation: See Archdiocesan policies.
• Benefits: None
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Choral Conducting, Organ Performance or Sacred/Liturgical Music
• Ability to sing and play from the organ bench is a must
• Experience in music education preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of Catholic liturgical traditions and customs
• Exceptional abilities as an organist
• Exceptional musicianship skills
• Strong organization, communication, and problem-solving skills
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills to work with wide variety of personalities
• Must be flexible and able to evenings and weekends as needed
• Willingness to support the mission of the Roman Catholic Church
START DATE: August 1, 2024
JOB TYPE: Part-Time
TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and (if possible) any supplemental video links that demonstrate your organ playing abilities and/or your abilities as a choral director. Please also provide contact information for 3-5 references
(references will only be contacted if you are considered a finalist for the position). Applicants may submit the materials to the Director of Sacred Music, Marco Antonio Melendez at MMelendez@QOACincy.org.
Pending a review of your materials, candidates will be invited to complete an in-person interview and audition. The selected candidate must complete a criminal background check and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Safe Parish training before being offered a letter of employment

Music Director (Part Time)

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic parish in Ft. Thomas, Ky., with a two manual Wicks organ and a Petrof grand piano. Small parish (about 370 families) with two Masses each weekend and other occasional services, such as Holy Day Masses and reconciliation services. Friday morning Mass during the school year if possible. Prefer someone who would also be available for funerals and weddings. In addition, the opportunity (not a requirement) to teach one day per week in the parish school (K-8). Must be a good general musician and have good keyboard skills (both organ and piano), be able to direct our adult and children/youth choirs, prepare cantors, and be at least a decent singer (will be doing some of the cantoring). Must be able to work with a wide range of people. Must either be familiar with the Catholic liturgy or be willing to be educated in it. Please direct inquiries or resumes to Fr. Stef Bankemper, at 1803 N. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, 41075, or e-mail at sbankemper@stcatherineofsiena.or