|Position Title:||Salary:||Religious Denomination:||Location:|
|full listing||part time||Congregational (UCC)||Holden, MA|
|full listing||15 hours||Episcopal||Longmeadow, MA|
|full listing||20 hours||Episcopal||Narragansett, RI|
|full listing||20 hours||Episcopal||Fitchburg, MA|
|full listing||part time minister of music||Episcopal||Shrewsbury, MA|
|full listing||part time [music director/organist]||Congregational (UCC)||Mansfield, MA|
|full listing||part time [music director]||Roman Catholic||Milford, MA|
|full listing||part time [music director/organist]||UCC||Weymouth, MA|
|full listing||part time music director, organist, bell director 10 hrs. $17K-$19K||Congregational (UCC)||Leominster, MA|
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Checks payable to: Worcester Chapter AGO, P.O. Box 20208, Worcester, MA 01602
- Contact your local area chapter(s) to get your opening listed. Most publish openings online. In cases of a large church position, an ad is placed in the national Guild magazine, The American Organist.
- Select your hiring advisory committee carefully, with a wide range of perspectives and skills. Many of the members should be musically conversant and able to judge musical performance and conducting.
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Chaffin Congregational Church in Holden, MA is looking for an organist/pianist who will enjoy our Mason & Hamlin grand piano. This person should be capable of providing music for Sunday services and special events. Our average attendance is between 40 and 60. We are looking for a musician who will be our music minister. Please submit your resume to Stephanie Moran by Friday, August 9.
Posted: 2013-07-29 KFM
The next Director of Music Ministry will help us continue to worship God with the breadth of music we enjoy and we will encourage that person to exercise her/his own creativity. The Director of Music Ministry will have to be flexible as we respond to changing spiritual needs of the congregation. Although the Director of Music Ministry is not expected to play multiple instruments, we do expect her/him to orchestrate other musicians.
the Director of Music Ministry will serve the church by developing, coordinating and overseeing year-round music ministry in and around the parish. The Director of Music Ministry will plan and implement, in conjunction with the Rector, an expansive variety of musical offerings as part of the liturgies associated with St. Andrew’s. The Director of Music Ministry will conduct the adult choir, serve as the organist/principal keyboardist, oversee a children’s music ministry, and secure musicians to supplement the Director of Music Ministry’s gifts and areas of expertise.
Hours per Week: 11-15 (this will be determined once the scope of responsibilities is established between the musician and the parish) Regardless of the final agreed upon amount of weekly hours, the position is more demanding during the program year (September – May) and at times the Director of Music Ministry will work up to twenty-five percent more than the stated weekly hours; however, the position is much less demanding June – August when the Director of Music Ministry will work closer to five hours each week.
Worship Responsibilities: 1 weekly; 1 monthly (5 p.m. Saturday); 2 biannually; 2 Easter; 2 Christmas; 2-3 Holy Week; 1 Ash Wednesday
Rehearsals: 1-2 weekly (September – Trinity Sunday); 1-2 monthly (September – Trinity Sunday) Regular Meetings: 1 biweekly; 1 monthly
Annual Salary: To be determined once scope of responsibilities is established and will be commensurate with experience and education using AGO guidelines.
Vacation: 4 weeks Continuing Education: 1 week (the Director of Music Ministry is eligible for up to $400 per year to defray costs associated with continuing education)
Privileges: The Director of Music Ministry will have recording and teaching privileges using the parish’s instruments and, in consultation with the Rector, may allow others to use the instruments.
To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter, a resume, three professional references, and any other information the applicant deems important to The Rev. Derrick Fetz, Rector, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 335 Longmeadow St. Longmeadow, MA 01106 or Rev. Derrick Fetz. Electronic applications are preferred. Please apply by August 20, 2013.
Posted: 2013-07-29 KFM
We at St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church are eager to begin a new chapter in our music program. a number of goals have crystallized for the future of our music
program under the leadership of a half-time (20 hours/week) Director of Music:
 Establish a children’s choral program at St. Peter’s
 Redevelop the adult choir
 Assist in the musical formation of the congregation
 Draw on broad range of Christian musical tradition
 The DOM is responsible to the Rector, but he/she is part of the program staff of St. Peter’s, working collegially with the Rector and Director of Ministry to nurture the spiritual growth of the congregation.
 The DOM position has both educational and pastoral dimensions. We seek candidates who can capably balance the desire to teach and instruct with desire to foster participation by the widest number of people possible.
 We seek to glorify God through worship that is characterized by excellence. Excellence, which is distinct from false notions of perfection, results from careful preparation and offering God our very best.
 As a leader in the church, the DOM should feel comfortable sharing his/her personal Christian faith,
and encouraging others in their formation as disciples of Jesus.
 The DOM has oversight of the music budget, as well as responsibility for our instruments (organ, harpsichord,
grand piano, digital keyboard)
 Bachelors in Music (at minimum)
 Competency at playing organ
 Minimum of three years experience in parish music direction
 Familiarity with liturgies of The Book of Common Prayer
 Concentrations in both organ and choral conducting
 Experience beginning children’s choral program
Pay and benefits are commensurate with guidelines of the Association of Anglican Musicians for a half-time position.
Preferred start date Monday, November 11.
More information is available from the full listing.
Applicants should submit a resume and list of references to:
The Rev. Casey Shobe
St. Peter’s by-the-Sea
72 Central Street
Narragansett RI 02882
Posted: 2013-08-03 KFM
1. Direct worshipper’s attention to God. Focus on worshipping God.
2. Work directly and cooperatively with the Rector and Associate Rector
for Family Ministry and the Parish Administrator in planning, and providing music each week.
3. Play for and lead the congregation in hymn singing at the 8 AM service every Sunday.
Play for, lead the congregation in hymn singing and direct the adult choir at the 10:17 service each Sunday.
3. Enthusiastically support the diverse genres (traditional & contemporary hymns and music)
that are part of each 10:17 Sunday worship service. The 10:17 service each Sunday includes contemporary music
led by the Praise Band and directed by the Associate Rector for Family Ministry. While the planning of music
and directing the Praise Band is NOT a responsibility of this position, candidates must be able to show more
than mere acceptance of contemporary styles. Active and enthusiastic support is required.
4. Embrace and utilize contemporary hymnody such as “In Christ Alone.” We seek a candidate who eagerly stays on top
of contemporary hymnody and is willing to try new things.
5. Direct the adult choir in two rehearsals per week toward participation in worship each Sunday.
6. Select organ/piano music for all Sunday morning services and other seasonal services of the Church such as
Thanksgiving eve, Christmas Eve & Day, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week.
7. Select and provide music, in consultation with the families, for all funerals and weddings.
For such services the organist will receive an additional fee as specified in the Christ Church wedding and funeral policies.
8. The Organist/Choir Director reports to the Rector, and is also a senior staff member of Christ Church,
working collegially with the Rector and Associate Rector of Family Ministry to nurture the spiritual growth of the congregation.
1. As a leader, this position includes both educational and pastoral responsibilities.
We seek candidates who can capably balance the desire to teach with the desire to foster Christian fellowship among the choir.
The Choir is a small group devoted to prayer, spiritual and musical growth, as well as caring for one another.
2. We seek to glorify God through worship that is characterized by joyfulness. The candidate for this position should strive
for excellence while maintaining perspective (mistakes happen), flexibility (A plan doesn’t always come together)
and bringing a sense of playfulness to the ministry (If we’re not having fun, what’s the point?)
3. As a member of the Senior Staff at Christ Church the Organist Choir Director must be comfortable sharing his/her
personal Christian faith, and encouraging others in their formation as disciples of Jesus.
4. This position has oversight of the music budget.
Skills and Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree, or CAGO, certificate is preferred in music performance or education, with a concentration in organ as the principal instrument. Vocal training and conducting training are highly desirable.
10 years’ experience in organ performance and choral conducting (SATB)
Knowledge of Liturgical-style worship including the Revised Common Lectionary
Excellent computer skills: Internet research and online purchasing; MS Outlook or other email programs;
MS Word and MS Excel; Sibelius 6.0, Scorch Music Reader, and PhotoScore 6.0
The normal weekly time commitment is 20 hours. Estimated breakdown:
Thursday Rehearsal, 3.5
Admin/Staff Meeting/in-the-office time, 6
Music selection, 2
Sunday (services, rehearsal, and fellowship), 4.5
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience per AAM guidelines.
Benefits: Christ Church participates in the Church Pension Groups Defined Contribution plan for Lay Employees
Continuing Education allowance
Additional compensation from fees for weddings and funerals per Christ Church policies.
Time Off: Four weeks vacation annually
10 Days Continuing Education annually
Posted: 2013-08-25 KFM
The next Director of Music Ministry will help us to worship God with the breadth of music enjoyed in the Episcopal church. We will encourage that person to exercise her/his own creativity especially for our once monthly Saturday family service,
and first Sunday inclusive intergenerational service at 9am. Not to mention the exciting opportunity to expand and grow yearly events such as the annual Harvest of the Arts held in mid spring. An ideal candidate for the Director of Music Ministry will exhibit a love and liturgical understanding of both traditional and contemporary Christian music. He/she is creative and flexible as a partner in leading worship and can respond to the varied spiritual needs of the congregation. Although the Director of Music Ministry is not expected to play multiple instruments beyond the organ, we do expect her/him to orchestrate other musicians.
The Director of Music Ministry will serve the church by developing, coordinating and overseeing year-round music ministry in and around the parish. The Director of Music Ministry will plan and implement, in conjunction with the Rector, an expansive variety of musical offerings as part of the liturgies at Trinity. The Director of Music Ministry will conduct the adult choir, serve as the organist/principal keyboardist,
oversee a children’s music ministry, and secure musicians to supplement the Director of Music Ministry’s gifts and areas of expertise.
Hours per Week: 11-15 (this will be determined once the scope of responsibilities is established between the musician and the parish) Regardless of the final agreed-upon amount of weekly hours, the position is more demanding during the program year (September – May) and at times the Director of Music Ministry will work up to twenty-five percent more than the stated weekly hours; however, the position is much less demanding June – August when the Director of Music Ministry will work closer to five hours each week.
1 monthly (4:30 p.m. Saturday);
2 biannually; 2 Easter; 2 Christmas; 2-3 Holy Week; 1 Ash Wednesday
1-2 weekly (September – Trinity Sunday);
1-2 monthly (June-September)
Regular Meetings: 1 biweekly (September-Trinity Sunday);
1 monthly (June-August)
Annual Salary: $11,000
Vacation: 4 weeks.
Continuing Education: 1 week (the Director of Music Ministry is eligible for up to $250 per year to defray costs associated with continuing education).
Privileges: The Director of Music Ministry will have recording and teaching privileges using the parish’s instruments and, in consultation with the Rector, may allow others to use the instruments. The Director will have first option for all funerals and weddings held at Trinity.
To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter, a resume, three professional references, and any other information the applicant deems important to The Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby, Rector, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Electronic applications are preferred. Please apply by December 1st, 2013.
email: Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby
Posted: 2013-10-11 KFM
The Congregational Church of Mansfield, MA (UCC) has an opening for a Music Director/ Organist.
This part-time (8-10 hours/wk) position entails providing service music for one regular weekly
Sunday service and special services through the year, and rehearsing and directing the adult voice choir.
The congregation enjoys blended musical styles which enhance worship, drawing on an array of musical genres.
The Director also coordinates an established program of special musical artists for summer worship
and once a month in the winter. The sanctuary has an Austin organ and a Steinway grand piano;
the fellowship hall has a Roland electronic piano.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in a variety of musical genres,
and able to work with the pastor and Ministry teams to plan services and special events,
such as a Christmas Caroling open house, Veteran’s Day luncheon, and fundraising events.
Special consideration will be given to candidates able to direct the adult hand bell choir as well.
Compensation $16,000 per year. Weddings and funerals will be compensated separately.
Please send letter of interest, resume, and references to:
Congregational Church of Mansfield
Music Search Team
17 West St.
Mansfield, MA 02048-0322
Posted: 2013-10-28 KFM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Milford, MA is seeking for immediate placement a part-time Director of Music
to coordinate and expand the quality of liturgical life for its faith family. The candidate is required to have
a B.A. in music with experience directing music in various parish situations. Continuing professional development
will be encouraged and supported. Organ (recently refurbished 1967 Austin Pipe, Opus 2482, 2 Manuals/17 Ranks)
and piano (6 foot 1914 Steinway Grand Model L) skills are necessary. The selected candidate must be a creative
self-starter, able to work collaboratively with entire parish staff and eager to develop new initiatives.
Duties will include direction of parish and youth choirs, Cantor preparation, weekend Masses and holy days,
funerals and weddings. Compensation (including benefits) will be competitive.
Please send cover letter, resume and three references by December 31, 2013 to:
Rev. Richard A. Scioli, C.S.S.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
5 East Main Street
Milford, MA 01757
phone (508) 634-5435
Posted: 2013-10-28 KFM
The Old South Union Congregational Church, of Weymouth, Massachusetts,
is seeking a part-time Director of Music (10–12 hours per week)
to oversee organ and choral music for worship services and special occasions.
Old South is a large, vibrant and growing church on the South Shore
with a history of exceptional organ and choir music of many styles.
We seek a candidate with prior experience as Music Director.
The candidate should have knowledge of choral and organ literature
and the ability to play the organ and piano at an advanced level.
The senior choir numbers 30-40 and the instrument is an Austin organ, Opus 2739
with 3 manuals, 31 ranks and antiphonal stops.
The primary responsibilities of this position are:
1. Coordinates organ and choral music appropriate to the liturgical calendar for performance at weekly and additional services.
2. Direct and play at weekly worship services.
3. Coordinate and oversee rehearsals, direct and accompany the Senior Choir and summer soloists.
4. Provide leadership and support for all aspects of music at the church, including supporting the Youth Choir Director and the choir section leaders.
The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience.
Please send inquiries and resumes to Lauri MacKinnon.
Posted: 2013-11-22 KFM
Organ: Steere & Turner, Op 70, 1873, possibly the largest Steere and Turner instrument in existence today.
28 stops, 2 manuals, and 33 ranks.
Piano: Baby grand in sanctuary.
Responsibilities: Up to 10 hours per week. 9:30 A.M. worship with adult choir.
Sr. Choir rehearsal one evening per week plus before worship service September-May.
Jr. Choir rehearsal following church service each Sunday during the school year.
Work with bell choir.
Play for special services of worship including but not limited to Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday.
Select organ music for worship, hymns selected by pastor. Weddings and Funerals will be compensated separately.
Salary: $17-19K including Social Security. Vacation and Sick Days.
Contact: Please send cover letter, resume, and references to:
Janel Milner sweeney.OG@verizon.net 978-660-8843 and/or
Pilgrim Congregational Church
26 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453 1-978-534-5164
e-mail at email@example.com
Posted: 2014-02-02 KFM
Expires: 2014-06-02 KFM