|Full Listing:||Position Title:||Religious Denomination:||City/Town:||State:||Salary:|
|full listing||Full time organist/choir director||Roman Catholic||Southbridge||MA|
|full listing||Director of Music||Episcopal||Wickford||RI|
|full listing||Children’s Choir Trainer||Roman Catholic||Worcester||MA|
|full listing||Organist||United Church of Christ||Gardner||MA|
|full listing||Part time Choir Director/Organist||United Church of Christ||Essex Junction||VT||17K-23K|
|full listing||Music Director/Organist||Episcopal||Natick||MA||—|
|full listing||Director of Music||United Church of Christ||Monson||MA||negotiable|
|full listing||Music Director/Organist||United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association||Berlin||MA||12K->16K|
|full listing||Parish Musician||Episcopal||Worcester||MA||negotiable|
|full listing||Music Director/Organist||Episcopal||Natick||MA||$34K, perhaps $42.5K|
Kevin Murphy, Jobs Postings Editor
- 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.
- Determine your church music ministry mission, scope, needs, job description, salary ranges, etc.
- Determine your interviewing process, including thorough auditions and discussion interviews.
- We recommend that you list your openings not only with Worcester, but also other local chapters: (click on chapter name below to view their listings)
- Organists/directors are very much interested in the size/number/capabilities of the choirs, details about the instruments (organ/piano/handbells/percussion/etc.), number of weekly and extra services, and working relationships with ministers and staff.
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(LAST UPDATED 03/13/2015)
St. John Paul II Parish seeks a full-time director of music.
Responsibilities: planning music and accompanying four weekend liturgies and Holy Days,
monthly all-school Masses, training cantors, and directing two choirs (English and Spanish).
Additional income from weddings and funerals.
Four manual Casavant Organ, two manual Wicks Organ, Conover grand piano.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in music with strong vocal and keyboard skills (organ and piano),
knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy, and a pastoral approach to music ministry. Bilingual a plus.
Part-time position as school music specialist also available.
Salary commensurate with education and experience, benefits included.
Phone: (508) 765-3701
Fax: (508) 765-3705
Please send cover letter and résumé to Fr. Peter Joyce.
Posted: 2014-07-24 KFM
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church prayerfully invites applications for the position of
Director of Music, following the departure of our well-loved and long-serving incumbent.
Located in the beautiful village of Wickford, Rhode Island, Saint Paul’s is a 307 year old
Colonial parish with a strong and vibrant music tradition. We are seeking a Director of Music
to assume responsibility for directing and training the Parish Choir and the Youth Choir (RSCM)
and should demonstrate superior organ and choral skills. The Parish Choir is comprised of about
25 volunteers (SATB) and the Youth Choir has about 15. The organ is a two-manual, mechanical-action
instrument built by Stuart in 1981. The Director of Music reports directly to the Rector and assists
in crafting liturgy. S/he is responsible for all choral and instrumental music for the parish. The
successful candidate will be familiar with the liturgy and musical resources of The Episcopal Church
and will have a deep sense and understanding of the Anglican musical tradition. The Director of Music
is expected to participate fully in the life of the parish, and is encouraged to participate in professional
associations for church musicians/organists and to curate both of our organs for the broader community.
In consultation with the clergy and in the context of the Liturgical Year and Lectionary, the Director
of Music is responsible for planning music for all scheduled services and for communicating this in a
timely way for bulletin preparation. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
rehearsing the Parish and Youth Choirs September – May; playing for weddings and funerals (fees separate
from salary) or securing a reliable substitute as needed; oversee the maintenance of the organs, pianos and
harpsichord (one manual); maintain the music library; maintain the Music Budget with accountability; and
attend weekly staff meetings.
While this is a part-time (18 hours a week) without the benefit of Health Care or Pension, there is a
negotiable salary of $20,000 – $25,000 commensurate with education and experience.
To apply, kindly send a résumé, references, and a cover letter which includes your philosophy of Church Music to:
Canon Heistand or mail to: Wickford, Rhode Island 02852, attn.:
The Rev. Canon Virginia Heistand, Rector
Posted: 2014-08-28 KFM
Children’s Music at the Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Paul, Worcester is in need of a Choir Trainer of its Children’s Choir.
This year we will be instituting the “Voice for Life” training program from the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM).
“Voice for Life” is the RSCM’s acclaimed guide to training choirs and singers of all ages. The VOICE for LIFE scheme
provides a framework for choral singers to develop their vocal skills, their musical understanding, and their
knowledge of the repertoire.
Working under the guidance the Director of Music (Interim), the Choir Trainer will teach and rehearse the children
at their regular Saturday afternoon rehearsal (12:00-2:00). Knowledge of the VfL scheme is helpful but not essential.
Willingness to learn and use it is paramount.
Additional skills: reasonable keyboard and vocal skills. Enjoy working with children while maintaining discipline and
respect in the classroom.
The “performance” schedule of the choir is being determined. They have, in the past, sung at the 10:15 Sunday Mass once
every 4 weeks. Choir Trainer’s participation is negotiable.
One of the goals for the Children’s Music program is to provide an excellent choral musical education opportunity, singing
the finest choral music, chants and hymns in the traditional sacred music repertoire. We believe that when children are
offered the best training, held to high standards and treated with respect they can and do achieve wonderful things.
This position is part-time (approximately 4-5 hours/week).
For more information and to apply, contact John Totter, Director of Music (Interim) at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 19 Chatham St.,
Worcester, MA 01609. By Phone: 508-754-9822 or email:
Posted: 2014-08-28 KFM
First Congregational Church of Gardner is seeking an organist to play one service a week,
plus choir rehearsal on Thursdays. The position would include selecting choir anthems each week,
providing music for service and working with the pastor and music committee to coordinate special services and hymns.
The pipe organ is an 1894 George S. Hutchings (Opus 332), and has 37 stops over 4 divisions operated
by a two-manual electro-pneumatic console. We also have a concert grand Chickering piano.
Successful candidates should have a working knowledge of the type of organ we have and be able to
play the piano in order to accompany the choir and soloists.
Interested parties should forward the resume/CV to Carol Bailey, Chair of Music Committee at
email@example.com or mail to: 28 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440, attn.: Carol Bailey.
The position is immediately available and auditions will be conducted immediately.
Posted: 2014-09-19 KFM
First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, VT, U.C.C. seeks PT Organist/Choir Director. Job includes directing adult & women’s choirs, and playing organ & piano @ 2 services [beautifully refurbished 1928 Estey organ / Young Chang baby grand]. Salary range 17-23k. Cover letter & resume to Pat Seaver c/o 1st Congregational Church, 1 Church St. Essex Junction VT 05452, or email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Contact person name: Jen Dooley, Administrator
or mail to: 1 Church Street
Essex Junction VT 05452
att: Pat Seaver
Tel: 802 878 5745
Fax: 802 872 8236
Posted: 2014-10-11 KFM
St. Paul’s seeks a half-time musician (20 hr/wk) to support our vibrant music program: leading and training adult and children’s choirs; leading worship through organ and piano playing (one Sunday morning service); and participating as a member of a collaborative and creative staff for planning liturgies. RSCM has been in place in the recent past. There is potential for growth through a second service and/or youth choir. Annual operating budget: $500,000. Average attendance: 240. Public transit (train)
Contact person name: Stewart Wood
or mail to: 1 Hickey Drive
Framingham, MA 01701
Tel: 774 249 2052 Ext:0
Posted: 10/11/14 11:43 PM KFM
Expires: 02/11/15 09:00 AM
First Church of Monson MA seeks a Director of Music. This part time position (10-14 hours) will be available in January, 2015. Responsibilities include playing for one Sunday service, direction of adult and youth choirs, and coordination of the music program of the church. Instruments available are a three manual 1891 Johnson pipe organ as well as a Yamaha grand piano. Salary is negotiable. Send resume or inquiries to Music Committee/Mary Newland at email@example.com
Posted: 10/19/14 10:14 PM KFM
Expires: 02/19/15 10:14 PM
Our church is looking for a Music Director to start in September, 2015. We are the First Parish Church, in Berlin, Mass – a congregation affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association. We are a small church – about 80 active members – but we have a very robust music program for a small church! Our SATB adult choir consists of 10-14 dedicated members with strong leadership in all voice parts. The choir ‘season’ lasts from the Sunday after Labor Day through the end of June. We expect the Music Director to lead the choir and also play organ/piano accompaniment for our weekly worship services. So while the Music Director will be responsible for the choir between September and June, he or she will also be expected to provide the piano/organ accompaniment in Sunday worship year-round. We do offer 5 weeks of vacation. Our particulars: Federated UUA and UCC congregation of 80 active members. Dedicated choir of 10-14 adults. Good SATB leadership and balance. Extensive choral library. Part-time (8-10 hours each week, including prep time) salary: $12,000 – $16,000 depending upon experience. Interested candidates should submit their resume to:
Posted: 2015-03-01 07:00 KFM
Expires: 2015-06-01 00:00
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Worcester, is looking for an accompanist to play weekly for one Sunday service at 10 am. Ability to play a Rodgers organ and a digital piano required. Accompany hymns and service music. Potential to develop and direct small choir. Occasional special services around major holy days. Salary dependent on qualifications following AGO guidelines. Please send cover letter and resume to:
Organist/Director Open Position Application deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015.
St. Paul’s seeks a half-time musician (20 hr/wk) to support our vibrant music program:
leading and training adult and children’s choirs; leading worship through organ and piano playing
(one Sunday morning service); being an encourager of the gifts of the congregation;
and participating as a member of a collaborative and creative staff for planning liturgies.
We have recently added a Sunday evening liturgy with contemporary music. Specific interest/skills
in this area could increase the scope of the position to 25 hr/wk. About St. Paul’s:
• We are a growing parish: Our average Sunday attendance is 240, the youth program of Christian
formation (age 4 through high school) draws over 100 weekly.
• We support on-site and community ministries of housing for the homeless,food for the hungry,
spiritual exploration for the seeking. We support distance ministries in Haiti, Tanzania, and El Salvador.
• We are eclectic in our faith backgrounds and embrace a wide expression of faith through our
preaching, music, and liturgical choices, while remaining grounded in Anglican tradition.
St. Paul’s music program:
• Organ: 1979 two-manual Moeller
• Choirs: Senior choir of 25, Thursday evening rehearsals, Children’s choir potential of 20, Sunday morning rehearsals
• Harpsichord: c1980 double manual Eric Herz, 8’/8’/4’
• Recent senior choir anthems: Friedell, Handel, Howells, Hurd, Lauridsen, Mozart, Rutter, Tavener, Young
• Committed to building our children’s musical experience of faith. (Have used RSCM in the past.)
• Compensation: 20 hr/wk at $34,000, plus pension and health insurance contributions
(includes adult and children’s choirs, one Sunday service). With larger skill set to include Sunday evening
contemporary service, 25 hr/wk at $42,500.
For more information, please contact either: The Rector, The Rev. Jon C. Strand or
Search Committee Chair, Stuart Wood