Jackson Street Baptist Church, Scranton, is seeking a part-time organist to accompany its Sunday worship service (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.). Compensation is between $150 and $200 per week, depending on experience. The church has a Reuter pipe organ. Fore more information or to apply, please contact Mr. Louis Saar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-351-1362.
Part time Organist/Choir Director, Bloomsburg, PA. Duties include but not limited to: Providing organ music for weekly Sunday church services, choosing hymns and service music, conducting weekly practice with an established choir, interfacing with church leadership and laity. Facility with organ and piano. Interpersonal and communication skills a must. Competitive salary. For more information or to apply, please contact Jim Robertson at email@example.com. Start date is April 26, 2020.
Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, PA is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministries (DMM) who will provide vision and leadership for a music ministry in harmony with our mission statement, “to proclaim God’s word, share God’s love and practice God’s justice and our vision “to be an inquiring, inviting and inclusive Christ centered community.
The DMM plans, produces, and provides music ministry programs that create community, educate listeners, and glorify God. Music is a vital part of our ministry together, so we seek a Director who leads from a place of spirituality rather than performance and who promotes a music ministry that is inclusive of various people, talents, and styles of worship music. We are passionate about mission and desire a missional music ministry that not only leads in worship but also reaches out and ministers to our community.
The Director of Music Ministries (DMM) will be a ministry leader in the church who will report directly to the Pastor (Head of Staff) and work in collaboration with our dedicated staff and congregational volunteer leaders. The DMM will have a passion for sharing their love of God and of music with children, youth, and adults.
Fosters and creates communication and community within the music ministry of Derry and promotes a philosophy of music in the service of worship.
Provides music and musical leadership at Sunday services and special worship services in partnership with the Sanctuary Choir Director.
Directs and rehearses the handbell choirs, the youth worship ensemble, and other choirs and ensembles as needed.
Collaborates, oversees and supports volunteer directors with resources, encouragement, and communications to ensure all ensembles and choirs have leadership.
Is active in the music and arts community in the Hershey/Harrisburg area and builds relationships with local musicians.
Provides music for member funerals and memorial services and works with pastors and families in the selection of appropriate music for weddings, funerals, and memorial services.
Is responsible for the administration and expenditure of the music ministry budget.
Leads efforts to recruit new choir and ensemble members.
Searches out and is receptive to the introduction of diverse musical genres, styles, and programming for worship and concerts.
Qualifications & Characteristics:
Evidence of formal organ and choral training along with demonstrated skills.
A deep love of the musical and spiritual formation of children and youth.
Leadership skills for initiating, developing, and maintaining a high-quality music ministry program.
Demonstrated excellent teaching and communication skills.
Efficient and effective administrator with strong attention to details.
Inclusive of all in the music ministry, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, and any other characteristic.
Willing to plan and develop new styles of worship; open to new ideas.
Ability to use music notation software such as Finale or Sibelius to arrange music and parts.
Interested? Send a one-page cover letter that speaks to your experience and passion for music ministry, a résumé, and contact information for three professional references who can attest to your skills and abilities as a choir director and/or organist to Kathy McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to submit links to streaming audio or video of their current choir and/or organ playing. For more information go to www.derrypres.org. See News – we are hiring.
Shavertown United Methodist Church is seeking a part time Director of Music Ministry. A detailed job description is available on the church website. To apply please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Robert Bullock, Chair of Staff Pastor-Parish Relations at email@example.com. Anticipated start date is mid-August 2019. Salary is
$30,000 commensurate with experience.
East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church is seeking an organist. The job is primarily for a Sunday organist (one service at 8:30) with opportunities of collaboration with their Contemporary service director. From September to May, the church has a choir, and the organist provides rehearsal accompaniment on Thursday evenings on the piano. There are also periodic special events during the year, i.e. Thanksgiving services, Lenten services, Spring Cantata, and occasional funerals and weddings for which the families pay additionally. The church has one of the Elite (III) organs by Allen, 2008 model with 3 manuals. The traditional service requires a Prelude, Offertory music and Doxology, and a brief Postlude in addition to 3-4 Hymns at each service. Full job description supplied on request. Qualifications include professional level proficiency with piano, organ and following a choral conductor. For more information, please contact Jenni Poole at 570-422-1289 (h) or 570-460-1322 (c).
Saint Stanislaus Polish National Catholic Cathedral in Scranton is seeking a skilled, experienced organist to play its three manual 41 rank Austin pipe organ for Sunday worship services, Holy Day Liturgies, and other services and functions, including weddings, funerals, concerts, and recurring parish events. The selected candidate will also serve as Director of Music Ministry, cooperating with the pastor and other music staff, to plan and coordinate the music program. The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting adult and youth church choirs. Degreed candidates familiar with the Catholic liturgy are preferred. Others are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a salaried position with benefits. Interested candidates should email Bishop Bernard Nowicki at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 570-343-6017.
Mount Calvary Episcopal Church, Camp Hill, is seeking an Organist/Choir Director. The church has a 2 manual, 13 rank Moeller pipe organ. Two services weekly (Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.), plus Christmas Eve (2 services), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Vigil and 2 services on Easter Morning. Position includes directing the Senior choir, conjunction with the Rector, and weekly staff meetings. Salary commensurate with education and experience. For more information or to apply, please call 717-737-9834 to speak with Father Greg Welin.
- 8:30 or 9:00 rehearsal with Gospelaires – Men’s Choir – 8 members
- Praise team 4 members – 9:15-9:45 rehearsal (2nd Sunday of month) – Gospelaires will rehearse at 8:30 due to Praise Team rehearsal at 9:15
- Sanctuary Choir 10 members – 9:30 rehearsal (1st Sunday of month) – will generally start Gospelaires rehearsal at 8:30 or 8:45 due to Choir rehearsal at 9:30
- Service 10:00 am -11:30
- Arrange special music for any 5th Sunday or play something for special music; will also play special music on the 4th Sunday of the month should the bells be unable to perform
- Be available to accompany the Sunday School singers whenever the need arises
- Sanctuary choir rehearsal – 6:30-7:15 (generally September through May or June with summers off) – Small Choir – 10 members
- Responsible for finding appropriate music;
- Also, for Easter and Christmas – Rehearsal 2 weeks before to accommodate members schedule
- Arrange for special music for each Sunday and/or play something if no one is available, involves putting up a signup sheet in advance and asking people as well
- Not many weddings in the past few years, but be available to do so; usually scheduled far in advance
- Potentially be available for funerals during the week (substitute can be arranged if Organist has full time work)
- Two services on Christmas Eve (5:30/11:00pm) – 1 hr services
- Ash Wednesday – up to Pastor – 1 hr in evening
- Holy Thursday/Good Friday – up to Pastor – 1 hr – during the day
Faith Lutheran Church of Blakeslee, PA is looking for an organist and choir director to serve two services (liturgy and hymns) each Sunday and special services. Send letters of interest to Mr. Phil Newlander, President at email@example.com or mail to P. O. Box 228, Blakeslee, PA. Phone inquiries can be made to 570-646-0309. Salary is negotiable dependent on experience.
St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre is currently searching for an organist to accompany services on the church’s pipe organ. A job description is included below. If you are interested or have any questions about the position, please contact Bob Novak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-762-3662.
Faith Lutheran Church, Route 940, Blakeslee, is seeking applications for a church organist (keyboardist will be considered) to serve their two services on Sunday mornings plus Wednesdays during Advent and Lent. Holiday services are included such as Christmas, Easter and Ash Wednesday. Inquires, resumes and salary expectations should be emailed to email@example.com. Further information about Faith Lutheran Church can be found on Facebook or by checking the website: FaithLutheranBlakeslee.org.
Director of Music Ministries sought for Christ United Methodist Church, a growing congregation in Mountain Top, PA, with a variety of musical groups and worship styles. The ideal applicant will be a worshiper of Jesus with experience leading a congregation into the presence of God, a skilled organist and pianist, competent vocalist, and effective serving in and leading teams.
Responsibilities include recruiting, accompanying, and directing choirs; leadership of a worship band; providing opportunity and development for the next generation of musicians; and expanding and enriching the church’s musical worship life with various ethnic traditions and genres including contemporary worship music.
For more information or to submit a resume and references, contact church administrator Suzanne Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.474.6060.