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Date Posted: 29 June 2019

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Plano, Texas, is an historic, downtown congregation. We are seeking an individual with strong musical leadership skills to accompany our traditional worship service and direct our chancel choir. We have a beautiful sanctuary, a wonderful organ and piano and a wonderful accompanist! We are looking for someone who is ready to bring their energy and creativity to work alongside our ministerial staff to plan and lead worship! You might be just the right person!

Job Title: Director of Traditional Worship

Work with the Senior Minister, Organist, and the Worship Ministry Team to plan and provide musical selections for traditional worship, direct the chancel choir, and lead worship activities and programs for First Christian Church of Plano

Reports to:
The Senior Minister for direction, supervision, and evaluation


1. Coordinate with the Senior Minister, staff, and the Worship Ministry Team for the planning, conducting, and performing of music for the traditional worship service and other special services and programs
2. Exercise pastoral ministry with choir members
3. Work with, supervise, and evaluate the church organist
4. Attend weekly staff meetings (preferred) or arrange a time to meet regularly with the Senior Minister
5. Regularly attend and participate in meetings of the Worship Ministry Team
6. Rehearse, direct, motivate, and increase the size of the Chancel Choir
7. Utilize and nurture the musical talents of church members and guests to enhance and enrich the traditional worship service and other special services and programs
8. Lead the congregational singing at the Sunday morning traditional worship service and at other special services and programs
9. Provide information regarding musical selections to the church office and A/V team in a timely manner for inclusion in the bulletin and / or screens
10. Serve as a resource person, coordinate, or directly assist First Christian Church organizations and groups with musical programming when requested to do so
11. Collaborate with the Contemporary Worship Leader when called upon
12. Develop and maintain a music library by cataloging music, acquiring new music, ordering materials, and adhering to current copyright laws and procedure.

Note: Purchase of new materials and supplies should be in accordance with the church budgeting policies and with the approval of the Stewardship Ministry Team.

13. Develop and submit an annual music budget to the Worship Ministry Team
14. Provide a qualified replacement when unable fulfill assigned responsibilities
15. Other duties that may be assigned


1. The Director of Traditional Worship should be a Christian who has accepted Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior
2. Education:

a. A degree in music or music education is required
b. A degree in church music and/or a seminary degree or education is a plus

3. Experience: Two to three years as Director of Music or Choir Director is preferred
4. Skills:

a. Excellent skills for leading and conducting choral music
b. Up-to-date knowledge of choral conducting techniques, church music, hymnody, and trends in traditional worship
c. Ability to work independently, with a minimum of supervision, as well as part of a team
d. Positive, enthusiastic, and motivating interactions when dealing with groups and individuals of various ages and personalities
e. Ability to develop creative and uplifting musical programs that reflect a wide variety of sacred and Christian music and also blend with the congregation’s style and taste
f. Experience and competence in choral performance

This is a part-time, salaried position. Approximately 12-15 hours average per week, which include the Sunday morning traditional service, rehearsals, and other times as determined by the Senior Minister

$13,600-$15,600 annually, depending on qualifications and experience

How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Kyle Dennis (revkyle@fccplano.org) with "ATTN: Director of Traditional Worship" in the subject line.

Deadline for Applying:
August 2, 2019

Questions? Contact Kyle Dennis (Senior Minister) at 972-423-3260 or revkyle@fccplano.org


Date Posted: 29 July 2019

Position Title: Organist/Accompanist
  Buckingham United Methodist Church, 1212 W. Buckingham Rd, Garland, TX 75040

Applicants may send a letter of introduction and résumé to

Job Type: Part-time;  number of hours/week: n/a
Church Websitewww.bumcgarland.org

  • Annual Pay (Competitive salary as negotiated)

  • Education/Experience Required: Minimum – Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or BA in Music

  • Coordinate with the Director of Music and the staff in planning, preparing, and playing music appropriate to each service of worship. Sunday services are at 8:30am and 11:00am.

  • Select, prepare, and play voluntaries, etc. appropriate for the season or day on organ or piano.

  • Play for additional worship services such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

  • Accompany the annual Christmas cantata, which includes chamber orchestra.

  • Accompany the chancel choir and attend weekly rehearsals.

  • The organist will be offered first right of refusal to play weddings, memorial services, and funerals.

  • Advise Director of Music regarding organ and piano maintenance.

  • Acquire substitutes when absent.

  • Vacation per calendar year: as negotiated

  • Instruments in sanctuary – 11-rank Bedient tracker and 1950’s Kawai grand piano

About the organ:  The Sanctuary Organ was built by the Bedient Pipe Organ Company in 1992. This 2-manual, 11-rank tracker pipe organ was installed when the new sanctuary at BUMC was completed in 1992. The organ beautifully fills the worship space of the 400 seat sanctuary. Specifications:

Cornet II                                
Flute 2                                  
Spitzflute 4                         
Gedackt 8                           

Mixture III
Octave 2
Praestant 4
Rohrflute 8

Subbass 16



Date Posted:  August 12, 2019

Organist Vacancy  (Can start employment on Sunday, September 1, 2019)

First Baptist Church
403 S Main St, Irving, TX 75060

Website:  firstirving.org

Will James, Director of Music Ministries
(214) 493-1696


Job Requirements:
-  49 Sunday mornings – 8:00 a.m. rehearsal, 9:30 a.m. service (ends 10:45)
-  3 weeks’ vacation per year
-  About 1 Wednesday rehearsal each month
-  Pays about $175.00  weekly, which translates to an $8400.00 yearly salary

Our worship center has a pretty nice Rodgers Oxford 945 organ, with no pipes. (I believe it cost $85,000 about 20  years ago)  It has 3 manuals and a full pedal system.

Our classic service style includes traditional hymns, a few more contemporary songs, and a wide variety of choral anthems.  (Orchestra about once a month.)  

The organist’s skill and artistic level would not have to be outrageous, but would need some ability to add voice parts, and bass line to existing music.  Reading well would be necessary, but certainly the ability to play by ear, just a little, would be desired.  We ALWAYS use piano and organ together.