Open Position: Chapel Organist

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located in Breckenridge, TX, approx. 90 miles West of Fort Worth, is currently seeking a Part-Time Chapel Organist. It is our desire to hire an organized and motivated individual willing to accompany our choir through coordination of voice and organ melody in an effort to enhance our morning worship. Student applicants or those with limited experience will also be considered. A brief summary of the job description as well as a description of the instrument are as follows:
Wages:          Negotiable ,Including mileage and/or travel as well as special service fees          
Hours:            5-10 per week
Schedule:      Sunday morning service, 10 AM; Rehearsal and instrument upkeep (organist’s discretion)
Organ:            17 Ranks, 2 manuals Installed by The Ross King Company in 1994

Please direct all inquiries to Nicholas McClymond at nicmc@petexltd.com or 214.205.5502.
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
210 N. Easton
Breckenridge, TX 76424
http://standrewsbkd.com/

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Posted on August 21st, 2017
*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************Part-time Organist/Pianist - Abiding Grace Lutheran Church Southlake, TX

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church is an ELCA congregation of 350 and currently we meet for one service on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. We are seeking a skilled part time organist/pianist to provide music for preludes, liturgy, hymns, choir anthems, and various service music.

Requirements and responsibilities of this position include:
1. At least 1-2 years of organ study
2. Ability to provide service music for regularly scheduled Sunday services, as well as special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas Eve
3. Ability to coordinate with the Director of Choral Ministries and Pastor to plan appropriate worship music weekly
4. Selecting liturgically appropriate music for preludes, interludes, and postludes
5. Occasionally accompanying soloists and other small ensembles as needed
6. Availability for a weekly Wednesday evening choir rehearsal and a brief rehearsal on Sunday morning before the service
7. Ability to sight read and read open score

Please contact Vanessa Crixell at 214.244.4677 or vcrixell@gmail.com

Posted on August 9th, 2017
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Chapel Organist Opening - Highland Park Presbyterian Church

3821 University Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
For a job description of this position, view the PDF by clicking here 

Posted on June 26th, 2017
*********************************************************************************************************************************************************************Position Description: Choir Director/Organist

United Presbyterian Church Cleburne

This position assumes commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and one who works towards furthering the gospel. This is a part-time salaried position.

QUALIFICATIONS
The choir director/organist shall be skilled in the leadership of all phases of traditional church choral music. The choir director/organist shall be highly skilled on the organ and piano with some improvisational abilities. Strong choral accompanying skills are also required. The choir director/organist must successfully pass all background checks.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The choir director/organist shall work with the pastor to provide a music program that will support and nurture the life of the congregation in its life under Christ. Such a program shall include traditional Christian based music. In providing such a program, the choir director/organist shall:
1. Direct or oversee the direction of church choir. Any regular use of volunteer directors shall be with the approval of the pastor, worship committee, and staff committees.
2. Select or oversee the selection of all choir music. The choir director/organist shall provide all aspects of service music (hymn accompaniment, prelude, offertory, postlude, rehearsal with choir) for one Sunday morning worship service, as well as any other worship services as designated by the worship committee or pastor.
3. Plan and direct weekly choir rehearsals.
4. Submit to the church office in a timely manner information about music for the coming Sunday, plus any other pertinent information to be included in the worship bulletin.
5. Plan and provide for choir, solo, instrumental and/or other special music for all special services approved by the session of United Presbyterian Church. Such services include but are not limited to: Christmas Eve, Mid-week advent, Ash-Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, mid-week Lenten services and other community worship services held at United Presbyterian Church.
6. Attend scheduled worship committee meetings.
7. Maintain and/or oversee the maintenance of the choral music library. Keep accurate records of all music utilized (dates used, occasion, etc.)
8. Schedule proper maintenance of the church pianos and organ, in consultation with the worship committee.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
1. The choir director/organist shall have four Sundays off per year, without penalty, with prior notice of at least four weeks to the pastor and worship committee. The choir director/organist is responsible for procuring substitutes in his/her absence.
2. For the performance of all responsibilities listed above, the choir director/organist shall receive an annual salary agreed upon at hiring negotiated based on education and experience. Salary is reviewed annually.
3. Termination of this position shall require 30-day notice by either the church or the choir director/organist.

ANNUAL REVIEW
The pastor of United Presbyterian Church, in consultation with the staff committee, shall conduct an annual review of the performance of the choir director/organist.

Posted on June 20th, 2017

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Position Available

Part-time Organist, First United Methodist Church of Azle, Texas

The primary responsibilities of this position are to accompany choir rehearsal on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. and to accompany the choir and provide service music for the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday mornings. The job also includes playing for special services during the church year and accompanying other choirs, soloists, or ensembles as needed.

The organ is a two manual Allen Protégé organ.

For more information, please contact:

Margaret Bolding, Director of Music and Worship
First United Methodist Church
200 Church Street
Azle, Texas 76020
(817) 444-3323 work
(817) 946-2168 cell
mbolding@charter.net

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

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Music Associate/Organist | Keller United Methodist Church, Keller, TX

Keller United Methodist Church in Keller, TX is currently seeking a part-time Music Associate/Organist to provide organ music (prelude, postlude, hymns, responses, etc…) in worship services each weekend. The position is approximately 5 hours a week which include playing for two Sunday morning services (8:15 and 11am). This position requires no regular weekly rehearsals.

Keller UMC, located just north of Fort Worth, is a growing church averaging approximately 900 people in weekly worship attendance. Both the church and worship arts ministries are currently experiencing surges in attendance and participation and the Music Associate/Organist would be essential in helping build on this momentum. Keller UMC is dedicated to expanding the potential and quality of the music and worship arts ministries having recently completed performances of John Rutter’s Gloria and Gabriel Faure’s Requiem with future plans to perform other masterworks in and outside of worship. Keller UMC also recently finished building projects which included a new music rehearsal/office suite.

The ideal candidate is highly organized with a desire to work as a part of a team, specifically as part of the Worship Staff, to enhance worship each week. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a resume and list of references to Trey West, Director of Music and Worship Arts (treyw@kellerumc.org).
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Posted on May 23rd, 2017

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