POSITION AVAILABLE

Our regular organist is leaving December 20th and we are looking for a replacement at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2250 W. Pioneer Dr., Irving, TX 75061.  There is no choir, only a soloist.  Two services:  Sunday at 10:00 a.m. includes 3 hymns and a solo, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. has only 3 hymns, no solo.  Compensation currently is $125/Sun, $100/Wed but is negotiable. The organ is an electronic Rodgers 790 that has two manuals. Our accomplished soloist, who sings for the Dallas Opera, rehearses with the organist at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday before the service.  All music is provided well ahead of time.  It’s a small, lovely church.  Website is www.ChristianScienceIrving.com.  

Contact music chairman Pam Woodward at 817-992-8803 or pamw@ticnet.com .

Posted on December 12th, 2017
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Grace Presbyterian Church, Plano, Texas
is seeking an Organist/Accompanist, principally playing the 2017 Schlueter 3-manual pipe organ. Grace’s vital, growing music ministry consists of a 60-voice adult choir, 50-voice youth choir, 5 handbell choirs, contemporary praise band, and graded children's choirs. The ideal candidate is a fine organist with strong piano accompanying skills. 
This is a part-time position with competitive compensation commensurate with training and experience. 
To apply, send an e-mail to musicsearch@gracepc.org and include your resume and contact information. Confirmation of receipt will be sent by email.
 
Please, no phone calls.
GPC Organist Search Committee

Posted on December 5th, 2017
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Associate Director of Worship & Music/Organist

New World United Methodist Church, Arlington TX, a vibrant urban church has an opening for a gifted musician to serve as Associate Director of Worship & Music/Organist. This position is ¾ time. Opportunities include: service playing for two worship services weekly, accompanying the Chancel Choir, assisting with a fully graded Children’s Music program, Handbells and a Youth Music program. Excellent keyboard skills at organ and piano required, as well as gifts in working with a team to continue a great worship and music program.  Position is open January 1, 2018.

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Steven Couch
New World UMC
Arlington, TX 76012
steven@nwumc.org

Posted on October 20th, 2017
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The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest - Abilene
Position Opening: Organist/Assistant Parish Choir Director

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Rector
Part Time Position
VISION FOR ROLE:
An ideal candidate will work collaboratively with current Sacred Music personnel to lead the
congregation in worship, demonstrating the depth and power of sacred music. He/She will have
a passion and vision for the practice and sharing of music within the context of worship,
specifically (but not limited to) music in the Anglican liturgical tradition. This candidate will have
an appreciation for the breadth of the Anglican musical tradition, and for the variety of music
found within the approved hymnals of The Episcopal Church (Hymnal 1982; Lift Every Voice and
Sing; Wonder, Love and Praise), as well as appreciate new music being written for the Church.
(He/She will support all sacred music programs in recruiting and retention of volunteer and
scholarship musicians, in cultivation of a collaborative spirit among music program members,
and in community outreach.)
JOB SUMMARY:
The Organist/Assistant Parish Choir Director is responsible for playing the organ for worship services
(including weddings and funerals), and accompanying in rehearsal and performance all music program
ensembles – the Parish Choir and children’s music programs. He/She will be expected to direct the
choir(s) in the absence of the Parish Choir Director and assist other staff members and volunteers
involved in the music ministry.
He/She will help provide liturgically appropriate music for worship services, increase congregational
appreciation in their understanding and practice of sacred music, assist as needed in all areas of music
ministry, and work with clergy in maintaining the Church of the Heavenly Rest’s high musical standards.
DUTIES:
General Duties
• Perform as an experienced organist for Sunday services, Evensongs, weddings and funerals,
Feast days, and other times as needed.
• Serve as rehearsal accompanist for Parish Choir and Children’s Choirs. Be available to
accompany for special music provided during worship services.
• Assist the Parish Choir Director in selecting hymns for weekly worship services and collaborate
on music for special services.
Administration:
• Collaborate with the Parish Choir Director, Rector and staff, as needed, to plan regular and
special services appropriate to the lectionary and the season of the Church year.
• Be responsible for maintenance of all keyboard instruments.
• Attend weekly staff meetings with the clergy, Rector, and staff.
• Help coordinate professional and/or volunteer staff, as needed to ensure a sacred music
program of high quality.
• Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Rector.
• Help maintain sacred music library (particularly organ music).
• Coordinate leadership of Change Ringers.

SPECIFICATIONS AND PREREQUISITES:
The Organist/Assistant Parish Choir Director must demonstrate a clear sense of calling to ministry
through music and serve as a spiritual leader of the church. This person must possess a willingness to
collaborate with the current sacred music leadership and clergy in articulating a vision for the Heavenly
Rest music program. High-level musical skills of score-reading, improvisation, and conducting are
needed. An understanding and appreciation of the church calendar and Episcopal liturgy is required.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Music required; advanced degrees in music preferred, directorship of
church music, organ performance and/or conducting or the equivalent.
SKILLS: Knowledge of basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Reader, etc.); and
supervisory ability.
STATUS: Exempt
COMPENSTATION:
Part time role, salary negotiable based on experience and qualification. $250 fee for weddings and
funerals.
Contact:
Susetta Rockett – Music Assistant
srockett@heavenlyrestabilene.org

325-677-2091/817-372-1830
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
www.heavenlyrestabilene.org
Aeolian Skinner Organ
http://aeolianskinner.organsociety.org/Specs/Op01416.html

A new Sacred Music Center of 3,200 sq. ft. will soon be under renovation in the old Parish Hall. This will
include an acoustically accurate Choir Rehearsal Hall, acoustically accurate Handbell Rehearsal Room,
Music Library with a new Wenger Music Library Shelving System, Women’s and Men’s Robing Rooms
with a joint restroom, two offices, a small coffee bar, technology—recording and viewing capability, and
a large storage area to house a second grand piano and other items, with double doors that open up
directly to the Choir Rehearsal Room.

Posted on October 12, 2017
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PART-TIME MUSIC DIRECTOR --- FIRST UMC COLLEYVILLE

Overview

The position of Director of Music Ministries (Music Director) is a part-time (average 20 hours per week) salaried staff position. The role of the Music Director is to oversee and give direction to the music ministry of the church. The music ministry includes all music staff and volunteers, music programs, choirs, ensembles, and soloists for all worship services, programs, and events as prescribed by the Worship Committee or the Senior Minister. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

·    Volunteer Development within the Music Ministries program
·    Implementation of the Music Program for Worship Services
·    Music Staff Supervision * Communication related to the Music Ministries program
·    Administrative Duties related to the Music Ministries program
·    Working with other staff members 

Other responsibilities necessary for the effective ministry of the church may be specified by the Senior Pastor in consultation with the Worship Committee and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. 

The person serving in this position must be one who sees his or her role and duties primarily as a ministry to the congregation and to all who attend here, in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Preferred Qualifications
 

·    Bachelor of Music degree in music, choral directing, or related field
·    Outstanding musical ability in vocal performance
·    Proficiency in reading and conducting from musical scores
·    Ability to play a musical instrument such as piano or guitar
·    Three years of experience in directing choral groups
·    Involvement in music ministry in a United Methodist congregation
·    Demonstrated ability in giving leadership to groups and working cooperatively with others 

Salary Based on Education and Experience

Please email your resume to Mike Dawson, senior pastor at mddawson@fumccolleyville.org

Posted on October 11th, 2017
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