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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Temporary Organist Position - University Baptist Church of Fort Worth

University Baptist Church of Fort Worth is seeking a temporary organist to fill in for roughly 14 months as our regular organist is deployed in the US Army:

This position will be needed for the following dates:
October 15, 2017 through December 20, 2018

The position is Sundays only.
We have one service from 10:30am-12pm.

The organist would be expected to prepare a Prelude and Postlude each Sunday as well as prepare 1-3 hymns for congregational singing.
The position would pay at least $150 per week.

There would be opportunities to fill in on piano when our pianist is gone, if willing and able, but this is not required.
Opportunities would be Choir Rehearsal Wednesday nights from 7-8:15pm and would include extra pay.

Please direct any questions to:
Casey McCarthy
Interim Minister of Music and Worship
casey@ubcfortworth.org
817.926.3318

OR

Jerimiah Smith
Pastor
jerimiah@ubcfortworth.org
817.926.3318
Posted on September 30th, 2017

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WANTED: ACCOMPANISTS AT ACTON UMC GRANBURY

Two Positions open at Acton United Methodist Church:

Accompanist for two children’s choirs
Angel Choir (age 5 through 1st grade) rehearses Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:15 PM beginning on Wednesday, September 6 and roughly follows the Granbury ISD calendar.
Bethlehem Choir (grades 2 through 5) rehearses Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 PM beginning on Wednesday, September 6 and roughly follows the Granbury ISD calendar.

Accompanist for one youth choir
This choir is for young people grades 6 through 12 and will rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 3 PM beginning on Sunday, August 27 and roughly following the Granbury ISD calendar.
Music Director Ken McDonald will direct all three choirs, and the accompanist’s compensation will be $62.50 per rehearsal/service.  

For more information, please contact…..
Ken McDonald
Director of Music Ministries
Acton Methodist Church
3433 Fall Creek Highway
Granbury, TX 76049
Church Phone:  817-326-4242
Ken’s Cell:  575-693-3295
Ken’s email:  kenthemusicguy@yahoo.com

Posted on August 29th, 2017

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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/

For a PDF of this position listing click here

Posted on August 21st, 2017
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