EMPLOYERS: Email your description of an open position to BOTH of the following chapter staff members.

Dale Bench, Placement & Substitutes Administrator: dalepipeorgan@sbcglobal.net

Ed Ackermann, Interim Communications Chairman & Webmaster: ackermannstudio@sbcglobal.net

Positions will be advertised for 60 days from the date of submission. Please notify the above personnel when your position has been filled, and the vacancy announcement will be deleted.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:  Organist/Music Associate  (Full-time position)

LOCATION:  Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W Green Oaks, Arlington TX  76013

CHURCH WEBSITE:   https://trinityarl.org/

ORGAN:  Ross King/2 manuals

POSTED WITH FORT WORTH AGO CHAPTER:   October 12, 2018

Overview

Trinity United Methodist Church in Arlington, Texas has an immediate opening for the church’s Organist/Music Associate position, a full-time employment role with primary responsibility involving performance utilizing the church’s 21-rank Ross King Pipe Organ. Assigned duties support the mission of the church: Becoming Disciples of Jesus to Make a Difference. They are organized around the church’s ministry strategies: Connect, Learn, Grow, Serve, and Give. The Organist/Music Associate, supervised by the Director of Music & Worship, occupies a pivotal leadership component within the church’s overall Music and Worship Ministry. Ideal candidates will possess a contagious passion for music ministry within the local church and will demonstrate an ability to engage others to participate in Trinity’s varied music ministry opportunities.

 Qualifications

       Strong Christian faith and character

       Supporter of the vision and mission of TUMC

       Demonstrated proficiency in reading, playing, and performing music or accompaniment on both organ and piano.

 Applicants will audition before being selected for the position.

       Experience and mastery playing a range of sacred music genres including traditional, classical, folk, spirituals, and gospel music.

   At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Music alongside a Certification from the American Guild of Organists is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed Masters or Doctoral degrees in Music from schools of music accredited by NASM.

       Demonstrated ability to rehearse and conduct children/adult handbell ensembles

       Familiarity with computer-based music-writing software helpful

 Overall Responsibilities

       Organist/Pianist for Traditional worship services (currently 2 per week, both on Sunday morning)

            o Perform solo organ/piano repertoire appropriate to season & occasion – preludes, postludes, occasional offertories, transitional music, etc.

            o Accompany congregational singing – incorporating usage of inspiring registrations, introductions, alternate harmonizations, and improvisations

       Organist/Pianist for special seasonal services/performances, including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, annual Christmas Concerts, Christmas Eve, and others as needed

       Accompanist for the church’s choral ensembles – Chancel Choir, Chamber Singers, Women’s Ensemble, Sacred Pops, Youth Choir, and Children’s Choir.

       Organist/Pianist for weddings & funerals (additional compensation is provided)

       Direct Trinity Kid’s Handbell Choir for 3rd-6th-Grade ringers (currently rehearsing Wednesday evenings and during Trinity’s week-long summer Music Camp)

       Facilitate/encourage instrumental soloists & ensembles involving church musicians

       Lead choral sectional rehearsals as needed

       Lead choral rehearsals in absence of director, as mutually agreed

       Assist with support/coordination of outside groups in concert at Trinity

       Coordinate regular maintenance of pipe organ and church-owned pianos

       Participate in weekly staff & worship planning meetings

       Follow established protocols regarding scheduling & calendaring

       Additional tasks as needed

 Application Process

      1. Forward documents and ancillary materials.

      2. Selected applicants will be invited to an initial interview and tour of the church campus, to include an opportunity to view the church’s pipe organ and pianos.

      3. Selected candidates will complete a 1-hour audition before a panel of church and professional music personnel.

      4. Selected candidates will enter the final stage, which may include an interview with senior staff and Trinity’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (personnel committee). During this stage, final discussions and decisions pertinent to satisfactory employment will be made.

To apply, forward your current resume or CV to:

      Kendall Carter, Director of Music & Worship kendall@trinityarl.org

Include any ancillary materials (recordings, videos, faith statements, etc.) you find useful in highlighting your qualifications for this position.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Director of Music & Worship Ministries

LOCATION: Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015

CHURCH WEBSITE: www.alctx.org

POSTED WITH FORT WORTH AGO CHAPTER: September 12, 2018

Advent Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas, is looking for the right creative and energetic individual to continue the thriving music and worship ministry program Advent has built over its 43 years of ministry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Plan and coordinate the music program, providing leadership and resource to the organist and/or other choir directors active in the program.

* Participate in the planning of worship and other musical activities in the congregation.

* Schedule all choirs and ensembles participating in worship.

* Hold weekly rehearsals and direct the following groups: Adult, Hand Bell and Children Choirs, Praise Team (instrumentalists and vocalists)

* Educate and train all musicians participating in the program; recruit and facilitate participation from all age groups within the congregation.

* Make available new resources and ideas to program participants.

* Create and produce large print bulletin/worship script along with media presentations for all worship services weekly.

* Supervise the Organist and all part time and/or temporary Musicians that work at Advent Lutheran Church.

* Recruit and oversee, with help from Worship Committee, volunteers for worship.

* Attend regular staff meetings and work with the Worship & Music Committee or other congregational committees for short and long-term planning.

* Determine and submit the annual budget requirements for the music program and administrate the expenditures of the approved budget.

* Maintain the music library and supervise the maintenance of all instruments.

Skills and Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in music, church music, or other related degree.

* Experience leading and planning traditional and contemporary/modern worship.

* Ability to adapt to Lutheran theology, liturgical practice, and use of music in worship.

* Demonstrated skill and competency at the keyboard, particularly organ and piano, and a working knowledge of other instruments.

* Experience and competency directing choirs and mentoring musicians of all age groups.

* Ability to work well with others and participate collegiality with staff members, pastors, and congregational leaders.

* Experience and proficiency in multi-media worship software.

* Ability to coordinate volunteers.

For consideration, please submit resume to Linda Guidry by email: LGuidry@nch.com. In person interviews will be held soon.

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