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Positions Available

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the American Guild of Organists National Website. Click here.

If you have any local positions available and wish to list them here, please contact Dr. Terry Heisey at terryleb@aol.com
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St. Luke Episcopal Church, 209 S. Market St., Mount Joy, PA, is in search of a temporary, part-time organist beginning November 12, 2017 through March 18, 2018 (second and fourth Sundays.)  Responsibilities of this position include playing for the 9 AM service.  Another organist plays on the first and third Sundays...fifth Sundays are mutually agreed upon.  No responsibilities for choir accompaniment as other organist accompanies the choir using the piano.  Please contact Tom Breneman, organist, at tbreneman@comcast.net or  (717) 314-3819.  


Hamilton Park United Church of Christ, Lancaster Twp, Pa., a warm and friendly congregation ready for growth and vitality, is seeking to hire a Director of Music and an Organist.  Both positions are permanent part time for Sunday service @ 9:30AM and Thursday choir rehearsals from 7 to 8:30PM.  We would consider employing two separate persons or just one person, who is willing, and has the expertise, to handle both positions.  Must be able to provide encouraging, enthusiastic and supportive leadership for the church music ministry which presently includes an adult choir, small music ensembles, praise band and soloists with possible future development of a children’s and inter-generational choir.  Applicant must have an appreciation for both contemporary and traditional church music and must be proficient in the position of their choice.  A music education or equivalent practical experience is required.

If interested, please mail or email resume indicating position of choice to:    Hamilton Park United Church of Christ, Attention:  Search, 1210 Maple Ave, Lancaster, Pa 17603.  Email: admin@hpucc.org.    Note: Even if you are not interested, it would be greatly appreciated if you would pass this information along to someone else who you know may be.   THANK  YOU!


Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, Ephrata, Pa., is seeking an Organist and/or Music Director. Organist is responsible for providing music for 10:30 am (9:30 am in summer) worship service using our new Walker digital organ and piano. Also, will need to provide music for special church holidays, i.e., Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Mid-week Lenten, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, and other community services as needed.

Music Director is responsible for choosing appropriate music for church season, directing the choir and bell choir. This person should be experienced in a variety of music genres.

If interested, please send your resume to Bonnie Grater at grater0252@outlook.com. You may also mail resume to Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA 17522, Attn: Bonnie Grater.


Bethany United Church of Christ, Ephrata, Pa., is seeking a part-time Director of Music to be responsible for providing music for 9:00 am blended worship service.  Director of Music is responsible for directing the choir and other ensembles and should be experienced in a variety of music genres.

If interested, please contact Rev. Wm. LaSalle at 717-733-9608 or send resume and cover letter to bethany@bethanyucc.com.  You may also mail resume to Bethany UCC, 140 E. Main St., Ephrata, Pa. 17522.  Attention: Rev. Wm. LaSalle.


St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 2453 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster PA, is in search of a permanent, part-time organist.  Responsibilities of this position include playing one service every Sunday morning (10:15 a.m.) as well as other special services during the church year (such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Etc), serve as accompanist for the adult choir rehearsals and anthems.  Contact Patrick Ishler, stedsmusicdirector@gmail.com 717-683-6886


Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, is accepting applications for the position of Handbell Director, two handbell choirs plus possibilities for expanding the program, approximately 5 hours/week.  Contact Pat Bleecker at bleecker@westpca.com for application and job description.


St. Mary Anne Episcopal Church – 315 South Main Street, North East, Maryland - is seeking a Director of Music to serve as our organist and choir director. The church has a Moller 2 rank pipe organ and a piano, which are used to accompany hymns, service music, and choir anthems at Sunday services and for special services that are planned during the seasons of the Episcopal Church year. There is one weekly choir rehearsal (from the beginning of September through the end of June) and two Sunday worship services to accompany, one at 8:00 a.m. and a second at 10:00 a.m. The Director of Music reports to the Rector and works collaboratively with the Rector and Worship Committee to provide musical leadership for the church. This is a part-time position. The Director of Music should have proficient skills on pipe organ and piano for accompaniment of the choir and congregation, experience and ability in choral conducting, at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Performance, Conducting or a related field, and at least three years’ experience in a music/choir leadership role. The annual salary is in the range between $18,000 and $22,000. This will be based on skill level and experience, and is negotiable.

To apply for this position, contact:

St. Mary Anne Church office - office@stmaryanne.org or 410 287 5522;or Rick Waterhouse, Junior Warden - wate6585@zoominternet.net or 410 658 2509   


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Littlestown, is seeking an organist to lead worship at the 10:15 Sunday morning service. (9 AM in the summer.) The service is a traditional service of Holy Communion. Additional special services throughout the year are Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, mid-week Lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and occasionally as many as two community services every few years. The organist would work under the Worship and Music committee with the choir director and would also accompany the Chancel Choir. Most of the accompaniment of the Chancel Choir would be on piano and rehearsals for the choir are Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM. The Chancel Choir begins rehearsals the last Wed. in Aug. and concludes practices in late May. St. Paul’s has a very strong music program with about 16 members on the Chancel Choir. The organ is a Moller Pipe Organ opus 4961 and was originally installed in 1930. In 1963, the organ was rebuilt by Moller Organ Company and in 2012, SDG Organ Company of Millersville rebuilt it and added some new features such as the trumpet stop. For more information please contact Ben Messinger at 717-359-4556 or benmessinger@comcast.net. The position is open beginning July 2, 2017.


Faith United Church of Christ, located at 1204 Wabank Road in Lancaster, Pa. 17603 is currently seeking an organist for Sunday worship and other services throughout the church year. For more information, please call 717-393-3431, or send a resume to the church at the address listed in this ad.


St. Richard Catholic Church 110 N. Oak Street, Manheim,  is seeking a part-time organist-piano/choir director to provide music for our weekend Mass Saturdays 4:00 p .m. and Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  as well as several special service during the year.

The person should be accomplished in one or more of the following areas:  organ, piano, voice, and choral direction.  If interested please contact Fr. Steve Weitzel at 717-665-2465 or send a resume to weitzelstephen@aol.com.   You may also mail a resume to St. Richard Church, 201 Adele Ave. Manheim, PA 175445 Attn: Fr. Stephen Weitzel.  


The Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown is seeking a part-time organist/choir director to provide music for its 10:30 am Sunday service as well as several special services throughout the year. The job description for this 12-15 hours per week position is available at (www.pcmdt.org). Please forward a resume via e-mail to office@pcmdt.org or by mail to:  Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown, 290 North Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057. 717-944-4322.”


Willow Street United Church of Christ, Willow Street, PA, seeks a part-time Accompanist and/or Organist beginning January 1, 2016 to work collaboratively with music director, pastors and staff to provide inspiring worship experiences each week.  Piano proficiency is required; organ proficiency is preferred (Gundling Organ, 21 ranks and 2 manuals, professionally maintained).  Applicants should have a well-developed musical proficiency to accompany a volunteer choir and for the express purpose of congregational singing of hymns, choruses and praise music.

This position is approximately 3-5 hours per week on site and private practice as needed. This includes one weekly Sunday service with additional services for other significant seasons/days in the church year (non-Sundays); Wednesday evening choir practice during the choral season, & attendance at Worship & Music Committee meetings as availability allows.  Worship service requirements may include prelude, postlude, offertory, and accompaniment of Chancel Choir, and flexible planning is key as part of our Sunday worship experience.  Candidates with a high level of proficiency for sight-reading are desired.  Playing by ear and improvisation are a plus.  Proficiency in a variety of musical styles is necessary including traditional, contemporary, classical, hymns, praise choruses, in helping to lead the congregation and accompany the choir, ensembles and solo vocalists.  This position collaborates with music staff and others in the planning, rehearsing and administration of worship, including effective and responsive communication (email, phone, and text), and oversees the maintenance of the organ and pianos, including tuning, within the approved budget with reports as necessary for repairs or maintenance needs.  Additional advantages of position include being the first contact for weddings and funerals (additional fee to be arranged by musician), and consideration can be given to the selected persons use of church instruments for private instruction.

Please respond with a cover letter and resume to hrwsucc@comcast.net.




 



 


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