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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.

If you have any local positions available and wish to list them here, please contact Dr. Terry Heisey at terryleb@aol.com.

Mellingers Evangelical Lutheran Church, in northern Lancaster County, is seeking an Organist to serve as music leader in worship at Sunday services, holiday services, funerals and weddings. Responsibilities may include Chancel Choir and Hand Bells Choir and any other musical groups and solo musicians that participate in worship services or musical programs. Mellingers currently has 100-130 worshipers attending the weekly Sunday 9 am service. Our organ is a Rodgers modified with pipes, and we have a Yamaha clavinova.​ This is a part time position with no benefits. Salary and hours are negotiable based on experience and level of responsibilities. For more information or to apply, please email Nancy Eberly, Personnel Chair, at neeberly@gmail.com.

Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA, seeks a part-time Director of Music (20 hours per week). Founded in 1733, Christ Church is an active community of faith. Grounded in Holy Baptism, we worship and serve God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Our life and ministry are centered in the weekly liturgy of Word and Sacrament. We hold our historic past with affection and face the future with joyful confidence and hope.

The congregation seeks an energetic, classically trained musician with an orientation toward musical excellence in the Lutheran tradition. The ideal candidate will delight in the liturgy and make musical selections consistent with the church’s theological foundation. Our sanctuary instruments include a Moller op. 10681, three-manual, 36-rank pipe organ; Yamaha C2, 5’8” grand piano; one manual Hannover harpsichord; and 5-octave Schulmerich handbells. The position includes planning the music and being the principal musician for the following: two Sunday services per week; the holy days of Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter; as well as midweek Lenten devotions.

The Director of Music will be responsible for the following: directing the Adult Choir (10-15 members); assist in arranging for special music, including solos, duets, and instrumentalists for festival services; and coordinating with the Director of the Children’s choir and Director of the Adult bell choir and accompanying when they sing/ring. Music for weddings and funerals will be scheduled at the discretion of the pastor and the candidate.

A Bachelor’s degree and parish experience are preferred. The salary is commensurate with experience and negotiable starting at $20,000. With two weeks vacation and four Sundays off per year. Interested candidates should contact Rev. Dr. Alan Watt, at pastor@christlutheranyork.com with any questions and/or to submit resume and references.

Hamilton Park United Church of Christ, Lancaster Township, PA, is a warm and friendly congregation, ready for growth and vitality, seeking to hire a Director of Music and an Organist. Both positions are permanent part-time, for a 9:30 AM Sunday service and Thursday evening choir rehearsal from 7 to 8:30 PM. We would consider employing 2 separate individuals, or just one individual, who is willing and has the necessary expertise to handle both positions. Successful candidate must be able to provide encouraging, enthusiastic, and supportive leadership for the church music ministry, which presently includes an adult choir and possible future development of a children’s choir and intergeneration choir. Applicant must have an appreciation for both contemporary and traditional church music and be proficient in the position of their choice. Bachelor of Music, or related degree, is preferred, along with prior leadership experience in music ministry. If interested, please mail or email resume to: Hamilton Park United Church of Christ, Attn: Search, 1210 Maple Ave., Lancaster PA, 17603. Email: admin@hpucc.org

Dynamic UCC church in Elizabethtown, PA seeks an Organist to lead worship through music.  The successful candidate will possess strong musical skills playing the organ and piano, as well as skills in organization and cooperative teamwork.  Candidates should have a degree or equivalent experience, and have a broad knowledge of church music repertoire with proficiency in a wide range of musical styles.

The responsibilities of the Organist include: Approximately 10 hours per week ($13,000 per year) doing the following: ● Accompany adult choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:45pm (occasionally other choirs) ● Play for two Sunday morning worship services at 9 and 10:30am (one during the summer at 9:30am) ● Play for a limited number of special worship services for Advent, Lent, and the occasional taizé service. Christ Church UCC has a Safe Church Policy. A background check for all employees is standard procedure.

For more details, visit www.etownucc.org. A letter of application, resume, and two letters of recommendation can be sent Attention: Organist Search Committee to either Christ Church UCC, 247 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or via email to: GalenRussell@etownucc.org. Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2020. A complete job description is available upon request.

Westgate Baptist Church, Lancaster PA, is looking for a part-time church pianist/accompanist. Primarily piano but organ experience a plus. Westgate Baptist Church (near Park City Mall). Send resume to Westgate Baptist Church, 2235 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster PA, 17601 or email to: RSZimmy@aol.com and amy.yovanovich@gmail.com Compensation to be discussed. Position will become available at the end of December.

Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey PA is looking for a full-time, benefits eligible Director of Music Ministry and Organist. Derry has 2 Sunday services and 8 choirs. Derry relies on volunteer choir directors for most of their choirs. A 1951 Aeolian Skinner organ is in the process of being installed. Salary ranges from $50,000 - $70,000 based on education and experience. Please send your resume to kathy.mcgrath09@gmail.com. For more information go to derrypres.org. Download the a pdf file of the complete job description here.

Dynamic UCC church in Elizabethtown, PA seeks an Organist to lead worship through music. The successful candidate will possess strong musical skills playing the organ and piano as well as skills in organization and cooperative teamwork. Candidates should have a degree or equivalent experience, and have a broad knowledge of church music repertoire with proficiency in a wide range of musical styles. The responsibilities of the Organist include: Approximately 10 hours per week doing the following: accompanying adult choir rehearsals (occasionally other choirs); playing for two Sunday morning worship services (one during the summer); playing for a limited number of special worship services.

Christ Church UCC has a Safe Church Policy. A background check for all employees is standard procedure. For more details, visit www.etownucc.org. A letter of application, resume, and two letters of recommendation can be sent Attention: Organist Search Committee to either Christ Church UCC, 247 S. Market Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or via email to: GalenRussell@etownucc.org. Deadline for submissions is November 10, 2019. A complete job description is available upon request.

Church of the Apostles United Church of Christ, Lancaster, is looking for a full-time Director of Music Ministries to help us continue our long-standing tradition of dedication to excellent music in worship. This position includes administration, directing, accompanying and outreach to the community as we see our music program as an avenue for church growth.
Those interested may email the church directly at webmaster@apostlesucc.org or look for our posting on Indeed.com.

Hope United Methodist Church in Ephrata is seeking a part-time organist to provide music for its weekly worship service, as well as special services. The organist also attends one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal and works closely with the Director of Music to provide accompaniment for the Senior Choir and church soloists.
Interested candidates should possess a high level of organ and piano proficiency, as well as experience following a conductor and accompanying choirs and soloists. Salary is commensurate with training and experience.  For more information about our church, please visit our website: www.hopeumcephrata.org.  For more information on the position, please contact the Director of Music by phone or by email: 717-669-3270 (after 4:00 pm) lhelock@windstream.net

Candidates should send a resume with a cover letter, including references to: Director of Music, Hope United Methodist Church, 3474 Rothsville Rd., Ephrata PA 17522

Columbia United Methodist Church in Columbia PA is looking to hire a part time choir director to director our choir at our 11:00 am traditional service.  If interested please send a resume and references to Pastor Tom Grubbs  at rev.tomgrubbs@yahoo.com or by mailing them to columbia united methodist.org  [6/19]

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, PA seeks a half-time Music Director (20 hours/wk), to begin August 1, 2019. Primary responsibilities are: to provide excellent, diverse, multi-cultural and theme-enhancing choral and instrumental music aligned with UU values for Sunday worship; to promote the art of music as a spiritual practice integral to UUCL ; and to nurture music throughout all areas of congregational life. This position works as a team in collaboration with other professional staff. Essential functions include conducting the adult choir of twenty voices and developing new vocal ensembles; accompanying worship services (piano; optional facility on organ);  planning for and/or participating in vocal and instrumental ensembles for other portions of the service (Prelude, Offertory, Postlude);  and collaborating with the Director of Lifespan Faith Development in organizing a choir and other music for children and youth as time allows. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Barbara Coeyman, Senior Minister, at musicapplication@uuclonline.org. For complete Job description , see https://www.uuclonline.org/director-of-music/ [6/19]

Neffsville Mennonite Church is seeking a part-time Organist (approx. 7 hrs. a week, including practice) for their 10:00AM worship service, as well as special services throughout the year, and weddings and funerals. The Organist must demonstrate professional skills in pipe organ both as soloist and accompanist, including knowledge of both traditional and more modern styles of hymns, anthems and service music. Neffsville has a Schantz organ with 1425 pipes and 25 chimes that was installed in 1991. The Organist is responsible to the Director of Music and Worship and also works closely with the Lead Pastor and song leaders to ensure that music remains a relevant and vital part of church programs and enhances the worship of the church. For more information, or to submit a cover letter and resume, please contact Rashard Allen at rashard@neffmc.org.

Columbia United Methodist Church is looking to hire a part time choir director (average 5 hrs a week) to lead our sanctuary choir that sings at our 11:00 am Traditional service.  If you are interested please send resume, three references and statement of faith to:   Pastor Tom Grubbs at rev.tomgrubbs@yahoo.com or my mailing them to: CUMC, C/0 Pastor Tom Grubbs, 510 Walnut st, Columbia, PA 17512 [6/19]

Mt. Eden Evangelical Lutheran in Quarryville PA is looking for an organist / choir director. One Sunday service per week at 9:30am. No choir at present but several members interested in forming one. Salary commensurate with abilities. Allen organ. If interested please respond to 717-786-7565 or email at marysdesk@epix.net.  [6/19]

Faith United Church of Christ, located at 1204 Wabank Road in Lancaster, Pa. 17603 is currently seeking an organist to play for Sunday worship and other services every other week throughout the church year. For more information, please call 717-393-3431.

 

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