Employment and Paid Opportunities
Organist/Collaborative Pianist – Saint Giles Presbyterian Church
As an integral part of worship at Saint Giles Presbyterian Church, we commit to a music ministry that:
- is grounded in the Reformed Tradition,
- engages the best “church music” throughout the ages
- incorporates a wide range of musical genres,
- maintains and expands our rich tradition of excellence in music, and
- creates opportunities for church members to explore and share their musical gifts and talents.
Areas of Leadership include (but are not limited to):
- Year-Round Sunday Worship
- Non-Sunday Worship
- Funerals and Weddings
- Planning Meetings
Please send resumes to email@example.com.
Saint Giles is an equal opportunity employer.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Organist/Accompanist works with the Pastor, Director of Music, Worship Leader, Worship Ministry Team and other appropriate ministry and planning teams to develop, continue and nurture creative, vibrant, meaningful and engaging worship opportunities for Saint Giles Presbyterian Church.
- The Organist/Accompanist will lead worship in collaboration with other music staff. “Leading worship” includes a brief, pre-worship rehearsal with singers and musicians.
- The Organist/Accompanist will play for weekly rehearsals, ordinarily held for 90 minutes on Wednesday evening and other rehearsals, as requested.
- The Organist/Accompanist may be called upon to help with additional worship opportunities, as needed. These include, but are not limited to, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving (not held on Thanksgiving Day) and Christmas Eve.
- The Organist/Accompanist will play for funerals; when the Organist/Accompanist is not available, he/she/they/they will identify and make arrangements with an appropriate substitute. Compensation for funerals is distinct from compensation for worship services and rehearsals. Compensation (for the service) will ordinarily come from the family. Any extra rehearsal will involve additional compensation.
- The Organist/Accompanist will play for weddings; when the Organist/Accompanist is not available, he/she/they/they will identify and make arrangements with an appropriate substitute. Compensation for weddings is distinct from compensation for worship services and rehearsals. Compensation (for the wedding rehearsal and service) will ordinarily come from the family. Any extra rehearsals with soloists, etc. will involve additional compensation.
- The Organist/Accompanist is expected to check and respond to voicemails and emails in a timely manner (within 24 hours), and access the online worship planning document at least once a week.
- The Organist/Accompanist will attend monthly planning meetings and other occasional meetings as deemed necessary by the pastor.
The Organist/Accompanist will report directly to the Director of Music. The Organist will have an annual review conducted by the Director of Music, Pastor, the Worship Ministry Team elder and the Administration and Staff Ministry Team elder.
This position description was approved by Session on July 31, 2021. The position description may be changed in order to reflect the Session’s sense of God’s call and direction; such changes will be communicated to the Organist/Accompanist in a timely manner.
This is a part time position and the salary range is $8,000-10,000 per year.
Live Stage Show needs Singer – Live @ the Rudy
“LIVE@THE RUDY” productions in Selma NC is in search of a strong male singer, preferably with a country flair. You would be joining a cast of 11 with 5 singers, 5 musicians, and a comedian.
All singers must be able to sing Lead and Harmony.
Live @ the Rudy performs four different productions per year with up to 80 shows.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply or with any questions.
Thank you for your interest!
Staff Singers – Apex UMC Chancel Choir
The Apex UMC Chancel Choir is hiring staff singers to join us for the coming year. Positions for Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass singers are all available. Singers are paid per call time for each rehearsal and service.
Staff singers join the choir September-June and have July and August off. Weekly rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm, beginning September 1.
The Chancel Choir is the primary adult vocal choir for traditional worship at Apex UMC providing musical leadership at 11:00am services in the sanctuary and occasionally at 8:15am services. This 60-voice choir sings a wide variety of sacred choral anthems and also presents music for special services during Advent/Christmas and Holy Week/Easter.
Apex United Methodist Church is located at 100 S. Hughes Street in historic downtown Apex. The Traditional music ministry serves children, youth, and adults with a variety of vocal and instrumental choirs. For more information, visit https://www.apexumc.org/worship/traditional-worship-arts/.
To apply for a staff singer position or learn more about this opportunity, contact Todd Arant, Director of Traditional Worship Arts, at email@example.com.
Blacknall Presbyterian Choir Director (part-time)
Blacknall Memorial Presbyterian Church (Durham, NC) is looking to hire a talented, qualified, and pastorally-oriented choir director to join a great team and a vibrant Christian community!
Worship is the first and ongoing response of the believer in encountering the Triune God, and it is central to the life of the Christian church. Music is an essential part of that worship. The Choir Director’s primary responsibilities include directing the choir for worship services and special events, providing necessary choral training to its members, and in partnership with the Director of Music and Worship, cultivating the choir’s musical repertoire.
It is desirable that the choir director consistently attend worship services at Blacknall on a regular basis. By doing so, they will be more in touch with the life, activities, and patterns of our church community.
The choir director role is a part-time, contracted position with a flexible schedule that averages 10 hours of work a week over the course of a year and mirrors the rhythm of the academic calendar. Summer provides more downtime to work on the repertoire for the upcoming year, while the high seasons of Advent/Christmas and Holy Week often see more practice and performance time. You can learn more about the schedule in the job description link below. We are eager to hear from candidates who are excited about continuing our choral tradition and bringing their own talents and passions into the worship life of our community.
To learn more about the job and apply, visit http://blacknall.org/choir-director-search
Responsibilities and Qualifications
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Direct the Blacknall choir in its regular performances during worship services and events.
- Instruct and prepare the Blacknall choir through weekly evening practices from August through May.
- Assist the Director of Music and Worship in curating and cultivating a choral repertoire that is theologically sound and rich, musically excellent, that inspires congregants and choristers, and edifies the congregation in its worship life.
- In partnership with the Director of Music and Worship, plan and provide choral music for special seasons and events.
- Assist the Director of Music and Worship in necessary copyright administration for choral pieces.
- Participate in regular staff meetings with the Director of Music and Worship.
- When possible and applicable, partner with the Director of Music and Worship, as well as other church staff and leadership, to encourage young people’s participation in choral worship leadership.
- In partnership with the Director of Music and Worship, provide worship leadership opportunities via “virtual choir” performances and recordings as needed in this pandemic season.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Music and Worship Ministries.
- A degree in music or comparable training and experience.
- Demonstrates a belief that music and worship ministry is crucial to the life of the church.
- Desires to encourage spiritual growth in those involved with music and worship leadership.
- Demonstrates musical expertise in choral directing, including expertise in conducting and reading choral music.
- Shows competence in piano playing to accompany the choir in its preparations and performances.
- Values working with a broad range of musical styles in worship.
- Enjoys and works well with a broad range of people (life stages, demographics, personalities) in the congregation.
- Models a culture of invitation in choral music ministry, eager to build community within the choir and to get to know choir members as people. Builds a choral environment that is anchored in mutual care of community and not on competition.
- Demonstrates a flexibility in working with choristers and Blacknall staff and schedule.
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