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Full or part time music positions, that are currently open at local churches or academic institutions, posted in the order of date submitted. To submit an available position, fill out and submit the form here.


Part Time Organist Plus
Uptown/Near Gallerian

Westminster United Methodist Church
5801 San Felipe St.
Houston, Texas 77057
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Contact: Rev. Suzi Byrd
Email
Contact Phone: (713) 782-7750
Church Phone: (713) 782-7750

Number and Times of Services:
1 Traditional Service, Sunday morning, 11:15
Special Holy Day Services – Advent, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, All Saints, etc.

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Wednesday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00

Duties:
Enliven and support congregational song through the organ in worship on Sunday mornings and various special services throughout the year. Accompany choir on piano and/or organ in Sunday morning worship and midweek rehearsals. Choose prelude and postlude in accordance with the scripture and theme of the day. Oversee maintenance of the keyboard instruments of the church. Play for funerals and weddings.

Qualifications:
Skilled in enlivening and supporting congregational song through the organ. Knowledgeable in and passionate about traditional hymnody as found in the United Methodist Hymnal. Open to expand beyond this repertoire and style. Multicultural and global music skills are a plus. Knowledge of organ repertoire to choose prelude and postlude in accordance with the scripture and theme of the day. Must be a team-player. Choral conducting skills for choirs of all ages are a plus. Knowledge and skills in playing and directing a handbell choir are a plus. Skills and experience in contemporary music leadership are a plus. Skills and experience in coordinating and administrating music ministry across the church campus are a plus.

Resources:
Casavant 1988, E-p, III-41, Wm. Knabe Co. Grand Piano
Yamaha upright

Additional Information:
This position can be part time or full time depending on the skills and gifts you can bring.

Posted: October 11, 2017


Part Time Organist
Bear Creek/Cypress

Bear Creek United Methodist Church
16000 Rippling Water Dr.
Houston, Texas 77084
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Contact: Sean Saunders
Email
Contact Phone:(281) 684-3512
Church Phone: (281) 463-2330

Number and Times of Services:
One traditional service at 9:00 am

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
1 Rehearsal Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30pm

Duties:
Plan and prepare preludes, postludes, and service music for a traditional style worship service, Work with the choir director for choral anthems, and special music throughout the year, Christmas Eve, and Easter Week services, and be first contact to play weddings, and funerals at the church.

Qualifications:

Proficient experience in the organ, varied styles of music, and understanding of the flow of a traditional style service.

Resources:
Digital/wing pipe organ, 9 foot grand piano (Kawai) upright Steinway piano

Posted: October 5, 2017