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Part Time Organist
Lake Jackson

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
200 Oyster Creek Dr
Lake Jackson, Texas 77566-4402

Contact: Jackie Koch
jkoch@stimothy.org
(979) 297-6003

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services: 8:00 a.m. said service, 10:30 a.m. with choirs
Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals: 1 – Wednesday evening

Duties

  • Coordinate with the Director of Music and the Rector in planning, preparing, and playing music appropriate to each service of worship.
  • Prepare appropriate music for all annual special services: Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and two Christmas Eve services and others as determined by Rector.
  • Prepare sufficiently for optimum performance on the organ or piano for both rehearsals and worship.
  • Be responsible for reporting repairs and maintenance required of the church owned musical instruments including the organ, pianos, bells, and any electronic keyboards.
  • Accompany scheduled rehearsals of the Senior Choir, Joiful Noise, handbell, and the Children’s Choir.
  • Accompany soloists in worship as needed.
  • Play for special gatherings of the church when requested by the Director of Music.
  • Play for funerals or weddings as available. (Compensation handled separately)
  • Work with Director of Music to secure appropriate substitutes for worship services or special events when not available.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Music.

Qualifications

  • Candidate should be able to play prelude, hymns, service music, anthem, and postlude. The Church has a Visser-Rowland tracker with three-manual console and 16 stops.
  • Candidate will also be expected to accompany our choirs during services. Most weeks will have one service on Sunday and choir ensemble rehearsals from 6-9 on Wednesday. Some weeks may have more services especially during Holy Week and Christmas.
  • We offer competitive compensation to the organist who will coordinate with the Director the Music of our worship services. Experience with or degree in sacred music a big plus especially including that of Anglican service music and English choral music.

Resources

The choir wing of our facility comprises a practice room office as well as bell choir room with instruments and vesting. A focal point of our music program at St. Timothy’s is the Visser-Rowland pipe organ of three manuals and sixteen stops. Installed in 1981, the organ is a contemporary realization of a traditional form. Its architectural aspect has been used for centuries, and its proximity to the congregation aids in the singing of service music and hymns. More information about the instrument is on our website.

Additional Information

Qualified candidates should send their resume with a cover letter to jkoch@stimothy.org. More information can be found at www.stimothy.org/musicjob.

Posted December 20, 2019


Half-time Music Director/Organist
Northwest

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
2310 Airline Dr.
Brenham, Texas 77833

Contact Wendy Bergin
wendyibergin@yahoo.com
(281) 435-0523
Church Phone: (979) 836-7248
Website
Facebook

Number and Times of Services:

  • One Sunday service at 10:30
  • Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Christmas EveNumber and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
    None. Sundays only at 9:00

Duties

  • Lead choir rehearsals, choosing choir music, leading choir in services.
  • Provide organ and piano music and accompaniment, including, prelude, postlude, hymnody, service music, choral anthems, and offertory music.
  • Assign vocal and instrumental solos and coordinate soloists.
  • Other music responsibilities as designated by the rector, including weddings and funerals.
  • The organist will receive first option to provide music for weddings, funerals. Compensation for such events is separate from regular pay.
  • Serve as liaison for and oversee choral intern program.
  • Recruit new choir members.
  • Prepare the music budget as needed for the choral program for each fiscal year.
  • Ensure the maintenance and care of instruments, musical library, choir room.
  • Audition, hire and manage choral interns and guest musicians.
  • Advise the Rector and Vestry on physical needs relating to music facilities and/or instruments.
  • Perform other duties as may be requested or required by the Rector within the scope and intent of the job of Music Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music
  • 3 years’ experience as organist or choirmaster
  • Excellent keyboard skills, sight-reading, and knowledge of registrations
  • Conversant with traditional hymns and sacred music
  • Ability to lead and support congregational singing of hymns
  • Comfortable with organ improvisation in a liturgical setting
  • A team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with volunteer musicians, adults, youth
  • Previous experience in an Episcopal church a plus

Resources

  • 1920 Pilcher Pipe organ, 2 manuals. Electro-pneumatic. New digital/computer memory
  • 9 ft. Baldwin grand piano
  • Music intern program

Additional Information

  • Title: Interim Music Director/Organist
  • Status: 14-20 hrs. per week including personal rehearsal time, choral rehearsal and worship service.
  • Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
  • The position is collaborative with the rector.
  • The Personnel Policy of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church shall be the governing document for all dealing between the Church and Organist. Organist will acknowledge receipt of a copy of the policy.
  • Possible for this position to become permanent.

Posted September 20, 2019


Part-time Chancel Choir Director
Clear Lake

Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
1511 El Dorado Blvd
Houston, Texas 77062

Contact Mendy Alford
apply@clpc.org
(281) 488-6731

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services: One Traditional Service – Sunday @ 11:15 AM
Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals: Wednesday Night: 7:15-8:45; Sunday Morning: 10:30-11:00

Duties:
To rehearse and direct the Chancel Choir. To actively recruit choir members into the program, provide leadership at the weekly 11:15 Sunday worship service, lead weekly rehearsals. In collaboration with the Director of Music and Worship, plan and choose weekly anthems, hymns and service music. Attend weekly and monthly staff planning meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
  • Experience in church choir/choral directing.
  • Familiarity with various genres of sacred music styles.
  • Adequate keyboard skills (organ skills a plus).
  • A team player with excellent communication skills, and the ability to work and interact with various staff, volunteers and church members.

Resources:
Clear Lake Presbyterian Church has a Casavant organ and two Boston grands in the sanctuary. There is a Kawai grand and a Baldwin upright in the choir room. The church has a harpsichord and a Nord keyboard, as well.

Posted September 3, 2019


Part-time Music Director
Katy

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Katy, TX
5373 Franz Rd
Katy, Texas 77493

Contact Mark Wilkinson
mwilkinson@stpaulskaty.org
(281) 391-2785
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:

  • Sundays – 10:30 service
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Vigil
  • Christmas Eve

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
Practice only Sunday mornings at 9:15am

Duties

  • Report directly to and be under the review and direction of the Rector.
  • Plan hymns and other service music for all services with the Rector in consultation with the Organist at periodic meetings.
  • Prepare and conduct the adult choir for the musical selections at the 10:30am service in the church and other special services as needed. (rehearsal is Sunday morning 9:15)
  • Select the music for the adult choir for the singing of anthems and solos as appropriate within the service.
  • Responsible for arranging pre-service music on Christmas Eve
  • Responsible for arranging the offertory music for every Sunday, which includes programming for the choir, but also picking vocal and instrumental solos and coordinating soloists (especially during summer)
  • Recruit new choir members.
  • Audition, hire and manage scholarship singers and guest musicians.
  • Supervise the organist and other music ministry staff members.
  • Hire singers and musician as needed and according to the budget.
  • Help prepare the music budget as needed for the choral program for each fiscal year.
  • Ensure the maintenance and care of instruments, musical library, and choir space.
  • Advise the Rector and Vestry on physical needs relating to music facilities and/or instruments.
  • Work with other staff on new or additional musical offerings for the parish.
  • Perform other duties as may be requested or required by the Rector within the scope and intent of the job of Music Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Experience with Church Choirs

Resources

  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Guest musicians (trumpet and cello)

Additional Information

    • Title: Music Director
    • Status: 8-10 hrs./wk.
    • Salary: $14,000 (negotiable)
    • For more information or to apply contact the rector The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, mwilkinson@stpaulskaty.org.

Posted August 26, 2019


Part-time Principal Organist
Memorial City Area

St. Cecilia Catholic Church
11720 Joan of Arc Dr
Houston, Texas 77024

Contact Andrew Meinen
ameinen@saintcecilia.org
(713) 465-3414

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
Sunday Masses 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
(7:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
One weekly rehearsal, Wednesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm (September – May)

Duties

      • Accompany three Sunday morning Masses each weekend, including necessary warm-up/rehearsal time preceding each service: 7:30 am (with Cantor), 9:00 am (with Children’s Choir) and 11:00 am (with Adult Choir). Masses sung by cantor during choir off season.
      • Accompany other liturgical services throughout the year, including holy days of obligation, sacramental celebrations, and the Paschal Triduum.
      • Select and play solo organ and piano repertoire appropriate to the liturgy.
      • Accompany one 2-hour rehearsal weekly (Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm/September-May) with the adult choir, as well as other scheduled rehearsals for this ensemble (rare).
      • Prepare in advance and to a professional standard, accompaniments for choir and congregational music selected by the Director for rehearsals and liturgies.
      • Advise the Director of any matters pertaining to maintenance of the church’s organ and pianos.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will show competence as a keyboard player (organ and piano) and in accompanying choir, cantor and congregation in such a way as to support congregational singing and participation. Experience in a similar position in a Roman Catholic Church and formal training are highly desired.

Resources

      • The three manual pipe organ (choir, great, swell) in the Church is a 1920’s Pilcher organ brought from the original Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with new console and electronics.
      • Church piano is a 7 foot Steinway.

Additional Information

      • The person in this position will have right of first refusal for all weddings celebrated in English, and all funerals when the regular funeral organist is not available.
      • The person in this position may express interest in accompanying the weekly Children’s Choir Rehearsal and the All-school Mass (Tuesday 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm and Friday 8:15 am respectively when school is in session.)

Music is an integral part of the life of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, and varieties of styles from traditional hymnody to contemporary compositions are part of the repertoire (Gather 3 Hymnal). Therefore, the creative use of both organ and piano is expected. This individual reports to the Director of Liturgy and Music.

Posted August 21, 2019


Part-time Organist
Garden Oaks

St Matthew’s United Methodist Church
4300 N. Shepherd
Houston, Texas 77018

Contact Roger Keele
rogerkeelemusic@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (713) 594-9596
Church Phone: (713) 697-0671
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
Play one Sunday morning service at 10:17 am year-round
Play brief choir rehearsal prior to Sunday service, 9:30 – 10:05 am

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Play Wednesday evening choir rehearsals from September through June, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Duties

      • Play rare weddings and funerals
      • Communicate with organ technicians as needed
      • Prepare preludes, postludes, and occasional offertory solos

Qualifications:

      • Excellent keyboard skills
      • Knowledge of registrations
      • Good sight-reading skills
      • Conversant with traditional hymns and sacred styles
      • Able to lead and support congregational singing of hymns
      • Able to adapt to piano when called for
      • Able to follow a conductor

Resources:

      • Steinway grand piano in excellent condition.
      • Full pipe organ, basically an enlarged Wicks instrument.The original organ was made by the Wicks Organ Company of Highland Illinois as their Opus 3258. This organ had a 3 manual console and 8 ranks of pipes.In 1982, additional ranks of pipes were added to the organ. Most of these ranks came from the Kilgen Organ at St. Paul’s Methodist in Houston.In 1987, the organ was upgraded with a Gallery Division. The Gallery is composed of ranks of pipes from the Methodist Temple in Port Arthur and from the Methodist Church in Alvin.In 2000, the organ was completely rewired. In addition, a new control system by Peterson was installed giving the organ a total of 99 possible memory levels. This enabled multiple organists to save registrations on the organ.

        Today, the organ is composed of 5 divisions and over two thousand pipes with four solo stops.

Additional Information:

      • Flexibility with taking time off in consultation with director of music
      • Relatively small time commitment
      • An appreciative choir and congregation

Posted July 31, 2019


Part-time Organist/Choir/Handbells
Rice Military

Messiah Lutheran Church
816 Roy St
Houston, Texas 77008

Contact: Marsha Froehlich
marmar52@sbcglobal.net
(713) 818-0677
Church Phone:(713) 861-3072

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
Worship Sundays 9:00 AM, with choir rehearsal & handbell practice at 8:00 AM before the service.
Midweek services during Advent and Lent

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Handbell practice at 8:00 am
Choir practice 8:30 am Sundays before service

Duties:
Shall be responsible for selecting appropriate music, providing leadership for and directing the Adult Choir at the service regularly scheduled on Sunday mornings or any of the other special Festival Services. Shall work with Pastor to ensure appropriate organ and choral music has been selected for services. Shall have creative freedom to develop new music programs to involve the congregation’s youth and other ministries and outreaches as implemented and approved by the Worship and Music Committee.

Qualifications
The minimum requirements for this position require candidate to be synodically trained by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in music or have comparable experience and be able to play the organ and piano.

Resources
Allen Electronic Organ, piano, handbells, carillons

Additional Information
We are a small, loving community church with one service. Short rehearsals are held prior to Sunday morning. We are members of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. You will enjoy meeting “Gabriel” our golden retriever.

Posted June 21, 2019