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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.


Full or Part Time Organist
SW of Houston, Richmond-Rosenberg area

Joy Lutheran Church
717 FM 359
Richmond, Texas 77406
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Contact Person: Pr. Tim Christ
Email: office@joyrichmond.org
Contact Phone: (832) 549-4985
Church Phone: (281) 762-3310

Number and Times of Services:
1 Sunday Service, 8:00a

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Special Services, midweek services during Lenten, funerals or weddings as needed.

Duties:
Traditional Liturgical services on Sunday, choose prelude, postlude, and interlude if necessary. Piano accompaniment for choir.

Qualifications:
Experienced Organist

Resources:
Rogers Organ, 3 Manual, Yamaha Upright Piano

Additional Information:
This position can be full time or part time depending on availability.

Posted: November 29, 2017


Full Time Director of Traditional Worship
Clear Lake

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
18220 Upper Bay Rd
Houston, Texas 77058
Church Website

Contact Person: Beth Koerber
Contact Email
Contact Phone: (281) 333-4535

Number and Times of Services:
8am | Liturgical Service
9:30am | Traditional Service
11am | Contemporary Service

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Choir rehearsal on Wednesday nights at 7pm

Duties

  1. Model a lifestyle which is seeking to grow as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
  2. Plan, coordinate and direct liturgical and traditional worship and special services (funerals, concerts, etc.) which includes developing the worship order, liturgy, selecting hymns, special music.
  3. Recruit and provide musical and spiritual leadership for liturgical and traditional choirs and instrumentalists.
  4. Compose original compositions or create arrangements for worship services and/or special events for vocalists and/or instrumentalists.
  5. Supervise and collaborate with staff organist.
  6. Collaborate with Director of Contemporary Worship on blended worship services and/or special worship moments in traditional or contemporary services.
  7. Collaborate as a member of the Worship Planning Team and participate in all team/staff meetings.
  8. Supervise the directors of handbells, youth, and children’s choirs and/or personally direct ensembles.
  9. Oversee the music library and choir folders.
  10. Ensure instruments and equipment used in traditional settings are maintained and operational.
  11. Act as substitute organist for weddings, funerals, and worship services when needed.
  12. Other ministry assignments as mutually agreed upon.

Qualifications:
The Director of Traditional Worship will have primary responsibility for developing, directing and overseeing liturgical and traditional services. The Director of Traditional Worship is expected to lead a professional and personal life that does not violate the teachings and beliefs of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod on matters of personal conduct so their daily life gives witness to a lifestyle that supports our Christian witness within our organization and to the world.

Resources:
Chapel – organ and piano
Worship Center – organ and piano

Additional Information:
This salary position is non-rostered, exempt, minimum 40 hours per week and reports directly to the Chief of Staff and Operations. The normal work week is Sunday through Thursday. Because of the nature of this ministry, flexibility in scheduling is required. Salary is commensurate with education, experience and accomplishments, and includes full benefits for employee. For further information, contact Beth Koerber, Chief of Staff and Operations at bkoerber@gdlc.org, or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road, Houston, TX 77058. Phone 281-333-4535.

Posted November 21, 2017


Part Time Substitute Pianist
Near Downtown

Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church
4000 Sumpter Street
Houston, Texas 77020
Church Website

Contact: Christa Schwartz
Email
Contact Phone: (832) 466-2706
Church website

Number and Times of Services:
1 service

Duties:
Looking for a substitute pianist/choir director for midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Additional subbing opportunities available.

Qualifications:
Must be able to play piano.
Training for Catholic Mass can be provided.

Resources:
Clavinova piano.

Posted: November 21, 2017


Part Time Organist
Northwest (off 290)

St. John Lutheran Church
15235 Spring Cypress
Cypress, Texas 77429
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Contact: Jeff Doria
Email
Contact Phone: (281) 373-0503
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
Sundays
One Traditional Service (8:15 a.m.)

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Normally, zero. However, at special events/holidays, there may be the need to work out such involvement.

Duties:
Provide the traditional worship service the organ music necessary for congregational singing.
Selecting appropriate prelude and postlude and occasional music played during offering.

Qualifications:
Well developed organ skills.
A team player.
A person of Christian faith.
An appreciation of traditional Lutheran worship/liturgy

Resources:
A Johanus Monarch electric organ (quite a fine instrument).
4 manuals
Happy to let you take it for a test drive. 🙂

Additional Information:
Position begins Jan 2018.
Pay is $300 per Sunday service.

Posted: November 21, 2017


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