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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/Accompanist
Bay Area

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

Contact Person: Beth Koerber
Contact Email: bkoerber@gdlc.org
Contact Phone: (281) 333-4535
Church Website

Number and Times of Services:

  • Two services on Sundays: 8am and 9:30am (rehearsals at 7:30am and 9:05am)
  • Seasonal services include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Eve

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:

  • Sunday service rehearsal with assigned cantor
  • GDLC Bell Choir rehearsals, as needed
  • GDLC Chorale Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7-9pm
  • Additional Chorale or bell rehearsals, as scheduled by the Director of Traditional Worship
  • Special ensembles (vocal or instrumental)

Duties:

  1. Model a lifestyle which is seeking to grow as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
  2. Prepare and present service preludes, offertories, and postludes, as scheduled.
  3. Assist congregational singing, in the worship of God, from the organ or piano, during Sunday and/or seasonal services:
    Sunday Services:

    • 8am Liturgical and 9:30am Traditional
    • First Rehearsal: 7:30am, or possibly 7am when brass or special ensembles are included
    • Second Rehearsal: 9:05am

    Seasonal Services:

    • Including but not limited to, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Christmas Eve
  4. Provide organ and/or piano accompaniment for mid-week rehearsals, using chosen choral literature and service music.
    Midweek rehearsals:

    • Sunday service rehearsal with assigned cantor
    • GDLC Bell Choir rehearsals, as needed
    • GDLC Chorale Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7-9pm
    • Additional Chorale or bell rehearsals, as scheduled by the Director of Traditional Worship
    • Special ensembles (vocal or instrumental)
  5. Accompany volunteer or professional ensembles/soloists and GDLC ensembles in worship services.
  6. Availability to play weddings and funerals at Gloria Dei, when requested, with additional
    compensation.
  7. Participate in special events: annual Clear Lake Symphony “Christmas Pops,” church conference services, and GDLC Chorale concerts (on and off campus).
  8. Communicate when scheduled maintenance and repair of Worship Center, Chapel, and Choir Room organs and pianos, is needed.
  9. Ability to work cooperatively with others
  10. Other duties as assigned, within reason of scope as Organist/Accompanist

Qualifications: Expertise in piano and organ

Resources: We have an organ and piano in both our Chapel and Worship Center.

Additional Information:
The normal work week is Sunday through Thursday. This part-time, hourly position is non-rostered, exempt, and reports directly to the Director of Traditional Worship. Compensation is commensurate with education, experience and accomplishments. Because of the nature of this ministry, flexibility in scheduling is required. 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 September 20, 2018


Part-time Organist
Garden Oaks

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

Contact Person: Roger Keele
Contact Email: rogerkeelemusic@sbcglobal.net
Contact Phone: (713) 594-9596
Church Phone: (713) 697-0671

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
One service Sunday morning at 10:17AM

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
One Choir rehearsal Wednesday from 7:30-9PM from Labor Day though June

Duties:

  • Play one Sunday morning service
  • Play one Wednesday evening choir rehearsal
  • Prepare preludes, postludes and occasional offertory solos
  • Communicate with organ technicians as needed
  • 3 holy day services per year: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday; Good Friday
  • First right of refusal for rare weddings and funerals

Qualifications:

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

Resources
Basically an augmented Wicks Organ with 5 divisions and over 2,000 pipes and 4 solo stops.
An old Sohmer baby grand that is functional, but with poor tone quality.

Additional Information
The sanctuary is mostly open 24/7 for the church organist to practice at any desired time. A relatively small time commitment. Flexibility with taking time off in consultation with the music director for vacations etc. An appreciative choir and congregation.

Posted September 12, 2018


Full Time Director of Music
Southwest Houston (Meyerland)

St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School
4900 Jackwood
Houston, Texas 77096

Contact Person: David Browder
Contact Email: rector@ste.church
Contact Phone: (713) 666-3111

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
10:30 Sunday; Holy Day services

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
7:00 PM Wednesday

Duties
Church:

  • Work with the Rector to choose service music, hymns, anthems, and voluntaries for all Sunday services and other Holy Days
  • Recruit singers and manage the parish choir including but not limited to paid singers, volunteer singers, organ scholars, and choral scholars
  • Give focus to congregational singing while maintaining consistency in an elevated quality of choral music
  • Play the organ for all Sunday services and Holy Days
  • Provide music for weddings and funerals
  • Supervise maintenance and tuning of musical instruments
  • Oversee and schedule use of the organ
  • Build and supervise care of the music library
  • Arrange selected concerts during the year
  • Arrange publicity for parish musical events and special services
  • Write occasional articles for the parish newsletter
  • Maintain memberships in professional musical organizations
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • Attend staff meetings and other committee meetings as necessary
  • Participate in Diocesan events and organizations
  • Manage the budget for the music program and the Moseley Music Fund

School:

  • Work with the Rector and Headmaster to cast a vision of music education in line with classical philosophy
  • Formulate a music curriculum in accordance with that vision
  • Manage a school music staff
  • Teach classes in accordance with the curriculum
  • Play organ occasionally at chapel services

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in music with organ and/or choral conducting concentration
  • Thorough understanding of sacred music with the ability to communicate and implement it in a pastoral setting
  • Demonstrated ability in organ performance
  • Demonstrated ability in choosing, preparing, and conducting appropriate choral music, including major choral works with instruments
  • Solid Biblical literacy and understanding of the Christian Faith
  • Experience leading a church choir
  • Experience teaching children and young adults
  • Experience interacting with parents of students
  • Effective verbal, written, digital communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective leadership, organization, and motivational skills

Resources:
Schoenstein Pipe Organ
In the gallery: six-rank, two-manual and pedal extension organ
In the chancel: 36-rank, three-manual and pedal chancel organ

Additional Information
This is a full-time, salaried position that includes pension and health insurance benefits. Candidates should send a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae (list organ works played and choral works conducted) and three letters of reference by mail or email. The Rector and Advisory Committee will conduct interviews with selected candidates via teleconference or video conference. Finalists will be invited to St. Thomas’ for audition interviews that will include conducting a parish choir rehearsal and leading music for a Sunday service. A final selection will be made at the completion of the audition interviews.

Posted September 10, 2018


Alvin Texas, South of Houston, 30 min away from downtown
Part Time Organist

Alvin First United Methodist Church
611 W South street
Alvin, Texas 77511

Contact Person: Jason Bass
Contact Email: jasonbass@alvinmethodist.org
Contact Phone: (281) 585-2586
Church Phone: (281) 585-2586
Church Website

Number and Times of Services:
We have one traditional service at 8:30

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
None (except when you would be filling in for our accompanist when she is out of town)

Duties:

  • Play hymns for our 8:30 traditional service
  • Coordinate with our pianist regarding special music for
    • Offertory
    • Prelude
    • Postlude
    • Holy Communion
  • First Sunday of every month fill in for our accompanist when she is out of town or on vacation by…
    • Playing organ or piano with choir
    • Coming to Thursday choir rehearsals when she is gone
  • Possibly play for seasonal concerts and services i.e. Christmas concert, Christmas eve, Good Friday, Ash Wednesday etc.

Qualifications

  • You must be a professing Christian, have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and live a life as such
  • Be proficient in both piano and organ
  • Exceptional sight reading skills
  • Mainly regarding hymns and octavos
  • Have experience accompanying a choir

Resources
We have a real pipe organ, a several pianos, and an electronic keyboard

Additional Information

  • We are very flexible when it comes to your schedule
  • You will be paid $77.25 a service
  • If there is a Sunday you will not be there or on vacation, this is not an issue and something we can work out. However, you will not be paid for Sundays that you are not here.