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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 Director of Music
Spring

Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
2322 Spring Cypress Road
Spring, Texas 77389

Contact: Jimmy Abbott
Email: jimmy@holycomforterspring.org
Phone: (281) 288-8169

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
Services are currently held at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Sunday mornings
After the completion of the new worship space in the first quarter of 2019, there will be one service at 10:00 AM

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings

Duties

  • Lead all choir rehearsals and music during regular worship services, including playing a piano
  • In consultation with the Rector, select music for worship services
  • Oversee paid choir members
  • Collaborate with clergy and other lay leaders for various church projects and
    initiatives

Qualifications

  • At least one year experience with church music
  • Proficiency on piano
  • Resources:
    Piano

    Additional Information:
    Holy Comforter is a fast growing congregation in Spring. Construction of our new worship space will be completed in early 2019, providing an opportunity for a new Director of Music to set a new standard. At Holy Comforter we believe that all people – regardless of history or background – are invited to meeting the living God.

    Posted: December 2, 2018


    Part-time Organist and Choir Master
    League City

    St. Christopher Episcopal Church
    2508 St. Christopher Avenue
    League City, Texas 77573

    Contact: The Rev. Brian Cannaday
    Email
    Phone: (281) 332-5553
    Church Website

    Number and Times of Services:

    • 8:00 – Rite I
    • 9:30 – Rite II
    • Handful of Special Services throughout the year
    • Weddings and funerals when needed

    Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
    Thursday Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.

    Duties:

    • Provide organ/piano music for the Sunday morning RITE I and RITE II services, special worship services, etc.
    • Direct the choir at the RITE II service, all combined service Sundays, and other special liturgies.
    • Lead a mid-week rehearsal of the RITE II choir.
    • Select all hymnody, choir anthems, service music, preludes, and postludes, in partnership with the rector, being particularly sensitive to the seasons of the church. This will be done in a timely manner and submitted to the parish administrator at least 2 weeks in advance of the Sunday service.
    • Provide music (or secure an appropriate substitute) for all weddings and funerals that take place at St. Christopher. Pay for weddings will be negotiated directly with the wedding party.
    • Submit an annual music budget, including in the budget regular maintenance and projected repairs of the organ and piano, and expected substitute stipends.
    • Maintain and work within the music budget.
    • Submit a monthly written report to the rector that includes an update on the work and life of the music ministry at St. Christopher.
    • Maintain weekly contact with the rector via email/phone.
    • Actively recruit new choir members in partnership with the current choir members and the rector.
    • When needed, secure a substitute organist, including seeing that payment is requested through the church office at least 2 weeks in advance.

    Qualifications

    • Demonstrated Christian character in daily life and the ability to articulate a personal relationship with Jesus.
    • A dedication to music and a pursuit of excellence.
    • The ability to effectively and reverently play a pipe organ and piano for worship services.
    • The ability to work effectively with other ministry leaders
    • Work 10-12 hours a week (this includes Sunday morning services).
    • Attend “Safeguarding God’s Children” seminar.
    • Attend “Safeguarding God’s People” seminar.
    • Successfully complete a background check.

    Resources:
    Organ, piano

    Additional Information:
    Salary negotiable and will be commensurate with experience.

    Posted December 2, 2018


    Part-time Organist
    Clear Lake/Webster

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

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

    Number and Times of Services:
    Sunday AM Services: 8am Liturgical and 9:30 am Traditional

    Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
    – First Rehearsal: 7:30 am, or possibly 7:00 am when brass or special ensembles are included
    – Second Rehearsal: 9:05 am

    Duties

    • Model a lifestyle which is seeking to grow as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
    • Available to play weddings and funerals at GDLC, when requested, with additional compensation.
    • Prepare and present service preludes, offertories, and postludes, as scheduled.
    • Assist congregational singing, in the worship of God, from the organ, during Sunday and/or seasonal services.
      – Sunday AM Services (48):
      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, Easter and Christmas Eve
      Other Christian/Liturgical festival days, as scheduled

      • Provide organ accompaniment using chosen choral literature (as programmed) and service music.
      • Provide organ accompaniment for volunteer or professional ensembles/soloists and GDLC ensembles in worship services, as scheduled.
      • Participate in special events: annual Clear Lake Symphony “Christmas Pops,” church conference services, and GDLC Chorale concerts (on and off campus).
      • Communicate when scheduled maintenance and repair of Worship Center and Chapel organs is needed.
      • Serve as piano sub-accompanist when Choral Accompanist is not available for Mid-Week rehearsals and services, with additional compensation.
      • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
      • Other duties as assigned, within reason of scope as Organist.

      Qualifications
      The Organist will be a team member who is passionate about leading inspiring praise of God in worship and embraces the mission of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. The Organist 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 his/her daily life gives witness to a lifestyle that supports our Christian witness within our organization and to the world

      Resources
      Worship Center and Chapel organs

      Additional Information
      This salary 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.


      Full Time Minister of Music
      Austin

      First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas
      901 Trinity Street
      Austin, Texas 78701

      Contact Person: David Hammond
      Contact Email: david.hammond.tx@gmail.com
      Contact Phone: (512) 426-5779
      Church Phone: (512) 476-2625

      Church Website
      Church Facebook Page

      Number and Times of Services: 11:00 am Sunday
      Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:

      • Three (Graded Children’s Choir Program counted as one)
      • 5:00pm Children’s Choir Rehearsals
      • 6:15pm Sanctuary Handbell Rehearsal
      • 7:10pm Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

      Duties:
      The position of Minister of Music provides the creative and foundational support of planning, development, and coordination of worship experiences at First Austin. This position serves as the content expert for liturgical, music, and worship resources. This individual reports to the Senior Pastor and works collaboratively with the Senior Pastor, ministerial staff, lay worship leaders, church musicians, administrative staff, choirs, worship committee, and church members. Primary responsibilities including planning, organizing, and directing music and worship resources to provide worship experiences throughout the liturgical year that reflect the First Austin values of diversity and intergenerational involvement in worship.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Plan, organize, and coordinate music and liturgy for worship in collaboration with the Senior Pastor, ministerial colleagues, and lay leadership
      • Conduct the Sanctuary Choir and other music ensembles as needed
      • Supervise the teaching of children’s choirs, youth choirs, and handbell ensembles
      • Project and manage an annual budget for the Music Ministry
      • Develop long term goals for the Music Ministry
      • Recognize and support development of the gifts of church members and encourage participation in the Music Ministry
      • Assist with weddings and funerals serving as a music resource
      • Provide pastoral care for congregants in collaboration and conjunction with the ministerial staff
      • Develop and implement community outreach programs through appropriate music and other art forms and actions
      • Oversee the work of the music ministry volunteers, paid musicians, etc.

      Qualifications:

      • Master’s degree, with either the Master or Undergraduate degree in music or music education
      • Education at either a religious college/university or seminary is desirable, but not required
      • Experience as a conductor of large and small choirs accompanied by piano, organ, and/or various instrumental ensembles
      • Knowledge of Christian worship practices and broad ecumenical knowledge of worship philosophy
      • Experience serving as music minister at medium-sized or larger churches (200+ average worship attendance) for a period of at least 5 years
      • Mastery of vocal solo, wind or string instrument, piano, or organ is desirable, but not required
      • Experience in the teaching of children’s choirs, youth choirs, and handbell ensembles is desired, but not required
      • Organizational skills and ability to manage a budget

      Resources

      • 1969 Opus 3024 by Casavant Frères Limitée. 3 manuals/pedal, 46 stops and 56 ranks; releathered and console converted to Solid State in 2006
      • Pianos:
        Sanctuary: Yamaha C7
        Chapel: Steinway B, recently rebuilt
        Choir Room: Steinway Studio Grand
        Fellowship Hall: Mason and Hamlin Grand, recently partially rebuilt
      • five octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five and a half octaves of Malmark chimes

      Additional Information
      More information at http://www.fbcaustin.org/music-minister-search

      Posted October 30, 2018