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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.


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.

Baytown — Approximately 25 minutes from downtown Houston
Position: Part-time Organist/Choir Director

Trinity Episcopal Church Baytown
5010 N. Main Street
Baytown, Texas 77521

Contact Person: The Rev. Meredith Crigler
Contact Email: meredith@trinitybyt.com
Contact Phone:(281) 421-0090

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
One Sunday service per week usually at 9:00 AM plus special holidays.

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Currently one on Thursday evenings for one hour

Duties

  • Prepare and present service music: prelude, offertory, hymns, service music, postlude
  • Direct adult choir and handbell rehearsals (currently sing/ring once a month)
  • Collaborate with and support the youth choir, under the direction of Mrs. Amy Waltz-Reasonover.
  • Work with the Rector to plan music for services, including special services such as but not limited to Holy Week.

Qualifications:
We seek someone with solid interpersonal skills who is an experienced organist familiar with liturgical traditions and directing a small adult choir. If one is not already familiar with the Episcopal tradition, we will provide training and a mentor for those willing to learn.

Resources:

  • Support — professionally and spiritually — of an enthusiastic Episcopal priest.
  • Small adult choir who does their homework and sings in parts with practice
  • Allen organ
  • Handbells
  • Dedicated music room with storage

Additional Information:
We are seeking to fill this position immediately for the long term and will be accepting applications and interviewing immediately. After the storm and a long search, we are a church with a new rector and together are energized to grow in many areas— including our music. Salary based in part on education and experience.

Posted: June 7, 2018