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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.


    Part-time Choral Accompanist
    Clear Lake/Webster

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

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

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

    Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals: Sunday Rehearsal: 9am

    Midweek rehearsals:

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

    Duties

      1. Model a lifestyle which is seeking to grow as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
      2. Available to play weddings and funerals at GDLC, when requested, with additional compensation.
      3. Prepare and present service preludes, offertories, and postludes, as scheduled.
      4. Assist congregational singing, in the worship of God, from the piano, during Sunday and/or seasonal services.

    Sunday AM Services (48):
    – 9:30am Traditional
    – Rehearsal: 9am
    – When scheduled: piano accompanist of musicians at 8am Liturgical Service
    Seasonal Services:
    – Including, but not limited to, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter and Christmas Eve as piano accompanist is scheduled
    – Other Christian/Liturgical festival days, as scheduled

    • Provide piano accompaniment for mid-week rehearsals, using chosen choral literature

     

    Midweek rehearsals:
    – GDLC Bell Choir rehearsals, as needed
    – GDLC Chorale Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
    – Additional Chorale or bell rehearsals, as scheduled by the Director of Traditional Worship
    – Special ensembles (vocal or instrumental) with piano accompaniment

    • Provide piano accompaniment for volunteer or professional ensembles/soloists and GDLC ensembles in worship services.
    • 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, Chapel, Choir Room, and other GDLC pianos is needed.
    • Serve as sub-organist when Organist is not available for Sunday or seasonal services.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
    • Other duties as assigned, within reason of scope as Choral Accompanist.

     

    Qualifications
    The Choral Accompanist 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 Choral Accompanist 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, Chapel, and Choir Room pianos

    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.

    Posted November 21, 2018


    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

    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