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Half-time Music Director/Organist
Northwest

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
2310 Airline Dr.
Brenham, Texas 77833

Contact Wendy Bergin
wendyibergin@yahoo.com
(281) 435-0523
Church Phone: (979) 836-7248
Website
Facebook

Number and Times of Services:

  • One Sunday service at 10:30
  • Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve

    Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
    None. Sundays only at 9:00

    Duties

    • Lead choir rehearsals, choosing choir music, leading choir in services.
    • Provide organ and piano music and accompaniment, including, prelude, postlude, hymnody, service music, choral anthems, and offertory music.
    • Assign vocal and instrumental solos and coordinate soloists.
    • Other music responsibilities as designated by the rector, including weddings and funerals.
    • The organist will receive first option to provide music for weddings, funerals. Compensation for such events is separate from regular pay.
    • Serve as liaison for and oversee choral intern program.
    • Recruit new choir members.
    • Prepare the music budget as needed for the choral program for each fiscal year.
    • Ensure the maintenance and care of instruments, musical library, choir room.
    • Audition, hire and manage choral interns and guest musicians.
    • Advise the Rector and Vestry on physical needs relating to music facilities and/or instruments.
    • Perform other duties as may be requested or required by the Rector within the scope and intent of the job of Music Director.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Music
    • 3 years’ experience as organist or choirmaster
    • Excellent keyboard skills, sight-reading, and knowledge of registrations
    • Conversant with traditional hymns and sacred music
    • Ability to lead and support congregational singing of hymns
    • Comfortable with organ improvisation in a liturgical setting
    • A team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with volunteer musicians, adults, youth
    • Previous experience in an Episcopal church a plus

    Resources

    • 1920 Pilcher Pipe organ, 2 manuals. Electro-pneumatic. New digital/computer memory
    • 9 ft. Baldwin grand piano
    • Music intern program

    Additional Information

    • Title: Interim Music Director/Organist
    • Status: 14-20 hrs. per week including personal rehearsal time, choral rehearsal and worship service.
    • Salary: Commensurate with training and experience
    • The position is collaborative with the rector.
    • The Personnel Policy of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church shall be the governing document for all dealing between the Church and Organist. Organist will acknowledge receipt of a copy of the policy.
    • Possible for this position to become permanent.

    Posted September 20, 2019


    Part-time Chancel Choir Director
    Clear Lake

    Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
    1511 El Dorado Blvd
    Houston, Texas 77062

    Contact Mendy Alford
    apply@clpc.org
    (281) 488-6731

    Church Website
    Church Facebook Page

    Number and Times of Services: One Traditional Service – Sunday @ 11:15 AM
    Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals: Wednesday Night: 7:15-8:45; Sunday Morning: 10:30-11:00

    Duties:
    To rehearse and direct the Chancel Choir. To actively recruit choir members into the program, provide leadership at the weekly 11:15 Sunday worship service, lead weekly rehearsals. In collaboration with the Director of Music and Worship, plan and choose weekly anthems, hymns and service music. Attend weekly and monthly staff planning meetings.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
    • Experience in church choir/choral directing.
    • Familiarity with various genres of sacred music styles.
    • Adequate keyboard skills (organ skills a plus).
    • A team player with excellent communication skills, and the ability to work and interact with various staff, volunteers and church members.

    Resources:
    Clear Lake Presbyterian Church has a Casavant organ and two Boston grands in the sanctuary. There is a Kawai grand and a Baldwin upright in the choir room. The church has a harpsichord and a Nord keyboard, as well.

    Posted September 3, 2019


    Part-time Music Director
    Katy

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Katy, TX
    5373 Franz Rd
    Katy, Texas 77493

    Contact Mark Wilkinson
    mwilkinson@stpaulskaty.org
    (281) 391-2785
    Church Website
    Church Facebook Page

    Number and Times of Services:

    • Sundays – 10:30 service
    • Ash Wednesday
    • Maundy Thursday
    • Good Friday
    • Easter Vigil
    • Christmas Eve

    Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
    Practice only Sunday mornings at 9:15am

    Duties

    • Report directly to and be under the review and direction of the Rector.
    • Plan hymns and other service music for all services with the Rector in consultation with the Organist at periodic meetings.
    • Prepare and conduct the adult choir for the musical selections at the 10:30am service in the church and other special services as needed. (rehearsal is Sunday morning 9:15)
    • Select the music for the adult choir for the singing of anthems and solos as appropriate within the service.
    • Responsible for arranging pre-service music on Christmas Eve
    • Responsible for arranging the offertory music for every Sunday, which includes programming for the choir, but also picking vocal and instrumental solos and coordinating soloists (especially during summer)
    • Recruit new choir members.
    • Audition, hire and manage scholarship singers and guest musicians.
    • Supervise the organist and other music ministry staff members.
    • Hire singers and musician as needed and according to the budget.
    • Help prepare the music budget as needed for the choral program for each fiscal year.
    • Ensure the maintenance and care of instruments, musical library, and choir space.
    • Advise the Rector and Vestry on physical needs relating to music facilities and/or instruments.
    • Work with other staff on new or additional musical offerings for the parish.
    • Perform other duties as may be requested or required by the Rector within the scope and intent of the job of Music Director.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in Music
    • Experience with Church Choirs

    Resources

    • Organ
    • Piano
    • Guest musicians (trumpet and cello)

    Additional Information

    • Title: Music Director
    • Status: 8-10 hrs./wk.
    • Salary: $14,000 (negotiable)
    • For more information or to apply contact the rector The Rev. Mark Wilkinson, mwilkinson@stpaulskaty.org.
    • Posted August 26, 2019


      Part-time Principal Organist
      Memorial City Area

      St. Cecilia Catholic Church
      11720 Joan of Arc Dr
      Houston, Texas 77024

      Contact Andrew Meinen
      ameinen@saintcecilia.org
      (713) 465-3414

      Church Website
      Church Facebook Page

      Number and Times of Services:
      Sunday Masses 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am
      (7:00 am – 12:30 pm)

      Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
      One weekly rehearsal, Wednesday evening 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm (September – May)

      Duties

      • Accompany three Sunday morning Masses each weekend, including necessary warm-up/rehearsal time preceding each service: 7:30 am (with Cantor), 9:00 am (with Children’s Choir) and 11:00 am (with Adult Choir). Masses sung by cantor during choir off season.
      • Accompany other liturgical services throughout the year, including holy days of obligation, sacramental celebrations, and the Paschal Triduum.
      • Select and play solo organ and piano repertoire appropriate to the liturgy.
      • Accompany one 2-hour rehearsal weekly (Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm/September-May) with the adult choir, as well as other scheduled rehearsals for this ensemble (rare).
      • Prepare in advance and to a professional standard, accompaniments for choir and congregational music selected by the Director for rehearsals and liturgies.
      • Advise the Director of any matters pertaining to maintenance of the church’s organ and pianos.

      Qualifications
      The successful candidate will show competence as a keyboard player (organ and piano) and in accompanying choir, cantor and congregation in such a way as to support congregational singing and participation. Experience in a similar position in a Roman Catholic Church and formal training are highly desired.

      Resources

      • The three manual pipe organ (choir, great, swell) in the Church is a 1920’s Pilcher organ brought from the original Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart with new console and electronics.
      • Church piano is a 7 foot Steinway.

      Additional Information

      • The person in this position will have right of first refusal for all weddings celebrated in English, and all funerals when the regular funeral organist is not available.
      • The person in this position may express interest in accompanying the weekly Children’s Choir Rehearsal and the All-school Mass (Tuesday 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm and Friday 8:15 am respectively when school is in session.)

      Music is an integral part of the life of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, and varieties of styles from traditional hymnody to contemporary compositions are part of the repertoire (Gather 3 Hymnal). Therefore, the creative use of both organ and piano is expected. This individual reports to the Director of Liturgy and Music.

      Posted August 21, 2019


      Part-time Organist
      Garden Oaks

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

      Contact Roger Keele
      rogerkeelemusic@sbcglobal.net
      Phone: (713) 594-9596
      Church Phone: (713) 697-0671
      Church Website
      Church Facebook Page

      Number and Times of Services:
      Play one Sunday morning service at 10:17 am year-round
      Play brief choir rehearsal prior to Sunday service, 9:30 – 10:05 am

      Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
      Play Wednesday evening choir rehearsals from September through June, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

      Duties

      • Play rare weddings and funerals
      • Communicate with organ technicians as needed
      • Prepare preludes, postludes, and occasional offertory solos

      Qualifications:

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

      Resources:

      • Steinway grand piano in excellent condition.
      • Full pipe organ, basically an enlarged Wicks instrument.The original organ was made by the Wicks Organ Company of Highland Illinois as their Opus 3258. This organ had a 3 manual console and 8 ranks of pipes.

        In 1982, additional ranks of pipes were added to the organ. Most of these ranks came from the Kilgen Organ at St. Paul’s Methodist in Houston.

        In 1987, the organ was upgraded with a Gallery Division. The Gallery is composed of ranks of pipes from the Methodist Temple in Port Arthur and from the Methodist Church in Alvin.

        In 2000, the organ was completely rewired. In addition, a new control system by Peterson was installed giving the organ a total of 99 possible memory levels. This enabled multiple organists to save registrations on the organ.

        Today, the organ is composed of 5 divisions and over two thousand pipes with four solo stops.

      Additional Information:

      • Flexibility with taking time off in consultation with director of music
      • Relatively small time commitment
      • An appreciative choir and congregation

      Posted July 31, 2019


      Part-time Organist/Choir/Handbells
      Rice Military

      Messiah Lutheran Church
      816 Roy St
      Houston, Texas 77008

      Contact: Marsha Froehlich
      marmar52@sbcglobal.net
      (713) 818-0677
      Church Phone:(713) 861-3072

      Church Website
      Church Facebook Page

      Number and Times of Services:
      Worship Sundays 9:00 AM, with choir rehearsal & handbell practice at 8:00 AM before the service.
      Midweek services during Advent and Lent

      Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
      Handbell practice at 8:00 am
      Choir practice 8:30 am Sundays before service

      Duties:
      Shall be responsible for selecting appropriate music, providing leadership for and directing the Adult Choir at the service regularly scheduled on Sunday mornings or any of the other special Festival Services. Shall work with Pastor to ensure appropriate organ and choral music has been selected for services. Shall have creative freedom to develop new music programs to involve the congregation’s youth and other ministries and outreaches as implemented and approved by the Worship and Music Committee.

      Qualifications
      The minimum requirements for this position require candidate to be synodically trained by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in music or have comparable experience and be able to play the organ and piano.

      Resources
      Allen Electronic Organ, piano, handbells, carillons

      Additional Information
      We are a small, loving community church with one service. Short rehearsals are held prior to Sunday morning. We are members of the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. You will enjoy meeting “Gabriel” our golden retriever.

      Posted June 21, 2019