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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


    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