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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. To ask that a position be removed, contact the webmaster. Positions will be listed for 90 days unless otherwise advised.


Part-time Accompanist
Rosenberg

First Untied Methodist Church, Rosenberg
1127 3rd Street
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Contact Ryan Gagnon
Email: Ryan@FUMCRosenberg.net
Phone: (713) 898-5640

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services
1 Service (mostly traditional) at 10:00 AM, as well as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter services

Regular choir rehearsals immediately follow Sunday services and last from approximately 11:00-12:00

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
None

Duties

  • Program and Perform Appropriately Themed Service Music on Piano or Organ (most services require 3 selections)
  • Accompany a Small Adult Choir in Rehearsals and Performance During Sunday Services
  • Accompany Hymns (most services contain three hymns and organ is usually preferred)
  • Accompany Occasional Soloists

Qualifications
A degree in music or equivalent experience in church music

Resources
Organ | Rodgers Windsor 840 Organ
Piano | Yamaha Console

Additional Information
Pay is $150 per service and $50 per rehearsal

Posted July 20, 2021


Part-time organist
Jasper, Texas

First United Methodist Church
329 N. Bowie Street
Jasper, Texas 75951
United States

Contact
Tod Lawlis
Email music@fumcjasper.org
(409) 384-5735

Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services
One traditional service each Sunday at 10:30 am. (Special seasonal services, i.e. Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve)

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals
Wednesday, 6:45-7:45 pm (negotiable, contingent upon candidate availability)

Duties

  • Plan, rehearse, and produce music for worship services. (Music for congregational singing is chosen by the Director of Music and Arts.)
  • Provide the office staff with the organist’s service music for the weekly Order of Worship not later than the Thursday before the Sunday it is to be played. Music selections are the prerogative of the organist but should, when possible, be selected to reflect the theme of the service and/or the season of the church year.
  • Accompany Chancel Choir as needed.
  • Accompany soloists as needed.
  • Play for weddings and funerals held in church.
  • Attend yearly August choir retreat.
  • Keep a record of the instrument’s maintenance concerns/needs and coordinate maintenance or repairs with the DoMA.

Qualifications
The organist must be capable of selecting and providing a wide variety of appropriately-themed preludes, offertories, and postludes, and should be familiar with The United Methodist Hymnal, The Faith We Sing, and the Cokesbury hymnal.

The organist should possess:

  • the ability to navigate skillfully a variety of musical styles,
  • the ability to creatively enhance congregational singing,
  • the desire to maintain and improve keyboard skills through regular practice in order to perform to a high standard,
  • commitment to Jesus Christ and His church,
  • a degree in music, preferably with an emphasis in organ and piano, or adequate experience in church music, and
  • the ability to work with persons in a professional manner to affirm and develop their abilities, gifts, and graces.

Resources
The sanctuary instrument is a Rogers 955 3-manual organ (with MIDI).

Additional Information
To initiate the application process, email videos of two contrasting organ performances and one worship hymn, as well as a letter of interest and resume to Tod A. Lawlis, Director of Music and Arts. The position will remain open until filled.

Posted June 28, 2021


Part-time Organist/Pianist (Part-time Staff Accompanist)
Northeast Richmond/Southwest Katy/Northwest Sugarland

Faith United Methodist church
4600 FM 359
Richmond, Texas 77406

Contact Todd King
Email todd.king@faithumc.org
Church Website
Church Facebook Page

Number and Times of Services:
Sunday: 7-8 am individual practice time, 8:15-8:45 am rehearsal with Chancel Choir, 9-10 am Traditional Service

Number and Times of Midweek Rehearsals:
Tuesday: 7-9 pm Choir Rehearsal (occasional Handbell Rehearsal at 6 pm)

Duties

  • Provide organ/piano music for all traditional worship services, including Sunday traditional services each week in the Worship Center from 9-10 am, (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week) and all special occasions where the organ/piano is the primary instrument used.
  • Rehearse with and accompany the Chancel Choir at Tuesday rehearsals from 7-8:30 August through June, and again on Sunday morning from 8-8:45. The choir does not rehearse during the month of July.
  • Rehearse with and accompany Soloists, Instrumentalists, and Handbell Choir for the traditional worship service and other special worship services, when necessary on organ or piano.
  • Provide regular organ solo works (Prelude, Postlude and occasional Offertory, and other supporting selections) for the traditional worship service and other special worship services, as needed.
  • Work cooperatively with the Director of Traditional Worship to plan and prepare music for traditional worship service and other special services.
  • Provide organ/piano music for weddings and funerals held at Faith UMC in collaboration with senior and associate pastors, or arrange for a substitute, if unavailable. (Pay for weddings, funerals, and memorial services is compensated additionally, based on an established fee schedule.)
  • Rehearse with and accompany the Chancel Choir for all selected events such as concerts and Dinner Theater rehearsals and performances.
  • Maintain a continuing professional level of musical training appropriate to the position as it evolves in the future.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree required (an emphasis in organ performance preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to play a dynamic range in organ and piano music required (classical to gospel)
  • Demonstrated ability to accompany choirs and individual musicians required.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability playing in a worship setting required.
  • Understands how music contributes to the flow and meaning of worship.
  • Exhibits a commitment to the Christian faith.
  • Organizational skills, interpersonal relationships, and team player.
  • Technical expertise with piano and organ accompaniment.

Resources

  • Worship Center: ADC 4300DK, 2 manual Allen Organ (64 stops)
  • Worship Center: Petrof Grand
  • Worship Center: Electronic Keyboard
  • Chapel: Nordiska Grand

Additional Information

  • Pay Scale: $37.44 per hour
  • Required Weekly Schedule: (7-8 hours weekly) 3 hours Sunday morning, 2-3 hours Tuesday, 2 hours personal practice time.

Posted April 16, 2021


Part-Time University Organist
Southwest Houton

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Rd
Houston, Texas 77074

Contact David Kirkwood
Email dkirkwood@hbu.edu
Phone (281) 649-3204

Website

Duties

  • Maintain all university organs as follows:
    1. Serve as the liaison between the university and Létourneau Limitée
    2. Secure reputable technicians for maintaining all university organs.
    3. Function as the liaison between organ technician(s) and the university to ensure the university’s pipe organs and electronic organ are well-maintained.
    4. Advise University Administrators on the issues (other than tuning) that need attention and require funding.
  • Provide organ accompaniment, as needed, for:
    1. Major university events such as Graduation, Opening Convocation, Founder’s Day, Award’s Day, and other university-wide events as requested by the Administration
    2. HBU Choir concerts for Major Works
    3. Hymn accompaniment for Student Music Forums
    4. Other performing requests as schedule allows and at organist’s discretion. The University Organist may establish & charge a fee for all non-university functions, to be paid by the organization or person(s) requesting the service.
  • Manage the Organ Recital Series
    1. Secure guest artists for three recitals per semester
    2. Perform on Organ Recital Series once per year
    3. Promote the Organ Recital Series internally and externally
    4. Grow and sustain a larger regular attendance
  • Teach secondary instrument applied organ lessons to piano majors at the current adjunct rate of pay.

Qualifications
The successful candidate must possess a minimum of Master’s Degree in Organ.

Resources
Smith Organ

Additional Information
Please apply here.

Posted April 16, 2021