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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, please visit this page and follow the instructions. To ask that a position be removed, contact the webmaster. Positions will be listed for 90 days unless otherwise advised.

Part-time Organist
Baytown, TX

Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church
3700 N. Highway 146
Baytown, TX 77520

Donald McCandless, Director of Music Ministries
(713) 503-4767
Church phone: (281) 427-4754


Number and times of services

  • One weekly service on Sundays at 8:30 am
  • Additional special services during the liturgical year (such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Holy Week)
  • First right of refusal for weddings and funerals

Number and times of rehearsals

  • One weekly rehearsal on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm


  • Play service music (preludes, postludes, and other appropriate music
  • Accompany the congregation during hymn singing
  • Accompany the choir (usually on piano for offertory anthems, communion anthems, introits, benedictions, and special music)


  • Organ (and piano) performance skills at a level suitable for playing and accompanying in worship required
  • Music degree (or currently pursuing music degree) preferred
  • Experience playing and accompanying in worship preferred


  • Noack pipe organ (Opus 60, built in 1972) Stoplist:
    • Great (16’ Quintadena, 8’ Principal, 8’ Chimney Flute, 4’ Octave, 4’ Blockfloete, 2’ Nachthorn, 2 2/3’ Sesquialtera II, 1 1/3’ Mixture IV-VI, 8’ Trompette-en-Chamade)
    • Swell (8’ Gedackt, 8’ Gemshorn, 8’ Celeste, 4’ Praestant, 4’ Koppelfloete, 2’ Octave, 1 1/3’ Quinte, 2/3’ Cymbal III, 8’ Krummhorn)
    • Pedal (16’ Subbass, 8’ Principal, 8’ Pommer, 4’ Choral Bass, 2 2/3’ Mixture IV, 16’ Bassoon)
    • Couplers (Swell to Great, Great to Pedal, Swell to Pedal, Tremolo Swell)

Additional Information

  • Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and links to worship and/or performance recordings to Donald McCandless, Director of Music Ministries at Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church.

Posted June 4, 2024

Part-time Organist
Galveston, TX

Trinity Episcopal Church
2216 Ball Ave.
Galveston, TX 77550

The Rev. Jimmy Abbott
(409) 765-6317


Number and Times of Services

  • One worship service at 10:30 am on Sundays
  • Special services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, two services on Easter, and two services on Christmas Eve

Number and Times of Rehearsals

  • One rehearsal at 9 am on Sundays


  • Accompany the choir for worship services and rehearsals; assist with selecting service music, hymns, and anthems


  • Proficiency in organ performance and choral accompaniment


  • The organ at Galveston’s Trinity Episcopal Church was completed in June of 1989. Built by the Austin Organ Company of Harford, Connecticut, the three-manual drawknob console controls five divisions, including an antiphonal division with a trompette-en-chamade, located in the rear gallery of the church.

Additional Information

  • Compensation: $25,000 to $40,000 depending on skills and experience
  • Travel stipend or accommodations in Galveston can also be negotiated

Posted May 27, 2024

Richmond, TX

St. John’s UMC
400 Jackson St.
Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-6631

Tim Benson
(281) 239-5487

Number and Times of Services

  • Sundays, 8:30 am & 11 am
  • Four Christmas Eve services
  • Ash Wednesday evening, Maundy Thursday evening, and Good Friday evening services
  • Two Easter morning services
  • Additional opportunities for weddings and funerals


  • Wednesday evening Chancel Choir rehearsal
  • Additional rehearsals for Christmas and Easter
  • Two additional rehearsals for Chancel Choir retreats

Additional Information

  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience

Posted May 10, 2024

Part-time Organist/Choir/Handbells
Rice Military

Messiah Lutheran Church
816 Roy St
Houston, Texas 77008


Jay Stallings
(281) 507-3597
Church Phone: (713) 861-3072


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


  • Shall be responsible for selecting appropriate music, providing leadership, for and directing the Adult Choir and Handbell Choir at the service regularly scheduled on Sunday mornings or any of the other special Festival Services
  • Shall work with the 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
  • We expect the position to require 10 – 15 hours of work per week depending on the season. Fewer hours during the summer when the choirs are not meeting and more hours during Advent, Lent, etc.


  • The minimum requirements for this position require the 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


  • Allen Electronic Organ
  • Piano
  • Handbells
  • Carillon

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

Posted April 27, 2024