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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

Contact
Donald McCandless, Director of Music Ministries
donald.mccandless@att.net
(713) 503-4767
Church phone: (281) 427-4754

Website
Facebook

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

Responsibilities

  • 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)

Qualifications

  • 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

Resources

  • 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

Contact
The Rev. Jimmy Abbott
jabbott@trinitygalv.org
(409) 765-6317

Website

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

      • Proficiency in organ performance and choral accompaniment

Resources

      • 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

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Posted May 27, 2024


Organist
Richmond, TX

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

Contact
Tim Benson
tim.benson@stjohnsumc@richmond.org
(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

Rehearsals

      • 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

Contact
Marsha Froehlich
marshafroe3@gmail.com
(713) 818-0677
Church Phone: (713) 861-3072

Website
Facebook

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

Duties

      • 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.

Qualifications

      • 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

Resources

      • 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


Part-time Organist
Bering Memorial United Church of Christ
1440 Harold St
Houston, Texas 77006

Contact
Rob Seible
robseiblekosajr@gmail.com
713.526.1017
832.455.0713 (cell)

Website
Facebook

Number and Times of Services

      • 10:50 am Sunday Service
      • 7:15 pm Thursday Rehearsal

Responsibilities

      • Play 1 rehearsal and 1 service per week
      • Play piano when appropriate

Qualifications

      • Familiarity with standard organ literature
      • Ability to play alternate harmonization

Resources

      • We hire a string quartet during Lent and trumpets/timpani for Easter

Posted April 15, 2024


Interim Church Organist
Holy Spirit Episcopal Church
12535 Perthshire Rd
Houston, Texas 77024-4186

Contact
Gardner Headrick
admin@hsechurch.org
713-468-7796

Website

Number and Times of Services

      • 10:30 am Sunday Eucharist
      • Special services such as weddings and funerals as able

Responsibilities

      • Work with the Rector (pastor) remotely to select four Hymns for each Sunday from the Episcopal Church Hymnal of 1982
      • Offer a prelude and postlude each Sunday appropriate to our worship style
      • Use the Church’s organ throughout the week as needed for practice
      • Utilize available funding for solo vocalists on Sundays at the discretion of the Rector

Salary

      • A stipend of $400.00 will be offered for each Sunday service

Additional Information

      • Begin as soon as possible and commit through the end of August 2024
      • Receive automatic consideration for future employment including Choir Director at the Church
      • Gardner Headrick between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at the number above or send a resume to admin@hsechurch.org

Posted April 2, 2024


Part-time Organist and Choir Director
Calvary Episcopal Church
806 Thompson Rd.
Richmond, Texas 77406

Contact
Dr. Janet Soller, Search Chair
jmfsoller@gmail.com
713 380 7192 (please text)

Website

Number and Times of Services

      • 8:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service (usually Rite I – Holy Eucharist)
      • Special Services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas
      • Other special Services may include Lessons and Carols, and Evensong, and as assigned by the Rector

Responsibilities:

      • Choose and perform musical selections for services, in collaboration with the rector. To include hymns, anthems, service music, preludes, postludes, and transitional music as needed. This should be done with at least a two-week lead time
      • Proof the bulletin to ensure that music selections and lyrics are as provided, as well any pertinent copyright information
      • Lead and rehearse choir once during the week (usually Sunday afternoons) and on Sunday morning before 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
      • Coordinate/budget for and secure hiring of supplemental musicians (e.g., soloists and instrumentalists)
      • Schedule and oversee the upkeep of instruments, especially by arranging for regular tunings, etc.
      • Assistance with weddings and funerals with first right of refusal and established fees
      • Recruit, instruct and encourage new choir members
      • Maintain music library inventory
      • Maintain a regular schedule of personal rehearsals
      • Advance musical excellence at Calvary
      • Advance congregational musical participation
      • Attend a monthly staff meeting and a biweekly meeting with the Rector (if available depending on other work commitments)

Qualifications:

      • Excellence in Organ performance
      • Bachelor of Music, Master of Music preferred
      • Previous experience conducting a choir is preferred
      • Knowledge and experience within the Anglican/Episcopal tradition of worship preferred
      • Successful completion of Diocese of Texas training courses, “Safeguarding God’s People” and “Safeguarding God’s Children” and background check

Resources:

      • Aeolian Skinner Opus 1462 pipe organ with ability to pre-record and play back service music. Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. – Opus 1462, 1965 | Calvary Episcopal Church – Richmond, TX, US | Pipe Organ Database
      • Mason and Hamlin Model A Grand Piano

Salary:

      • The position is 12-15 hours/week with a salary and two weeks’ vacation.
      • The annual salary is negotiable and will depend upon training and experience.

Additional Information:

      • Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, list of references, and video(s) of your organ performance(s) to
        Dr. Janet Soller at jmfsoller@gmail.com.
      • Youtube links for videos are preferred
      • Application deadline is April 14, 2024
      • The position reports to The Rector, The Rev. Ralph B. Morgan
      • Calvary Episcopal Church has a school campus, Calvary Episcopal Preparatory
      • As our mission states: “Calvary welcomes and embraces all who join us in doing the work of Christ in our
        community.” Our growing congregation is filled with the love of the Lord. The ideal Organist/Choir Director
        candidate should present a vision that incorporates examples of teamwork and leadership for developing vibrant
        musical in our liturgy by the choir and congregation.
      • You may contact Dr. Soller by email or text for any additional questions.

Posted March 18, 2024


Part-Time Organist
Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
14301 Stuebner Airline Rd.
Houston, TX 77069

Contact
David Horn, Director of Music
dhorn@saintdunstans.org
281-440-1600 (Office)
713-501-4000 (Mobile)

Website

Number and Times of Services/Rehearsals

      • 1 service, Sunday, 11:15 a.m. 10:30 warm-up
      • 1 rehearsal, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Responsibilities

      • Liaise with the Director of Music to select appropriate music for the liturgical season
      • Accompany rehearsals and services
      • May be asked to vocally rehearse music in sectionals

Qualifications

      • Must have accredited training in organ technique and pedagogy
      • Excellent sight-reading skills

Resources

      • Rodgers 3-manual organ with MIDI
      • Extensive choral library
      • Dedicated choir room with an upright piano

posted February 19, 2024