Church Music Positions

  • Associate Director of Music Ministries & Director of Choirs- Norman, OK

    Date: May 29, 2024

    McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church’s mission is Changing Lives that Change the World. We seek people who want their work to matter and have meaning, and who will live out our staff values of faith, integrity, openness, courage, compassion, accountability, resilience, patience and excellence.

    McFarlin also recognizes that God made all creation and saw that it was good. As a diverse people of God who bring special gifts and evidence of God's grace to the unity of the Church and to society, we are called to be faithful to the example of Jesus' ministry to all persons. As a church that values the participation of all people at all levels of ministry, McFarlin seeks to be a place where all persons are open, welcoming, fully accepting, and supporting of all other persons, enabling them to participate fully in the life of the church, the community, and the world.

    McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church is a large and active church known for its musical excellence. McFarlin has a rich history of worship and music in its sanctuary services led by organ, choir, and handbells. The Associate Director of Music Ministries is part of a collaborative music ministry team, including two full-time musicians, one part-time musician, and an administrative assistant, that oversee a multi-generational music program with four choirs and six handbell choirs.

    Responsibilities:
    Conduct three choral ensembles: Chancel Choir (adults), Chapel Choir (high school and college), and McFarlin Singers (select schola group)

    Prepare and conduct choirs for weekly rehearsals, Sunday worship, high holy days, and special worship services in collaboration with the Director. Services include All Saints, World Communion, Candlelight Carol, Christmas Eve, and Holy Week

    Select appropriate choral repertoire in consultation with Director of Music in a wide variety of musical styles, including masterworks with orchestra

    Coordinate and manage paid choral section leaders

    Develop and recruit Youth Choir members and assist with Children’s Choir as needed

    Maintain an organized library of choral repertoire in music library
    • Lead congregational singing for worship services
    • Plan and lead choir tours. Previous tours include both domestic and international locations
    • Plan and lead Chancel Choir retreats
    • Plan and lead annual Youth Music Dinner Theatre
    • Assist Director, Pastors, and Pastoral Staff in planning worship
    • Assist Director of Music with coordination of hired instrumentalists
    • Coordinate and assist with music area fundraising activities. Fundraisers include parking
    space sales for sport events and the annual pumpkin sale
    • Assist with planning and operating music department events
    • Work collaboratively with Modern worship leaders as needed
    • Additional responsibilities based on the needs of the department

    Qualifications
    • Masters of Music degree required, emphasis in Choral Conducting or Sacred Music
    preferred, DMA preferred
    • 5+ years of experience in church music preferred
    • Experience working with the adolescent voice
    • Experience leading large masterworks preferred, ability to work with orchestra

    Skills
    • Ability to actively communicate with parents and families involved in music ministry
    • Ability to recruit singers for adult and youth choirs
    • Ability to recruit and sustain a volunteer team to assist with music ministry program
    • Ability to plan and execute trips of large groups of people
    • Piano or organ skills preferred
    • Experience with leading handbell ensembles preferred
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Works well collaboratively
    • Administrative, organizational, and computer skills including use of Microsoft Office
    systems and social media

    This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Director of Music Ministries. McFarlin
    Memorial United Methodist Church offers competitive compensation, paid pension, and health
    insurance benefits.

    Deadline: Open until filled Start date: August 1, 2024

    Contact Information:

    To apply, please email a resume & cover letter to Acting Director of Music Ministries and Principal
    Organist, Dr. Stephen Wurst, at abowden@mcfarlinumc.org.








  • PIANIST/ACCOMPANIST NEEDED FOR CHURCH WORSHIP SERVICES

    Date: May 16, 2024

    First United Methodist Church of Waxahachie is seeking a pianist/accompanist for its weekly worship services. Celebrating 175 years in the community, FUMC Waxahachie is an historic, established church with a congregation appreciative and supportive of its music ministry. The worship style is traditional, featuring works with choir, piano, organ, and other instrumentalists and vocalists.

    EXPECTATIONS

    Collaborate with the Director of Music Ministry to rehearse with the Chancel Choir and other soloists and ensembles in preparation for Sunday Worship services and special occasions

    Accompany hymns, choral octavos, and other sacred music selected by the Director of Music Ministry, and occasionally play prelude, postlude, and communion music

    Play piano during Chancel Choir rehearsals, which are typically Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8:15 pm; this will include playing vocal SATB parts as well as the piano accompaniment

    Play piano for the 11am to 12pm Sunday worship service, with a brief rehearsal scheduled at 10:30 am

    Play piano for other special services as needed, such as for Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve services (these dates and times will be given to the pianist in advance)

    Maintain professional behavior and attire while on the church campus and as it relates to the position

    Notify the Director of Music in advance of absences and assist with finding a replacement if possible

    EXPERIENCE

    Proficiency in playing the piano, including sight-reading and transposition

    Experience in playing in the church worship service setting and accompanying of choirs

    Appreciation for sacred music and its role in the spiritual life of the church

    Communication and collaboration skills with the church staff and its volunteers

    The role of the pianist/accompanist is a year-round, part-time position, and is open beginning in June of 2024. Although it is more demanding during Lent (the six weeks leading up to Easter) and Advent (the six weeks leading up to Christmas), it is less demanding during the summer months of June, July and August.  Compensation for the pianist/accompanist is currently $10,800 for the entire year, with payment made twice per month.







    Contact Information:

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to the Director of Music.

    Andrew Truex

    Director of Music

    Email: andy@fumcwaxahachie.org

    Office: 972-937-4400

    First United Methodist Church

    505 W Marvin Avenue

    Waxahachie, TX 75165

     








  • Children's Music Director (part-time)

    Date: May 15, 2024

    The Children’s Music Director shall oversee all aspects of the Covenant Choir - children in grades 2-5, working with the Director of Music Ministries and the Director of Children’s Ministries. This person shall demonstrate and communicate faith-based effective leadership through organizational planning, recruiting, teaching, and directing children’s vocal and handbell choirs and shall oversee all volunteers in children’s music (accompanists and parent helpers, either volunteer or paid).








    Contact Information:

    City:
    Richardson

    State:
    Texas

    URL to longer description:
    https://www.canyoncreekpres.org/images/uploads/Childrens_Music_Director.pdf

    Contact Name:
    Emma Conditt

    Job Contact Email:
    info@canyoncreekpres.org








  • Director of Chancel Choir (part-time)

    Date: April 29, 2024

    Director of Chancel Choir

    Full Time or Part Time:
    Part Time

    Description (maximum 600 characters):
    This professional position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Chancel Choir programming and performances in support of the mission and vision of Broadway Baptist Church.

    City:
    Fort Worth

    State:
    Texas

    URL to longer description:
    https://broadwaybc.org/






    Contact Information:

    Contact Name:
    Ken Krause

    Job Contact Email:
    info@broadwaybc.org







  • Choir Director (part-time)

    Date: April 17, 2024

    Join Central Presbyterian Church as the Choir Director at our historic downtown location. Committed to Christ and called by God, guide our choir and congregation using Reformed theology to bring glory to God. Prepare rehearsals, teach musical skills, maintain our music library, collaborate with our accompanist, and report to the pastor. Need to be on sight Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and for other special services. Organizational and people skills needed to guide this volunteer choir. Participate in educational opportunities for spiritual and musical growth.

    City:
    Waxahachie

    State:
    TX





    Contact Information:

    URL to longer description:
    cpcwax.org

    Contact Name:
    Fred Thrower

    Job Contact Email:
    pastorcpcwax@gmail.com







  • Church Organist and Choir Director (part-time)

    Date: April 9, 2024

    3900 Longvue Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, 76126

    Vacancy Announcement:Church of the Holy Apostles (Anglican)

     

    Job Title:Organist/Choir Director

     

    Church and Location:3900 Longvue Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas, 76126

     

    Church Website:https://www.holyapostlesfortworth.org

     

    Job Opens:April 22, 2024

     

    Job Description:Traditional Anglo-Catholic Church, member of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, and the Anglican Church of North America.

     

    Service Music Requirements:Prelude, Postlude, additional Service Music,Hymns, and traditional Anglican Service Music (e.g. Angelus, Gloria or Kyrie, Psalm, Sanctus, Fraction Anthem, Agnus Dei), Twice a month an anthem is sung by the choir.

     

    Service Times:Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. Service times for additional liturgies in the liturgical cycle are negotiated with the parish.

     

    Choir/Rehearsal Time:Small adult choir with rehearsal currently twice a month on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

     

    Organ:Allen Q345

     

    Pay:To be negotiated based on experience and education, anticipated to be around $16,000 per year, with a Letter of Agreement anticipated for 50 weeks plus the additional services in the liturgical cycle.

     

    If interested, contact:Sue Warner at 817-992-3211 orwargroupsue@yahoo.com






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