ST. GERTRUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Beginning September 1, 2020
Title Principal Organist/Accompanist
Location St. Gertrude Catholic Church, 6543 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45243
St. Gertrude parish is run by the Dominican Province of St. Joseph and is a large, active parish of 2,200+ families with many varied ministries. The music plays a very important role in the prayer life of the parish. Our liturgy makes use of the Mass propers and ordinary as well as hymnody, chant, and choral works drawn from across the centuries of the church’s musical patrimony.
Instrument Organ is a three manual Wicks/Walker hybrid installed in the choir loft three years ago.
· Accompany choir or cantor at three weekend Masses
· Accompany choir or cantor for Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and all major feast days (vigil and day of ) and extra services
· Accompany choir or cantor for first communion and confirmation masses
· Accompany yearly choral program for adult choir
· Accompany children’s choir performance (1-2 per year)
· May be required to be available for funerals occasionally if funeral organist is on vacation
· Ability to cantor in emergency situations a plus but not required
· Attendance at weekly choir rehearsals on an as-needed basis, as determined by Music Director
· Job responsibility does not include liturgical planning
· Master’s Degree preferred, but a bachelor’s degree could be acceptable based on level and quality of applicant’s abilities
· Must be able to accompany with a musical sensitivity to singing
· Must be able to improvise on a hymn tune or a chant melody
· Ability to transpose desirable
· Must be a good sight-reader and be flexible
· Must have a good knowledge of standard organ repertoire
· Must have a willing, collaborative attitude
· Must understand or be willing to learn the details of Roman Catholic Liturgy
Salary is in keeping with the Cincinnati Archdiocesan guidelines for an Accompanist position.
Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to:
Music Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: (513) 561-5954 ext. 211
JOB DESCRIPTION- ORGANIST/ ACCOMPANIST
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, Ohio
Job Status: Yearly position/ $12,000 .00 annual salary
Part time: approximately 10 hours per week.
Prepare and perform appropriate music for Sunday church
services (2) including but not limited to Preludes, choir accompaniments (anthems), Congregational Hymns, special music solo or group performances, recessionals and special religious event days. Choir rehearsals 1 day per week, Accompany soloists as needed..
Extra services ,(weddings and funerals) will be negotiated with the individuals involved.
Position reports to: Pastor, Music & Worship Elder
* Demonstrated competency in choosing, preparing and performing liturgical Christian music on both organ and
* Well organized planner
*A Christian attitude towards dignified performances and rehearsals
*A pleasant personality and adaptability to changing circumstances
* A strong work ethic towards performances
* Excellent communication skills
* a music degree or equivalent experience
* ability to handle criticism when appropriate
New Hires: * New hires must be able to pass a standard background check
- New hires will have a 90 day probationary period
- * new hires will be subject to an annual review by the pastor and Worship and Music Elder
Benefits: * This is a part time position. Therefore, the church offers 1 week of paid vacation upon completion of one (1) year of service and (2) weeks of paid vacation upon completion of three (3) years of service. However arrangements for time off can be made in advance if unpaid time off is needed.
The church office will be closed on these holidays with the exception of them falling on a Sunday service: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. There is no additional pay for Holidays.
Subject: JOB OPENING – Full-time Music Director, All Saints, KenwoodAll Saints Church in Kenwood is seeking a full-time Music Director. Candidate should have a degree in music, related field, or equivalent experience. Thorough knowledge of liturgical music and Catholic liturgy is critical. Proficiency in organ, piano, and vocal skills is required along with the ability to engage the entire assembly in song, as well as lead, teach, and inspire. Working collaboratively with the Pastor and Parish Staff, responsibilities include: planning, coordinating, and implementing music for weekend liturgies, school liturgies, sacramental celebrations, holy days, funerals and weddings; directing / coordinating multiple parish choirs of varied styles and age of participants. Resumes accepted until October 9, 2020.
Director of Music Ministry – All Saints Parish, 8939 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236. Attn: Micki Harrell, Phone: (513)792-4613 Fax: (513) 792-4730. E-mail: email@example.com, Website: www.allsaints.cc
Organist Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky
Overview: Second Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a vibrant suburban congregation of 1,100 committed to sharing the grace of God with one another and the world around us. We are passionate about upholding a storied history of high quality of music that expands our consciousness of the mystery and grace of God, and that enables the glorification of God.
The Organist works with the Director of Music Ministries to develop and maintain a program of music and worship, providing leadership, administration, and organization in order to assure the program’s quality. The organist facilitates the ministry through music at regular and special worship services. The organist assists the Director of Music Ministries to enhance the congregation’s knowledge and appreciation of liturgical music as well as the enjoyment of the singing of hymns and spiritual songs.
Qualifications: • A personal commitment to Jesus Christ. • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in music from an accredited university/college, with an emphasis in organ. • At least five (5) years of proven experience as a liturgical organist. • Competence in organ, piano, and keyboard, with demonstrable skills in playing standard organ repertoire from all periods of music. • The ability to sight-read anthems for choir rehearsals as needed and provide keen skill in accompanying to enable the choir to learn music efficiently. Responsibilities: • Leads congregation at the organ in the singing of hymns and responses in worship. • Accompanies choirs, ensembles, instrumental soloist and groups, and vocal soloists at all worship services, and in the absence of the Director of Music Ministries, directs the choir. • Maintains adequate personal practice habits to fulfill all performance requirements at a professionally artistic level. • Attends all weekly and otherwise scheduled choir/music rehearsals. • Prepares and plays suitable Preludes and Postludes for the worship services. • Through consultation with Pastors and the Director of Music Ministries, assists in selecting hymns, anthems and other music appropriate for the traditional worship services of the church. • Gives timely information to the church administrative staff for organ music in the weekly worship bulletins. • Obtains and communicates with substitute accompanists/organists for all services, as needed. • Consults weekly with Director of Music Ministries and attends occasional planning meetings as needed. • In an ex officio capacity, attends Music Committee meetings. • Serves as liaison for Pastor and couples in arranging music for weddings and funerals; has first right of refusal to play weddings when requested, for which a separate set fee will be paid by the family. Expectation is to play for funerals as requested. • Assures the Casavant (Sanctuary) and Schlicker (Chapel) organs, the pianos, and the harpsichord are maintained and in good repair. • Permission is granted for organist to teach organ or piano lessons as needed.
Work Schedule: The position is half-time with a flexible schedule for practicing, and a regular schedule for weekly rehearsals and worship services. • Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal, currently Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.* • Two Sunday Worship Services – 9 a.m (rehearsal 8 a.m.) and 11 a.m. (rehearsal 10:15 a.m.)* *Because of current health concerns, these times are subject to change. Additional rehearsals, concerts and seasonal services are required, as needed. Accountability: The Organist reports directly to the Director of Music Ministries and is fully accountable to the Session for performance and conduct under the aegis of the Personnel Committee.
Compensation commensurate with experience. Applications are currently being received, with anticipated start date ASAP. Further information regarding the church may be found at www.2ndpreslou.org. For questions about instruments, specific ensembles, or matters related to the position, please email Jim Rittenhouse, Director of Music Ministries. Resumes and recordings are welcomed.
The Sanctuary Organ of Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville
Casavant-Frères Ltée. 1979/2001 (Op. 3871) 48 Ranks
2 2/3′ Quinte
2′ Oktav Mixtur V
8′ Festival Trumpet
Great Unison Off
2 2/3′ Nasat
1 3/5′ Tierce
1 1/3′ Quint
Positiv Unison Off
1 1/3′ Quintflöte
8′ Festival Trumpet (Gt.)
Swell Unison Off
PEDAL 32′ Untersatz (Digital)
16′ Bordun (Gt.) 16′ Quintaden
2′ Mixtur IV
8′ Festival Trumpet (Gt.)
Zymbelstern Swell to Great Swell to Positiv Swell to Pedal Positiv to Great Positiv to Pedal Great to Pedal
Solid State Logic, Multiplex
128 Levels of memory
8 General pistons (thumb and toe studs)
4 Division pistons for each manual (thumb)
Tutti toe stud
The organ was donated in loving memory of Erwin W. Muhlenbruch,
by his wife Edith and daughter Mrs. Murrell Mann.
The Casavant Organ at Second Presbyterian Church is maintained by
Peter B. Webber, of Webber & Borne Or