Organist/Pianist. Choir Director Position

Peace Lutheran Church in Delhi seeking an Organist/Pianist/Choir Director..

Peace Lutheran is part of the Lutheran Missouri synod, and the hymns and liturgy (traditional) are from the Lutheran Service Book.

Responsibilities:

  • Play for the weekly Sunday services at 10:30 AM
  • Play for Wednesday night Lenten services at 7:00 PM
  • Train and direct the church choir on a weekly basis starting in the fall
  • Select appropriate music for the choir

Instruments

The organ is a Rodgers 580 with two manuals, and the piano is a Seller Grand

Interested candidates should send resumes to  peacechurchlink@hotmail.com, or contact the office at (513) 9415177 for further information.

Website: www.Peacechurchliink.org

ORGANIST NEEDED
Lebanon Presbyterian Church is seeking an Organist for its
traditional worship services. This historic church of 650
members enjoys a strong music ministry and is blessed with
one of the finest pipe organs in the region. The position of
Organist has an integral part of worship at Lebanon
Presbyterian Church, contributing significantly to the quality
of LPC’s traditional worship services.
Duties:
Select, rehearse and perform appropriate organ music for
regularly scheduled worship services, maintaining a high
standard of musical excellence. This will typically include
Hymns (provided by Senior Pastor and Ministry Staff),
Responses, Music for Communion, Postludes, as well as
occasional Preludes and Offertories.
Serve as the organist for special musical events and worship
services i.e. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter (two
services), Christmas Eve (three services), Cantatas, etc.
Assist Minister of Music and Worship in overseeing
maintenance and tuning of the pipe organ.
Be available for occasional weddings and memorial services
when appropriate (additional compensation provided).
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience.
Prior experience playing for traditional worship services.
Proficient in a variety of musical styles and genres.
Excellent knowledge of contemporary and historical organ
literature.
Excellent sight-reading skills.
An understanding of liturgical style worship in the Reformed
tradition.
Ability to occasionally accompany choral works on piano a
plus.
AGO certification a plus.
This position will require personal planning and rehearsal
time as well as 8:45 Traditional Worship and weekly meeting
and prayer with staff on Sunday mornings. Typical weeks will
require the organist to be onsite for personal rehearsal and
for two hours on Sunday mornings.
There are a number of professional musicians in the
congregation of LPC. This provides an exciting opportunity
to explore musical collaboration. The organist will be
expected to be approachable, and to reach out, to the
musicians within the congregation to create opportunities for
special musical offerings in worship.
The Organist is responsible for contracting substitutes
acceptable to the
Minister of Music and Worship.
This position reports to the Minister of Music and Worship.

About the instrument:
The earliest recorded pipe organ in this sanctuary was
completed in 1883 by Hook and Hasting.
On March 27, 1960, the church began work to renovate and
remodel the Sanctuary and install a new Pipe Organ. The
organ was designed and built by the Schantz Organ
Company of Orville, Ohio and consists of 20 ranks
containing 1271 pipes. The organ was completed in 1964
The current Pipe Organ renovation was completed in 2013 by
Bunn Minnick Pipe Organ Company of Columbus, Ohio. This
magnificent instrument has the following specifications:
3 Manuals and Pedal,
36 Ranks,
2,283 total pipes with 7 ranks extending to 16 feet.
The organ incorporates a portion of the church’s 1964
Schantz organ. A new handcrafted facade was completed by
Bunn Minnick artisans. Its design was inspired by photos of
the church’s 1883 Hook and Hastings instrument.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to email or mail a cover
letter, resume,
and a statement of faith to:
rick@lebanonpresbyterian.org
Rick McNeely
Minister of worship and Music
Lebanon Presbyterian Church
123 N East Street
Lebanon, OH 45036

Parish Director of Liturgical Music – St. Clement Catholic Parish

St. Clement Catholic Parish, 4536 Vine Street, Village of St. Bernard (Cincinnati), Ohio

St. Clement Catholic Parish – in the Village of St. Bernard (Cincinnati), Ohio, is seeking a (part-time?) Director of Liturgical Music.  This position serves the Parish’s approximately 800 families in an urban area surrounded by the City of Cincinnati.  This position serves the parish community as principal musician, organist/keyboardist and choir director according to the highest professional standards of this profession.  He/She aims to help the worshipping community to pray by supporting liturgies with inspirational and quality music.  He/She must have a good knowledge of quality repertoire available for liturgical music programs for adult choir, organ, and congregation.

Skills, Knowledges, and Abilities

  • Provides service by playing for parish English-speaking liturgical celebrations, including weddings and funerals, and special events. Current Masses are scheduled at Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm, Sunday Mass 9:30 am, and during the school year Children’s Wednesday Mass 7:45 am.

Holy Days Masses include:  January 1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God; Ash Wednesday; Easter Triduum; August 15 Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; November 1 Solemnity of All Saints; December 8 Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception; December 25 Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Confirmation Mass; Advent Penance Service; Lenten Penance Service.

  • Trains, directs, and supervises choirs, instrumental ensembles and cantor programs.
  • Prepares worshipping assembly for liturgies through rehearsals prior to liturgies.
  • Provides for liturgical updating and education of the parish.
  • Introduces new music and encourages congregational participation.
  • When opportune, communicates through parish bulletin/Facebook/website.
  • Cooperates with the liturgical music projects of the Deanery and or Archdiocese when feasible.

Position Specifications/Requirements

  • Must have a high degree of proficiency as an organist as attested to by formal credentials and/or performance audition.
  • Must have skill as an effective choral conductor as demonstrated by formal credentials and/or a choral audition (rehearsal).
  • Must have a knowledge and appreciation of the Church’s liturgical tradition as well as current liturgical practice.
  • Responsible for the preparation and administration of the annual liturgical music budget, including purchase of music, payment of additional musical personnel, copyright fees and permissions, and worship aid programs.
  • The qualifying degrees or credentials for professional status for Parish Director of Liturgical Music can be met in a variety of ways such as degree from an accredited music college or program, and/or experience and demonstrated ability.
  • The applicant should have experience in preparing and accompanying Catholic Liturgical music.

The position reports to the Parish Pastor and is a member of the Parish Staff and of the Parish Worship Commission.  (This position is paid every two weeks). Application deadline is May 8, 2021.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
33 W. Dixon Ave.
Oakwood, Ohio
45419
937-254-1154
Director of Music
April 2021

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakwood, Ohio is a thriving, program sized parish located about 1 mile from the University of Dayton. Our parish is excited about and highly supportive of musical programming. We seek an enthusiastic and collaborative Director of Music, familiar with the Anglican choral and liturgical tradition, to nurture and grow our music program.
Description
The Director of Music (hereafter DOM) oversees the entire music program at St. Paul’s, and works with the Rector or Priest-in-Charge on all matters of music, especially liturgical music for all services. The ideal applicant for the DOM position will possess competency with organ and piano, and have knowledge of Anglican liturgy, repertoire, and culture. The execution of this requires a high degree of collaboration and open communication with the Rector or Priest in Charge, who is responsible for the entirety of the worshipping life of the church, including the music program. The DOM regularly attends the weekly staff meeting and meets with the Rector or Priest-in-charge as directed.
Responsibilities
• Organize, rehearse, conduct, and lead all music (instrumental and choral) during the course of the year, including normal Sunday worship and select weekday High Holy Days (e.g. Confession of St. Paul, All Saints, Holy Week Services, Ash Wednesday, Stations of the Cross in Lent). At this time, this includes a vocal choir and bell choir.
• Organize and lead – in collaboration with the Rector and director of children’s formation – a children’s music program, as well as select children’s programming, including Vacation Bible School.
• Supervise the organist (unless DOM is also the organist)
• Arrange for substitute organists when required, or fill in for organist if necessary.
• Recruit and supervise of all other musicians, both paid and volunteers. This includes scheduling and leading rehearsals.
• Regularly attend the weekly staff meeting and meet with the Rector or Priest-in-charge as directed.
• Maintain St. Paul’s music library.
• Work with the AV team to oversee the maintenance of all digital records and archives of St. Paul’s music performances, and also ensure that St. Paul’s is in compliance with copyright protocols.
• Work with St. Paul’s Clergy and Finance to establish Music Program budget.
• Submit an annual report for the parish on the Music Program.
• Other responsibilities at the Rector’s or Priest in Charge’s discretion, for example:
• Quarterly Choral Evensong
• An annual choral presentation to parish and community.
• Assist the St. Paul’s Presents committee as liaison with community musical organizations for
potential concerts at the Church.
Remuneration
The DOM will work 20-30 hours per week on average and will be compensated according to experience
and education. The DOM is entitled to three weeks off (not to be take consecutively) with pay during the course of the year (a maximum of three Sundays), and $500 to be used for continuing education purposes.
To Apply
Qualified applicants should submit a resume/CV, references, and cover letter to Lois Smith, Parish
Assistant, at lois@stpauls-dayton.org

Zion Lutheran Church
10 N. Breiel Blvd.
Middletown, Ohio 45042
(513) 423-8745
Pastor: Rev. Jennell Rue

POSITION: Organist
1. Plan, prepare, and present music for the two weekly Sunday Worship services: prelude,
postlude, hymns, accompany liturgy, and possible offertory when choirs or special music
is not available. Additional services would include Midweek Lenten Worship, Holy Week
and Christmas Eve Services, and possible pre-recorded worship for members who
cannot come to worship in-person.
2. Plan and prepare music for worship along with the Pastor and other staff in accordance
with the themes of the Church seasons.
3. Provide accompaniment for rehearsals and performances of the choirs of the
congregation and schedule rehearsals with soloist and special groups in coordination
with the handbell and/or Choir Director as requested. Assist with recording special
music for the online worship services.
4. Assist with recruitment, coordination, and recording of special music (especially for
summer worship services when choirs and handbells are not available).
5. Oversee the tuning and maintenance of the organ and pianos within the approved
budget and provide regular reports specifying maintenance needs to the pastor and
Church Council.
6. Continue to grow as a church musician and keep abreast of developments in the field of
church music and worship.
7. In harmony with Zion’s purpose statement, we will follow Jesus’ footsteps by inviting
others to experience God’s love.
If you are interested in this position, please contact Zion’s Church Office at (513) 423-9861 or
email us at amy@zionluthchurch.org

                                                         North Bend UMC

Job Description

North Bend UMC is looking for a Pianist or keyboardist to play the worship music on Sunday. The ability to direct the Choir (once Covid -19 restrictions allow for the choir to resume) is preferred. Choir rehearsals were traditionally held on Wednesdays, and Sunday worship is at 10:30 AM. This is a paid position. Salary is negotiable and will depend on musical skills and experience. Please contact the church at (513) 9413061) or email at north.bend.umc@gmail.com to apply or learn more.

 

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Music Teacher Needed

Annunciation School – 3545 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220 (513) 221-1230

K-8: Music Teacher/Part-Time: Annunciation School in Clifton is looking for a part-time music teacher for the 21-22 School Year. Music Classes are held 2 or 3 days per week and encompass grade levels K-8. Annunciation’s music room has lots of instruments and tools for music education. Annunciation is a diverse Catholic School with a collaborative faculty and small class sizes. Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration for this position!

Contact: Celia Deters, Principal – acsprincipal@abvmcincy.org

Catholic Candidate: Preferred