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Seeking a Director of Sacred Music/Organist to prepare and direct instrumental and vocal music for liturgical services. Qualifications include knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgical practices, ability to play piano and organ, and ability to direct, mentor, and encourage musicians and singers in a pariish environment. Compensation is $45,000 per year plus benefits. Contact Fr. Douglas Robertson, Pastor, at 608-317-3536.
Seeking an organist/accompanist for weekend and Holy Day Masses. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy is helpful. Position is shared with another musician to reduce the number of weekends needed to play. The organ is a three manual Holtkamp pipe organ. Contact Steve Siegel at 920.725.7714 for more information.
Seeking a skilled organist and pianist to play hymns, prelude, postlude, and offertory music during the Sunday 9 a.m. service, Wednesdays during Lent, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve. May be asked to play for weddings and funerals. One paid Sunday off per quarter and two additional paid Sundays off whenever preferred. Salary of $10,000 per year.
Two positions are available, which could be combined for the right candidate. Highest priority is Organist/Accompanist, with duties including organ/piano music for worship, accompanying the choir, and playing for weddings and funerals. Second priority is a Choir/Music Director to lead the Chancel Choir and overall music program for the congregation. Email Pastor Katie Estes for a more detailed job description.
Schedule choirs, ensembles, soloists, pianists, and organists. Play organ/piano or schedule others for services. Lead praise team or schedule others for services. Accompany/Direct Adult Choir for rehearsals and services. Coordinate Adult Handbell Choir. Teach music to grades kindergarten through eight, direct school choirs, play for chapel services, direct the Children’s Christmas Services and musicals, instruct selected children in handbells.
Congregations often struggle with determining an appropriate level of compensation for church musicians. NEWAGO believes that its members deserve fair compensation, which includes a living wage and benefits that provide economic security and basic economic rights. Ordinary economic rights include food, housing, health care, education, security in old age, insurance for sickness and joblessness, leisure and recreation, and the possibility of property ownership.
The American Guild of Organists no longer publishes the Salary Guide for Musicians Employed by Religious Institutions. Instead, institutions are encouraged to have conversations with their musician employees to be sure they are providing for their basic economic rights.
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