Job Postings Page

NEWAGO will post local job opportunities for church musicians on this page. If you have an opening you would like us to add, please contact our webmaster by sending an email to johnko929@sbcglobal.net. Postings stay live on this site for one year unless we are notified that a position has been filled or is still vacant after one year.

Chancel Choir Accompanist, First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay, July 13, ‘21

The Chancel Choir accompanist will accompany the Chancel Choir in all rehearsals and worship services during the time the choir is in session (weekend after Labor Day through the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend). Duties include attending all rehearsals and worship services unless arranged for in advance with the Director of Music and ensuring adequate practice time to competently accompany the choir on piano. Candidates must have adequate piano skills, be able to accompany a range of musical styles, and be able to sightread a choral accompaniment. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Pastor Katie Estes, First Presbyterian Church, 200 South Ashland Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303.

Director of Music, First Lutheran Church, Janesville, May 5, '21

First Lutheran Church embraces the power of music and creativity to feed our souls. We seek a Director of Music to plan and lead our worship music program and develop our musical outreach to the community. This position will collaborate with and encourage musicians from within the congregation and the wider community. Skill and competency in keyboard performance are required along with the ability to direct instrumental groups and ensembles of all ages. This is a 25-30 hour/week position with competitive salary and benefits. A complete job description can be found at http://bit.ly/FLCDirectorOfMusic. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Michael Mueller at MMueller@flcj.org.

Salary and Employment Guidelines

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.

Institutions are also encouraged to leverage resources published at the following website:

https://www.agohq.org/careers/career-development/

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