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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.
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.
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: