Messiah Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri is seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministries and a part-time Organist. These positions may be filled by a single individual who can serve both roles, or by two individuals.
Messiah is a multi-cultural, multi-generational congregation that values reverent and vibrant worship. Currently, the music ministry includes a handbell choir, adult choir, brass ensemble, individual solos, and small ensembles. The successful applicants are expected to contribute to the mission of Messiah, “Sharing Life with our Neighbors through the Love of Christ.”
The complete job description can be found at: http://messiahlutheranstl.org. The desired start date is August 1, 2013. Resumes and questions should be directed to Deaconess Sylvia White at firstname.lastname@example.org (314) 772-4474. (Posterd 5/24/13)
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL is seeking a part-time Director of Music to rehearse and direct both voice and handbell choirs; working closely with an accomplished, supportive organist. Excellent acoustics.
A full job description may be obtained by emailing a request to: email@example.com . Please send resume and references no later than June 30, 2013 to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 105 East “D” Street, Belleville, IL 62220.(Posted 5/24/13)
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Chesterfield MO is seeking a Music DIrector. Duties are:
1. Plan and coordinate the parish-wide (including Preschool) music program, providing leadership and resources for the other musicians in the congregation, 2. Create, edit and produce all services (liturgical and blended) or any program requiring music. In coordination and with the approval of Pastor, using such tools as Service Builder, Creative Worship, CCLI and other resources that would prove beneficial, 3. Select all hymns, liturgical music, and contemporary songs for services for review and approval by the Pastor. Meet with the Pastoral staff on a quarterly basis to plan worship, 4. Schedule all choirs, ensembles, and soloists participating in worship, 5. Determine and submit the annual budget requirements for the music program and administer the expenditures of the approved budget, 6. Maintain the music library and supervise the maintenance of all instruments, 7. Maintain professional competency by practicing, performing, attending continued education opportunities, teaching workshops or seminars, and reading professional journals, 8. Develop and direct a children’s music ministry. Including but not limited to Sunday School and Pre-School participants, 9. Develop and work with VBS program, 10. Oversee sound system and projection screen if used for all services, 11. Recruit and develop members to be part of the music ministry, 12. Develop a community music program. This may include music lessons and community choir.
Be the primary musician for all services and special service such as weddings and funerals. Schedule substitute organists/pianists when needed (Four Sunday’s per year), assist with recruiting and facilitating participation from all interested musicians within the congregation and community. Develop a student instrumental ensemble and prepare them to play in worship. Direct and teach hand bells choirs. (Adults and youth). Select appropriate music for the hand bell musicians. Festival rehearsals for the hand bells/musicians as needed. Direct and teach the sanctuary choir. (Adult and youth). Select appropriate music for the choirs. Festival rehearsals for choirs/musicians as needed.
Bachelor's degree in music, church music, or other related degree.
Demonstrated knowledge of Lutheran theology, liturgical practice, and use of music in worship. Demonstrated skill and competency at the keyboard, particularly organ and piano, and a working knowledge of other instruments.
Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org (Re-posted 5/21/13)
Webster Groves Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1320 W. Lockwood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 is seeking a part-time, year-round organist for one blended worship service at 10:30am each Sunday, and special seasonal worship services. www.webstergroveschristian.org
Organist will usually provide prelude and postlude, and accompany a choir anthem and one or more hymns. A hand bell choir and praise band also provide worship music. Organist will also rehearse with and accompany our Chancel Choir on either organ or piano. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, Labor Day to Memorial Day, and 9:30am Sunday mornings, Labor Day to Memorial Day.
For more information or to apply please contact the church at: (314)961-3232 or Email: email@example.com
Salary Range: $10,000 - $12,000, depending on experience. (Posted 5/7/13)
The New Hope Presbyterian Church (1580 Kisker Road; St. Charles, MO) is currently looking for a Director of Music Ministries. Qualified candidates must have experience as a vocal music or choir director. Prior experience working with a church choir is desired. Must be familiar with and committed to the Reformed tradition of the Christian faith. This is a part-time position.
You can learn more about our position and how to apply at www.newhopepc.org Please submit the requested material to the New Hope Presbyterian Church office no later than April 26, 2013.
If you have any questions, contact David Besgrove at 636-939-2481.
Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), 14088 Clayton Road, Chesterfield MO 63017 is seeking a part time organist/accompanist for Traditional worship. ( The position includes the possibility of additional employment as director of the handbell choir.)
Trinity uses the liturgies of the Lutheran Book of Worship (LBW), With One Voice (WOV)and the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW). The organist is responsible for leading one traditional Sunday service at 9:00 a.m. and for providing accompaniment for Wednesday evening (7:00-8:30 p.m.) and Sunday morning choir rehearsals. Additional special services include Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, midweek Lenten services, Holy week midweek services and Easter Sunday.
Applicants should have solid experience in leading liturgical worship along with some
skills in classical organ performance. Salary is negotiable.
Please send a letter and resume by email or call Dr. Bruce Vantine, Director of Traditional Music:at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (314) 838-4383.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church (ELCA), of Creve Coeur MO, is looking for a part time music director (20 hours per week) to lead the music at worship services, direct the church choir, and oversee the praise band.
The music director will be responsible for the music at both traditional and contemporary worship services. Proficiency in piano and organ is required. We would prefer that this person have experience as a praise band and choir director. Music Degree not required, but preferred.
For more information, please call our church office at 314-434-0546. (Posted 3/4/13)
St. Paul's Episcopal church, 6518 Michigan Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri, 63111 is seeking an organist to come worship with us. We are a historic, urban Episcopal Church that sits in the heart of the Carondelet neighborhood in South St. Louis City. St. Paul's is a feisty little church with a big heart. St. Paul's takes seriously its call to be disciples of Christ, and is passionate about worshiping and praising God for the grace, glory, and love that God has rained down upon us. Our worship uses the traditional Episcopal liturgy of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, and the 1982 Episcopal hymnbook. We have one service at 10:00 am, and other special services during the church year. A knowledge of traditional liturgical services would be appreciated. We are GLBT friendly. (Posted 1/31/13)
Please contact Fr. Robert Ard. Church: 314-352-0370; cell: 314-619-9214
Idelwild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN is seeking a full-time Directory of Music Ministry to versee the entire music program for our 1500-member congregation. Major responsibiliites include, but not limited to, serving as organist for all regular and special worship services, rehearsing and conducting the adult choir, and planning with the church staff worship team for music and worship. Minimu degree requireemtns are master's degree in a field of music and five or more years of church experience.
The Sanctuary organ is a Bedient 3-manual, 69-rank instrument built in 1988 with further additions in 2004. The Chapel organ is a 1976 2-manual 13 rank-Moeller. Salary range is $42,000-$60,000 with all benefits as required by PCUSA. The church's website is www.idlewildchurch.org
Applications and questions should be sent to:
Barry White, Chair of the Music Search Committee
by email: BFWhite@farris-law.com or,
by fax: Attn Barry White 901-259-7180.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave, St. Louis, MO is seeking a part-time (1/4) Organist-Pianist. Duties include playing for two services each Sunday, plus special seasonal services. Candidate should be comfortable with a variety of musical styles and accompanying choral rehearsals.
Contact Pastor Kendra Nolde at 314-352-8050 or send resumes to email@example.com (Posted 01/22/13)
Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah Street, St. Louis, MO 63118 is seeking an organist who can play for Sunday Worship service & occasional special services. There is one service per week at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Experienced, semi-retired players, or students or persons just getting started in the field of church music could work well in our blended traditional and ethnic-flavored services.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Position is open immediately. (Posted 12/26/12)
St. John UCC - Collinsville, IL is seeking a part-time Music Associate to support a vibrant and growing church music ministry. Candidates to possess all or part of following skills;
• Piano/Organ Proficient
• Choral Accompaniment Experience
• Congregational Accompaniment/Experience Hymn playing
• Choral Direction Experience
For more information or to apply contact Todd Pettit, Minister of Music at 618 409 8404 (Posted 10/25/12)
Bellefontaine United Methodist Church is looking for a part-time worship leader to lead our worshippers deeper into the presence of God. We believe a deeper connection with God through worship will bring believers into a stronger relationship with Christ through the Holy Spirit and will lead them to transform themselves, our community, and our world.
The applicant should be musically proficient in both traditional and contemporary worship music, possess strong leadership abilities and excellent people skills. Responsibilities will include a weekday evening rehearsal with choir and band, Sunday morning warm up, leading music during service, and assist in planning worship services monthly. Applicant must also understand that the church and service are Christ-centered.
The position would require 15 hours per week; bi-vocational candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary negotiable with experience. Please send resume to office email at email@example.com. (Posted 10/10/12)
St. Catherine of Siena American National Catholic Church, 600 N. Euclid Street, St Louis, MO (www.SaintCatherineSTL.org) is seeking an organist or pianist who can play for mass. There is one service per week at 5:30 PM on Saturday. $40 per service. In collaboration with the pastor, the individual would plan weekly liturgy. We are willing to work with a student or person just getting started in the field of church music.
Please call Fr. Phillip at (314) 329-8207 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Position is open immediately. (Posted 10/3/12)
Kiepper Pipe Organ Company, recently located in St. Louis, seeks applicants for a variety of positions with the firm. Our aim is the restoration and preservation of existing and historic pipe organs, as well as the construction, installation and maintenance of new instruments. A knowledge of the organ is not necessary in order to be considered; training will be provided.
We currently seek applicants who will be committed to our standards and are detail-oriented. The ideal applicant will be in good physical condition, and able to lift and move heavy objects, some weighing as much as 1,200 pounds.
Experience in general woodworking, electrical wiring and metal working is desirable, but not necessary.
Please send resumes and cover letter to: email@example.com or call 417-619-1350 to speak with Christopher Kiepper for an appointment interview. (Posted 6/18/12)