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Director of Music

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves, MO is seeking a part-time Director of Music. The Director of Music leads the Emmanuel Choir at the Principal worship service from September-May and coordinates special vocal music in June, July, and August. The Director of Music plays for all worship services and is responsible for creation of all electronic music files for online worship.

The Director of Music also supervises the Children’s Choir Director. For a full job description please contact the Rector at the email address below.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to the Rev. Jenny Hulen, Rector, Emmanuel Episcopal Church jhulen@emmanuelepiscopal.org

Music Director

St. John’s Episcopal Church – Tower Grove, 3664 Arsenal St. in St. Louis, is seeking a part-time Music Director to play organ and piano and to rehearse and conduct the choir for worship services. Pre-COVID, worship at St. John’s was on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Those interested should send a resume and two references to office@towergrovechurch.org. For more information about the position, call Gina Malone at 314-495-5604.

Organist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, St. Charles-Overland (a Christian Science church) in Missouri is looking for an organist/keyboardist for both Sunday morning (10-11am) and Wednesday evening (7:30-8:30) services beginning in June 2020.

Sunday service consists of a prelude, 3 hymns, prelude, postlude, an interlude and accompanying a soloist.  Wednesday service consists of a prelude, 3 hymns and a postlude.

To apply or for more information please contact Melanie Shedd at melshedd@gmail.com or at 314 369 7565 (cell). 

Organist

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Missouri is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Organist.

This is a 12-month position, starting after June 7, 2020. Duties include playing two services each Sunday at 8:30 am and 11 am, rehearsing and accompanying the choir Monday evenings from September – May, and regularly attending worship committee meetings. The choir normally sings for one service each Sunday. Additionally the organist must be available to play for special services throughout the church year, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. .

Preferred candidates have a Bachelor’s degree in music or church music, and experience as a church organist. The ideal candidate will have strong  accompanying skills, familiarity with different styles of church music (classical, contemporary, folk, and gospel) and an understanding of the role of music in worship.

For more information about Gethsemane Lutheran Church, please check out its website at: www.gethsemanestl.org. For more information or to apply for this position, please contact the church at 314-352-8050 or office@gethsemanestl.org

Organist

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hazelwood, MO is seeking an organist /pianist. Duties include playing organ and piano for the two worship services on the first, third, fourth, (and fifth) Sundays of the month (June through July 19 we will only have one service on Sundays for our summer schedule).

Sunday services consist of a prelude, voluntary, postlude, psalmody, multiple liturgical elements, hymns, and the occasional accompanying of a soloist. There may also be a need to play for our Kid-Friendly Worship Service which occurs between the regular services. Salary to be discussed at interview.

To apply or for more information please contact Theodore Jander at dma@lcgoodshepherd.org.

Organist / Pianist

First United Methodist Church in East Alton, IL is seeking a part time organist /pianist.  Duties are to play 2 consecutive Sunday services a month, attend Wednesday night choir rehearsal as needed and play for adult Sunday School class.  There is possibility of duties becoming 4 services a month.  Salary to be discussed at interview.

To apply please send resume to:

  • First United Methodist Church
  • 1001 East 3rd Street
  • East Alton, IL 62035
  • Attn: Staff Parish

Choir Accompanist

St John UCC,  Collinsville, IL, is seeking a part-time Organist.  Duties include accompaning weekly rehearsals of the Sanctuary Choir Provide piano accompaniment to the Sanctuary Choir during Sunday services each Sunday. Shall be invited to participate in planning meetings and summer choir retreat at a negotiated rate. Work with the Director of Music, in conjunction with the pastor(s), to plan and implement worship services.

Ability to play the piano/keyboard and sight-read. Ability to take direction and work as a team member. Ability to support and encourage members of the choir.

Hourly rate of $15-$25 depending on qualifications. Approximately 6 hours of work: 2 hour choir practice, 1 hour on Sunday mornings, and 3 hours of practice time.    Special Sundays (Easter & Christmas) shall constitute 6 hours of service. The accompanist is also invited to participate in the summer choir camp which is compensated at a negotiated rate.

For more information please contact the church at (618) 344-2526.

Organist / Pianist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Alton-Godfrey (a Christian Science church) in Illinois is looking for an organist/keyboardist for both Sunday morning (10-11am) and Wednesday evening (7:30-8:30) services.

Sunday service consists of a prelude, 3 hymns, prelude, postlude, an interlude and accompanying a soloist.  Wednesday service consists of a prelude, 3 hymns and a postlude.

To apply or for more information please contact Laura Garritson at lauragarritson@yahoo.com or contact the church at 618 462-0964

Choir and Handbell Director

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 227 Goodhaven Drive, Columbia, Illinois (only seven minutes from the JB Bridge) is seeking a Choir and Handbell Director with keyboard accompaniment skills. Duties include directing the choirs and conducting weekly rehearsals for worship services from September – May and for special services throughout the church year. There are additional opportunities for assisting with the Music Team at our 10:30am Blended Service. Guitar and vocal skills would be a plus.

Please contact the church at 618-281-4600 or e-mail pastork@stpauls-lcms.org for more information or to apply.

Choir Director and Handbell Choir Director

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3600 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, Missouri is seeking applicants for the part-time position of Choir Director and Handbell Choir Director. Gethsemane is a diverse, active, and multi-generational congregation. Duties include conducting the choir at one service each Sunday from September – May. The handbell choir performs less frequently. The choir and handbells also perform at special services throughout the church year, such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. Weekly services are at 8:30 am and 11 am. Choir and handbell rehearsals are scheduled on Monday evenings, September – May.

Preferred candidates have a Bachelor’s degree in music, church music, or equivalent experience in choral conducting and handbells. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of different styles of church music (classical, contemporary, folk, and gospel) and an understanding of the role of music in worship.

Please contact the church at 314-352-8050 or office@gethsemanestl.org for more information or to apply.