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First Presbyterian Church of Alton, IL is seeking a part-time organist to play the 10 am Sunday Worship Service beginning September 20, 2020, with the intention of expanding the position to organist/choir director, in January.

Choir rehearsals take place on Wednesdays (7:00 – 8:00 pm) and Sunday morning (from 9:00 am). Expanding the position from Organist to Organist/Choir Director will result in a greater compensation.  

Worship services are currently being streamed online and include a prelude, postlude, and 2 or 3 hymns. When the choir starts up in January, the worship service will also include accompanying the choir anthem, psalmody, and liturgical music.

The organist is expected to play for weddings and funerals but would be compensated additionally for these services.

Preferred candidates have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience in playing for church services. The ideal candidate would have a background in Protestant church worship, familiarity with the Reform Tradition of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and use of the Common Lectionary for the planning of musical offerings.

Candidates who are interested in the position, please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to our Office Manager, Toni Anderson:

Church phone: 618-465-3592

Our church website is:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 116, Alton, IL 62002

Physical Address: Corner of 4th and Alby Streets, Alton, IL

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


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 or at 314 369 7565 (cell). 

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