Job Listings

Listings are provided free of charge as a service to our members and to employing institutions. The chapter cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the material. Ads will run for two months unless or until word is received that a given position has been filled.  Please submit the following by email to slohnas@nycap.rr.com:

Institution name and address
Website
Contact email and phone
Job description and instrument details

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Substitute Organist – summer

Saint Paul’s Church, Troy, NY

July 25, and all of August

Looking for someone to play any or all of the Sundays.

  • Three Hymns
  • David Hurd’s “New Plainsong Mass” (although it could be sung unaccompanied)
  • Prelude–Offertory–Communion–Postlude

Contact Christopher Uhl, Organist-Choirmaster
518-275-7704  cuhl@hoosac.org

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Organist and Music Director
Summer season – Upstate New York

Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church
1454 Co. Rt. 351 at Methodist Hill Rd.
Rensselaerville, NY, 12147

The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church is looking for  a Church Organist and Music Director for the coming summer season, beginning Sunday June 27, through Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 5.

The job involves playing the organ (or piano) for the services, including Preludes and Postludes, three Hymns, the Doxology, the Gloria Patri, an Offertory and other incidental music, as needed. 

The summer services usually include soloists or small groups of performers from the area, both ones we know and others we have yet to meet.  The Music Director’s job includes planning and coordinating this program with the support of members of the Church who know the area musicians.  

There is also a local choir, The Village Voices, conducted by the previous Organist and Music Director who is retiring, that usually performs a few times during the season.  Working occasionally with the choir could also be part of the scope of this position.

Salary:

Organist duties: $150.00 per Sunday   (Season is 11 Sundays in all)
Music Director duties: $600.00 for the season
In addition, Soloists receive $75.00 per Service.
The position also includes weekend housing with a member or friend of the Church.
If you are interested, please contact: Dardis McNamee, Member of the Session dardis.mcnamee@gmail.com

About us:

The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church holds worship services each summer, inviting voices from different faith traditions on the themes of our times, to challenge and inspire us, and help us all, as part of the world’s family, serve our community and neighbors.

Services run from late June through Labor Day weekend, with communion on selected Sundays.  Services are followed by a coffee hour and a luncheon for the congregation hosted by a member or friend of the church. 

We are a welcoming church.  Whether you are a person of faith, no faith, or questioning faith, we are happy to have you join us and expand the conversation.

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Music Director (Half Time)

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady
1221 Wendell Ave, Schenectady, NY 12308

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady is looking for a half-time Music Director! Start date is flexible between now and late August. We anticipate a multi-platform worship program starting in September, online until then. Full details will be available at www.uuschenectady.org in early May.

Contact Rev. Wendy Bartel revwendy@uuschenectady.org 

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ORGANIST

Christ Church of the Hills
4809 Mariaville Road
Schenectady, NY 12306

Contact Rev. Susan Strang at 518-346-1900

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DIRECTOR and ORGANIST

St. Joseph’s in Fort Edward and St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s in Hudson Falls

Contact Suzie at stjoesfe@verizon.net, or call 518-747-5117 – Monday thru Friday 9.am to 1 pm.

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FULL TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES (Organist/Director of Choirs)

Trinity United Methodist Church
Springfield MA

Church website: http://trinityspringfield.org
Inquiries to: staff-parish@trinityspringfield.org

Position expected to begin July 1, 2021

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Music Minister

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
200 Pleasant St, Bennington, VT 05201
Stpetersvt.org

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bennington, VT (stpetersvt.org) is looking for a part-time Music Minister who is up to the multiple challenges of integrating music with worship in the time of pandemic and its eventual aftermath. This is a quarter-time (8-10 hours/week) position that calls on creativity, adaptability and ability to work well with a team of lay people and clergy to craft worship that is engaging and meaningful to all.

As part of the ministry team, the Music Minister is someone who can inspire people along their faith journeys through music and who can nurture a love and appreciation of musical talent among everyone. Our anchor for worship music has been the 1982 Hymnal, but we are open to other sources.

St Peter’s is a small congregation in the midst of significant change and renewal, transitioning from full-time clergy leadership to a team made up of part-time clergy and laypeople. The restrictions imposed by Covid-19 mean that we have been worshiping online (via Zoom and Facebook Live) and outdoors. We like music to be a regular part of our worship, but need help in making it happen. We are looking for someone who can also work collaboratively with an open-minded Worship Team.

Currently, while unable to gather indoors for worship, we are looking for someone who can:
•   Develop a cohort of musicians to perform either vocally and/or instrumentally within the limitations of Zoom gathering and Covid-19 safety protocols;
•   Develop web-based resources, including the possibility of video, for use during worship, with special musical offerings by resident musicians or guests for major feast days; and
•   Gather our musical talent twice a year for fellowship and celebration.

We anticipate that worship will not fully return to its pre-pandemic form once Covid-19 has passed, so we are looking for someone adaptable to the needs of the day. The traditional duties include:
•   Selecting and accompanying all music for one weekly Sunday worship service, special worship services, and other events in conjunction with the Worship Team;
•   Directing an adult choir of five to ten singers of varying levels of musical skill from September through mid-June with a weekly evening rehearsal;
•   Arranging for guest musicians and soloists during the summer months;
•   Playing and arranging maintenance of a 13-rank, two-manual Hook/Estey pipe organ and three Baldwin pianos;
•   Maintaining the music library; and
•   Nurturing new talents and voices.

We are looking for someone with:
•   Some familiarity with Christian worship and of Episcopal liturgical and musical traditions;
•   An understanding and commitment to the role of music in liturgy;
•   An ability to work in a mixed context of live, pre-recorded, in-person and online worship;
•   The inclination to be a teacher and mentor to people of all ages and abilities; and
•   Good interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively and to prioritize their time.

For more information about St. Peter’s, visit stpetersvt.org or call 802-442-2911.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to our Church Office at office@stpetersvt.org.