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DIRECTOR OF MUSIC and ORGANIST – Part-Time
The Church of ST. MARY-ST. JOSEPH and OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL
This is a parish consisting of three separate campuses, one of which is essentially closed except for occasional funerals. The Sunday Mass schedule at the two active churches is as follows:
Vigil: 4:00 PM (English) – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
7:30 AM (English) – St. Mary’s Church (no music)
9:30 AM (English) – St. Mary’s Church (Youth Choir, every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month; Adult Choir, every 2nd , 4th & 5th Sunday)
9:30 AM (Polish, every 3rd Sunday of the Month) – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
10:45 AM (English) – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
12:00 PM (Spanish) – St. Mary’s Church
The candidate must report to the pastor, submit proposed music for the month at least a month in advance and fully execute the Pastor’s music directives; plan, prepare; direct, and ensure music is provided for Masses and other Liturgies and events, which include Holy Days of Obligation; Holy Week Liturgies; Parish Patronal Feasts/Solemnities; First Holy Communion, Confirmation; Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Exposition and Benediction; Weddings, Funerals, Memorial Masses; Quinceañeras; and other special Liturgies; as well as Concerts and Recitals including a Christmas Pageant, and Lessons and Carols. (The organ must be used at all liturgies with music.)
Choir rehearsals: Youth choir Tuesdays at 7:30 PM, Adult choir Mondays at 6:30 PM, Spanish choir Sundays at 11:00 AM.
St. Mary’s Church has an Allen Renaissance Quantum organ, 2-manuals and MIDI, about 13 years old. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church has a 1980’s vintage Allen 2-manual organ with card reader. St. Joseph’s (which is rarely used) has an antique Hammond Model D, with tone cabinets, dating from 1939. All three instruments are in good condition; the maintenance of these and all other instruments used in the parish, is the responsibility of the candidate.
The successful candidate will report to the Pastor, submit proposed music for the month for approval at least a month in advance, and fully execute Pastor’s music directives. The candidate will also coordinate and work with fellow Parish employees and volunteers; develop youth choir, adult choir, schola, music ensemble; solicit accomplished cantors, organists, other musicians; maintain instruments; and engage and maintain a visible presence at staff meetings, parish events, etc. Qualifications include exceptional ability to play the organ, thorough knowledge of the traditional music of the Catholic church and Catholic liturgy, and commitment to the spiritual mission of the parish.
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Three weeks paid vacation. Weddings, Funerals/Memorial Masses, Quinceañeras are compensated separately.
Candidates should submit the following: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; sample recordings (website links accepted); sample programs, proposed list of hymns, and other written work; and a list of three references (priest, professional musician, employer, etc.) Candidates should submit the following: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; sample recordings (website links accepted); sample programs, proposed list of hymns, and other written work; and a list of three references (priest, professional musician, employer, etc.)
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The Church of St. Mary-St. Joseph and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 231 Church Street,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ATTN: MUSIC SEARCH
Email: D526@archny.org SUBJECT HEADING: MUSIC SEARCH 3/12/2022
Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music
St. Matthew’s Church
St. Matthew’s is seeking a full-time Music Director. This position in collaboration with the Pastor is responsible for liturgical planning and providing music for parish liturgies and celebrations. Candidate should be an active Roman Catholic; possess a degree in music or training comparable to a degree and experience with Church music; musical skills necessary for playing organ and piano. Person should have knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy including the liturgical year, the Lectionary and rituals for the sacraments, funerals and weddings. Have the ability to direct the choir; recruit, train and support these parish ministers of music. May be required to produce worship aids used at every liturgy. Position is available after April 1, 2022.
Interested persons are invited to submit a resume or contact:
Church of the Cross
129 Champlain Ave., Ticonderoga, NY 12883
To provide music for a weekly 10AM Sunday Service
Music to include Prelude, Postlude, and accompaniment for hymns as well as other music during the service
To provide music for Christmas Eve Service, usually scheduled for 4PM
This position will report to the Rector
Time required is estimated to be 2 hours per week
Salary is flexible
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This lovely 1885 church has a small dynamic parish. Our organist of 40 years retired and due to COVID we have not tried to replace her.
Now we are praying that a music student or retired musician would be willing to bring music and joy to our parish. We hope to find someone who would love to play our 1902 Tracker Pipe Organ. We also have a Clavinova.
Our church parish follows COVID recommendations to keep everyone safe.
Christ Church of the Hills
4809 Mariaville Road
Schenectady, NY 12306
Contact Linda Scheuer at 518-346-1900
DIRECTOR and ORGANIST
St. Joseph’s in Fort Edward and St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s in Hudson Falls
St. Joseph’s in Fort Edward New York and St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s
church in Hudson Falls (we are affiliated thru the same Reverend Thomas Babiuch)
is in search of a music director and organist.
Contact Suzie at email@example.com, or call 518-747-5117 – Monday thru Friday 9 am to 1 pm.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
200 Pleasant St, Bennington, VT 05201
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.