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Music Director / Pianist (Albuquerque)
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time Music Director/Pianist. St. Tim’s is a progressive Christian community, with a love of music and eclectic musical taste.
Position is salaried and part time, approximately 10 hours a week, but varies by season. The Music Director/Pianist will collaborate in planning the musical experience for the congregation, direct and accompany the choir in rehearsals and worship services, play the piano for the Sunday service and other festival worship services (e.g., Christmas, Easter), and communicate with appropriate community members to ensure that music information is available for printing or posting. The community is currently transitioning out of pandemic restrictions, continuing Covid-safe practices, and will be reintroducing music to the in-person services as safety permits, while maintaining an online service.
Salary starts at $15,000 and includes paid time off. The position requires work on site for worship services and choir practice, primarily Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings, but other responsibilities can be scheduled at the discretion of the Music Director/Pianist. Preferred skills include familiarity with, and ability to play, a variety of styles of music for worship, from traditional through contemporary; experience leading a choir or vocal group; and ability to coordinate a variety of musicians for the weekly service.
Address(es) to which applicants should send application: Interested applicants should email a letter of interest, a resume, and the names and contact information of three references to:
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church
211 Jefferson NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
First Congregational United Church of Christ in ABQ
First Congregational United Church of Christ in Albuquerque is looking for a new accompanist, to begin work on August 1, 2021, or when the position is filled.
Our church is very involved in issues of social and environmental justice. We are a friendly, growing church with lots of activities for all ages. The music program includes an adult choir of about 20 people, a bell choir, and guest musicians throughout the year. We have a 3-manual, 25-rank Reuter pipe organ, a Weinbach baby grand piano, and an extensive library of organ sheet music. We use hymns and service music from a variety of sources, including our denominational hymnal, collections from current hymn writers, Taizé, and the Convergence Music Project. We use a variety of musical styles in worship.
During the pandemic we have developed a very successful online worship format. We are currently installing equipment that will allow us to combine in-person and online, interactive worship, with the goal of taking this format live in September. We anticipate using both live and pre-recorded music. Our choir is still on hiatus, but our hope is to resume in the fall.
The accompanist will play for Sunday services (we have a single service at 10:30 AM), choir rehearsals, and special services. The accompanist will work with the music director to prerecord some music as needed. Planning worship music is a collaborative process, and the accompanist will meet with the pastor and music director as needed to plan, probably twice a month. Choir rehearsals have been at 9:00 AM on Sundays, but it’s possible that may change when we resume in the fall.
The base salary is $11,000 per year. Ability to play the organ is a plus, and salary would be adjusted accordingly.
Candidates must demonstrate strong keyboard skills in performance and sight-reading in a variety of styles. Candidates should have experience in leading congregational singing from the keyboard, in choral accompanying and in collaborating with both conductors and individual musicians.
We are looking for an accompanist who:
- has the ability and desire to play in a variety of styles (gospel, calypso, jazz, classical, etc.)
- is a flexible professional with strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
- enjoys collaborating with other musicians and has musical contacts within the Albuquerque community
- can improvise at the keyboard when needed
We encourage interested musicians to view our online services (go to http://www.firstuccabq.org/) and see if our church would be a good fit. The church is located at 2801 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque 87106 (on the corner of Lomas and Girard near UNM.)
Applicants should send a resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Ruth Striegel, Director of Music, at 505-249-0083.
El Paso, TX, Music Director/Organist
Immaculate Conception Parish is seeking an accomplished Music Director/Organist and committed Catholic to direct the music program at our church. All Masses are in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. We recognize positive effect that quality music can have in raising the mind and the heart to God and so we are accepting applications of those who will help us provide musical excellence in the service of the Sacred Liturgy.
We are looking for someone with:
- Extensive knowledge and experience singing and directing Gregorian Chant
- Extensive knowledge and experience with the Renaissance Sacred Polyphonic Repertoire
- Familiarity in a variety of choral rehearsal techniques
- Energy and organizational skills to build upon a nascent program
- Above average ability on the organ
- Comfort in producing programs, flyers, and other materials on the computer Interest, enthusiasm, leadership ability, patience, prudence, charity
Desired but not required:
- Familiarity with the Traditional Latin Mass (can be learn quickly if not currently possessed)
- Familiarity with a music notation program (e.g. Sibelius, Finale, Musescore etc)
The Music Director, in coordination with the pastor, will be responsible for the music program at
the parish. Specific responsibilities will include: development, ensemble rehearsals, singing/
directing/playing for Sung Masses on Sunday (our current schedule includes one Sung Mass
on Sunday) and other Masses/Liturgies throughout the year. Among other things, this would
include weddings and funerals. The director will work with our Men’s Schola and mixed Choir.
We wish to develop a children’s choir or chorister program, though this may not be immediate.
This position is full time. Compensation to be negotiated based on experience and scope of
work. Resumes may be submitted to the mailing address below or emailed to email@example.com
Rev. Fr. Kevin O’Neill, FSSP
Immaculate Conception Pro-Cathedral,
118 N Campbell St.
El Paso, TX 79901
To submit advertising information for a paid-employment position, or to make a volunteer request, either send info by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the form below:
AGO Career Services Center
(permanent postings for career musicians)
The Career Services Center on the National Guild Website has a listing of jobs that are available across the country. You will need your member number to access the Career Services job postings.