Jobs and Opportunities

When known, available positions for paid employment requiring an organist, choir director, pianist, or any combination of the above will be posted here.  We are also happy to advertise opportunities for voluntary service in church or choral music.  Contact information will be posted as provided by the employer, or the organization seeking volunteers, and it will remain until the closing date for applications, or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.

Please check back to this page for updates.  If you have any questions about the hiring process, feel free to contact us using the Contact page.  We’re here to assist both employers and job seekers so please don’t hesitate to ask for help.

Positions Available

Coordinator of Music Ministry  – St. Luke Lutheran Church, Albuquerque, N.M.

St Luke Lutheran Church is seeking a part-time Coordinator of Music Ministries to strengthen our vision of being “an inviting and thriving intergenerational congregation and preschool.”  Our Christian community loves music and has diverse musical tastes.  The Coordinator of Music Ministries will serve as a choir director and coordinator of a variety of musical programs and initiatives.   We seek a lively community builder who values and engages talent within the parish and surrounding community.

For use in worship, St. Luke has a Casavant pipe organ, a Steinway grand piano, three additional pianos, a Kawai digital stage piano and hand bells and hand chimes.  St. Luke currently has one informal service on Saturday evenings and two more liturgical worship services on Sunday morning.

The successful candidate will be a good steward of the rich Christian musical legacy including traditional organ music, hymns, and choral music in the Lutheran / Protestant tradition. They will also have knowledge and skills in a diversity of music including global, jazz, folk, spirituals, Latin and contemporary hymns and anthems.  We would love to have a person who would joyfully expand the musical horizons of our congregation!

Specific duties include:

  • Collaborating with pastors and others (including our excellent organist) in planning worship opportunities
  • Preparing and directing the choir.
  • Supervising and coordinating paid staff, choral scholars, substitutes, contract musicians, volunteers.
  • Administering our choral scholars program.
  • Planning and tracking a music budget throughout the year.
  • Potential additional work as an Early Child Music Teacher with St. Luke Preschool.

Time & Compensation:

Part-time salaried; 20-25 hours per week (varying with season); salary  $25,000 – $28,000 commensurate with skill and experience.

Interested candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in music or other equivalent level of certification, keyboard and vocal proficiency; 2-3 years of experience in related music ministry field, audio/visual technology experience desired.

To Apply, submit:

Please send a letter of interest with a resume/CV by email to the “Chair of the Search Committee” c/o St. Luke Office Manager, Angie Miller, at stluke@swcp.com    Videos and/or recordings of performances/playing are helpful and encouraged.  Application deadline:  July 27th or until filled.  


Pianist with wide musical repertoire – Santa Fe

Pianist for progressive Protestant church with wide musical repertoire (classical, global, etc.). Send resume and references to United Church of Santa Fe (UCC), 1804 Arroyo Chamiso, Santa Fe, NM 87505 or unitedchurchsf@gmail.com. 505-988-3295. Rev. Talitha Arnold, Music Dirrctor: Bradley Ellingboe.

For more info, contact:
unitedchurchofsantafe.org
unitedchurch.brad@gmail.com


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 services 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, and has reintroduced both choir and congregational singing during the services while continuing Covid-safe practices.

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.

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

mcsherrell@msn.com


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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.

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