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You may list a position opening by e-mailing, writing, or calling:

Jeffrey Patry (jeffreypatry@yahoo.com)

The Church of the Sacred Heart

4087 West Broadway Avenue

Robbinsdale, MN  55422

763.537.4561, ext. 109 (ch)

612.327.9894 (cell)


Positions are listed for only two months on our website. If the position is still open, the church is asked to re-list the opening. A fee of $50 is requested (with the ad running 2 months, and an additional $15 for each month following) for this service. Checks are to be made payable to: TCAGO (Twin Cities Chapter - American Guild of Organists).

All churches advertising positions with the TCAGO will receive a packet of information including: Annual Employment Review Guidelines; AGO Code of Professional Standards; Code of Ethics. Members wishing more information on specific churches or positions should contact Jeffrey Patry.


Combined Director/Service-playing Positions

All Saints Episcopal Church
Appleton, Wisconsin

Organist/Choirmaster

Please see the full job description.
Exp 13Jan18

All Saints Lutheran Church
15915 Excelsior Blvd
Minnetonka MN 55345

Director of Traditional Music

All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka (allsaintsmtka.org) is seeking an experienced musician and leader to be responsible for the creation of inspiring traditional music. Major areas of responsibility include:

  • Selecting hymns and music
  • Working with pastors and teams to craft the overall worship experience
  • Integrating, leading and/or overseeing all choirs and musicians (including adult, handbell, youth and children’s choirs and brass ensemble)
  • Playing organ and piano at weekly services, weddings, funerals and other special services

Final job responsibilities and hours of this substantial part-time position will be negotiated based on experience and areas of focus. The role of directing the children’s and youth choirs may be a separate position.

All Saints Lutheran has a rich and diverse experience of music and draws upon talented musicians and vocalists within the congregation. Our 22-rank Schantz organ will receive a new rank of pipes at the start of 2018.

Contact Pastor Jon Pederson (jpederson@allsaintsmtka.org or 952-934-3550 x12) with questions and for a complete job description.

Exp 30Dec17


Grace-Trinity Community Church
1430 West 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
gracetrinitychurch.org

Seeking an Accompanist and/or Choir Director (positions may be filled separately or by one qualified individual). Please see the full notice.

Exp 25Nov17



Service-playing Positions

Advent Lutheran Church
Maple Grove, Minnesota

Position Title: Accompanist/Service Musician

Part-time (average 4-5 hrs per week)

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Located at the crossroads of Osseo, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, and Champlin. Advent Lutheran Church was founded in 1966. A growing congregation of about 1,600 active members and children, we are deeply committed to vibrant worship, dedicated service, ongoing faith development, and warm fellowship. We are a member of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) at a national level, and a member of the Minneapolis Area Synod at a local level.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Prepare for rehearsals with Advent choir(s) as assigned
  • Lead sectional rehearsals, rehearse with soloists and ensembles as needed
  • Rehearse and accompany Advent choir
  • Accompany other ensembles as needed
  • Accompany additional worship services including, but not limited to, Advent, Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter asassigned
  • Lead hymns and liturgies for worship.
  • Other duties as assigned

Musical Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in piano
  • A degree in piano or piano performance or equivalent church accompanying experience
  • Previous experience as a choral accompanist: abilities to read closed and open score.
  • Strong sight-reading skills
  • Ability to lead sectional rehearsals if needed
  • Ability to lead congregation hymns: Strong knowledge of Lutheran hymnody and the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW) hymnal.
  • Ability to work independently of supervisor to accomplish routine and regular tasks

All interested applicants please send your resume and required salary to:

Advent Lutheran Church
9475 Jefferson Highway
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Attn: Dennis Wallisch – Minister of Music

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

Contact Person: Dennis Wallisch, denniswallisch@adventlutheran.com, (763) 425-4243

Exp 13Jan18


See also the Grace-Trinity listing, above.


See also the All Saints Lutheran Church listing, above.


Calvary Lutheran Church (ELCA)


6817 Antrim Road


Edina, MN 55469


Calvary Lutheran Church of Edina, MN seeks an Organist/Pianist/Accompanist to serve in our Sunday Worship Services and Wednesday evening choir practices from November 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018. The position will be reassessed at the end of January.

Calvary Lutheran is a small church that has a fun-loving and dedicated choir and bell choir. The congregation appreciates a variety of music and likes to sing. Sunday music ranges from the traditional to accompaniment with African drums and percussion instruments and once a year an orchestra arises for carols.

The organist serves as part of a music team consisting of the Director of Music, Pastor, and Worship and Music Chairperson. The organist also oversees the maintenance of the Van Daalen Tracker Organ and three pianos in the church. Sunday hours would be 9 AM to 12 PM, Wednesday practices would be 6:45 to 8:45 PM. The position is approximately .25 time.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Marcia Coon, Chair of the Worship and Music Committee at MCoon@CalvaryLutheran.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Exp4Jan17



Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
Duluth, MN
--Position has been filled--

Part-time Organist/Accompanist

Please see the full job description.

Exp 2Dec17



Messiah Methodist Church

--Position has been filled--

--Revised job description--

ORGANIST/ACCOMPANIST 

OR combination ORGANIST/Handbell Choir director

West suburban church worshipping over 500 seeks PT organist to start immediately for traditional worship. Responsibilities include selection of hymns/music appropriate for the liturgical season and supporting worship themes. Accompanying the Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, soloists, availability for weddings and funerals additional compensation), and collaboration with choir director, Director of Worship required. The proficient player will serve 10 hours/week and oversee the maintenance of organ, sanctuary Yamaha G3 piano. Allen digital 3 manual ADC 8000 organ is the current instrument.

If the candidate has handbell experience, the position could possibly be expanded to include the direction of our Handbell choir. Please inquire if this matches your available skill set.

This job is available as a job share opportunity, also.

Exp 17Nov17



St. Charles Church
Bayport, MN

Small Catholic church in the St. Croix Valley seeking a part-time organist. Flexible schedule, competitive wage. Primary responsibilities are accompanying cantors and working with small ensemble groups and instrumentalists.

Resumes to Laura Kuschel at laura@stcb.comcastbiz.net

Exp 8Nov17



Choir Director Positions

See the Grace-Trinity listing, above.


See the
All Saints Lutheran Church listing, above.

Non-Church Positions

There are currently no listings in this category.




National Job Listings

The American Guild of Organists has a career center for AGO members. The service is accessed at the AGO website's Positions Available page.



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