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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 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

Minnehaha United Methodist Church
3701 E. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Organist and Choir Director

Minnehaha United Methodist Church is a progressive, inclusive congregation in south Minneapolis with an active social justice ministry.

We are seeking 10-15 hour/week organist and choir director for our traditional worship service. Please find more information and instructions for applying here.

Exp 19Dec18

Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Music Director

Primary responsibilities include accompanying (piano and organ - willing to consider non-organist candidates if all other qualifications are met) one Sunday worship service and evening worship (festivals, Advent, Lent), directing adult choir, and worship planning. Additional responsibilities include supporting children's ministry and worship committee.

Please see the full position description

Send resume with letters of reference to Chris Robson, Chair of the Musician Search Committee, at the address above, or email to office@clchurch.org.

For more information, e-mail Pastor Hans Lee at pastorhans@clchurch.org or call at 612.827.2504.

Exp 13Dec18

Cherokee Park United Church
371 W. Baker St.,
St. Paul, MN 55107

Director of Music Ministry/Accompanist (Part-time)

Position Description: Cherokee Park United Church is seeking a person to serve as a part time Director of Music Ministry/Accompanist who is enthusiastic about a creative blend of traditional and contemporary/world music. The director will work with a choir of approximately 15 members and support volunteer cantors in leading the congregation in a variety of sung responses and other service music. We are seeking a candidate who embraces the congregation’s commitment to theological openness, social and environmental justice, gender inclusiveness, antiracism and a full welcome of LGBTQ members and friends.

Worship is at 10:15 a.m. from September through May and 9:30 during the summer. Choir rehearsals are on Wed. evening. Cherokee Park United Church, located on St. Paul’s West Side, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Cherokee Park United Church welcomes the applications of persons of any ethnic origin, race, gender or sexual orientation. The deadline for application is September 30, 2018, but may be filled sooner with qualified applicant. Salary is commensurate with qualifications & responsibilities.

Qualifications: Must be able to direct a choir and provide leadership for congregational singing. Strong accompanist and able to play organ for congregational hymns. B.A. in music or equivalent level of proficiency.


Send resumes to Pastor Joy Smith - Cherokee Park United Church, 371 W. Baker St., St. Paul, MN 55107. References are requested. For more information please call Pastor Joy Smith at 651-227-4275 or email at cpuc@usfamily.net. For more information about Cherokee Park United Church go to www.cherokeeparkunited.org.

Exp 20Nov18

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave S
Saint Paul, MN

Assistant Director of Music

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul is seeking a half-time assistant director of music to assist the current full-time director of music and help expand the musical offerings of this large and healthy urban congregation. The job description will be flexible depending on the qualifications of the candidate. While not all of the following skills will be found in one person, some of those sought for this job are as follows: the ability to work with children’s voices, perhaps with experience and a degree in music education; keyboard skills, piano especially, with the ability to accompany and lead a congregation and perhaps abilities in jazz or gospel genres; coordination and leading of small instrumental ensembles; sensitivity to liturgical worship and social justice issues; percussion experience with an emphasis on global sources; and guitar or other instrumental skills would be a bonus. The position would entail weekly rehearsals and helping to lead in worship each Sunday. The position could possibly be split into two 10 hour a week positions. Start date negotiable, preferably in October.

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Jeanne Hanson, Administrator, jeanne@gloriadeistpaul.org. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, MN 55116.


Exp 30Oct18

Highview Christiania Lutheran Church
26690 Highview Avenue
Farmington, MN 55024

Position: Organist/Choir Director

Reports to: Pastor

Job functions and responsibilities:

Highview Christiania Lutheran Church is seeking an Organist to provide the spreading the gospel through worship and enhance congregational singing through effective organ/piano playing.

  • Work cooperatively with Pastor to choose hymns for worship services and other season services of the church.

  • Provide music for funerals and weddings, if available (additional compensation provided).

  • Work with an Adult Choir including selection of songs, scheduling rehearsals and communicating with choir members.

  • Monitor condition of organ and piano and report problems.

  • Work with Pastor and Parish Administrator and attend weekly staff meetings.

  • Work with Board of Worship to enhance and improve music related items in worship and budget needs.

Position is 10 – 15 hours a week.

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018

Contact Pastor Michael Mandsager at Highview Christiania Lutheran Church, 26690 Highview Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024, Phone: 952-469-2722, Email: mikemandsager@gmail.com

Exp 30Oct18

Service-playing Positions

First Covenant Church
1280 Arcade Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Organ / Piano Accompanist

Job Description:

We celebrate at First Covenant Church of Saint Paul vibrant worship that includes pipe organ accompanying hymns and select choral pieces in a blended eclectic intergenerational and intercultural worship experience. This position provides creative professional leadership on the pipe organ for congregational singing and Sanctuary Choir accompanist.

Select and perform pipe organ and piano music and accompaniment for choir and congregation on Sundays. Select and perform appropriate organ music for preludes, offertories, and postludes. Work cooperatively with worship staff that selects hymns and choral music.

Select and perform organ and piano music for 50 Sunday morning services each year, and up to six special services, which may include Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve. Assist in finding a substitute organist if one is needed.

Accompany choir for Wednesday rehearsals and up to six extra rehearsals for specials choral or worship events.

Oversee and perform music at all weddings and funeral services requiring organ music that are held within First Covenant Church, Saint Paul. If not available, organist will assist in finding an appropriate substitute.

Deadline for Cover Letter and Resumes: Nov. 12, 2018

Position: Part-time (12 hours per week)

Cover Letters and Resumes must be sent to Jeff Norris at jeffsandynorris@msn.com

Exp 23Dec18

Golden Valley Lutheran Church
5501 Glenwood Ave
Golden Valley, MN 55422

Immediate Opening for Interim Organist

November, some Sundays in December (not Christmas) and January TBA

We have a Zimmer Pipe Organ, Grand Piano and 22 voice adult choir.

Responsibilities would be to provide organ prelude, postlude, accompany hymns and choir at 8:30 am Celebration (Blended) Worship – No Liturgy.

One hour Choir Rehearsal Wednesday Evening

We have a worship leader who directs the choir, plays keys and leads the praise band at 10:45 service. If interested, the interim organist could play keys at either service.

Dates are somewhat flexible if necessary to meet scheduling needs. Pay is negotiable.

Contact Norma Schuldt – email normaspencer@comcast.net; phone 952 831 7460; text 612 760 1916

Exp 19Dec18

Peace Lutheran Church
3695 Co Rd 101 N
Plymouth, MN 55446

--this position has been filled--

Peace Lutheran Church is hiring for a part-time Organist/Accompanist.

Start date: October 2018

To view the full position description, please go to www.peaceofplymouth.org/news-events/careers

Application deadline: September 30, 2018. Please submit resumes and cover letters to careers@peacofplymouth.org

The organist/accompanist is responsible for the music accompaniment in the church worship service; for organ, piano or other keyboard playing during services; for accompanying the Adult Choir and alternative worship services; for accompanying special music and children’s music.

Desired Skills

  • commitment to the Lutheran Church and participation in the congregation
  • experience with varied of musical styles i.e. classical, contemporary/alternative Christian worship music, other

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in music (or equivalent)
  • 1-3 years related experience
  • demonstrate leadership skills
  • demonstrate musical expertise
Exp 25Nov18

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (ELCA)
15600 Old Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55446
Phone: 763-553-1239

Organist/Choir Accompanist Position (posted 9/4/18)

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (ELCA) seeks a part-time experienced organist/pianist to lead the congregation in worship (19-rank Nordlie pipe organ and newly refurbished Mason Hamlin 6’ grand piano) and accompany the Senior Choir.

The successful candidate will hold at least a bachelor’s degree in music with strong keyboard skills in organ and piano. Knowledge of Lutheran hymnody and liturgies is a plus. Regular duties include 2 Sunday morning liturgical services and accompanying the weekly Senior Choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. Additional duties include playing for services for Lent, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve, as well as weddings and funerals.

Compensation commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience. For further information, please send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Wayne Peterson (wpeterson@stbarnabaslutheran.org).

Exp 7Nov18

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