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Any organization may list a position opening with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Guild membership is not required. Please e-mail, write, or call:
Jeffrey Patry (jeffreypatry@yahoo.com)

Director of Music Ministry/Organist

First Lutheran Church

1555 40th Avenue Northeast

Columbia Heights, MN 55421

763.788.9653, ext. 109

612.327.9894 (cell)

Positions are listed for two months on this webpage. If the position is still open, it may be listed on a monthly basis. A fee of $50 is requested for this service, with the ad running 2 months, and an additional $15 for each month following.

Please include (as text in an email or as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF):

  1. position description
  2. organization's address
  3. contact information for applicants
  4. organization's web address (URL), if available

Checks are to be made payable to: TCAGO (Twin Cities Chapter - American Guild of Organists). Unfortunately, we can't accept credit card payment at this time. Checks only please. Thank you!

We highly recommend that search committees and candidates for positions consult this helpful new resource from the National AGO: Employing Musicians in Religious Institutions. A Handbook for Committees and Candidates.

All organizations 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 organizations or positions should contact Jeffrey Patry.

Open Positions

Cross View Lutheran Church
6645 McCauley Trail
Edina, Minnesota

Organist / Choir Accompanist (Part-time)

Cross View Lutheran Church is a vibrant, growing congregation seeking an experienced organist to lead our traditional (8:15 a.m.) worship and additional services during festival seasons. He/she will also accompany choirs and soloist rehearsals. You will be working with David Mennicke, our new Director of Traditional Music Ministries.

  • Cross View has a history of excellent worship music
  • Holtkamp Organ has two manuals and 29 ranks
  • Compensation: negotiable (based on qualifications)

Please see both job description documents:

Organist-job description

Organist detailed ministry description

Application deadline: April 30, 2024

For additional information or to apply, contact Susan Charles Bentley at: employment@crossview.net

Exp 27May24

Central Lutheran Church
333 South 12th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Choir Director

The Central Lutheran Church choir director conducts Central’s adult choir, develops member musical talent, participates with rostered leaders in liturgical planning of Central’s traditional worship services and seeks ways to enliven Central’s music program through building associations with other civic and/or religious institutions and organizations. Strong keyboard skills are a requirement. This position is eligible for ELCA Portico benefits package.

Compensation: $35,000–$38,000 per year

To apply: email a cover letter and resumé to Isaac Drewes, Director of Music/Principal Organist, at idrewes@centralmpls.org .

Applications close May 1, 2024.

Please see the full job description.

Exp 12May24

First Lutheran Church
St. Peter, Minnesota

Director of Music

Please find the position description here.

Exp 25Apr24

Northrop, University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Northrop Organist

Position Overview

Northrop seeks a visionary and creative organist to serve in a newly created, part-time Northrop Organist position which will serve as curator for Northrop’s extraordinary Aeolian-Skinner organ Op. 892. Northrop and the UMN School of Music believe the instrument can be the foundation of a thriving organ program and a vibrant studio, within the rich organ community present in the Twin Cities. This position will provide assistance to the various users (especially new users) of the organ from the UMN campus community as well as our Twin Cities organ and music community and guest artists. The Northrop Organist will have the option to give one performance during each academic year as part of Northrop’s Music Series and will provide consultation about other performances as part of the position’s service to the Northrop Organ Advisory Board. The position provides leadership and advice on maintenance to ensure the preservation and optimal use of the instrument(s). The Northrop Organist will be an important liaison between Northrop and the School of Music, and will build bridges between Northrop, students, faculty, guest artists, and community. The position is well suited to pair with a teaching role, a performing career, and/or a church position.


The Northrop Organist will have at least 4 years’ education or experience in pipe organ construction, design, and/or care and maintenance, either through formal training (such as coursework related to organ or apprenticeship with an organ builder), or experience in caring for pipe organs. A background in working with the early 20th century technologies of our instrument, as well as familiarity with the 21st century technologies with which the Northrop organ is now equipped, is preferred. The position requires strong organization, communication, and problem solving skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of personalities. Must be flexible with the ability to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Job ID: 358818

For more information and to apply:

External applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/358818

Internal UMN applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/358818

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