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You may list a position opening by e-mailing, writing, or calling:
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 our website. If the position is still open, the church may continue listing the position 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.

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

St. John's Lutheran Church
Howard Lake, MN

Part-time Director of Music

The Director of Music plays organ, directs choirs, and oversees the musical ministries of St. John’s with the purpose of bearing the gospel in music and leading the congregation’s song.

Salary: $17,000–22,000

Number of Weekly Services: 1 (9 a.m. Sunday)

Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 3 (Wednesday evenings)

Hours Per Week: 15–18

This position can be divided into separate positions (such as organist and choir director) depending on applicants’ interests and skills.

Please see the full job description for details.

Exp 17Dec21


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 East 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612.729.8358
www.htlcmpls.org

Director of Adult Choirs and Organist/Pianist (Cantor)

The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Community

Holy Trinity is a healthy, vibrant, financially stable, growing, COVID-conscious, urban faith community in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis. We are nurtured for our life and ministry together through participatory worship, meaningful music, prophetic preaching, and varied educational and relational opportunities. In turn, these provide motivation and energy for neighborhood and global involvement through which God’s grace is proclaimed, God’s forgiveness is extended, and God’s justice is sought. While we are firmly rooted in Lutheran liturgical traditions, we strive to honor a variety of artistic and musical expressions in our worship services.

Music Program Overview

Our regular music ensembles include a 25–35 member Adult Choir that leads worship weekly; a smaller Trinity Singers choral group that sings once a month in worship; a children’s choir; a youth ensemble; and a handbell choir. We also frequently include member and non-member guest musicians.

Our worship space contains a 22-rank Casavant organ and a 6’3” Baldwin grand piano.

Position(s) Summary

We are seeking a Director of Adult Choirs (15 hours per week) and an Organist/Pianist (20 hours per week). The same candidate may apply for both and serve as Cantor (30 hours/week with benefits).

Please see the full job description for details.

Exp9Dec21



Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ
1795 Holton Street
Falcon Heights, MN 55113

Director of Music

The Falcon Heights Church, United Church of Christ, is a progressive congregation that enjoys a vibrant music program that is an essential component of our worship and community life.

This position is a twelve-month position averaging 12 hours a week: more so during the holiday season, and less so in the summer.

Compensation: $25,000 plus benefits

Respond to: office@falconheightsucc.org

Questions directed to: Shannon Kaiser, office@falconheighsucc.org

Start date: Fall 2021

Please see the full position description for details.

Exp 17Nov21


St. Olaf Lutheran Church
306 2nd St NW
Austin, MN 55912

Full-time Director of Music Ministries

Job Summary:

The Director of Music ministries fosters the congregation’s spiritual enrichment through the ministry of music, providing vision and overall leadership of the music program.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, lead, direct and coordinate in cooperation with the pastoral staff the music for all worship services, funerals, weddings, and special events
  • Select relevant music for the choirs; provide assistance and leadership for children’s choir rehearsals and worship participation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music with experience in organ, piano, and conducting
  • Significant experience in accompanying worship and congregational singing
  • Familiar with Lutheran liturgical traditions

Reports to: Lead Pastor

Supervises: Children’s Choir Director

Please see the full job description.

To apply, contact Rev. Mark Niethammer at:

mniethammer@solc.org

507-433-8857

or at the address above.

Exp 9Nov21


Wayzata Community Church
Wayzata, Minnesota

---this position has been filled---

Director of Traditional Music/Organist (Full-time)

Wayzata Community Church seeks a full time, exuberant, talented Director of Traditional Music/Organist to craft meaningful weekly worship music in collaboration with clergy, and bring the joy of music to our Church. The Director of Traditional Music/Organist engages church musicians and the congregation to provide music for worship services and other church events throughout the year. With a Hendrickson Pipe Organ (70 ranks, 4 manuals) and a Steinway D piano, Wayzata Community Church is gifted with fine instruments to enhance worship.

The Director of Traditional Music/Organist plays musical portions of the Traditional (10:30 a.m.) service each week, and oversees the adult Chancel Choir (providing music for 3–4 Sundays per month; supported by 4 paid professional section leaders).

The Director of Traditional Music/Organist engages other instrumental musicians and vocalists within and outside the Church and to augment the music program as appropriate and within budget. The Director of Traditional Music works side-by-side with the Director of Contemporary Worship to bring excellence in musical worship to the WCC community.

This position reports to the Co-Lead Pastor(s) and regularly communicates with all clergy, staff, volunteers and parishioners of Wayzata Community Church.

Additional areas of responsibility that may be considered carefully by candidate and Church, are: the adult Bell Choir (providing music for worship as needed, typically 2–4 Sundays per half-year), a Children’s Choir (grades 3–8, providing music for worship as needed), and the youth Bell Choir (providing music for worship as needed).

A successful candidate for this position will demonstrate capacity to develop music and spiritual teams, be welcoming, collaborative, flexible, and detail oriented with a friendly style. They will build trusted relationships and always maintain confidentiality.


Exp3Nov21


Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Eagan, MN

Interim Director of Music

Mount Calvary has a rich history (60+ years) of music and for the past several years, it has reimagined its primary role as a community of faith. In this community, we focus on meaningful worship, faith formation opportunities for all ages, and hands-on service for our neighbors. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church is an ELCA mid-sized congregation located in Eagan, MN. (Convenient access to major freeways and both downtown areas)

Here is the link for the detailed job description: https://www.mtcalvary.com/careers

If you are interested in this full-time position, please send a cover letter and resume to Pastor.tom@mtcalvary.com.


Exp3Nov21


Service-playing Positions

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 East 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612.729.8358
www.htlcmpls.org

Organist/Pianist (20 hours per week)

Please see the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church position description, above, for the full job description.

Exp9Dec21



Cross Lutheran Church
1945 Prosperity Road
Maplewood, MN 55109

Interim Part-time Organist/Pianist

Cross Lutheran Church in Maplewood, MN seeks a motivated and innovative interim part-time organist/pianist who will help maintain the congregation’s high standard for sound liturgical worship while helping congregational leaders imagine and discern our focus and direction as a worshipping community emerging from the transition and change of the Covid pandemic.

This is a part-time (8 to 12 hours per week, based upon the season), interim, salaried position (with appropriate benefits) lasting approximately six-to-nine months or possibly sooner once a clear direction for a permanent organist/pianist is identified. The interim will be eligible to apply for the permanent position.

Organist/pianist will accompany choir during worship, special musical presentations, and rehearsal (approximately 12–18 Sundays plus twice monthly choir rehearsal); and will have right of first refusal for all funerals and weddings.

Please see the full job description for details.

Exp9Dec21



White Bear Lake United Methodist Church

Accompanist/Organist

White Bear Lake United Methodist Church is seeking a collaborative artist to both accompany the adult Chancel Choir and to play the organ/piano for traditional worship services. Chancel choir rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm, and Sunday morning commitments would be from 8-10am (other duties as connected to the liturgical calendar, such as Holy Week). This is considered a ΒΌ time position.

Responsibilities:

  • Accompany Chancel Choir rehearsals and anthems during the traditional service as needed
  • Provide preludes, postludes, and communion music as needed
  • Play all service music as needed
  • Collaborate with the worship team to select music for the traditional services
  • Occasionally record videos/music for online worship

Qualifications:

  • Experience with the liturgical calendar as it relates to musical selections
  • Excellent keyboard skills on both piano and organ
  • Basic technology skills: Zoom, email, etc.
  • A desire to make meaningful music in a space that welcomes all people

About the WBLUMC Organ

Compensation:

$15K annual salary, which is inclusive of extra services and rehearsals for holy days and large-scale musical presentations (2 per year). Playing for weddings and funerals is contracted separately from this salary.

Applicants are invited to submit their information, or any questions, to employment@wblumc.org 

Exp9Dec21


St. Philip's Lutheran Church
6180 Hwy 65 NE
Fridley, Minnesota

Organist

St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Fridley was founded in 1958 and is a mid-sized ELCA congregation. SPLC has a notable musical tradition, with the basic mission of praising God through voice and instrument. We are currently seeking an Organist to join our team. This position averages 15 hours a week (more during program year and less during the summer) and performs at our 9:00 am Traditional Sunday morning service. We feature a beautiful 3 manual Schantz organ, with 43 ranks of pipes that infuse our Sanctuary with heavenly sound.

A full job description can be found on our website:

https://splcmn.org/job-openings/

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: JeannineA@splcmn.org


Exp 30Nov21


Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
Edina, MN

--updated--

Organist/Accompanist (Part-Time)

Good Samaritan UMC in Edina, MN, is a progressive and reconciling congregation with a strong tradition of music excellence. Due to Covid-19, worship has been primarily virtual since March 2020. We are seeking an Organist/Accompanist to provide musical leadership as we return to in-person worship starting this fall.

The Organist/Accompanist will be central to worship but will also coordinate with other groups such as the Chancel Choir, the contemporary band, and the handbell choir. This position will accompany the Chancel Choir, which will include Wednesday evening practice and Sunday morning worship. It may also include accompanying soloists, and the rehearsal times may be more flexible. The Organist/Accompanist may also be asked to provide music for weddings or funerals and will be compensated separately for those.

Good Samaritan’s Moller pipe organ has 24 ranks and 3 manuals.

Good Samaritan is open to job sharing for this position and with the broad range of talented musicians at the church, can be flexible in the number of Sundays per month.

Good Samaritan will consider local candidates and is unable to compensate for relocation or travel.

Please see the full job description for details.


Exp 15Nov21


Choir Director Positions

First United Methodist Church of the Saint Cloud Region
1107 Pine Cone Road South
Sartell, MN 56377
320-251-0804
Lovefirstumc.org

Director of Music Ministries (10 hours per week)

Primary Objective: In alignment with the overall mission and vision of the church and in collaboration with the Pastors, accompanist, and worship teams, The Director of Music Ministries will inspire and grow the vital music program, creating community through teaching and empowering musicians to lead worship. This person will bring inspiration to the music, make it more than just notes on the page as we experience God's presence, healing, and love through music in worship.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, Recruit, Train, and Deploy Laity in Ministry (Direct, rehearse and select music for the Chancel Choir for weekly worship, and as needed for seasonal service of worship.)
  • Worship Planning
  • Administration

Please see the full job description for details.

Exp 22Dec21


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 East 31st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612.729.8358
www.htlcmpls.org

Director of Adult Choirs (15 hours per week)

Please see the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church position description, above, for the full job description.

Exp9Dec21


House of Prayer Lutheran Church
7625 Chicago Avenue South
Richfield, Minnesota 55423

---this position has been filled---

Director of Liturgical Worship - Part-time, 20-25 hrs/week

The Director of Liturgical Worship will direct the House of Prayer adult choir, bell choir, and provide leadership and planning for the liturgical worship service. This position is approximately 20-25 hours per week, with the potential to grow. We prefer candidates who can also play the organ as HoP has a planned transition for the current organist, who is retiring in 2023.

Please see the full position description.

Exp 10Oct21


Non-Church Positions


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National Job Listings

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