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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. Thomas the Apostle Church
2914 W. 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN

Director of Liturgy & Music

REPORTS TO: Pastor, Pastoral Administrator


PROVIDES WORK DIRECTION TO: Presiders, Accompanist, Liturgical and Music volunteers, Maintenance staff as needed

RECEIVES WORK DIRECTION FROM: Pastor, Pastoral Administrator

FLSA: EXEMPT/PROFESSIONAL Full Time-40 Hours per week

Applications, including a cover letter, resume, and references should be sent before May 22, 2022.

Please see the full job description.

Exp 12Jul22

St. John’s Lutheran Church
Howard Lake, Minnesota

Part-time Director of Music

Salary: $17,000–22,000

Number of Weekly Services: 1 (9 AM Sunday)

Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 3 (Wednesday evenings)

Hours Per Week: 15–18

Please see the full job description.


Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church
5011 31st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Assistant Music Director

​Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church seeks an Assistant Music Director to help develop and accompany music for worship, in consultation with the Pastor, Music Director, and other team members, in a way that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of the church community, and as a thoughtful leader of congregational song as first priority.

Part-time: 10–15 hours

Salary range: $15,000–20,000

Please see the full job description.

Exp 4Jul22

St Paul’s Lutheran Church
710 East Broadway
Osseo, MN 55369

Part-time Director of Parish Music

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Osseo, Minnesota is seeking a part time Director of Parish Music. Our current candidate is retiring in June. He currently fills the role of service organist, adult choir director, and Sunday School music advisor. He is also the primary contact for church weddings and funerals. We have previously had a bell choir and a children’s choir and are excited to find a candidate who can help reinvigorate and rebuild those choirs. We are a LCMS congregation using the Lutheran Service Book hymnal. You can see who we are at www.stpaulsosseo.org. If you can fill one, two, or all of these positions, please send a resume and cover letter by July 15, 2022, detailing experience to office@stpaulsosseo.org.

Exp 21Jun22

St. Philip the Deacon

Work Place: St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church

Location: Plymouth, MN

Post Date: 04/06/2022

Deadline: April 28, 2022

The Director of Music Ministry will support the mission and ministry of St. Philip the Deacon through exceptional musical leadership, by bringing to life our liturgical and participatory expression of worship, and by building on and expanding our strong tradition of choral and music ministries.

Website: https://spdlc.org/musicdirector

Contact Person: Pastor Tim Westermeyer

Contact Phone: (763) 475-7136

Send Resume To: twestermeyer@spdlc.org

Please go to church website for details of the application process

Exp 18Jun22

St Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN

Director of Music (one or two positions)

Who We Are

  • An exceptionally music-focused congregation who see music as central to worship and ministry to the broader community
  • A congregation that encourages staff and members to “think big” and take initiative on new ideas, programs, or activities that they are passionate about

What We Offer

  • Many talented musicians who volunteer regularly for vocal and instrumental programs
  • Extensive physical resources for a congregation of our size, such as timpani, grand piano, and a full set of handbells
  • J.F. Nordlie pipe organ built especially for our sanctuary in the year 2000 with two manuals and 19 ranks

General Responsibilities

  • Serve as senior choir director or church organist depending on focus area (see below)
  • Work with lead pastor to select musical liturgy and hymns for each Sunday service and special services of the church calendar
  • Communicate faithfully with the lead pastor and staff, and work passionately with volunteer musicians of the congregation
  • 3 more general responsibilities...

Please see the full job description for the focus areas and more details.

Exp 2Jun22

Holy Name of Jesus
155 County Road 24
Wayzata, MN 55391

Full-time Director of Music

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community in Wayzata is seeking a highly skilled Director of Music who has organ and piano skills, as well as skills conducting vocalists and instrumentalists.

Please see the full job description for details.

Application materials are due April 22, 2022.

Exp 29May22

Service-playing Positions

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church
6180 Hwy 65 NE
Fridley MN

Part-time Organist

St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley MN is looking for a talented organist to join our ELCA family part time.


  • Sunday worship services at 9:00 a.m. and other holiday worship services
  • Weekly rehearsals with choir and choir director
  • Right of first refusal and separate fees for funeral and wedding services
  • Professional level of music skill obtained from training and experience

Compensation: $16,000–18,000 commensurate with experience

Job Type: Part-time

Education: High school or equivalent

This is only a summary; please see the full job description.

To apply, email Katie Swenstad at katies@splcmn.org


Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA
13025 Newell Avenue
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Part-time Church Organist

Trinity Lutheran Church, located in beautiful Lindstrom, Minnesota, seeks a Part-time Church Organist.

Some of the Key Position Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and play organ music for our traditional Sunday worship services (currently 9:00 a.m.) and other holiday worship services, as scheduled
  • Weekly rehearsals to ensure preparedness for Sunday services
  • Ability to accurately read sheet music

Compensation: $15,000–$20,000 commensurate with experience

For complete details and how to apply, please see the full job description.

Exp 6Jun22

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
7600 Cahill Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Interim Sunday Worship Pianist/Accompanist, May–September 2022

The interim pianist is responsible for playing hymns and songs, prelude and postlude during two morning worship services and accompanying a volunteer song leader.

Please see the details in the full job description.

Exp 29May22

Mayflower Community Congregational Church, UCC
106 E. Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis MN

Organist / Pianist

  • Organist/pianist for Sunday services (8:30 and 11:00) and Wednesday rehearsals (7:00 – 8:30)
  • Coordinator of special music for 8:30 services and all summer services
  • 10–12 hours a week
  • Salary range: $17,000–21,000, based on experience and qualifications

See the full job description online or view a printable PDF.

Auditions beginning after Easter. Start date is June 1.

Please submit résumé and letter of interest to Nancy Grundahl, Director of Music:

Mayflower UCC
ATTN: Nancy Grundahl
106 E. Diamond Lk. Rd.
Minneapolis MN 55419




Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
28005 Old Towne Road
Chisago City MN



This position is considered a part of the ministry of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. All ministries of Zion are committed to serve and nurture others and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.


The Organist gives leadership to the traditional worship services of Zion Lutheran Church by using the organ to lift the congregation in music for the praise of God.

Supervisor: The Pastor

Hours: Per Diem

Please see more in the full job description.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Pastor Sarah Kerkes at pastor@zionlcc.org

Exp 10May22

Choir Director Positions

Plymouth Congregational
1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN

Children's Choirs Position for April and May 2022

Start date: April 1 (with a shadow date of current conductor on March 30)

End date: May 22

Plymouth Congregational Church seeks a substitute for April and May 2022 for three children's music ensembles within their established program. An ideal candidate will have experience and interest working with young singers, with selecting appropriate repertoire, with effective rehearsal techniques, and in working interpersonally with supervisors and collaborative staff. Plymouth is a progressive church community committed to social justice, and welcomes all children and families into the program. Marie Scholtz will be on maternity leave.

Please submit a resume to maries@plymouth.org no later than March 1.


  • Prepare for and lead in-person Wednesday evening rehearsals for three ensembles
  • Rehearse and present 1-2 pieces for Cherub Choir and Chorister Choirs to sing in worship
  • Plan and execute Bridge Night with other youth ensemble directors to support those students who will move to a different ensemble in 2022-2023
  • Attend and co-lead the Youth Sunday service, May 22, 2022 at 11 a.m.
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with parents via provided email distribution lists
  • Communicate clearly and in a timely manner with Pastor for Congregational Care and Worship and other staff

Young Voices (ages 3-5), 5:30-5:55 p.m. on Wednesdays

This group is focused on quality early experiences with music and centered around play, movement, and responding to repertoire from many backgrounds. Parents attend each class.

Cherub Choir (grades K-2), 6-6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays

Children in Cherub Choir learn to sing in an ensemble for the first time. We nurture a beautiful unison sound, skills in working and learning as a team, and music literacy as singers prepare to read printed music.

Chorister Choir (grades 3-6), 6:35-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays

Choristers strengthen their basic music skills as they begin to read music and sing in multiple parts. We build a loving community through the selection of meaningful music and team-building activities.


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