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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

Oak Knoll Lutheran Church
600 Hopkins Crossroad
Minnetonka, MN 55305-1486

Music Director/Organist and Choir Director

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for leading and engaging the congregation of Oak Knoll in the ministry of worship and music. Oak Knoll Lutheran Church is a vibrant, welcoming suburban congregation of 765 members. We are led by two full-time pastors (Senior and Associate), and a part-time Associate. Our worship is liturgical and rooted in Lutheran tradition but includes diverse selections of music both in the hymnody and in the works presented by the choir and a wide variety of volunteer soloists from within the congregation.

Singing together as a congregation is a core value of Oak Knoll Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Our music resources include a Rodgers 905 electronic organ, Yamaha grand piano, Malmark handbells, and a choral library of over 200 works. The current compensated music team includes a vocal soloist/guitarist (2 Sundays/month), pianist (2 Sundays/month).

Please see the full job description.

Exp 1 Sept18

St. Mark's Lutheran Church
2499 N Helen Street
North St. Paul, MN 55109

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is seeking a musical leader who is collaborative, creative and interested in helping us connect with our faith in God through music. Our congregation strives to consistently live within our Lutheran theology while also engaging in creative ways to express these foundational tennets of our Christian expression.

The Director of Worship & Music will plan, coordinate and implement worship opportunities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings using a variety of styles including pipe organ led worship which is liturgy based with choir along with contemporary music utilizing our band. This will be done in collaboration with the pastoral staff. They also will provide direct leadership over the adult choir and bell choir along with overseeing the work of the Assistant Music Director, Contemporary Band and the Children’s choir. This position is 25 hours/week with a salary range of $35,000-41,000 dependent on education and experience level.

St. Mark’s is entering into a new chapter of life across all of our ministries as we seek to connect daily with our faith, reach beyond the walls of our church and worship our God whose love is vast. We are excited to partner with our new Director of Worship & Music and explore how we can express our faithfulness to God through music and worship. We look forward to you joining us.

Please see the full job description

Interested applicant can submit cover letter, resume and names of two references with contact information to Pastor Mary Froiland at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 2499 N Helen Street, North St. Paul, MN 55109 or by email at

Applications will be accepted through July 16.

Exp 1Sept18

The House of Hope Presbyterian Church
797 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

Music Associate

The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN is in search of a “Music Associate” (3/8 time, 9 month: September to May). The duties include being the primary accompanist for the Choir School, directing the Adult Handbell Choir, and serving as occasional substitute organist as needed. Leading candidates will have experience accompanying choirs on both organ and piano, experience leading handbell choirs, and enjoy working with musicians of all ages. A Master's degree in music is preferred, but not required. BA/BM degrees will be considered with experience working with congregational music programs. Salary for this position is 24K. The deadline for applications is August 1. Position begins September of 2018. Further information about The House of Hope, The Choir School, and the music program can be found at www.hohchurch.org.

For a full job description, please e-mail Aaron Miller at: aaronm@hohchurch.org.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of two references or two letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged but not required to submit copies of CDs, videos, bulletins/programs, or other media.

Please submit material to:

Dr. Aaron David Miller

The House of Hope Presbyterian Church

797 Summit Ave

St. Paul, MN 55105



Exp 9Aug18

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Stillwater, MN

Possible additional positions of choir director and bell choir director

St. Paul Lutheran Church of Stillwater, MN is seeking an organist to assist with spreading the gospel through worship and enhancing congregational singing through effective organ/piano playing.

Reports to: Pastor/Personnel Committee

Job functions and responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with Pastor and Worship Committee to choose hymns for worship services and other season services of the church
  • Provide music for funerals and weddings (additional compensation provided)
  • Position could include work with a choir (including selection of songs, scheduling rehearsals and communicating with choir members) and/or directing the bell choir
  • Monitor condition of organ and piano and report problems
  • Work with Pastor, Worship Committee and Personnel Committee and attend weekly staff meetings
  • Work with Worship Committee to enhance and improve music related items in worship

Position hours to be determined based upon positions taken.

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2018

Contact Interim Pastor Scott Jakel

Phone: 651-439-5970.

Email: sdjakel@gmail.com

Exp 9Aug18

Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN. 55407

Music Director - part-time

Full position Description: http://clchurch.org/worship-2/worship.html

Send resume with letters of reference to: 

Chris Robson, Chair of the Musician Search Committee,
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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 5Aug18

Highview Christiania Lutheran Church
26690 Highview Avenue
Farmington, MN 55024

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 27Jul18

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mound
2451 Fairview Ln.
Mound, MN 55364

Accompanist and/or Director of Bell Choirs

Please see the position description (PDF) for details.

Exp 27Jul18

322 Second Street
Excelsior, MN
Director of Music

Please see the Job Announcement (PDF) and Position Description (PDF)

Exp 23Jul18

First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC
500 8th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN

First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, an Open & Affirming, Just Peace, Immigrant Welcoming, and Sanctuary Supporting spiritual community, is seeking applicants for the position of Minister of Music. The Minister of Music supports the spiritual life of the congregation by overseeing a music ministry that enriches worship and church activities. 

The Music of Minister will engage in collaborative worship planning, direct the choir, select repertoire, coordinate with musicians in the church and wider community, and play the organ and piano at a professional level. 

This position is a 12-month appointment at 20 hours per week from September through May and 10 hours per week from June through August. Compensation: salary range of $23,000-25,000, plus benefits.

To apply, please submit a resume with at least three references and a cover letter describing your interest in and qualification for the position, as outlined in the job description available at firstchurchmn.org/learn-more/music/5-9-18-2018-job-description-music-minister/

Send application materials to Jane McBride (jmcbride@firstchurchmn.org) by
June 15.

Exp 23Jul18

Crown of Glory Lutheran Church, ELCA
Chaska, MN

--revised listing--

Opening for Worship and Music Director/Organist/Pianist available. Combined position would be up to FULL TIME and includes accompany of two or three worship service, conduct adult and bell choir, offer leadership to blended worship praise band, plan and participate with ministry and program staff in a growing ELCA congregation in the SW area of the Twin Cities. Position could be crafted according to gifts and skills of candidates.

Other duties include leadership in volunteer organizing, familiarity with Worship Planning Center, worship arts, and organization of musicians and AV worship volunteers.

Knowledge or experience of Lutheran hymnody and liturgy is helpful as well as openness to work with some blended worship elements as well. Planning Center worship management skills also helpful.

Compensation starts at 25.00 per hour and is negotiable according to experience, skill and training.

Now receiving resumes for qualitied candidates!

Contact: Pastore Reggie Klindworth at pastorreggie@crownofglory.org

Exp 23Jul18

Service-playing Positions

Cross Lutheran Church
1945 Prosperity Road
Maplewood, MN 55109

Cross Lutheran Church (ELCA) seeks organist/pianist with choral experience to play for one traditional Sunday service per week, one hymnal-based contemporary service per month, and all additional special services as requested. First right of refusal for weddings and funerals. Organist will also accompany adult choir as needed, in collaboration with Director of Music. Instruments include two upright sanctuary pianos, and a two-manual, draw-knob style Rodgers organ. Salary is $11,500. Please contact Cross Lutheran at 651-777-1329 or email your resume to: cross@pro-ns.net, if interested.

Exp 1Sept18

Normandale Hylands United Methodist Church
9920 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437

--revised listing--

Organist/Pianist, part-time

We are seeking an organist/pianist with a strong Christian faith to accompany our congregation and chancel choir. One Sunday morning service year-round. Wednesday night choir rehearsals during the school year, and accompanying soloists and small groups during the summer. Applicants must be accomplished on both organ and piano, enjoy a wide variety of musical styles, and have a positive attitude.

Hours: About 10-12 hours/week during the school year; about 10 hours/week during summer

Salary range: $16,000-$18,000 depending on qualifications. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals.

Organ information:
Hendrickson church pipe organ
2 manual, full pedalboard, 14 rank, electro-pneumatic console, installed in 2009

Please send cover letter and resume to office@NHUMC.net and specify that you are interested in the organist position.

Exp 21Aug18

Nativity Episcopal Church
Burnsville, MN

Nativity Episcopal Church in Burnsville is looking for an energetic and experienced person to join their staff team as an organist/pianist beginning Sunday August 19, 2018. This musical support position enhances our weekly worship service, and accompanies our choirs and soloists in worship and weekly rehearsals. This is a part time position estimated at up to 8 hours per week. Nativity has a three manual Baldwin organ. Submit resume to Jamie Manzi-Moore at jamie.manzi-moore@nativitymn.org. Also contact Jamie with any questions you might have.

Exp 9Aug18

Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (ELCA)
924 E 21st St
Minneapolis MN 55404-2952

Immediate opening

The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (Mindekirken) is seeking a part-time organist. The job involves playing for two worship services every Sunday: a 9 a.m. worship is held in English, and an 11 a.m. worship is conducted in the Norwegian language. This position also includes accompanying the choir during services and choir practice (Thursday evenings 7 – 8:30 p.m., Sept. – May). In addition to regular Sundays, the organist is requested to play for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Occasional funerals and weddings would be part of the job as well, although honoraria for that would be extra. Annual Compensation starts at $17,000. Contact Gracia Grindal President. ggrindal@luthersem.edu

Exp 5Aug18

The Congregational Church, UCC
947 Skyline Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902


The Congregational Church UCC in Rochester, Minnesota is in search of an organist/pianist for weekly Sunday services, choir rehearsals and additional seasonal/special services beginning September 2018 through May 2019. 

Compensation paid per service and rehearsal plus incremental signing bonuses and mileage (if applicable). Please see the job description (PDF) for more details.

For questions or interest, please contact:

Karmen Gusa, Director of Music
507-282-9685 or 507-269-9144
email: karmengusa@charter.net


The Congregational Church, UCC
947 Skyline Drive SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
507-289-4581 (church office)
email: church@congoroch.org

Exp 27Jul18

First Presbyterian Church
South St. Paul


First Presbyterian Church in South St. Paul is ready for an energetic and experienced person to join their staff team as an organist/pianist. This musical support position enhances our weekly worship service, and accompanies our choirs and soloists in worship and weekly rehearsals. This is a part-time position estimated at up to 10 hours per week. See the full position description at www.fpcssp.org/about-us/employment and submit resume to Eleta Pierce at eleta@fpcssp.org.

Exp 30Jun18

Choir Director Positions

Lake Harriet UMC
4901 Chowen Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Lake Harriet UMC is looking for a talented and engaging leader to serve as Handbell Choir Director. The purpose of Lake Harriet UMC is to welcome, inspire, and nourish our community to be the hands and feet of God in the world. We are a Reconciling Congregation that welcomes people of all gender identities and sexual orientations to participate in the life and ministries of our church. Our core values include being inclusive, intergenerational, and serving those in need through social action and outreach. Our goal is to create a welcoming and hospitable environment to fuel growth for all ages.

Please see the full job description.

If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your resume with a brief cover letter indicating the position you are interested in, to Søren Bijnagte, Business Administrator/Facilities Manager.

Exp 17Aug18

Non-Church Positions

There are currently no listings in this category.

National Job Listings

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