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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:

  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

Messiah Church
17805 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55447

Organist/Accompanist

West suburban church worshiping over 500 seeks PT organist to start immediately for traditional worship. Responsibilities include selection of hymns/music appropriate for the liturgical season and supporting worship themes. Accompaniment of the Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, soloists, availability for weddings and funerals (additional compensation), and collaboration with choir director required. The proficient player will serve 10 hours/week and oversee the maintenance of organ and sanctuary piano. We are excited to have a brand new Allen GENISYS-APEX GX350 organ with antiphonal speakers here for worship. Please send resumes to Joy Ann Harmon, Director of Worship, Messiah Methodist Church, jharmon@messiahchurch.org.

Exp 27Feb23


Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
3930 Rahn Road
Eagan, MN 55122

Director Of Music Ministries

Mount Calvary is a relationship-centered worshipping community. The people of Mount Calvary deeply value worship with relevant preaching, scripture, communion, and song. They love to sing together in ways that are connected to the heart. The primary role of the Director of Music Ministries is to be the lead in engaging the people to utilize their musical gifts and will work with the pastoral staff to develop worship. Mount Calvary’s vision for this position is someone connected to the people so that the peoples’ voices can be lifted up in praise and thanksgiving. Expected salary for this position is $50,270-60,292 for 6-15 years of experience.

Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and references to Pastor Tom Jenkins at pastor.tom@mtcalvary.com.

A detailed job description and the application process can be found at www.mtcalvary.com/careers.

Exp 18Feb23



St. Mark Lutheran Church
1 North Road
Circle Pines, MN

Choir Accompanist

St. Mark Lutheran church is urgently seeking a choir accompanist for the Adult choir, to begin immediately.

The choir rehearses Wed nights from 6:30-7:45 (Sept-early June) and sings at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service, twice a month. The choir also sings at special times in the church year (Reformation, Christmas Eve, Holy Week, Easter).

Piano skills are a must but organ skills would be greatly appreciated. There is also the potential to sub on Sunday mornings (as needed) for the organist. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. The number of hours a week fluctuates depending on when the choir sings.

Rehearsal only: 1.5 hours for the week

Choir sings: 1.5 (rehearsal) plus another 1.5 for Sunday morning

Requirements:

  • A music degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to sight-read

Compensation: Compensation based on education and experience.

Please send resume to Pastor Mollie at pastormollie@gmail.com for consideration.

Exp 6Feb23


St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Osseo, Minnesota

Part-time Adult/Children Choir Director

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Osseo, Minnesota, is seeking a part-time Adult/Children Choir Director. We previously had an adult, children, and bell choir, and are excited to find a candidate who can reinvigorate and rebuild those choirs. Our ideal candidate will have good interpersonal skills, who is motivated with a positive attitude, and with the ability to make others successful, while working with a variety of people. We are a LCMS congregation using the Lutheran Service hymnal. You can see who we are at www.stpaulsosseo.org. If you think you can fill this position, please send us your resume and cover letter detailing experience to office@stpaulsosseo.org.

Exp20Mar23


Prospect Park United Methodist Church

Director of Music

Choir Director

Worship Accompanist

Position Summary:

Prospect Park United Methodist Church is seeking either one or multiple people for music leadership at PPUMC. The person/people in this role will work directly with the pastor and with musician volunteers to develop and grow the music ministry. The three roles include: Director of Music; Choir Director; Worship Accompanist.

Qualifications include the ability to lead and direct a team, including both choir and church worship teams. Possession of organizational, communications and performance skills needed for planning, directing and developing others; an appreciation for diverse styles of music and worship expression.

Compensation will be based on the distribution of duties and level of experience. The Director of Music will report to the Lead Pastor; the choir director and accompanist will report to the Director of Music.

Job Type: Part Time (up to 15 hours weekly)

Benefits: Flexible schedule: September-June (off months: July and August)

Experience: Worship Leadership: 1 year (Required)

PPUMC is an urban-based reconciling congregation located near the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. We seek to be an inclusive Christian community that affirms faith in God and spiritual growth with a commitment to justice and stewardship of God’s creation.

For complete details or to apply online, visit: https://www.prospectparkchurch.org/open-positions/

Exp20Jan23


Community United Methodist Church (CUMC)
Columbia Heights, Minnesota

Choir Director / Organist

Job Description

The Choir Director/Organist leads the congregation and choir in Christian worship through sensitive and faithful expression of music.

Qualifications

* Degree in music or a related field and experience directing a choir preferred

* Ability to lead and perform a wide variety of music, with organ and piano skills preferred

* Experience in securing the services of guest musicians to accompany the choir or to provide music for services

* Person of faith (Christian background strongly preferred)

Primary Job Duties

* Practice and perform service music at worship services held by CUMC

* Conduct choir rehearsals and lead choir performances

* Select music to be used for services and performances throughout the liturgical year, in coordination with the pastor

* Lead and accompany the choir for special services (Christmas Eve, Easter, Holy Week, etc.)

* Coordinate services of guest musicians to accompany the choir, to provide additional music for Sunday service, or when unavailable

* Confirm musical selections with pastor and office manager prior to the printing of weekly bulletins

* Attend church and staff meetings as necessary.

* Provide support for Sunday School music program

* Provide music when available at funerals or weddings (first right of refusal included).

* Maintain music library and instruments

* Manage music budget

* Build relationships with choir, congregation and community

* Participate in the church interim planning discussions, as available

* Other duties as assigned

Accountability

The pastor is the head of the staff and supervises this staff position. The pastor will conduct a yearly performance evaluation, including salary adjustments as appropriate and any necessary changes to job duties.

Benefits

Position does not provide health-care benefits, paid sick- or leave-time.

Exp29Jan22


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The American Guild of Organists has a career center for AGO members. The service is accessed at the AGO website's Positions Available page.

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