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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

First Lutheran Church
St. Peter, Minnesota

Church Musician

The Church Musician is to assist in the planning, preparation, and leadership of worship at First Lutheran. They will explore and develop the musical resources and gifts of this congregation. They will work as a member of a team, assisting other staff members to accomplish the mission of the church. The senior pastor shall supervise the work of the Church Musician.

Work is 15-20 hours per week at $24.00 per hour.

Please see the full job description.

Exp 9Sept24

Immanuel Lutheran Church
104 Snelling Ave S
Saint Paul MN

Part-time Organist

The organist serves as a central figure in preparing and providing music for the worship life of the congregation of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Duties include:

  • Prepare and play for one Sunday morning service. Select music aligned to the liturgical style and key messages to create an inspiring and meaningful worship experience for members and visitors.
  • Prepare and play for liturgical services outside of Sunday morning, including, but not limited to those on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Wednesday evenings during Lent, Holy Week (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil), and the annual Children’s Musical
  • Accompany the adult, youth, and children’s choirs in regular weekly Wednesday rehearsals September through May as well as 3 Children’s Choir Musical rehearsals.

Pay range: $20,000–$24,000

Please see the full job description.

How to apply: Contact Chris Cherwien at ccherwien@ilcsp.org.

Exp 8Sept24

924 E 21st St
Minneapolis MN 55404


The Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (Mindekirken) is seeking an organist. There are two services a Sunday, one in English and one in Norwegian, except for the last Sunday of the month when there is one bilingual service. This position also includes accompanying the choir during services and choir practice (Thursday evenings 7:00–8:30 p.m., Sept.–May). In addition to regular Sundays, the organist is expected to play for the regular High Holy days of the year. Occasional funerals and weddings are negotiated and invoiced separately. Annual Compensation starts at $20,577.

Contact: Pastor Gunnar Kristiansen, 1gunnarkristiansen@gmail.com

Exp 8Sept24

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
900 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55105

Church Organist & Pianist

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (UCC) is a progressive congregation journeying together to deepen our faith, seek justice for all, and share God’s unconditional love with the world.

Description: This is a part-time organist/pianist position of 5–10 hours per week, requiring accompaniment during regular Sunday worship (one service at 10:30am), Wednesday evening choir rehearsals during the choir season (September–May), and other special services or events.

Purpose: To select and perform appropriate organ pieces for prelude, offertory, and postlude. To accompany the hymns, responses, choir, and soloists on organ or piano.

Salary and Benefits: $15,000; four weeks of paid time off per year.

Please see the full job description for more details.

Exp 29Aug24

The Church of St. Cecilia
2357 Bayless Place
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114

Director of Liturgical Music

The position of Director of Liturgical Music is being proposed as a part time, salaried, benefits eligible position. Position will be open Fall 2024.

Please see the full job description for details and contact information.

Exp 14Aug24

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
Plymouth, MN

Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth invites keyboard musicians to apply for our 8 hour per week Organist role. Please contact Angela Gritton at agritton@moply.org for a full job description and more information.

Organist Day to Day

  • To provide keyboard accompaniment (organ and piano) for the weekly traditional service that encourages and enhances congregational singing
  • Serve as the Chancel Choir accompanist during worship, as well as the accompanist for soloists / children’s choir / other ensembles on occasion
  • Provide appropriate music for worship, utilizing organ and piano, corresponding to the theme of the day (lectionary or otherwise) (i.e. prelude / postlude / offertory / communion)
  • Accompany full ensemble and lead sectionals for weekly Chancel Choir rehearsals (Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Maintain organized music files
  • Select and order music, in a variety of musical styles, as needed for the traditional service.
  • Recruit / mentor volunteers to supplement music ministry
  • Available whenever possible for funerals and weddings (for a per service fee)


  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in piano or organ; advanced degrees preferred
  • Flexible, gracious musician with a love of leading the church in song rather than a soloist looking to perform


  • Approx. 8 hours per week; No choir in the summer
  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience

Exp 1Aug24

Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd East
Wayzata MN 55391

Principal Organist

This is a part-time (16 hours per week) position.

Here is a link to the job description for this position: https://wayzatacommunitychurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Principal-Organist_WCC_042024.pdf

Contact for this position is via this email: 

Exp 16Jul24

St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
2129 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul MN 55108


St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ, Saint Paul, seeks an Organist to serve as Organist and Sanctuary Choir accompanist. This job could be shared between two people.

1965 Reuter, 2 manuals, 29 ranks, 32 levels of memory

7-foot Steinway Grand Piano

  • Worship service: Sundays 10:30 AM
  • Sanctuary Choir rehearsal: Wednesdays 7:00 PM, September-May
  • Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve services
  • Accompany soloists, guest musicians, and ensembles
  • Full position description is available upon request

Compensation is in line with current market. Additional compensation for weddings and funerals.

SAPUCC is an Open and Affirming congregation and home to the Schubert Club/Music in the Park Series. Visit sapucc.org to learn more.

Email cover letter, resume, and MP3 recordings of the following to Rev. Victoria Wilgocki, pastor@sapucc.org:

  • Hymn of your choosing: introduction; all stanzas, one with alternate harmonization; provide tune name
  • 3-4-minute prelude or postlude: provide title and composer information
  • Both on the organ
  • Submit materials by June 1, 2024

Exp 16Jul24

Path of Grace United Methodist Church
759 County Road B East
Maplewood, Minnesota 55117


Path of Grace United Methodist Church, located in Maplewood, Minnesota, seeks an Organist/Pianist to assist with leading the worship and music life of the congregation. This person also collaborates with pastoral and lay leadership to plan and execute the music ministries of the church, accompanies Sunday worship and Wednesday rehearsals, and reports to the Director of Music.

Path of Grace is a welcoming congregation that offers a blended Sunday morning service and a variety of programs throughout the week. This position is 12 hours per week for 48 weeks to start on or before July 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

For complete job description and application information, please send resume and cover letter to Linda Zelig, Music Director (linda.zelig@pathofgraceumc.org) & Paul Moeller, Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee (paul.c.moeller@gmail.com).

Exp 16Jul24

St. Stephen Lutheran Church
Urbandale, Iowa

Director of Worship and Music

Status: Full-time employee with benefits

The Director of Worship and Music is responsible for the music and the worship life of the congregation, providing leadership and resources.

Salary commensurate with education and experience ($42,000–60,000)

Please see the full job description.

Exp 4Jul24

Centennial United Methodist Church
1524 Co. Rd. C2 W, Roseville
2200 W. Hillside Ave., Saint Paul


Position start date: August 1, 2024

The Centennial United Methodist Church (CUMC) Organist is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position. The Organist is responsible for coordination, planning and performance of organ music at the church. The person in this position provides spiritual enrichment of the congregation through music and ministers to the congregation through inspirational music.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • From $25 an hour, commensurate with training and experience. Estimated 13 hours per week.
  • Professional development assistance
  • Flexible schedule

Please see the full job description.

Exp 4Jul24

St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Road Six
Plymouth MN 55447

Organist (Full-time, exempt)

The Organist will support the mission and ministry of St. Philip the Deacon through exceptional musical leadership from the organ and piano bench, by bringing to life our liturgical and participatory expression of worship, and by building on and expanding our strong tradition of music ministries. More about the 51-rank St. Philip the Deacon Schantz Organ (2005), Opus 2243, can be found at: https://pipeorgandatabase.org/instruments/19293

Contact Information: Tim Westermeyer, Senior Pastor at twestermeyer@spdlc.org or 763-475-7136

For a complete job description and how to apply: https://spdlc.org/organistsearch/

Exp 26Jun24

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