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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 only 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: A Model Contract; Annual Employment Review Guidelines; AGO Code of Professional Standards; Code of Ethics; Salary Guidelines; and Wedding, Funeral, and Substitute Guidelines. Members wishing more information on specific churches or positions should contact Jeffrey Patry.

Combined Director/Service-playing Positions

St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church (ELCA)
100 North Oxford Street
Saint Paul, MN 55104


St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church is a historic congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that supports the making of excellent and diverse Church Music, grounded in the Lutheran liturgical tradition. The Cantor, under the direction of the Senior Pastor, is charged with making music that is meaningful, engaging of the assembly, diverse, and of high quality. We seek a candidate who is an exceptionally hard worker to build this parish’s music program into one of excellence.

This position includes the oversight of four paid section leaders, two organs, Adult Choir, Kantorei (Motet Choir), Children’s Choir, and Adult Handbell Choir. The post is 3/4 time with allowance for benefits, with the potentiality for expansion as the position grows. We seek a candidate with excellent skill at the keyboard (both organ and piano), as well as a pronounced interest in liturgical choral music and music of the Lutheran choral tradition.

The full job description can be found here: http://stpaulref.org/liturgy-and-music/cantor-search

Interested candidates can submit their resumes electronically at: musicsearch@stpaulref.org

Exp 29Aug17

Redeemer Lutheran Church
3770 Bellaire Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Redeemer Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Worship and Music (30 hours per week, with benefits), to provide worship leadership for both traditional and contemporary Sunday worship services, midweek services and other seasonal worship services. Anticipated start date is August 1.

This person will plan worship in collaboration with pastors and worship teams; select music for all worship services; direct the adult chorale and other ensembles and instrumentalists; lead contemporary worship team; provide worship accompaniment on organ and piano; recruit, train, and develop musicians and worship leaders; and provide oversight and direction to worship teams (including technology team). Desired qualifications: passion for spreading the gospel through engaging worship and music; demonstrated expertise in organ and piano (other instrumental experience a plus), proven capability in choral conducting and contemporary ensemble leadership; experience in collaborative worship planning; ability to manage volunteers effectively; biblical knowledge and familiarity with Lutheran theology and traditions; competence in using worship technology (audio visual equipment, computers and worship media); and 2-3 years of experience in worship leadership in a congregational setting. B.A. in music or related field required, M.S.M. preferred.

Please see the full job description.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Pam Stofferahn at pstofferahn@rlc-wbl.org or Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3770 Bellaire Avenue, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

Exp 29Jul17

Highview Christiania Lutheran Church
26690 Highview Avenue
Farmington, MN 55024

Position: 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, 2017

Contact Pastor Michael Mandsager:
Email: mikemandsager@gmail.com
Phone: 952-469-2722
Address: Highview Christiania Lutheran Church, 26690 Highview Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024

Exp 29Jul17

Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
4901 Chowen Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Lake Harriet UMC is looking for talented and engaging leaders to serve in Music Ministry roles. Candidates are encouraged to apply for more than one of the current music openings, which include:
  • Director of Music Ministries
  • Organist
  • Band Leader
  • Sanctuary 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.
You can view each of the position descriptions here: http://www.lakeharrietumc.org/music-ministries-roles/
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your resume with a brief cover letter, indicating the positions you are interested in, to Rev. Melanie Homan, Pastor, melanie.homan@lakeharrietumc.org

Exp 29Jul17

St. John’s Lutheran Church
PO Box 307
Howard Lake, MN 55349
--revised listing--
Director of Music

This is a Permanent Position, approximately 15-18 hours per week. The Director of Music plays organ and piano, directs choirs, and oversees the musical ministries of our church all with the purpose of bearing the gospel in music and leading the congregation in song. In collaboration with the Pastor, he/she will plan music for Sunday and other special worship services.

To see the full job description and learn more about the Church, visit our website: www.stjohnshl.org and look under announcements.

Submit a cover letter and resume to St. John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 307, Howard Lake, MN 55349, ATTN: Marcie Tuma. We are accepting resumes until July 29, 2017.

Exp 29Jul17

Service-playing Positions

St Peder’s Lutheran Church
4600 East 42nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

St Peder’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) seeks an Organist/Accompanist to assist with leading our 9:00 am Sunday worship services and Thursday evening choir rehearsals.

This is a part-time position that will function as a part of a team with the pastor, choir director, lay people, and occasional musicians who are responsible for St Peder’s music program. Along with leading our weekly liturgical 9:00 am worship services, the Organist/Accompanist will accompany the St Peder’s Choir. The adult choir rehearses on Thursday evenings during the academic year, and sings during the academic year at the Sunday service. The choir also sings at selected other special services. The choir does not rehearse or sing during worship in June, July and August. For a full job description and information about the congregation and organ, please go to http://wp.me/P6qd26-nd

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to pastorjulie@stpeders.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Exp 24Sep17

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Organist/Accompanist Needed

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (www.goodshepherdmpls.org) is looking for a skilled and committed organist/pianist to serve our vibrant and welcoming community of faith on the border of Southwest Minneapolis and Edina, near 50th and France. Position is approximately .25 time.

Duties include:

  • leading congregational song from the keyboard (organ and piano) for Sunday and special/festival services;
  • accompanying weekly adult and youth choir rehearsals, including occasional extra solo and ensemble rehearsals (vocal and instrumental);
  • collaborating with the Director of Worship and Music in planning of worship and hymnody.

Featuring a recently refurbished and expanded 60-rank Reuter organ, a newly transfigured sanctuary with superb acoustics and a congregation that loves to sing, Good Shepherd is a wonderful place to lead God’s people in worship.

Contact: Ralph Johnson, Director of Worship and Music

Email: ralph.johnson@goodshepherdmpls.org

Cell: (612) 730-9723

Exp 24Sep17

Choir Director Positions

St. Philip's Lutheran Church

6180 Hwy 65 NE

Fridley, MN 55432

St. Philip's Lutheran Church is currently seeking a musically talented, passionate, and committed follower of Christ to serve as our Sanctuary Choir Director. The commitment is 6 hours a week and runs during the program year from September to May. This position involves leading our skilled volunteer Choir in one weeknight rehearsal and Sunday morning worship at 8:30 am. A full job description and application details can be found at http://www.splcmn.org/stpsnews/jobopenings

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jeanninea@splcmn.org by Friday, July 28.

Exp 15Sept17

Non-Church Positions

There are currently no listings in this category.

National Job Listings

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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