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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

Cherokee Park United Church
371 W. Baker St.,
St. Paul, MN 55107

Director of Music Ministry/Accompanist (Part-time)

Position Description: Cherokee Park United Church is seeking a person to serve as a part time Director of Music Ministry/Accompanist who is enthusiastic about a creative blend of traditional and contemporary/world music. The director will work with a choir of approximately 15 members and support volunteer cantors in leading the congregation in a variety of sung responses and other service music. We are seeking a candidate who embraces the congregation’s commitment to theological openness, social and environmental justice, gender inclusiveness, antiracism and a full welcome of LGBTQ members and friends.

Worship is at 10:15 a.m. from September through May and 9:30 during the summer. Choir rehearsals are on Wed. evening. Cherokee Park United Church, located on St. Paul’s West Side, is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Cherokee Park United Church welcomes the applications of persons of any ethnic origin, race, gender or sexual orientation. The deadline for application is September 30, 2018, but may be filled sooner with qualified applicant. Salary is commensurate with qualifications & responsibilities.

Qualifications: Must be able to direct a choir and provide leadership for congregational singing. Strong accompanist and able to play organ for congregational hymns. B.A. in music or equivalent level of proficiency.


Send resumes to Pastor Joy Smith - Cherokee Park United Church, 371 W. Baker St., St. Paul, MN 55107. References are requested. For more information please call Pastor Joy Smith at 651-227-4275 or email at cpuc@usfamily.net. For more information about Cherokee Park United Church go to www.cherokeeparkunited.org.

Exp 20Nov18

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
700 Snelling Ave S
Saint Paul, MN

Assistant Director of Music

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul is seeking a half-time assistant director of music to assist the current full-time director of music and help expand the musical offerings of this large and healthy urban congregation. The job description will be flexible depending on the qualifications of the candidate. While not all of the following skills will be found in one person, some of those sought for this job are as follows: the ability to work with children’s voices, perhaps with experience and a degree in music education; keyboard skills, piano especially, with the ability to accompany and lead a congregation and perhaps abilities in jazz or gospel genres; coordination and leading of small instrumental ensembles; sensitivity to liturgical worship and social justice issues; percussion experience with an emphasis on global sources; and guitar or other instrumental skills would be a bonus. The position would entail weekly rehearsals and helping to lead in worship each Sunday. The position could possibly be split into two 10 hour a week positions. Start date negotiable, preferably in October.

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Jeanne Hanson, Administrator, jeanne@gloriadeistpaul.org. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, MN 55116.


Exp 30Oct18

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, 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 30Oct18

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Prior Lake, MN

The Director of Music Arts of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, LCMS, is a principal staff member responsible to the Pastoral Office for the organizing and executing all aspects of music programs for and with the congregation. Musical resources at Holy Cross include a 16-rank M.P. Moller organ that has been completely rebuilt when moved into our sanctuary 2 years ago. Grand piano, Roland electric drum set, 4 octaves of handbells, 3 octaves of chimes, and various percussion instruments are also present. We have a traditional (organ-led) service, and a contemporary praise-band led service.

The Director of Music Arts demonstrates a maximum level of reliability with respect to office hours, meeting deadlines and a willingness to serve as circumstances and opportunities necessitate. The position is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Select music for all services and choir collaborating with Pastor
  • Meet with staff and elders as needed to discuss service music, service planning, rehearsals, bulletin, powerpoint, etc.
  • Recruit and encourage new musicians to participate in music ensembles at Holy Cross


  • Play piano/organ for traditional 8:15 AM Sunday worship
  • Accompany Praise Team during 11 AM Sunday worship
  • Direct/Accompany choir performances
  • Coordinate with the bell choir director when needed
  • Play piano/organ for additional holiday worship services; Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Advent, and Lent.


  • Lead/Accompany Praise Team weekly rehearsals
  • Direct/Accompany weekly choir rehearsals


  • Possible Sunday School and Vacation Bible School music opportunities
  • Write articles for the monthly newsletter
  • Other duties as assigned

Interested applications can contact me at mhentges@comcast.net

Exp 17Oct18

Plymouth Presbyterian Church
3755 Dunkirk Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55447

Position Title: Music Director

This is a part-time, permanent position; approximately 20 hours per week, with fewer hours in the summer when the choir does not meet on a regular basis. The church, located at Highway 55 and Rockford Road is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Minimum job responsibilities are Sunday worship (9:30 am) and one evening choir practice per week, traditionally, Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00. Blended music is an important part of our worship with congregational singing, prelude, postlude and special music, particularly the choir. Skill sets include organ; piano; choir direction. Ideally this is one position but could be split into two separate positions, an accompanist and a choir director.

Submit a cover letter and resume to Carla Bahls, carla@plymouthpc.org (763/449-8771), or to the address above, ATTN: Carla Bahls.

Exp 17Oct18

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul, MN

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul, is seeking a new Music director/organist. We are a lively, inclusive, urban, faith community grounded in the rich liturgical and musical tradition of the Episcopal Church. We are looking for a skilled instrumentalist and inspiring choral director to lead the 11 am Sunday morning music and Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, with occasional handbell choir rehearsal. This position is for 10 hr/week averaged out over the year, with seasonal increases around holidays and a lighter summer schedule. 

The musical resources at St. Mary’s include our 16-rank Geneva organ rebuilt by Rutz in 1990, a harpsichord, 4 octaves of handbells, and extensive music library.

Applications accepted through October 1, 2018. See website for full job description. www.saintmarysepiscopal.org


Service-playing Positions

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (ELCA)
15600 Old Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55446
Phone: 763-553-1239

Organist/Choir Accompanist Position (posted 9/4/18)

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church (ELCA) seeks a part-time experienced organist/pianist to lead the congregation in worship (19-rank Nordlie pipe organ and newly refurbished Mason Hamlin 6’ grand piano) and accompany the Senior Choir.

The successful candidate will hold at least a bachelor’s degree in music with strong keyboard skills in organ and piano. Knowledge of Lutheran hymnody and liturgies is a plus. Regular duties include 2 Sunday morning liturgical services and accompanying the weekly Senior Choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. Additional duties include playing for services for Lent, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve, as well as weddings and funerals.

Compensation commensurate with skills, qualifications, and experience. For further information, please send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Wayne Peterson (wpeterson@stbarnabaslutheran.org).

Exp 7Nov18

Community United Methodist Church
9225 Jason Avenue NE
Monticello MN 55362

Worship Pianist/Choir Accompanist

Please see the job description.

Send resume and cover letter to the address above or office@commumc.org.

Contact: Pastor Carrie Binnie, phone 763-295-2652

Exp 22Sept18

Choir Director Positions

White Bear Lake UMC

Choir Director

WBLUMC has a dynamic music program, offering two unique worship services, one traditional and one band-led, September through May. We seek an individual to provide leadership for the adult choir at our traditional service. The position is 10 hours per week. Under the guidance of the Director of Traditional Music, the Choir Director will plan and select choral music, conduct weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, and direct the choir (usually 15-20 voices) in Sunday morning worship services. An accompanist is provided. The Choir sings for worship all but one Sunday a month, giving the Choir Director one Sunday off every month. The Choir Director will manage the Choral Scholar Program of paid section leaders for the adult choir. In addition to weekly participation in Sunday worship, the choir will also prepare and perform special larger music works or programs occasionally throughout the year as determined by the music staff, pastoral staff, and choir director.

We hope to find a Choir Director with extensive experience in choral direction, a broad knowledge of choral repertoire, and the creativity to include choral music in the worship experience in distinctive and meaningful ways.

For more information about White Bear Lake United Methodist Church and the Music Ministry program, please peruse our website. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to employment@wblumc.org. We seek to fill this position by August 1, 2018.

Please see the full job description.

Exp 18Sept18

St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 S. 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

--position has been filled--

Choir Director

Summary: Responsible for the planning and implementation of the work done by the St. Olaf Parish Choir at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass at St. Olaf Church from September through Pentecost. In so doing, foster worship that promotes the full, conscious, and active participation of the assembly. Mass is televised on MCN Cable TV Channel 6 and on YouTube.

Wednesday evening rehearsal.

Conduct the Choir at additional times during the year, namely Christmas, the Triduum, and St. Olaf Day (last Sunday in July).

Submit cover letter and resume by email to Joel Anderson, janderson@saintolaf.org

Exp 18Sept18

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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