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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: 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

Plymouth Presbyterian Church
3755 Dunkirk Lane North
Plymouth, MN 55447

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 23Oct17

St. John’s Lutheran Church
PO Box 307
Howard Lake, MN 55349

Director of Music

Part-time 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 the address, above, with ATTN: Marcie Tuma. Position starts January 2018.

Exp 13Oct17

Service-playing Positions

Messiah Methodist Church


OR combination ORGANIST/Handbell Choir director

West suburban church worshipping 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. Accompanying the Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, soloists, availability for weddings and funerals additional compensation), and collaboration with choir director, Director of Worship required. The proficient player will serve 10 hours/week and oversee the maintenance of organ, sanctuary Yamaha G3 piano. Allen digital 3 manual ADC 8000 organ is the current instrument.

If the candidate has handbell experience, the position could possibly be expanded to include the direction of our Handbell choir. Please inquire if this matches your available skill set.

Please send resumes to Joy Ann Harmon, Director of Worship, Messiah Methodist Church, jobs2@messiahchurchmn.org.

Exp 17Nov17

St. Charles Church
Bayport, MN

Small Catholic church in the St. Croix Valley seeking a part-time organist. Flexible schedule, competitive wage. Primary responsibilities are accompanying cantors and working with small ensemble groups and instrumentalists.

Resumes to Laura Kuschel at laura@stcb.comcastbiz.net

Exp 8Nov17

Peace Lutheran Church
Plymouth, MN

Peace Lutheran Church of Plymouth seeks an organist/keyboard accompanist to begin this fall. This candidate will play the organ and piano for worship services and will accompany the Adult Choir, special music and children’s music. The organ is a beautiful rebuilt late-nineteenth century pipe organ. This is a part-time position of approximately 8 hours of contact time/week, depending on the season. Complete position description is posted at: peaceofplymouth.org; cover letters and resum├ęs can be sent to: careers@peaceofplymouth.org. Deadline for applicants is August 24, 2017 with interviews taking place the evening of August 28, 2017.

Exp 13Oct17

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

Crown of Glory Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Chaska, Minnesota


Crown of Glory Lutheran (ELCA) in Chaska is seeking a choral director for 30+ member choir as well as general worship support, planning and instrumental, bell choir and worship band leadership.

This can range from 6-20 hours weekly depending on skills and responsibilities as negotiated. Compensation based on skills and experience.

Pastor Matthew Bersagel -- 952 201 1915 -- pastormatt@crownofglory.org

Exp 3Nov17

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.

Other Job Links

Saint Paul Area Synod ELCA job openings

Minneapolis Area Synod ELCA music jobs

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