Organists Wanted

 

Christ Trinity Church in Sheffield, MA

Seeking a 1/4 time Organist or Organist/Choirmaster to lead our lively music program. Music is integral to the life and ministry of Christ Trinity and is a core strength. We seek an Organist or Organist/Choirmaster who is comfortable with the music of our Episcopalian and Lutheran traditions and Classical music, as well as other traditions which enrich sacred music. 

 

Candidates should be skilled in organ and piano performance, and if applicable, in choral conducting. There is typically one service per week, with choir rehearsal an hour before. Responsibilities include playing a prelude and postlude for each service, service music and hymns, and occasional accompaniment of soloists, including two professional singers and a professional violinist, and, if applicable, conducting a volunteer adult choir of 14-16 (September through May). Currently, during the pandemic, soloists are rehearsing with the organist on another mutually determined day of the week.

The Organist or Organist/Choirmaster will work with the Rector and other worship leaders to select suitable music for all liturgical services, including those of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

 

Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years’ experience. The position is considered ¼ time, as per the Association of Anglican Musicians (8-12 hours per week, which includes private preparation). Benefits include two-weeks paid vacation leave. The church is willing to grant additional time off in the summer months, without pay, for personal obligations. The candidate will have the right of first refusal for weddings and funerals, with honorariums. The salary is negotiable. 

 

The organ is an Austin Chorophone, which was rebuilt with a new German Principal stop in place of the original Diapason. The organ has four ranks which are unified on the Swell, Great, and Pedal. The ranks are: Principal, Flute, Duciana, Quint. All ranks are enclosed except the Principal.

 

Additional information about Christ Trinity Church may be found on our website: www.ChristTrinityChurch.org, and an example of our COVID-19 era services can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKQup1VCSd8.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and three references to Trudy Weaver Miller, Christ Trinity Church Vestry Council, at trudymiller3@gmail.com or at the church’s PO address.

The Plainfield Congregational Church, UCC 

Seeks a Sunday Morning Music Director and Organist/Pianist for 10:30 Sunday

services.  Keyboard expertise and choir directing experience required.

 

The church has a two-manual Allen organ, a 7’ Baldwin piano, a small,

talented choir, and a congregation knowledgeable about and appreciative

of good music.  We are looking for someone who shares our belief that

beautiful music enriches the worship service for all.  

 

Salary for this position is negotiable.  Plainfield is approximately ½ hour from Pittsfield, North Adams, and Northampton and 45 minutes from Greenfield.

 

Please contact Jane Grant, 413-339-4003 or jgrant@charlemont.org.

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