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Organists Wanted

St. Micheal's Episcopal Brattleboro

Address: 16 Bradley Ave, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Phone(802) 254-6048

St. Micheal's Brattleboro has recently bid adieu to their Music Director of 32 years. They are seeking a long-term sub as they interview candidates for the position. Please contact Rector Mary Lindquist at

Episcopal Church of the Atonement - Director of Music Ministry

36 Court Street Westfield, MA 01085

At The Episcopal Church of the Atonement, we are a worshipping community “drawn in by grace and reaching out in love”. We are an open and affirming congregation of about 325 people who live in and around Westfield, Massachusetts. Our worship is rooted in and draws inspiration and creativity from the rich liturgical and musical tradition of The Episcopal Church.


Weekly ECOTA worship services take place on Sunday mornings at 8:00 (organ and hymns) and 10:00 (with choir) during the program year. A Family Eucharist meets twice monthly at 4:00 (2nd and 4th Sun., with acapella or volunteer accompaniment). Summer services are at 8:00 (no music) & 10:00 (organ, occasional bells and choral offerings).

Director of Music Ministry

The Director of Music Ministry (DMM) will serve The Episcopal Church of the Atonement (ECOTA) in developing, coordinating, and overseeing the year-round music ministry. The DMM will plan and implement, in conjunction with the Rector, a variety of musical offerings to enrich and complement the liturgy. The DMM will conduct the adult choir and bell choir, serve as the organist, and work toward engaging families and children in the musical life of the church. Additionally, we would strongly desire for the DMM to continue with the ECOTA Choral Scholar Program which supports the development of 2-3 Choral Scholars from Westfield State University in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Part-Time - approx. 10-12 hours/week
Salary - $12,000-$18,000, commensurate with experience. Annual allowance for professional development.

Qualities, Responsibilities and Duties


  1. Possess an invi=ng, non-anxious, and open presence.

  2. Show openness to various styles of church music, from traditional to contemporary.

  3. Possess proficiency in piano and organ.

    ECOTA Instruments:
    -Ahlborn Galant two manual w/MIDI
    -Grand Piano
    -Handbells – 3 octaves, 2 octaves hand chimes

  4. Accompany all hymns, anthems, and liturgical music, including prelude and postlude.

  5. Recruit, teach, rehearse, and direct the Adult Choir.

  6. Select choral and service music appropriate to the Revised Common Lectionary

    scripture readings and church season.

  1. Choose and direct seasonal special music – e.g., Advent/Christmas, Holy Week. Work with Rector and others on special occasions/events where music is central (pageant).

  2. Recruit, teach, rehearse, and direct the Handbell Choir.

  3. Coordinate & collaborate with other instrumentalists/accompanists to enhance worship


  4. Display creativity and playfulness in engaging with the congregation, especially seeking

    opportunities to include families and children in music programming.

  5. Be open to combining with other local choirs for special worship services.

  6. Play for special occasions (e.g. weddings and funerals). Director of Music Ministry has

    first right-of-refusal for weddings and funerals held at ECOTA.

  7. Coordinate WesCield State Choral Scholar program. (Details to follow during interview



  1. Meet regularly with Rector to coordinate music and worship.

  2. Maintain instruments.

  3. Maintain and update music library as needed, recruiting volunteers to assist as needed.

  4. Ensure copyright laws are followed and reported and aEributed with CCLI and One

    License as it applies to live-streaming, video recording for worship and other occasions.

  5. Maintain Safe-Church (sexual-misconduct prevention) practices and certification.

  6. Engage in continuing education opportunities: meetings, conferences and conventions

    as deemed appropriate.

  7. Oversee music budget and coordinate budgetary planning with the Rector/Vestry.

  8. Arrange for substitute musicians to cover =mes of absence.

  9. Develop communications and coordinate publicity materials.

  10. Collaborate with live stream to establish proper balance levels of all sound sources to

    ensure effective musical leadership in worship in person and online.

  11. Report, in all respects, directly and solely to the Rector and consult with the Rector as

    appropriate in all maEers involving worship and the music program.

Resumes and replies to:

Rev. Sandi Albom
Interim Rector, Episcopal Church of the Atonement, WesCield, MA

First Congregational Church of Ashfield, MA Job Description: Organist/Choir Accompanist

First Congregational Church UCC of Ashfield, an Open and Affirming Congregation, seeks an experienced musician to play organ and piano for weekly Sunday morning worship as well as accompany the choir for twenty-six mid-week rehearsals/Sundays. Position is approximately quarter time. Ashfield is a rural community with easy access to the Five College Area which includes the UMass flagship campus as well as Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, and Hampshire Colleges. Additional opportunities arise to play with a variety of guest instrumentalists and soloists. Classical training is preferred, with ability to work in other styles. The Organist/Choir Accompanist works closely with the minister, choir director, and worship team. The sanctuary holds a recently restored 1903 George Reed tracker organ and a baby grand piano. Salary budgeted to $10,500. Please submit letter, resume, and three reference contacts to: or First Congregational Church, attn: Kare Marshall, Deacon, P.O. Box 519, Ashfield, MA 01330.


  • Provide organ and/or piano music for Sunday morning services, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas Eve, including prelude, postlude, and service music. (54 services)

  • Accompany the choir 26 weeks per year for mid-week rehearsal, Sunday morning rehearsal, and worship

  • Five Sundays off with pay; including the 2nd Sunday in October. Two mid- week choir rehearsals off with pay.

  • Rehearse as scheduled/needed with guest instrumentalists and soloists.

  • Be available for weddings, funerals, and other functions. (Right of first refusal)

  • Occasionally lead an informal Sunday choir in summer.

  • Join with worship team to plan services and work especially closely with pastor and choir director.

  • Have familiarity with copyright laws and music reporting.

  • Arrange for piano tuning and serve as liaison with organ maintenance.

  • Manage small budget for music purchase.

  • Have ability to negotiate multiple stairs between piano and organ during the worship service.

  • Since COVID-19 this church has held Zoom or hybrid services with musicians maintaining their positions. We follow CDC, state, and local guidelines.

Long-term sub wanted:

Richmond Congregational Church is looking for musicians to help them with Sunday worship services, either on piano or organ. Mostly to play the hymns and possibly a prelude or postlude. The term is a few months beginning in January 2022, and there is compensation. Any interested candidates should contact Doug Schmolze at 413-528-1739 or Richard Stover at Thanks!

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