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Organist: Historic Gettysburg Presbyterian Church is seeking an organist for two traditional Sunday morning worship services (8:15 and 11:00), as well as special services throughout the year. Choir accompaniment a few times a year, piano skills a plus, sight reading not required. Right of first refusal for weddings and funerals. The organist must demonstrate professional skills with appropriate hymns and voluntaries. Responsible to Director of Music and Senior Pastor. Please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com or phone 717.334.1235 for more information. [Listed 2/17/2019]
Interim Choir Director: Trinity UMC in New Cumberland is seeking an interim Choir Director for at least three months. The ideal candidate will have a degree in music and at least 3-5 years’ work experience with a church or similar choir. We are looking for someone who will be available for one rehearsal and one Sunday morning service weekly with three additional evening services to include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with candidates' experience. For more information, please contact Trinity UMC at 717-774-7146. [Listed 2/1/2019]
Director of Music/Organist: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lemoyne, seeks a part time Director of Music/Organist responsible for playing the organ at all services and directing all choirs. Sunday services are at 8:00 and 10:45. Summer services are at 8:00 and 9:30. Advent and Lenten services are on Wednesday evenings (services during Holy Week), and two Christmas Eve services – 7:00 and 10:00. Choirs: Chancel (approximately 15 people); Handbell; Children’s Choir from ages 3-12 (approximately 10 members). Handbell and Chancel choirs rehearse Thursday evenings; Children rehearse Sunday at 9:30. Organ is an M.P. Moller, opus 9900. Salary is negotiable ($18,000 – $20,000 based on experience). Applicant must be able to read music. Contact information: Jessica Miller, Office Administrator Trinity Lutheran Church, 509 Hummel Avenue, Lemoyne, PA 17043. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. [Listed 1/31/2019]
Director of Music (organist/choir director): St. Peter’s Lutheran in Middletown is seeking a part time Director of Music (organist/choir director) to enhance worship on an Austin Organ and/or Steinway piano for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service. One will be expected to build and develop an adult choir, and to lead a children’s choir. He/she will be encouraged to perform organ recitals on the Austin organ. For a complete job listing, go to www.stpetersmiddletown.org. Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to email@example.com. [Listed 1/28/2019]
Organist: Otterbein United Methodist Church, Carlisle. Mission: To provide organ and piano music for church activities and to elevate the quality and variety of worship music at Otterbein. Qualifications: Have a degree in music or its equivalent, be proficient in playing organ and piano, have experience in and appreciation for Christian choral music (both sacred and contemporary), have experience with vocal and instrumental performance, be able to sight read and play hymns from the UMC hymnal, have a cheerful demeanor and works well with others. Responsibilities: Play the organ for regular worship services Sundays at 9:00am and special services which may include Ash Wednesday, Lenten Season, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve (6:30, 9:00, 11:00). Accompany adult choir with weekly rehearsal. Two weeks paid vacations (includes two Sundays). Other responsibilities and requirements are specified on the job description. Employment application can be requested from the church office. Contact Rev. Bruce Fensterbush, Otterbein United Methodist Church, 647 Forge Road, Carlisle, PA 17015, 717-659-7695. [Listed 1/15/2019]
Organist: Neffsville Mennonite Church is seeking a part-time Organist (approx. 7 hrs. a week, including practice) for their 10:00AM worship service, as well as special services throughout the year, and weddings and funerals. The Organist must demonstrate professional skills in pipe organ both as soloist and accompanist, including knowledge of both traditional and more modern styles of hymns, anthems and service music. Neffsville has a Schantz organ with 1425 pipes and 25 chimes that was installed in 1991. The Organist is responsible to the Director of Music and Worship and also works closely with the Lead Pastor and song leaders to ensure that music remains a relevant and vital part of church programs and enhances the worship of the church. For more information, or to submit a cover letter and resume, please contact Rashard Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. [Listed 12/12/2018]
Music Director for Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven, PA. Play liturgy (two services most Sundays, Evening Prayer in Lent, etc.), direct twenty member adult choir, oversee and work with praise team, foster music with children – all with the purpose of leading the assembly in giving glory of God. Instruments include twenty-five year-old, three manual, 32 rank Schantz organ, and Boston grand piano in setting with superb acoustics. 15 hours/week, salary based on musicianship and experience. For complete job description, follow the Music Director Position link at www.jerusalemlutheran.com. Send resume with salary requirements to Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 252 Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. [Listed 11/12/2018]
Director of Music: The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Stephen in Harrisburg is searching for a Director of Music. This full-time position with benefits involves playing organ for parish and diocesan services, directing the adult choir, developing a children’s choir, and teaching part time in the only Episcopal day school in central Pennsylvania. Bachelor’s degree required. Position description will be posted on the cathedral website: www.ststep.org [Listed 11/6/2018]
Music Director: St. James Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg is prayerfully seeking a church musician to serve as its next Director of Music. The church, which is affiliated with the PC(USA), worships at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. The music at this service is blended. The church has a piano, an organ and a new sound system; services usually include a worship band. Among the Director of Music's responsibilities will be: 1) to play for worship services 2) to direct the church's adult and youth choirs 3) to rehearse weekly with the adult and youth choirs 4) to coordinate when the worship band and other groups of musicians sing during worship services 5) to select music for services in conjunction with the Pastor 6) to practice music before it is played in worship 7) to serve on the church's Worship and Christian Education ministry group and 8) to collaborate and to communicate regularly with the choirs, congregation and staff. The Director of Music will be ultimately accountable to Session, which is the governing body of the church, and will be supervised by the Pastor. Choirs rehearse on Thursday evenings, and occasionally, additional worship services are scheduled throughout the year. For more information or to apply, please contact the church office at (717) 732-7848 or e-mail the Pastor Ron Gilmer (email@example.com). [Listed 8/23/2018]
Assistant Organist: Pine Street Presbyterian Church seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Organist. Primary responsibilities include accompanying the choir, playing hymns and service music, and organ voluntaries. P/T 15-20 hours/week. Salary commensurate with experience and education. For a full job description, if you have any questions, or to apply, e-mail Brett A. Terry, Minister of Music & Worship, at BTerry@pinestreet.org. Please include a résumé and cover letter if applying; no recordings are needed at this time.
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