Positions Available

(Listed with most recent additions at the top)


Handbell director: Trinity United Methodist Church, Hummelstown. Director works from August to June no more than 20 hours per week. Duties include: directing the bell choir playing monthly from September through June, cooperates with the other directors to prepare combined programs, and oversees the bell choir endowment. Traditionally rehearsals have been Thursdays. Essential qualifications: commitment to outstanding music ministry, knowledge of liturgical components, ability to play bells and share this knowledge with others, basic music knowledge and conducting skills, Act 34 clearances, excellent interpersonal skills. For more information or to submit a resume contact the staff parish relations chair, Kathy Gingerich at ichmginger@aol.com or Pastor Rob Kazinski at rkazinski@susumc.org. [Listed 5/26/2019]


Music director: Zion Lutheran Church in Newville, PA is looking for someone to play the organ, lead the choir and handbell choir for Sunday morning worship services. Must also be able to play piano and keyboard occasionally. Must be able to sight read music. Experience with Lutheran liturgy is preferred. The music director will provide music for worship throughout the church year including services for Lent, Holy Week, Advent and Christmas . The music director will also play for weddings and funerals. Please send resume to zionlutheranpa@embarqmail.com or mail to Zion Lutheran Church 51 West Main Street Newville, PA 17241. If additional information is needed please contact Joey Diehl 717-386-7598, Fred Baker 717-243-3451 or the church office 717-776-3907. [Listed 5/9/2019]


Minister of Music: Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland, PA is an evangelical church seeking a full-time Minister of Music to lead the multifaceted music ministry. Nearly 20% of the membership is involved in music ministry groups at Trinity. Music is important in the worship service and the Minister of Music is responsible for scheduling and training musicians to provide music of varied styles in the 8:15 and 10:45 worship services. The Minister of Music serves as organist for all worship services and accompanies instrumentalists and vocalists, either on the sanctuary pipe organ or grand piano. Other accompanists are available, as needed. He or she will direct two adult choirs, a youth choir, and a small contemporary group. The person will have an understanding of the voice and demonstrate good choral and conducting skills.  He/she will oversee volunteers who direct the children’s and handbell choirs. Trinity seeks someone who is called to minister to others and serve God through music. A Bachelor’s degree in music and 3-5 years experience in church music is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience for this full-time position which includes benefits. A detailed job description can be obtained from Ken Gable, staff/ parish representative. Send all inquires and resume information to gablefam@gmail.com. [Listed 3/15/2019]


Director of Music: Derry Presbyterian Church, a 1,000-member congregation in Hershey, PA, is seeking a full-time Director of Music (DOM). Derry has a diverse and varied music program – most of which are led by volunteer directors under the guidance of the DOM. At present, the program includes (but not limited to): a traditional choir, a hand bell choir, two children’s choirs, two children/youth hand bell choirs, a youth choir, a brass ensemble, and coordination of other musicians when needed. Derry has a 27 rank Reuter pipe organ and a 6’4” Yamaha concert grand piano. The DOM may serve as a piano and or organ accompanist for all ensembles and for worship services, however a separate accompanist position is an option. The Reformed Tradition holds music in high regard as it contributes to the worship experience of the congregation and of individuals. We believe that music is a form of prayer and a proclamation of the Word of God. The DOM will have or develop an understanding of the role and function of music in the Reformed Tradition. A Bachelor’s Degree in Music is preferred with 3-5 years’ experience as a conductor of multiple choirs and ensembles (vocal, bells, instrumental); knowledge of appropriate church music (classical, contemporary, folk, gospel); direct a choir while playing a keyboard instrument.  Derry seeks an accomplished choral director who can demonstrate spiritual growth through music for choirs, ensembles and the congregation. Additional information regarding Derry Church can be found at the Church’s website: www.derrypres.org.  From the home page, the job description is located under News, We’re hiring. Qualified candidates are encouraged to respond by sending a resume to: kathy.mcgrath09@gmail.com. Derry Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer. [Listed 2/22/2019]


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 info@gettysburgpresbyterian.org or phone 717.334.1235 for more information. [Listed 2/17/2019]


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 parishmail@stpetersmiddletown.org. [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 rashard@neffmc.org. [Listed 12/12/2018]



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