Positions Available

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Organist: The Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, Harrisburg, is seeking a Principal Organist to begin September 1, 2017. This position is responsible for playing the organ at all parish and diocesan liturgical events, working collaboratively with the parish Director of Sacred Music and Choirmaster. The Principal Organist requires a mature, professional, responsible, committed individual who has a working knowledge of Church teaching and current liturgical norms of the Church. The Principal Organist ideally possesses a Bachelor’s degree in music and must have experience in Catholic liturgies. All resumes are to be sent to: Parish Manager, Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, 212 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, CathedralParish@comcast.net. [Listed 7/10/2017]


Director of Music (Organist/Choir Director):  Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Mechanicsburg, PA is seeking a full-time music director with a deep Christian faith, experience in Catholic worship, and at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Sacred Music, or Liturgy (or AAGO) with competence in organ, piano, and choral conducting in various styles and periods of music.  Solid musicianship required in rehearsal, accompaniment, and improvisation.  The ability to produce attractive worship aids for the congregation is a plus, as is basic expertise with church audio systems, MIDI integration in live music, and musical notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.  The Music Director will be responsible to among other things, plan, coordinate, and execute the music program as it relates to congregational singing during Sunday Masses, a  Saturday evening Vigil Mass, and special liturgies, along with conducting a thirty-voice choir, and overseeing a complement of male and female cantors.  A more detailed job description is available upon request.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and benefits for full-time employees include a 401(k) with employer match, medical, dental, optical, and life insurance.  It is possible to split this position into two part-time positions:  Music/choir director and organist/accompanist.  This can be discussed during the interview.  A more detailed job description is available upon request.  Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and audition CD/DVD or link, if available, to:  pastor@steas.net or Music Director Search, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 310 Hertzler Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  [Listed 7/1/2017]


Director of Music: Grace United Church of Christ, an Open and Affirming church, is searching to fill a part-time Director of Music position for Sunday morning worship, choir rehearsals and coordinating the music program. We currently have a praise band and bell choir. Versatility in music styles for blended worship, organ and piano proficiency required. Grace UCC is a small, vibrant congregation truly dedicated to welcoming diversity conveniently located just east of the city of Lancaster. Send resume to graceucc@comcast.net Attention: Music Search Committee.  [Listed 6/20/2017]


Director of Music: St. Michael Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, is seeking an enthusiastic and talented person for the position of Director of Music. This is a part time position averaging 10 hours per week. St. Michael is a a vibrant and affirming congregation made up of a diverse group of devoted members welcoming all to our community located on historic State Street near the State Capitol. responsibilities include one Sunday morning worship service per week. Wednesday evening choir rehearsals as needed, and special worship services throughout the year (e.g. Ash Wednesday, Ascension, Christmas Eve, Epiphany, and the services of Holy Week.) Additionally, the Director of Music will need to attend monthly meetings of the Worship and Music Committee. Candidates shall demonstrate the ability to sight read music, reverent liturgical practices, and the use of music to enrich worship. The successful candidate will also have the ability to function well as part of a team. The Director of Music will collaborate with the pastor and the Worship and Music Committee in selecting music for worship services. The Director of Music may be asked to accompany weddings and funerals, as available with additional compensation provided. Salary range for this position is negotiable based on education, experience, and the final negotiation of responsibilities. A complete job description is available from the church office at 717-234-0092. Interested persons should send a hard copy of their resume including references to St. Michael Lutheran Church, 118 State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, or electronic copies can be emailed to pastor@stmikehbg.com.  [Listed 6/15/2017]


Organist/Pianist: First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg is seeking an organist/pianist. Responsibilities include playing for Sunday morning and other special services, accompanying two adult choirs, and accompanying services where an electronic keyboard may be preferred. There is a possibility that some of these duties may be split. Please send resume, including educational and work history, via email to: office@fumchurch.com, or by mail to: First United Methodist Church, 135 West Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. [Listed May 5, 2017]


Choir Director: St. Peter Lutheran Church, 130 Nittany Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Part-time position as Choir Director.  Responsibilities include:  Directing Adult Choir for 1 Sunday morning service (10:45 – September through June) as well as other special worship events throughout the year; one weekly choir rehearsal; plan choral music in coordination with the liturgical season; manage music files.  Candidate should possess some experience in choral direction or related music experience and contemporary religious music.  Tone chime experience is a plus.  Please send resume to stpeter@epix.net or 130 Nittany Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. [Listed May 1, 2017]


Organist: Zion Lutheran Church, 15 S. 4th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, is seeking applicants for the position of organist.  Piano and organ skills required.  Responsibilities include: playing for our 10:15am liturgical worship service on Sundays; Wednesday evening choir rehearsals (Sept. – June, 7:15 – 8:30pm); and, some additional services.  Zion staff and choir members are committed to working collaboratively with and prayerfully supporting the organist.  The salary range is $10,000 – $12,000, depending on experience and vacation time.  If interested, please send your resume and references to zionhbg@comcast.net or to the mailing address listed above. [Listed 4/27/2017]


Part-time Organist/Choir Director: The Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown. Provide music for its 10:30 am Sunday service as well as several special services throughout the year. The job description for this 12-15 hours per week position is available at (www.pcmdt.org). Please forward a resume via e-mail to office@pcmdt.org or by mail to:  Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown, 290 North Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057. 717-944-4322. [Listed 4/1/2017]


Church Organist/Piano Accompanist: Evangelical United Methodist Church, located at 157 East Water St. Middletown, Pa. 17057. This is a paid position for Sunday morning church service. Duties include playing weekly worship service, choir rehearsal one day per week and special services. Please email resume and letter of interest to Joe Hile at hilehome@msn.com. [Listed 4/1/2017]



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