Positions Available

(Listed with most recent additions at the top)


Part Time Choir Director: Columbia UMC in Columbia PA is looking to hire a part time choir director to direct our choir that sings at our 11:00 am traditional service. If interested please send a resume and references to Pastor Tom Grubbs at rev.tomgrubbs@yahoo.com or by mailing them to Columbia United Methodist Church 510 Walnut Street Columbia PA 17512. Columbiaunitedmethodist.org. [Listed 7/10/2019]


Organist: The Carlisle Church of the Brethren is seeking an organist for its Sunday morning 10:15 worship service.  Responsibilities include playing a prelude, offertory, postlude and three hymns.  Organist does not need to accompany the choir during anthems.  The organ is an Allen Electronic Organ.  Position is open immediately.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Please submit resume to Carlisle Church of the Brethren, Attention: Patrice  Tritt, 1340 Forge Road, Carlisle, Pa.  17013.  Questions may be directed to the church office at office@carlislecob.org.  [Listed 7/3/2019]


Director of Music/Organist: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC) in Elizabethtown. The mission of CELC is to receive and share the Light of Christ through Liturgy, Education, Fellowship, Witness and Service.  With a baptized membership of 540 persons, our average attendance at two services each Sunday is 240.  Our program includes (but is not limited to) established adult, youth and children’s choirs, adult and youth bell choirs and coordination of musical talent within the congregation.  CELC appreciates the variety and diversity of church music with Liturgy that is ordered by the historic western tradition.  CELC has a 1946 Moeller pipe organ, re-built in 2006 with solid state memory and additional Walker digital stops, 3 manuals and antiphonal playable on all keyboards, a Kawai studio upright and Yamaha studio upright, 3 octave Schulmerich handbells and 3 octave Malmark choirchimes.  Position includes two Sunday services, weekly choir practices, holy days, weddings, funerals and VBS.  CELC seeks a director who understands the Lutheran value of music as proclamation of the Gospel.  A Bachelor’s degree is preferred with a minimum of 3 years’ experience conducting choirs and ensembles. Qualified candidates are encouraged to respond by requesting a full job description and/or sending resume to Pam Wolgemuth:  pamelaw56@comcast.net. [Listed 6/21/2019]


Minister of Music: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren seeks to hire a Minister of Music who has a passion for urban, multi-cultural ministry and possesses experience using music from varied traditions. The ideal candidate will be able to play a leading/accompanying instrument (piano, organ or guitar) and be skilled in leading vocal ensembles in a multi-ethnic worship setting. Bi-lingual ability is beneficial, and the ability to present music in various languages is preferred. Competitive salary is commensurate with musical background and experience. Job is available effective September 1, 2019. Interviews including auditions with the Praise Team begin July 15th. Qualified candidates should submit via postal mail or e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and three references (two professional, one personal). It is necessary for the successful candidate to have access to a reliable automobile. Via Postal Mail: Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren,  Attention: Pastor Belita Mitchell, 219 Hummel Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 or Via E-Mail: minofmusic@gmail.com INTERESTED CANDIDATES are encouraged to visit the website of Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren, www.hbgfirstcob.org.  [Listed 6/15/2019]


Accompanist: Colonial Park United Church of Christ, Harrisburg, is searching for an experienced musician to serve as choral accompanist and rehearsal pianist for our adult sanctuary choir.  The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in both piano and organ, hold previous experience as a choral accompanist, and exhibit a commitment to work in and contribute toward a joyful and inclusive Christian environment.  The choir sings anthems in a broad range of styles--including standard classical sacred literature, gospel, jazz, and contemporary Christian.  The choral accompanist will attend and play for weekly sanctuary choir rehearsals, and accompany the choir anthem for all worship services at which the sanctuary choir sings, including (but not limited to) one weekly Sunday morning service (8:15 or 10:45am on rotation), Christmas Eve, and Holy Week services. The position is part-time, 6 hours per week for 38 weeks (August-May), $20 per hour, plus social security.  Deadline for applications is July 22, 2019.  All interested applicants should please contact Pastor Scott Siciliano, Minister of Worship and the Arts, at 717-545-3782, x104 or ssiciliano@cpucc.org.  Colonial Park United Church of Christ is an equal opportunity employer. [Listed 6/15/2019]s


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: 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. [Relisted 4/12/2018]



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