Job Description: The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Pitman, NJ seeks a part-time Music Director / Organist for one 10 a.m. Sunday service and one evening rehearsal per week. Additional required services include, but, are not necessarily limited to, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter morning. Director will partner with the Priest and choirs to lead and develop the music program of the parish.
Primary obligations include all worship accompaniment; leading the congregation in the musical elements of worship; making music selections (in collaboration with the Rector); and leading an adult, youth, and Handbell Choir between September and June. This will include coordinating and conducting their rehearsals. Current Adult and Bell choir rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. Youth choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. Sunday morning service. During July and August, the organist plays at Sunday services, but there are no rehearsals. Occasional compensated participation in weddings, funerals may be requested.
Ideal candidates should be familiar with Episcopal liturgical tradition, comfortable with various liturgical styles, and open to adapting to fit the needs of the congregation. Experience with both the organ and directing a choir is preferred.
We have a library of choral music, and during services we use the Episcopal Hymnal (1982) and Lift Every Voice and Sing II. Our pipe organ is a fully reconditioned 550-pipe 12 Rank Tracker built in 1896 by Bernard Mudler of Philadelphia. There are pianos in the choir room and sanctuary available for rehearsal. Our bell choir has a three-octave set of Schulmerich brass handbells.
Compensation is negotiable starting at $15,000 per annum, commensurate with experience, and includes sick time. For more information about our parish, please visit: https://www.goodshepherdpitman.org.
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, including references, and if applicant desires, links to recordings that highlight organ performance and choral direction to:
Church of the Good Shepherd
Att: Music Director Application
315 Highland Terrace
Pitman NJ 08071
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Music Director Application.
This position is available beginning April 22, 2019. We are currently accepting applications. Interviews and auditions will follow. Position will remain open until filled
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