||Established in 1845, Trinity Episcopal Church is the second oldest Episcopal Church in Mobile, Alabama. With a present as rich as our past, we continually explore and embrace new opportunities for ministry. As part of that process, we seek an accomplished organist to serve with us as our Director of Music (DoM). The DoM will coordinate the music ministry of the parish to support and enhance our worship and to create opportunities for the congregation to praise God together through music.
Music is a celebrated part of Trinity’s worship experience. We are blessed with a beautiful Goulding & Wood Organ of 30 ranks (prepped for 33 ranks) installed in 2015. Other instruments include a Boston (designed by Steinway & Sons) grand piano and our three-octave set of Schulmerich handbells. Additionally, our music office and rehearsal space houses an extensive music library.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess a strong background in church music, an ability to foster a vibrant music ministry consistent with the traditions of the Episcopal Church and Trinity Parish, and an excitement to serve alongside others as an integral part of the parish staff.
The DoM is a salaried, part-time position. Time commitment includes at least one day in the office during the week; music leadership during Sunday services, major feast days, including Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter; and rehearsal and preparation time. The DoM will receive time for professional development / continuing education and music memberships.
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION
- Collaborate with the Rector to plan weekly, seasonal and special music.
- Plan, play, and lead music for parish worship services, and first refusal for weddings, funerals, and special events.
- Coordinate and direct both vocal and handbell choirs.
- Promote a vibrant music ministry at Trinity through special music offerings.
- Participate in parish staff meetings.
- Oversee the music library and budget.
REQUIREMENTS and QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with advanced facility with the organ preferred.
- Knowledge of the Episcopal liturgy and worship.
- Experience with developing church choirs, both vocal and handbells, both volunteer and professional.
- Extensive organizational and planning skills.
- Earnest desire to minister to others through music.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of groups and individuals, including clergy, staff, and parishioners of all ages, as well as local organizations and professionals.
||For inquiries or to apply, please email our Search Committee, email@example.com. Include a cover letter, resume, no less than three references, and electronic recordings (one of organ only, one of organ and choir, one of personal preference). Hyperlinks for the recordings are preferred, but not required.