Director of Music (PT)

Cartersville, GA
Type: Lay
Posted Nov 16, 2023
Job Title
Director of Music
Name of church or organization
Church of the Ascension
Cartersville, GA
Job Description
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension was founded in 1845 and has a long history of liturgy and music. The church is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and is in Cartersville, GA, which is about forty-five minutes outside Atlanta. Our Canterbury Choir is currently an all-adult ensemble of 20 singers. Our St. Cecilia Choir is 13 members ranging from 7-17 and has a volunteer director.

The Canterbury Choir leads music for the principal Sunday Eucharist (usually at 11 a.m.) throughout the year including occasional evensongs, the liturgies of Holy Week, and celebrations of other major holy days.

In addition to the 11 a.m. liturgy on Sunday, there is an all-ages liturgy at 9 a.m. That is a simpler form of the Eucharist aimed principally at young families, which uses simpler, congregational music, and it is important that the Director of Music has experience of such repertoire. This is seen as a priority for the expansion of our music ministry, and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate evidence of a commitment to working in this field as well as with adults.

Job Summary

The Director of Music will be organist, choirmaster, and principal musician, working closely and collaboratively with the Rector, to lead, manage and coordinate the music program as an effective part of the Church of the Ascension’s overall ministry. We seek to fill this position by January 2024.

Full description:

Type of Commitment
Part Time
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Application Process
Send the following by e-mail to:

The Rev. Alex Dyer, Rector

Letter of introduction and inquiry
Curriculum Vitae
Contact information, including phone number, mailing address, email address.
Three references, two of which have observed the applicant in the context of a music working environment, one of which should be the rector of a parish (or equivalent).

We will acknowledge receipt of completed applications immediately and initially communicate with applicants by email. We will make every effort to respect the confidentiality of all candidates and will only call references later in the process and with a candidate’s permission. Kindly refrain from sending recordings or other supporting materials at this time.

Application Deadline