Organist and Choirmaster

Ocean Springs, MS
Type: Lay
Posted Nov 17, 2023
Job Title
Organist and Choirmaster
Name of church or organization
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Ocean Springs, MS
Job Description
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs, MS, seeks a full-time Organist and Choirmaster to lead the music program of our vibrant and welcoming parish.  We worship in an historic sanctuary with a Wick organ.  The music ministry at St. John’s plays a pivotal role in worship, evangelism and community outreach.

The ideal candidate will be a skilled organist, pianist, and choral conductor who also has strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and an understanding of the Episcopal liturgy. This person’s primary responsibility will be to provide a spiritually enriching musical experience during church services and events.

The Organist and Choirmaster oversees all aspects of our music program, including choosing music for services, playing the organ or piano, and serving as director and conductor for the Chancel Choir, the Parish Ensemble, and two children’s choirs – the Royal School of Church Music (ages 8 – 18) and the Cherubs (ages 4 – 8).

Job Requirements

  • At least five years experience in parish ministry;
  • Undergraduate degree in music;
  • Experience as an organist/pianist and choral conductor;

A competitive salary is available commensurate with qualifications.  Interested candidates may request a full job description from Father Charles Hawkins at   Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

St. John’s mission is to know, love and serve God, be renewed by His Spirit and share Christ.

Type of Commitment
Full Time
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Application Process
Request the full job description and application process by contacting Father Charles Hawkins at Resumes will be considered as they are received.