Organist and Choirmaster (PT)

Gettysburg, PA
Type: Lay
Posted Oct 18, 2022
Job Title
Organist and Choirmaster
Name of church or organization
The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace
Location
Gettysburg, PA
Job Description
Organist and Choirmaster

The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace

The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (Episcopal) in Gettysburg, PA seeks an Organist/Choirmaster.  This is a part-time salaried position with an expected average time commitment of up to 20 hours per week.  The salary will be approximately $30-33,000/year, based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

The organist/choirmaster will guide the music ministry of a vibrant parish with a rich history. The responsibilities of the position include: serving as organist during services; directing the choir and the adult handbell choir in weekly rehearsals and during services; providing musical enrichment to Sunday school students; and organizing music for special services.  Candidates with an interest in expanding the musical offerings of the parish to the community are especially encouraged to apply.

The parish’s musical equipment includes a 3-manual Möller/Rodgers hybrid pipe/digital organ, a Steinway Model B piano, a recently refurbished set of handbells, a set of choir chimes, tympani and other percussion instruments.  Rehearsal spaces are equipped with additional pianos.  The nave of the church has recently been renovated and its acoustics enhanced.

The requirements for the position are a bachelor’s degree in piano or organ studies, and training or experience in choral conducting.  Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate music degree or an American Guild of Organists certification of “Colleague” or higher.  In addition, a familiarity with the liturgy and musical traditions of the Episcopal Church is highly desirable.

To apply, please send the following to secretary@gettysburgepiscopal.org: a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date cv or resume that includes a list of at least three references.  Candidates are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, links to videos of their musical performances.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace is a thriving and welcoming parish in the historical town of Gettysburg, PA.  The parish values music as a central part of worship and is home to several professional and avocational musicians.  The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace is committed to the dignity of every human being, and is an equal opportunity employer.  Consideration for this position will be made without regard to age, race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, or political affiliation.

Type of Commitment
Part Time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
To apply, please send the following to secretary@gettysburgepiscopal.org: a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date cv or resume that includes a list of at least three references. Candidates are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, links to videos of their musical performances. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.