PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

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Employers are invited to post available positions for organists, choral directors, 
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100 N. Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

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Disclaimer:  Inclusion of information in Employment Opportunities does not imply endorsement by the Charlotte Chapter AGO. Nor does the Chapter accept responsibility for the accuracy of material provided in these listings.  Salaries listed do not necessarily represent current compensation expectations of either the National AGO or the Charlotte Chapter.

Part-Time Director of Music Ministry
Lake Wylie Lutheran Church
 2906 HWY 160 
 Fort Mill, SC 29708
Church Phone 8035485489
Website lakewylielutheran.org
Contact phone 8035485489
Contact Person Pastor Jordan Scott
Contact email joinus@lakewylielutheran.org
Hours per week 30
Salary $30,000+
Vacation Days 4 wks
Congregation Size 200/Sunday
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 3+
Extra Serv List Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, plus Lent
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 2
Ensembles Choir, praise team 
Education Requirements Music degree or self-taught 
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Current 
Applic Date
Addtl Info Are you passionate about sharing your musical talent for God's glory? Now is the time to put that passion to use! We are accepting applications for Director of Music Ministry at Lake Wylie Lutheran Church in Fort Mill, SC About Us: With an average worship attendance of 200, Lake Wylie Lutheran Church is filled with committed disciples who are passionate about growing in our faith and sharing the love of Christ within our communities and around the world through an abundance of outreach ministries. We are looking for a music leader who will help our music ministry program grow and thrive! Traditional Worship: For our traditional liturgical service, we need a musician to plan and perform hymns and other worship music, as well as direct our choir of 6-8 members. The ideal candidate is skilled in both keyboard and choral directing. Contemporary Worship: For our contemporary worship service, we need a musician to plan service music and lead our band of 4-6 members. The ideal candidate is skilled in one or more instruments, and has experience operating media and sound equipment. We are looking for one candidate for both services at time, but would be open to splitting it into two time positions. Beginning salary for doing both services is $30K and increases with experience/education. The ideal candidate would be a committed Christian. For a more detailed job description, email us or check out our church website (www.lakewylielutheran.org). 

Full-Time Director of Music Ministry
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
921 2nd St NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Church Phone 828-327-2341
Website staloysiushickory.org
Contact phone 828-327-2341
Contact Person Nan Lacey
Contact email stalsmusic921@gmail.com
Hours per week 40
Salary $40,000-$45,000
Continuing Education Days 3
Vacation Days 80 hr
Sick Days 95 hr
Additional Benefits health insurance, retirement, dental, vision
Congregation Size 1541 families
Number of Weekly Services 4
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 20
Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, 5 holydays,Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve(4),Lenten Stations of Cross, Advent prayer service, Confirmation, First Communion
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 4
Ensembles 8 am and 11 am traditional choirs, Saturday evening contemporary, Sunday evening LifeTeen
Education Requirements minimum Bachelor's in Music or related field
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Manuals 2
Builder Viscount
Year Built
Ranks 44
Stops 50
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date May, 2017
Applic Date March 18
Addtl Info  St Aloysius Catholic Church is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Music Ministry. The candidate desired is a music professional proficient on organ, piano, and guitar; committed to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy by all. Minimum of bachelor degree in music or related field; prefer 5+ years experience. Must be knowledgeable in Catholic liturgical practices and various styles of church music. To see a full position description, go to http://staloysiushickory.org under Latest Parish News. Send resume, at least 3 references and cover letter with links to 2 contrasting videos demonstrating musical skills to the email above. Position available in May. Please send all inquiries to email listed above, not to parish office. 


Full-Time Director of Music/Organist
St. John's United Methodist
321 S.Oakland Avenue/ P.O. Box 149
Rock Hill, SC. 29731
Church Phone (803) 327-3113
Website www.stjohnsrh.org
Church Fax (803) 327-3119
Contact phone (803) 327-3113/Ext 224
Contact fax (803) 327-3119
Contact Person Rev. Debra Quilling Smith
Contact email dqsmith@stjohnsrh.org
Salary $negotiable
Congregation Size 1900+
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 5
Extras Services 2+
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Taize services at noon/Wed during Lent
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 4
Ensembles Chancel Choir and 3 handbell choirs
Education Requirements Bachelor degree
Organ Type 1924 3-manual Moller (37 stops, 23 ranks)
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date June 15, 2017
Applic Date Feb 17-Mar 17, 2017
Addtl Info Benefits include health insurance and retirement. Sick days and vacation days are flexible as needed. The organ was originally built and installed in 1924 and was rebuilt in the early 1970s and again in the late 1990s. We are looking not only for a talented organist but also an individual capable of organizing and overseeing all music groups in the congregation.

Full-Time Director of Music Ministries
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
805 S. York Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
Church Phone 704-864-0378
Website holytrinitygastonia.org
Church Fax 704-864-4959
Contact phone 704-864-0378
Contact Person Pastor Brack East  brack@holytrinitygastonia.org
Hours per week 40+
Salary $47,000
Continuing Education Days 1 week
Vacation Days 2 wks
Sick Days 5--for first year
Additional Benefits health and pension
Congregation Size 200
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 3
Extra Service List Midweek in Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Reformation, Midweek in Advent, Christmas Eve, services for conferences hosted by the church, funerals, weddings 
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 4
Ensembles Praise Team, Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, Youth Praise Team
Education Requirements Bachelor degree
Organ: 1958 Moeller/Fritzsche organ, 3 manuals, 48 ranks, 43 stops
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date January 2017
Applic Date January 2017
Holy Trinity is seeking a faithful Believer who is prepared to help others approach God in worship of various styles, is able to help others know God through his Word, and is able to inspire and equip others to grow in these areas. Holy Trinity has two Sunday morning worship services, each with different musical styles and levels of formality: Contemporary and Traditional. The Director of Music Ministries is responsible to plan and lead/oversee inspiring music at all worship services, including Sunday worship and other events such as funerals, weddings, conferences, etc. The traditional worship music is typically led by pipe organ and a choir using liturgies of the Lutheran church. The contemporary worship music is typically led by a praise team, and is music that is written and performed by contemporary artists within in the past ten years. The Director of Music Ministries works with the Lead Pastor to plan all worship services, and then prepare worship materials such as printed bulletins, projection files, and other leaders? materials. Depending on the skill set of the qualified candidate, a part-time organist or praise team leader may be hired to complement those skills. The Director of Music Ministries is ultimately responsible for planning, rehearsals, and leadership of all music ministries. The music ministries of Holy Trinity also include a handbell choir, youth praise team, youth worship service, and children?s music. The music component of this position does not require a full 40 hour/week. Another component of this position is to oversee an Adult Christian Education program, which includes Sunday School, small group ministries, and occasional teaching. Discipleship and disciplemaking are important values to Holy Trinity, and this position requires expertise in these areas as well as music ministries. 


Part-Time Director of Music
First Christian Church
1200 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Church Phone 704-334-3771
www.fcc-charlotte.org
Church Fax 704-334-3774
Contact phone 704-334-3771
Contact fax 704-334-3774
Contact Person Pastor Jolin McElroy
Contact email office@fcc-charlotte.org
Salary $12,000 negotiable
Continuing Education Days 0
Vacation Days 4
Sick Days 0
Additional Benefits None
Congregation Size 60
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 5
Extra Serv List Christmas Cantata, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Holy Week/Easter Cantata
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 2
Ensembles Chancel Choir, Bell Choir
Education Requirements Degree in music or related field desirable.
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Open Date Immediately
Applic Date Until Filled
Addtl Info This opening is due to our long-time director retiring due to health reasons. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing and promoting the musical life of the church. Successful candidate will have a combination of education and experience in music with demonstrated experience in directing choral music. Demonstrated understanding of Christian traditions in music and open to various backgrounds and styles of music. Complete job description available upon request. 

Part-time Organist
First Presbyterian Church
300 Market Street
Cheraw, SC 29520
Website: www.cherawfpc.org
Facebook: First Presbyterian Church, Cheraw, SC 
Contact Phone: 843-910-4538  
Contact person: Christie McLeod
Contact email: acmcleod1995@roadrunner.com
Congregation Size: 250 
Number of Weekly Services: 1
Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 1
Extra Services: Christmas Eve (early service), Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday
Additional Wedding Fee: yes
Additional Funeral Fee: yes, organist must confer with the funeral home in charge
Education Requirements: Have excellent hymn playing skills, able to provide appropriate organ music for all services
Organ Type: tracker action with combination action, 26 ranks, two manuals; organ built by Gabriel Kney and Associates of London, Ontario
Salary: To be determined
Yearly contract: no

First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), is a vibrant and happy congregation looking for a part time organist. The organ, Opus 104, was built by Gabriel Kney and Associates of London, Ontario, in 1986, and is designed to lead the congregation in glorious singing, to accompany the choir and to perform in recitals. It is tracker action but has combination action to make it accessible for different periods of music. It has two manuals and 26 ranks of pipes. There is one service a week with choir rehearsal on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening at 6:30, which is flexible. Occasionally, the organist will be expected to accompany soloists and small instrumental ensembles. This individual will serve as organist at weddings and funerals. Weddings and funerals are a source of additional income for the organist. The church has both a wedding and funeral policy. The organist will collaborate with the choir director and pastor to plan for services. Special services include Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. The organist may accompany the children's choir as they sing in a worship service (with a short rehearsal before they sing).
The position is open Sunday, April 23, 2017.  For more information, contact Christie McLeod at acmcleod1995@roadrunner.com or 843-910-4538. There is no yearly contract, but evaluations are conducted yearly by the personnel committee. The organ can be seen on the church’s website www.cherawfpc.org.


Part-Time Organist/Pianist
Christ United Methodist Church
3401 Mooresville Road
Salisbury, NC 28147
Church Phone 704-637-7843
Contact phone 704-996-6203
Contact Person Robert Kennedy
Contact email Rkmaestro@aol.com
Salary $open
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 1: Chancel Choir
2 manual Electronic Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Immediately
Applic Date Immediately
Addtl Info This position requires one rehearsal and one Sunday service and services for Advent, Easter and possibly some special times during the year.


Part-Time Organist
Myers Park Presbyterian Church
2501 Oxford Place
Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone 704-927-1244
Website www.myersparkpres.org
Church Fax 704-334-8240
Contact phone 704-927-1244
Contact fax 704-334-8240
Contact Person Michele Parker
Contact email mparker@myersparkpres.org
Congregation Size 4500
Number of Weekly Services 3
Number of Rehearsals 3
Extras Services 10
Extra Serv List weddings, funerals, special meetings, special performances
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Education Requirements BS in music
Organ: 4 manual Casavant
Yearly Contract No

Part-Time Organist
First Presbyterian Church
Statesville, North Carolina
First Presbyterian Church of Statesville, North Carolina, a historic downtown church of 600 members, seeks a skilled part-time organist for its vital music ministry. The congregation has long valued its commitment to excellence in music in its traditional worship, graded choral program, hand bell ensembles, and seasonal musical offerings which may include other community singers and instrumentalists. Responsibilities include providing service music for one Sunday morning worship service each week, and serving as accompanist for Sanctuary, Children, and Youth choirs for performances and rehearsals. Superior sight reading skills are desired. Rehearsal schedule includes Junior choir – Wed. 4:45 – 5:30 in Nov. and Dec., otherwise once a month as needed; Youth Choir rehearsal from 5:00 – 6:00 each Sunday during the school year; Sanctuary Choir each Wednesday – 7:00 – 8:30. Some additional services are required during specific liturgical seasons of the year. Music for weddings and funerals will be remunerated in addition to salary.
The church houses a Casavant pipe organ which has recently undergone a $565,000 enhancement and restoration by Casavant Frères, as well as a 7 foot Yamaha grand piano and a harpsichord. Organ specifications are available by email upon request. melody@fpcstatesville.org

Requirements
The position, available immediately, includes teaching privileges on the church’s instruments. Interested applicants should have a graduate degree in music or commensurate experience. Send application letter and resume including one letter of reference and two other contacts to Melody Morrison Beaty, Director of Music, First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Meeting Street, Statesville, NC 28677 and the Reverend Stephen W. Scott at the same address. Compact disc recordings will be welcomed, but cannot be returned. 

Number of Weekly Services:1 
Number of Weekly Rehearsals: 5 or more
Ensembles: Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Handbells 
Hours per Week: 8 - 15 
Organ Description: Casavant


Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church
Hawthorne Lane UMC near Uptown Charlotte is a vibrant and growing congregation looking for a part time organist. We have one Sunday morning worship service at 11:00 a.m. with a blend of ancient and new worship forms. We are looking for an organist well versed in excellent organ literature to lead us in the traditional/classical art as well as capable of bringing life to the hymns with arrangements, modulations, etc. It is important for the organist to be available for Thursday night choir rehearsals to be a part of the community of musicians/artists as well as help prepare larger works such as Rutter, Bach, Handel at times. Organ: 1959 Moller pipe organ playing from a six-year-old Rodgers console with added midi components. Seven ranks of pipes, 45 stops, 2 manual. Position is open immediately.
For more information, contact by email: 
Rev. Carrie Wright
Associate Pastor/Minister of Worship Arts
cwright@hlumc.org

Part-Time Music Director/Organist
Bethpage Presbyterian Church
6020 Mooresville Road
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
Church Phone (704) 933-2209
Website www.bethpagechurch.org
Church Fax (704) 933-2208
Contact phone (216) 906-8734
Contact Person Sherry Childers
Contact email thechilders08@hotmail.com
Salary negotiable based on experience
Congregation Size 100-125
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 5
Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Christmas Eve
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date 10/1/16
Applic Date 8/20/16
Addtl Info Bethpage Presbyterian Church is a family of Christians who live out their faith in gratitude and joy for all God has done for us through Jesus Christ. We are small, yet serious about faith and our call to share the Good News. "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."


Part-Time Organist/Choir Director
Bethel United Methodist Church
 101 York Street 
 Chester S.C. 29706
Church Phone 803-385-3266
Website www.umcbethel.org
Church Fax 803-581-8613
Contact phone 803-385-3266
Contact fax 803-581-8613
Contact Person Jane Carter
Contact email BethelUMC@truvista.net
Hours per week 4
Salary negotiable based on experience
Vacation Days 2
Additional Benefits Social Security/Workers Compensation
Congregation Size 154
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 3
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve/Ash Wednesday/Maundy Thursday
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 1
Ensembles Chancel Choir
Education Requirements Bachelor of Music with organ emphasis or valid training in organ and choral music. 
Organ 1943 Pilcher/Moller (10 stops)
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date September 1, 2016
Applic Date Immediate
Addtl Info Bethel United Methodist Church seeks an individual to prepare and present the Bethel United Methodist Church Chancel Choir in a manner befitting a service of worship for the purpose of enhancing the musical development of the church and for the glorification of God. Sunday Service is at 11:00 AM and choir rehearsals are held weekly but may vary during the summer months. Moller organ received an updated console in 1986 and organ was rebuilt in 2004.