Employment Opportunities

Welcome to Employment Opportunities,
FREE service of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Employers are invited to post available positions for organists, choral directors, 
church and synagogue music directors.

Both part-time and full-time jobs are welcome.

Listings will be published for one (1) month both in our newsletter and on this website.
  Should you wish to publish for an additional month, you must notify 
Murray Somerville, Placement Coordinator, in order to have the position published again.

Employers, please submit the online form below or print & fill out the PDF form below.

Send completed paper versions by scan and email to Murray Somerville,
or send by mail to:  Murray Somerville, PO Box 668, York, SC  29745

Online Employment Advertisement Form

View/Print the Employment Advertisement Form 

AGO Salary Guide

Important announcement for Job Seekers:  Effective April 12, 2011, only current AGO voting members in good standing wll be able to access the National AGO's job listings. Members will be directed to a login screen where they will be required to enter their Username (first initial of first name and last name, such as jsmith for John Smith) and password (AGO ID number) as they appear on their TAO label in order to see the listings on the AGO job board. If you have questions about your Username or ID number, please contact AGO National Headquarters, 212-870-2310, or email info@agohq.org.

>> National AGO Positions Available <<

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.

Organist/Choirmaster (Part time)
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Chestnut Hill, PO Box 1852 (930 S. Main St.), Salisbury NC 28145
Church Ph: 704-637-9404
Website: www.st-pauls-salisbury.dionc.org/
Contact person:  Sally Bradley, Senior Warden
Contact phone: 704-630-0192
Contact email:  sbradley34@carolina.rr.com
Hours per week: 15-20
Salary:  Negotiable
Continuing Ed Days: 4-5
Vacation Days: 14
Sick Days: Negotiable
Additional Benefits: Church paid AGO membership
Congregation size: 56
1 weekly service, 1 weekly rehearsal
4 extra services:  Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve
​Education Requirements: 5 yrs piano & 10 yrs organ or Bachelors in Church Music
2 manual Roland C-330 organ (2014)
Yearly contract
Additional Info:  Choir rehearsals are currently held on Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
Please mail resume to PO Box 1852, Salisbury NC 28145
Fees for weddings and funerals are paid by the family.
Will hold concert with 4 area churches (Joint Ecumenical Choir) requiring preparation 5 weeks in advance.
Two meetings with Vicar, Wardens, and Vestry per year for Liturgy-Worship preparation.
Send list of music for weekly services to person compiling the weekly e-newsletter.
Applicant may contact Mike Lane, Junior Warden, at 704-637-0539 for additional information.
(Apr 10)

Organist/Accompanist (Part time)
Epworth United Methodist Church, 1030 Burrage Rd. NE, Concord NC  28025
Church Ph: 704-786-6183; Church Fax: 704-786-8103
Website:  www.epworthnc.cm
Contact person:  SPRC - Attention: Kimberly
Email:  epworthsecretary@ctc.net
Hours per week:  10
Salary:  $11,500 - $13,500
Vacation Days:  4
Sick Days: 2
Congregation size:  600+
1 weekly service, 1 rehearsal
6 extra services:  Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Cantata, Christmas Eve
Additional Fee for Weddings; not for Funerals
1 ensemble (Chancel Choir)
Education Requirements: minimum combination of 5 years of education/experience
2 manual, 17 rank (21 stops) Schantz pipe organ (1998)
Yearly contract
Open Date:  Currently open
Application Date:  May 1, 2015
Additional Info:  Play a variety of styles including classical, gospel, contemporary.
(Mar 25)

Organist (Part time)
Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 46963 Wesley Chapel Rd., Misenheimer NC 28109
Church Ph:  704-463-1765
Website:  www.wesleychapelmethodist.org   
Contact person:  John Bryant
Email:  wesleychapelumc@windstream.net
Hours per week:  5 - 6
No Salary given
Congregation size:  75
1 weekly service, 1 rehearsal
Extra services:  Good Friday, Christmas Eve
2 manual Zimmer pipe organ (1968)
(Mar 25)

​Organist (Part time)
Lebanon Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1200 Thompson Rd., Cleveland NC
Contact person:  Daniel Robinson, Congregation President
Email:  robinsdb84@gmail.com
No Salary given.  Hours: 5-6 per week 
Congregation size: 65
1 weekly service, 1 rehearsal
Weekly lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and possibly others
Additional Fee for Weddings and Funerals
3 manual Allen digital organ (1996)
Additional info:  Hours, Sundays per month, etc. are negotiable.
(Feb 23)