Employment Opportunities

Welcome to Employment Listings, 
FREE service of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  
Employers are invited to post positions available 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 advertise for an additional month, you must notify Monty Bennett, Placement Coordinator, in order to have the position listed 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 Monty Bennett
or send by mail to:
Monty Bennett
730 Hawthorne Lane
Rock Hill, SC  29730

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 AGO Salary Guide

Important Announcement for Job Seekers: Effective April 12, 2011, only current AGO voting members in good standing will 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 staff member Joseph Trapani, tel. 212-870-2310.                     
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Disclaimer:  Inclusion of information in the Employment Listings does not imply endorsement by the Charlotte Chapter AGO.  Nor does the Chapter accept responsibility for the accuracy of material provided for these listings.  
Salaries listed do not necessarily represent current compensation 
expectations of either the national AGO or the Charlotte AGO chapter.

Chancel Choir Director/Organist (Part Time)
First Lutheran Church Albemarle 230 South Second St., Albemarle, NC
PH: 704-985-3393 Contact: Jeanette Wilhelm Email:  jhw@carolina.rr.com.
Salary: $26,000-32,000 per year. 1 service, 1 rehearsal (Chancel Choir). Extra services: Lenten, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Funerals and other seasonal needs. 3 vacation Sundays per year. Additional benefits: Offer Health Care Plan and Pension. Additional fee for weddings. Education requirements: Music degree. Congregational size: 700. 3 manual, 22 rank M. P. Moller pipe organ. Position open: 5/5/14. Application date: Immediate. Additional information: Must have demonstrated experience with organ accompaniment and conducting. The candidate must work well with all staff, volunteers and musicians of all abilities to further our music ministry. This position emphasizes being a team player with the Pastor, staff and volunteers of First Lutheran Church Albemarle; including recognizing that each plays a significant role in the ministry of this congregation. Prefer candidates with liturgical background.

Organist (Part Time)
Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
PH: 704-333-4173 Website:  www.dilworthchurch.org. Contact: Carol Biddy
Email:  carol.biddy@dilworthchurch.org.  PH: 704-333-4173  
20 hours per week. No salary listed. 1 service, 1 rehearsal (Chancel Choir).   Extra services: Candlelight Carol Service/Christmas Eve. Additional fees for weddings and funerals. Educational requirements: Bachelor of Music or higher. Congregational size: 300. 3 manual, 45 rank, Visser-Rowland pipe organ (1993). Yearly contract. Position open: May 2014. Application date: now. Additional information:  “Salary and other benefits are negotiable and will be determined commensurate with education and experience. Our 11am service is traditional in format and is characterized by organ music from the standard repertoire. The Chancel Choir sings anthem literature drawn from a wide range of styles and periods. The ideal candidate will be comfortable at both the organ and piano."

Choir Director (Part Time)
First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
PH: 704-333-9081 Contact: Lorraine Keiffer Email:  fumcclt@gmail.com  
Salary: $ negotiable 1 service, 1 rehearsal. 4 extra services per year: Holy Week, Christmas Eve. Additional fees for weddings and funerals.                   Congregation size: 800.  Pipe organ. Yearly contract. Additional information: “Lead one evening rehearsal weekly, direct during one Sunday service weekly plus seasonal services, plan weekly with organist/accompanist and clergy, and coordinate annual choir retreat. Continuing education funds available annually.”  


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