PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome to Professional 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.

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

Send completed paper versions by scan and email to matthew@fumcsalisbury
or send by mail to:  Matthew Michael Brown, 217 South Church Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

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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 Music Minister
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
PO Box 970/301 Caldwell Lane
 Davidson, NC 28036
Church Phone 704-892-0173
Website www.saintalbansdavidson.org
Church Fax 704-892-6506
Contact phone 704-892-0173
Contact Person David Buck
Contact email david@saintalbansdavidson.org
Hours per week 14
Salary $27,500
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days 10
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 3
Extras Services 12
Extra Serv List Monthly Alternative Mass, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Easter Morning
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles 3
Ensembles Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Youth Choir
Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Organ, Choral or Sacred Music required, Master's Degree desired
Organ 1866 2 Manual Stevens (21 ranks, 23 stops)
Open Date 07/31/2016
Addtl Info We also have an Alternative Mass once monthly on Saturday evenings in which the Music Minister will play a strategic role.

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. 


Part Time Organist/Accompanist
Pineville UMC
s 110 S. Polk Street
City State Zip Pineville, NC 28134
Church Phone 704-889-2022
Website www.pinevilleumc.org
Contact phone 704-889-2022
Contact Person Suzanne Gold
Contact email suzanneg19@aol.com
Salary $10,000
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services
Extra Serv List Cantata Sundays in Advent and Lent, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve plus an annual choir retreat in the fall.
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 1
Ensembles Chancel Choir
2 manual 2006 Allen Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date July 1, 2016
Applic Date Immediate
Addtl Info 


Part-Time Organist
First United Methodist Church of Conover
410 1st Avenue North
Conover, NC 28613
 (828) 464-4635
www.fumcconover.org
(828) 464-3423
 (828) 612-1795
Contact Person Eric Connor
Contact email eric@countywiderental.net
Hours per week 10
Salary $11,321
Congregation Size 620
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 4
Extra Serv List Maundy Thursday/Good Friday; Ash Wednesday; Christmas Eve
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Manuals 2
Builder Allen
Year Built 1985
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date July 1, 2016

Part-Time Pianist
Wesley United Methodist
3715 Rea Road
 Charlotte, NC
 704.542.1122
 www.wesleycharlotte.com
Contact phone 704.516.8542
Contact Person Pastor Judi Hunt
Contact email jhunt@wnccumc.net
Pianist for 9 am traditional service
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 0
Extras Services 0
Extra Serv List
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Open Date 5/15/16
Applic Date
Addtl Info This position may not be every week as we have several musicians who come in once in a while. Will gladly be flexible with schedule. Hymns would be out of the UM Hymnal; prelude, offertory and postlude are the artist's choice. Would need instrumental once a month during communion. Prefer that pianist arrive 8:30 for 9 am service in order to run through music with song leader.

Part-Time Organist
Mt. Pleasant UMC
4136 Mt. Pleasant Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Church Phone 704-483-3087
Website http.://mtpumc.org
Contact phone 828-478-2856
Contact Person Sam Harbinson
Contact email harb1too@gmail.com
Hours per week 4
Salary $10,000+
Continuing Education Days 2
Vacation Days 4
Sick Days negotiable
Additional Benefits June through August no choir rehearsals
Congregation Size 750
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 6?
Extra Serv List Maundy Thursday, Easter, Christmas Eve (2), funerals when available
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
  Ensembles 1
Ensembles Adult Choir
Education Requirements Bachelors Degree or Equivilent
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
  Manuals 2
Builder Johannus
Year Built 1996
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date June 1, 2016
Applic Date April 13, 2016
Addtl Info Choir averages 20 to 30 members SATB.

Part-Time Director of Music (Choir Director/Organist)
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
216 S. Aspen Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Phone 704-735-9033
Website www.lifewithemmanuel.org
Contact phone 704-735-9033
Contact Person Pastor Michael Collins pastor.lifewithemmanuel@gmail.com
Hours per week 15 - 20
Salary $26,000
Continuing Education Days One Week
Vacation Days Two Weeks
Congregation Size 500
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 17
Extra Serv List Mid-week Lent and Advent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Sr. Care Services quarterly
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles 3
Ensembles Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir, Children's Choir
Organ Type Pipe Organ
Manuals 3
Builder John Dower
Year Built 1997
Ranks 23
Stops 30
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date 4/10/16

Part-Time Organist
Lebanon Lutheran Church
 1200 Thompson Rd
Cleveland, NC
Church Phone (704) 278-4741
Website facebook.com/lebanonlutheran
Contact phone (704) 239-6694
Contact Person Daniel Robinson
Contact email president@lebanonlutheran.net
Salary $450-$750 monthly dependent on qualifications
Vacation Days negotiable
Sick Days negotiable
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 50
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 6
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
  Manuals 2
Builder Allen
Year Built 1998
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date 5/1/16
Applic Date 4/1/16
Addtl Info Sunday Service at 10:30 AM. Choir Practice prior to Worship Service. Salary and benefits negotiable.  



Part-Time Organist/Choir Director
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
170 Council St.
Boone, NC 28607
828-264-8943
www.stlukesboone.org
828-264-8943
Contact Person The Rev. Cynthia Banks
Contact email rector@stlukesboone.org
Hours per week 10-18
Salary $10,400-28,080
Continuing Education Days negotiable
Vacation Days 5 Sundays
Sick Days
Congregation Size Average Sunday Attendance 120
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services 16
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Holy Week, Sunday evening service once a month
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Education Requirements Bachelor of Music
Gabriel Kney Pipe Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date June 1, 2016
Applic Date April 1, 2016
Addtl Info St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Boone, North Carolina is seeking a part-time Organist 10 hours per week OR a part-time Organist/Choir Director 18 hours per week. St. Luke’s is a progressive Episcopal Church located in Boone in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Appalachian State University. We are blessed with a Gabriel Kney tracker organ (http://gabrielkney.net/specs_stLukesBoonNC.html), a wonderful acoustic space, and a committed volunteer adult choir. This position is a great opportunity for a musician who seeks to be innovative and creative, while at the same time staying grounded in beautiful and intentional Episcopal liturgy. These are the qualities we seek in our musician: passion for music and a sense of beauty; technical skill in organ and piano; understands the place of music in sacramental worship in opening up mystical space; enjoys the creative process with Rector, instrumentalists and other music staff; possesses a settled/confident energy, sense of humor, and sense of spirituality; is playful, flexible, compassionate and nurturing, pastorally sensitive to choir, and emotionally mature. To apply, please send resume to The Rev. Cynthia Banks at rector@stlukesboone.org or mail to 170 Councill Street, Boone, NC 28607. For more information, call 828-264-8943. Salary $10,400-$15,600 for Organist OR $18,720-$28,080 for Organist/Choir Director, depending on how the position is configured and education/experience level.


Part Time Organist
Oakland Baptist Church
1067 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Church Phone 803-328-3864
www.oaklandchurch.com
Church Fax 803-328-3281
Contact phone 803-328-3864
Contact fax 803-328-3281
Contact Person Shelden Timmerman
Contact email stimmerman@oaklandchurch.com
Hours per week 18-20
Salary $20,000 (w2 form)
Continuing Education Days
Vacation Days 2 Sundays
Sick Days
Additional Benefits
Congregation Size 850
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 3
Extra Serv List Christmas Eve (PM), Christmas Eve (AM-small, hymn only), Maundy Thursday, possibly 1 additional
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
  Ensembles 2
Ensembles Chancel Choir, Youth Choir
Education Requirements BM, with organ as instrument
1963 3 manual Moller organ (17 ranks; 26 stops)
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date August 1, 2016
Applic Date Immediate
Addtl Info Church has rich musical heritage. Music has been a major centerpiece of the program for many, many years. Congregation is diverse. This is a progressive church (only Baptist in heritage). Mission outreach is extensive. Major service is 11:00 am on Sunday. Youth Choir rehearses on Sunday evening at 5:30-6:15 and Chancel Choir rehearses on Sunday evening at 6:30-7:45. Essentially work is centered on Sunday.


Part Time Director of Music
Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church
8515 Rea Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173
704-243-3523
www.saintmargarets.net
Fax 704-243-3541
Contact phone 704-243-3523
Contact Person Joanie Cameron
Contact email parishadmin@saintmargarets.net
Hours per week 16-18
Annual Salary $30,000-$35,000
Vacation Days 3 Sundays
Congregation Size 900
Number of Weekly Services 3
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 5
Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Christmas Eve, Special Liturgies
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee Yes
Ensembles Adult Choir, Children's Choir
Education Requirements Bachelor of Music
2014 2-manual Allen Organ
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date June 2016
Applic Date March 1, 2016
Addtl Info Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Waxhaw, NC, a suburb of Charlotte, seeks a part time director of music to provide choral, vocal, and/or instrumental music for parish worship services, other sacramental occasions, parish events, and concerts, and to assist the Rector in liturgical planning, education, and execution. The applicant should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and have extensive experience with organ performance and choral conducting, specifically in the Anglican tradition. This position is part-time and requires approximately 16-20 hours a week, and includes a yearly review with the Rector of the parish. Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the applicant.


Part-Time Organist
Union Lutheran Church
4770 Bringle Ferry Rd.
Salisbury, NC 28146
Telephone: 704-636-5092
www.ulcsalisbury.org
Contact phone: 704-305-3838
Contact Person: Cameron Lambert - Director of Music
Contact email ulcmusicdir@att.net
Position Title Organist
Hours per week 16
Salary Negotiable
Vacation Days 14
Sick Days 14
Congregation Size 300
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 15
Extra Serv List Advent Vespers, Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Vespers, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Thanksgiving Eve
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles Chancel Choir & Children's Choir
2 Manual, 1973 Schantz organ, 10 ranks/15 stops
Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Immediate 
Applic Date Until filled 
Addtl Info Union Lutheran Church is currently in the search for a part-time Organist. This person will work closely with our Pastor and Director of Music in order to provide the music needed to glorify God within our church and the surrounding community. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in playing the organ and piano for our weekly worship service(s) and for rehearsals. The music includes: preludes, postludes, offertories, anthems, special music, the Lutheran liturgy, and having the ability to play varying genres of music is a plus. Union currently has one Sunday morning worship service that starts at 10:30 a.m. with additional services throughout the year. Union currently has two choirs within the church that rehearse weekly: the Chancel Choir on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. and the Children's Choir on Sunday afternoons. This position also includes being available to play for funerals if possible. The organ at Union was built by the Schantz Organ Company in 1973. It is two manuals with 15 stops and 10 ranks. It also has a memory level of 32 banks. If you are interested in this position please reply using the contact information above.  


Part-Time Organist/Keyboardist
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church ELCA
2259 12th Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
Church Phone 828-322-3211
Website www.sselca.com
Church Fax 828-322-8311
Contact phone 828-302-7848
Contact Person Sandra Yount
Contact email sdyount@embarqmail.com
Hours per week 12
Salary Negotiable
Congregation Size 250
Number of Weekly Services 2
Number of Rehearsals 2
Extras Services 9
Extra Serv List Lenten (6), Ash Wed, Good Friday, Christmas Eve
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles Adult Chancel choir, Adult Chapel choir, Children's choir
2 manual 1970 Casavant Organ (20 stops)
 Yearly Contract Yes
Open Date Immediate
Applic Date Immediate
Addtl Info Duties to include accompanying choirs, directing chapel choir, playing at funerals of members, recommending music and liturgies in cooperation with pastor, Worship & Music Team, and choir director. 


Organist/Accompanist (Part time)
First United Methodist Church of Lenoir, 309 Church St NW, Lenoir, NC 28645
Church Phone: 828-754-4922; Website: www.fumc-lenoir.com
Contact Person: Tami Davis
Contact email: tdavis@fumc-lenoir.com
Contact phone 828-754-4922
Hours per week: 16
Salary: $12,000 - $14,000
Congregation Size: 780
2 Weekly Services; 1 Rehearsal
6 Extras Services: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve(x2), others as planned
Additional Fee for Weddings and Funerals
3 Manual, 26 rank A.E. Schlueter pipe organ/digital hybrid
Yearly Contract: Yes
Open Date: 10/1/15
Application Date: 10/1/15
Additional Info:  
This is a part-time staff position, rehearsing with the chancel choir on Wednesday evenings, playing on Sunday mornings, and when possible, playing for special services. Here is a description of our organ: A.E. Schlueter pipe organ/digital hybrid instrument. 26 ranks of pipes and enough digital to make the equivalent of a 60 rank organ. It is a remake/addition of our original Wicks pipe organ and was updated, completed, and installed in 2004. Three manuals, full pedal board, 10 divisions under expression with exposed Great division. Midi options and record/playback features. Numerous memory levels.


Organist (Part time)
Christ's Lutheran Church, 203 South Main Street, Stanley, NC 28164
Church Phone: 704-263-2620; Website: celcstanley.com
Church Fax: 704-263-2621
Contact Person: Judy Abernathy
Contact email: j10abernathy@att.net
Contact phone: 704-263-8258
Hours per week: 6
Salary: negotiable based on experience 
Congregation Size: 150
1 Weekly Service; 1 Rehearsal
10 Extras Services: Lenten, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Christmas Eve
Additional Fee for Weddings and Funerals
1 Ensemble: Adult Choir
2 Manual W. Zimmer Pipe Organ (1972)
No Yearly Contract
Open Date: November1, 2015
Application Date: October, 2015

Pianist (Part-Time)
First Baptist Church of Marshville
PO Box 667
Marshville, NC 28103
Phone 704-624-2710
Contact phone 704-282-7986, Stephanie Baumer, sbaumer@baumercpa.com
Congregation Size 100
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extras Services
Extra Serv List Lenten Services, Christmas Eve, Hanging of the Green Service
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles: Men's Quartet, Mixed Quartet
Education Requirements: Bachelor of Music degree preferred
Open Date January 2016
Addtl Info The Accompanist practices with the choir weekly, provides music for funerals, accompanies ensembles, and plays for special services. 


Minister of Music (Part-Time)
First Baptist Church of Marshville
PO Box 667
Marshville NC 28103
704-624-2710
www.fbcmarshville.org
Contact phone 704-282-7986, Stephanie Baumer, sbaumer@baumercpa.com
Congregation Size 100-125
Number of Weekly Services 1
Number of Rehearsals 1
Extra Serv List: Joint Community Lenten Service Christmas Eve, Hanging of the Green Service
Addtl Wedding Fee Yes
Addtl Funeral Fee No
Ensembles: Men's Quartet Mixed Quartet
Education Requirements Bachelor of Music degree preferred
Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ
Open Date January 2016
Addtl Info: First Baptist Church of Marshville is seeking a Minister of Music who will oversee the Music Program that includes Children's Choir, Handbells, and the Church Choir, along with leading worship on Sunday mornings. Weekly rehearsals with the church choir (17) are held where appropriate anthems are rehearsed for Worship Services. A blended service of traditional music, along with praise choruses is suggested. Please email resume to sbaumer@baumercpa.com