Job Listings and Substitutes

 Job Openings - Substitutes needed!  

If you are available as a substitute organist, please place your name on the Merrimack Valley Chapter substitute list by contacting Norma Reich. You do not need to be available every Sunday. If you are free on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, for example, let Norma Reich, the Placement Chair, know (978-688-1778, or AGONorma @ Also, let her know if you take one of these positions or know of one that has been filled. Churches sometimes fail to notify Norma when the position has been filled. 

A current list of members who may be available for substituting can be obtained by clicking here.

Here is a list of churches seeking regular employees. You may click on the church name to go to the church's website, if available (opens in a new window). 


Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Danvers is looking for an organist to begin duty in September. One service every Sunday, accompany the Thursday evening choir rehearsal (the choir are all volunteer, and are off duty during the summer).  Light duty for Holy Week, the only additional event is a brief service the evening of Holy Thursday;  we do have a Christmas concert the afternoon of Advent III.  Occasional accompaniment of the children’s choir (directed by Anne Bennett).  The organ is an Allen digital, sounds fairly good in the space.  

The compensation is $10,000 for the year, paid monthly. Contact Karl Henning, Music Director, at this email address:


South Church in Andover (UCC), 41 Central Street, Andover, MA  01810

Contact:  Music Search Committee, 

Position:  Organist/Director.  Organ:  Bozeman.   Start date:  Open now


First Church, Unitarian Universalist in Salem, MA, is seeking a part time organist/music director. First Church has a versatile and historic three-manual 1882 Hook and Hastings tracker organ that is regularly maintained by the Andover Organ Company. There is a Yamaha piano in the choir gallery for use during choir performances, as well as a Howard Miller grand that sits on the meeting house floor. The music director works closely with the minister and the Religious Education director throughout the year in service preparation. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Music Director is responsible for providing music for one Sunday morning service each week and preparing the choir for performances approximately twice a month. He/she is also responsible for a few extra services throughout the year, including Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday. The successful candidate will be proficient at both piano and organ, is experienced at preparing choirs, and possesses at least ;one degree in music. Please contact Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell at (978)744-1551 or at


FULL-TIME ORGANIST/MUSIC DIRECTOR.  The Salem Catholic Collaborative in Salem, MA, a bi-lingual parish community of 1200+ families, is seeking a full-time Director of Music/Organist (Vocal would be an additional asset).  Responsibilities include planning music and accompanying at four weekend liturgies, Christmas/Holy Week and sacramental moments, also including funerals and weddings.  Additional responsibilities include directing an Adult Choir, and building a Children’s Choir and working with the Spanish-speaking community’s choir.  Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of Catholic liturgy, good interpersonal skills and a degree in music. Fluent Spanish is recommended. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes a full complement of benefits. Resume and a cover letter should be sent by July 20 to: Rev. Robert L. Connors, Administrator – by email: or to: 28 St. Peter Street, Salem, MA 01970.  For further information, please contact Fr. Bob - Office:978-744-1278


Emmanuel Church, founded in 1882, is a seasonal church in the Episcopal tradition located on Masconomo Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. The Church comfortably accommodates between 125 and 150 people. Click here for a job description.


Saints Mary & Joseph Parish in Salem, NH is seeking an organist/accompanist for the Saturday 4:15 Mass at Saint Joseph Church and for periodic Holy Day Masses/special events. The desired candidate will have multiple years of experience playing the pipe organ. Ideally, the candidate will also have a familiarity with the Catholic liturgy, but an exception will be made for talented candidates willing to learn about Catholic liturgical music. A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Music is preferred, but not required. To apply, please forward your resume/CV and salary requirements to


Saint Margaret Mary, Westwood, MA 02090. Suburban Catholic parish seeks part time organist/pianist familiar with Catholic Mass and liturgy. Parish is committed to excellence in music and inspirational liturgies. Improvisational skills and keen sense of timing are vital. The position requires playing at weekend Masses, designated Holy Day Masses and other special occasions as well as all rehearsals. Instruments include a new Rodgers 3-manual electronic organ and a Yamaha grand piano. Funeral and Wedding playing are in addition to the position. Adult Choir of approximately 20 singers; Children’s Choir currently numbers 16. Organist/pianist will work closely with parish Music Director, Mark Nemeskal. Position Open until Filled. Salary: Hourly/Competitive – based on 10 hour work week. Send letter of interest and resume to: Helen Rombalski, Pastoral Assistant and Business Manager; Saint Margaret Mary Parish; 845 High Street | PO Box 386; Westwood, MA 02090 - Or email:  


Christ and Trinity Episcopal churches (2 churches), New Hampshire. The incumbent will play the organ/piano for church worship services on Sunday and conduct choir practices in preparation for Christmas, Easter or similar special occasions. The incumbent will assist the Priest in planning the music for all services, including hymns, preludes and postludes, and any choir anthems. Click here for a job description.


Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church in Salem, NH has an opening for Director of Music Ministry with an emphasis on organ/piano skills. Our former Music Minister retired after 20 years of service to our congregation. Members of Triumphant Cross appreciate and support our musicians and look forward to finding a musician with skill, musicality, and good interpersonal skills. Click here for a job description.


St. Joseph and St. Luke in Belmont are in search of an accompanist for temporary assistance, for the next 2-3 months. (Our current accompanist suffered an arm injury requiring urgent surgery and recovery time of 2+ months.) We are seeking a musician capable of providing accompaniment on the piano. Organ or vocal skills are a plus. Responsibilities include accompanying 2-3 weekend Masses (4:00pm Saturday and 7:30am and 8:30am Sunday) as well as occasional funerals (weekday and Saturday mornings, 9:00 or 10:30am). We are looking for someone who is available Easter Sunday morning, but do not need coverage for the Triduum. Requirements of the position include familiarity with the Mass and a solid understanding of liturgical music. Please send inquiries to


St. John Lutheran Church, Sudbury, MA. Our musically invested congregation seeks a part time Organist/Pianist for 2 Sunday services and feast day liturgies. St. John’s music ministry is anchored by a 27 rank tracker instrument built by J.W. Walker and Sons in the rear gallery. The organist also serves as rehearsal accompanist for the adult choir. This is a 12 hr/wk position involving close collaboration with the director of choirs and the pastor. Salary competitive, negotiable based on guidelines and experience. The successful candidate will also be permitted to use the facility and its instruments for private teaching. While St. John is not accessible by public transportation, travel arrangements may be negotiable for the successful candidate who relies on it. For more information please contact Pastor Don Larsen at 978-443-8350 or

You can also check the listings on the National Headquarters website. You must have a member number from National to do so; it's on your American Organist magazine.