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 Cynthia Arsenault. You do not need to be available every Sunday. If you are free on the 1st and 3rd Sundays, for example, let Cynthia know. Also, let her know if you take one of these positions or know of one that has been filled. Churches sometimes fail to notify her when the position has been filled. Please note that listings will remain on the list for no more than six months unless renewed with Ms. Arsenault or removed sooner by request of the church.
A current list of members who may be available for substituting can be obtained by clicking here. You must be a member of a chapter to be on the list.
Please note that by signing up for substituting, the information you provide to Cynthia, including your phone number and email address, may be made public on the substitute list, which anyone can download. The chapter will not be responsible for how that information is used by anyone who downloads the list.
Below 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). 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.
Church Music Director wanted, North Reading Union Congregational Church. One Sunday morning service a week. Must be proficient on the piano. Organ skills a plus. Choral Directing for a chancel and children’s choir also required. Bell Choir experience also a plus . Approximately 12 hours per week. Compensation $22,000-$24,000 depending on experience. Applications and resumés can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 148 Haverhill Street North Reading, MA 01864.
St John’s is an Episcopal church in the heart of Gloucester, a historic fishing city and summer vacation spot with strong ties to the art community. St. John’s takes pride in its music program, which supplies hymns, liturgical music and choir anthems to regular Sunday worship and other events throughout the year. The choir currently consists of 8-12 adult singers with a range of abilities. The current worship style is broad, tending to more recent expressions of liturgy (Enriching Our Worship, New Zealand Prayer Book, BCP Inclusive Version), but maintaining fidelity to Episcopal forms and structures. A broad variety of music is also appreciated, from Bach and classical to Taize, praise, Gospel and contemporary. During the program year (SeptJune), the choir rehearses on Thursday nights (7-8:30) and Sunday mornings (8:30-9:15). The church owns a Samick baby grand piano and a CB Fisk 2-manual & pedal, mechanical action organ Opus 97. Click here for a job description and more information.
Planning a get-away on the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast and wanting an easy gig while you are there? Have a student that could use some service playing experience? Well, St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Summer Chapel in Rye Beach, NH has the perfect job for you!
We are looking for organists and pianists who would like to accompany the hymns and service music for its Rite II 9:30 am summer services Sunday, June 11th through Sunday, September 3rd, 2023. Services are approximately one hour long and involve collaborating with a guest musician for at least two of the three voluntaries (prelude, offertory, and postlude).
Qualified candidates may contact Savannah Curro, Music Coordinator at St. Andrew's, at email@example.com. St. Andrew's-by-the-Sea particularly values the contributions of young musicians, and warmly invites candidates of high school and college age to apply, in addition to those with more experience. Compensation is $250. Selected candidates will be asked to commit to as many Sundays as they are available and willing to play for. To learn more about the historic chapel, please visit our Website.
Seeking an experienced musician to work 30 hours/per week beginning in August 2023. We have an adult choir of approximately 25 singers and a newly revived children's choir. Our organ is a 1964 Aolian Skinner (4 manuals and almost 4,000 pipes). We offer benefits and a salary range of $44-49,000, commensurate with experience.
Contact: Sue Stafford, Director of Music Search - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interim Music Director. Part-time - All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore
As was true for many parishes, music at All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, Danvers was seriously affected by the pandemic. We seek an Interim Music Director to lead the process of rebuilding our music ministry, providing planning in coordination with the Rector, supporting worship with organ, piano, and vocal music, and in particular, re-establishing and leading the parish choir. The Interim Music Director's term is indeﬁnite, with the possibility of assuming the permanent position. Click here for more information.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Organist for Temporary Substitute Work for a few Sundays during the upcoming year at First Baptist Church, 30 Park Street in Methuen, MA. Parish enjoys both traditional and contemporary music. Instruments: