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.

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 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.   *********FIrst Unitarian, WorcesterSeeking 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 -------------Interim Music Director. Part-time - All Saints Episcopal Church of the North ShoreAs 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 UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL 6 Lexington St.; Burlington, MA 01803 We are seeking a person with passion about the role of music in worship, who has a sense of humor, an affable personality, and significant musical talent working with adult and children’s choirs to succeed our Director of Music Ministries of 11 years. You must also be skilled on the organ and piano. We are an Open and Affirming congregation with a stable foundation on the same site since 1732. We have a pipe/digital combination organ by Rodgers, installed new in 2001, which has 6 ranks and 32 stops. There are 18 members in our energetic and active adult choir, and we would like to start up our children’s choir again. We are also currently seeking a settled pastor. We offer a compensation package based on experience and training with a starting salary range of $21-23K. This is a salaried position available November 1, averaging 10-15 hours a week. A CORI check is required. To apply, please email your resume to the Director of Music Ministries Search Committee chairperson at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.---------Main Street UMC, Nashua, NH, seeks a Director of Music. MSUMC is a reconciling congregation, theologically progressive and inclusive. The Director of Music provides leadership in crafting dynamic, creative music ministry as well as for the overall development, management, and growth of music ministry for children, youth, and adults to enhance worship, build community, and offer an extravagant welcome to all. Piano solo/accompanist skills and choral direction experience required; organ experience preferred. Sight reading skills are preferred. For a detailed job description, click here: Job Type: Part-time (Approximately 20 Hours a week) Send resumes to:Email: sprc-chair@mainstreet-umc.orgOrAttn: Mike BrownMain Street United Methodist ChurchPO Box 1517, Nashua, NH 03061---------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:Steinway piano and an Austin Organ; Opus 1153. The stipend is $175.00. For additional information or to offer your services, please contact:Michelle Gordon - (978) 685-1844 - Anselm, SudburyWe’re now looking for a new music director who plays piano and preferably organ, is able to choose liturgically appropriate music and can direct a small choir plus schedule cantors and volunteer accompanists.  We have one Mass on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Here’s a link to the full description:Click here for job description.