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EMPLOYMENT

The Greater Hartford AGO Substitute List is provided as a service to publicly coordinate needs between venues and individual members that are available to substitute.  All members in good standing are invited to be included in the Substitute List. Inclusion in the list does not indicate any particular level of proficiency.  

 

To download the current, printable Substitute List: Click Here

To be included substitute list or to update your listing, please email: HartfordAGO@Gmail.com

National AGO Listings:

Positions are posted nationally on the AGO website here: https://www.agohq.org/careers/positions-available/

LOCAL POSTINGS

To post a position, email HartfordAGO@Gmail.com

St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Cheshire, CT

Music Director

Chief responsibilities of this position include: lead services on the organ by providing
preludes, postludes, and other service-music as appropriate and by supporting our singing congregation through hymnody; lead and oversee the Parish Choir; and re-establish a Children’s Choir that provides a musical and spiritual education to its participants, with a particular emphasis on the joy of singing and learning to read music. Two-manual Casavant organ and Steinway "M" piano. One Parish Choir and one children's choir. 

Salary: $30,000 per year

Contact: SRWarden@StPetersCheshire.org

applications due Feb 29th, 2024

posted 2/14/2024

Niantic Community Church - Niantic, CT

Organist - Resident Collaborative Artist

part-time

This part-time salaried position will provide music and accompaniment for worship services, weddings and funerals, in collaboration with the Music Minister and other music staff. We have a robust and diverse music ministry, proclaiming God’s Word through the music of our Chancel Choir, Men’s Choir, Bell Choir and Gospel Choir. We gather for worship each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Our church has an Opus 2610 (1977) Austin Pipe Organ with 2 manuals, 20 stops; and a Yamaha CLP 765 Clavinova Digital Piano.

Salary: $20,000 per year

Contact: info@nianticcommunitychurch.org

posted 1/16/2024

Christ Church Cathedral - Springfield, MA

Director of Music

30hrs/wk

We are seeking a Director of Music who is both an Organist and Choir Director, someone with an understanding of and appreciation for the intergenerational Anglican choral tradition, with enthusiasm to play diverse cultural and contemporary music. The Director of Music will work with the Cathedral Choir as well as the Bishop’s Choir School.They will oversee the choir’s rehearsal and warm up, and play and direct one service on Sundays. They will provide music for pastoral services at the Cathedral, and Diocesan events that are scheduled throughout the year, in addition to the other annual services. 53-rank Austin organ, 3 grand pianos, 2 spinet pianos, and a historical 1830's mechanical action organ in the nave. 

Salary: $50,000-60,000 commensurate with experience.

Contact: Judith MacMunn, Senior Warden at cccspfld@gmail.com

More information available online at: https://jobs.agohq.org/job/music-director-organist-springfield-massachusetts-3326

posted 1/11/2024

East Granby Congregational Church - East Granby, CT

Music Director / Accompanist

20hrs/wk

The Music Director/ Accompanist has primary responsibility for the leadership, development, and direction of the music program for the church which includes an adult choir and a handbell choir. In conjunction with the Pastor this person will oversee the year-round music ministry. It is hoped that over time a youth choir will be added. This person will conduct the choirs, and serve as the pianist and organist. Rehearsals are currently held weekly on Weds evenings for the vocal choir and on Thurs evening for the bell choir as well as a time before the Sunday service, which begins at 10:00 a.m. The music director will provide piano/organ accompaniment for congregational singing during the services. The position includes one weekly service and some special services during the liturgical year. Currently there is ***one Sunday off each month***. Weddings, memorial services, and funerals are extra compensation. Professional development is encouraged.

Salary: $ 27,500 annually commensurate with experience.

Contact: Thelma Wilmot, Chair Worship & Caring Ministry Office@egchurch.necoxmail.com

Note: 

EGCC is also considering candidates interested in either of the following two positions:

   -- Music Director (no accompanying responsibility) $20k-$22k

   -- Accompanist $14k

posted 12/14/2023

First Lutheran Church of the Reformation - New Britain, CT

Director of Music

Primary responsibilities will include collaboratively planning the music and liturgies of the church with the pastor, leading music on piano and organ on Sunday mornings (10am) and Wednesday evenings (4:30pm), and the creation of a community engagement program based on music which includes (but is not limited to) a regular concert series.

Salary: $35,000

Contact: bgroth@1stlutherannb.org

posted 11/2/2023

St. Lawrence Church - Killingworth, CT

Organist/Choir Director

St Lawrence Church in Killingworth is in need of an organist/choir director. Position is currently open. Bachelor‘s Degree in music and experience are preferred. Masses are Sat at 4pm and Sun at 8:30 and 10:30am. Holy Days, Christmas masses, and Holy Week-Easter masses are required. Funerals as needed. Choir rehearsals Tues at 7:30 pm.  Austin 3 manual organ.

Salary: $21,000-$25,000
Contact: www.stlawrencechurch.com

posted 8/28/2023

 

South Congregational Church - Hartford, CT

Accompanist

~5 hrs/wk

 

South Congregational Church in downtown Hartford is seeking a pianist for Sunday morning services and to accompany their chamber choir. The ability to play organ is a bonus but is not required. This position would begin July 23. The choir is currently on break for the summer, and their season will start again with rehearsals beginning Wednesday, September 6, 2023. 

 

Job responsibilities: accompany congregational singing on Sunday mornings, typically one hymn (two on Communion Sundays) and two pieces of service music; accompany the choir for the weekly choral anthem at offertory (seasonally); provide musical accompaniment for Wednesday night choir rehearsals, 6 to 8 pm (seasonally); and on Communion Sundays once per month, provide a special musical offering of your choice during communion.

 

Additional services and special music events may occur during Advent and Holy Week, and compensation for those events will be negotiated as needed.

 

Salary: $50/rehearsal, $150/service

Start date: July 16, 2023

Contact:  lsepko@scchartford.org

posted 6/21/2023

First Congregational Church - West Brookfield, MA

Organist/Music Director

5-10hrs/wk

 

The First Congregational Church of West Brookfield,  United Church of Christ, is seeking a part time salaried Music Director/Accompaniest to lead Sunday worship with the Pastor, inspiring the congregants through Christian-based music that may contribute to their spiritual growth. The position is expected to begin around September 1, 2023.

 

The Music Director/Accompanist will provide music, in coordination with the Pastor, for each Sunday service, designated holidays, and special events. Weekly services include: prelude, offertory, accompaniment for hymns, choral responses and anthems, instrumental music, offertory music, special music, prelude, and postlude, utilizing piano, organ, or other instruments. The music will follow the liturgical calendar and the theme of the planned service, using a variety of genres. 

 

Sanctuary instruments include an 1880 Johnson Tracker Organ and a Yamaha Clavinova keyboard, which is most often used.  We often utilize a trumpeter and drummer. While ability to play the organ is not necessary, this skill would be appreciated.

            

Salary: $10,000-12,000/yr

Start date: September, 2023

Contact:  csmft@meganet.net

posted 5/3/2023, updated 5/30/23

 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Woodbury, CT

Summer Organist
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Woodbury, seeks summer organist to play our Walker tracker instrument (maintained by A. Thompson-Allen) for 9:00 am Rite II Eucharist from July 2nd through September 3rd. $250/service.

St. Paul's is a beautiful, historic congregation on Woobury's charming Main Street, approximately one hour's drive from Hartford or New Haven. The congregation is very enthusastic about music, sings with gusto, and appreciates fine playing. Our previous summer organists have very much enjoyed the warm welcome of our congregation.

 

Salary: $250/service
Contact: Rev. Tuesday Rupp (YDS/ISM/BDS '13)

at rector@stpaulswoodbury.org

posted 4/25/2023, updated 5/30/23

 

First Congregational Church - Darien, CT

Music Director/Organist 

30hrs/wk

Education: Bachelor’s degree (graduate degree and certifications, such as AGO, preferred)
Type: Exempt, part-time (30 hours per week)

Please send a cover letter and resume along with video
recordings of yourself:
 Playing a piece of organ repertoire appropriate for a church prelude or postlude
 Accompanying one congregational hymn
 Conducting one choral anthem

Salary: $50,000-60,000, depending on experience

Contact: musicsearch@uccdarien.org

posted 3/24/2023

St. George's Episcopal Church - Middlebury, CT

Choir Director/Organist 

7hrs/wk

Sunday Service (9:30-10:45 AM) and 1 hour rehearsal, day/time negotiable
1966 Moller Pipe Organ, 8 ranks, two manuals

Salary: $250.00 per week
Contact:  saintgeorgesct@gmail.com (put Organist Position in subject line);

OR by postal mail to St. George’s Church, P.O. Box 162, Middlebury, CT 06762 ATTN: Organist

posted 3/24/2023

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