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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.  


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The Parish of St. Catherine of Siena - Trumbull, CT

Director of Music and Organist

The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena in Trumbull, CT is seeking a new Director of Music and Organist to lead the parish music program beginning fall 2024. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Please click here for complete job description.



Bachelor's degree in music - Master's degree in music preferred

Applicants must be practicing Catholics with working knowledge of the liturgical tradition

Significant choral experience with adults and children

Knowledge of programs such as Word and Finale 

Availability for 3 Masses per weekend, First Friday school Masses, sacramental celebrations, weddings, funerals, and holidays. 

The music director will establish a children’s choir for the parish.

The parish organ is a four-manual Walker digital, installed in 2017.​

Salary range is $55,000-$65,000 plus major medical benefits. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and level of expertise.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For additional information or to submit a letter of interest and a resume, please email: Father Joseph A. Marcello, Pastor at email:


Posted 6/11/2024


Trinity United Methodist Church - Springfield, MA

Full-time Director of Music Ministries

Trinity United Methodist Church, an active urban church with a well-supported music program,
seeks a full-time Director of Music Ministries.
• 3-manual, 48-rank E.M Skinner pipe organ
• 3 Steinway grand pianos
• 3-octave+ Schulmerich handbells
• 3-octave Suzuki hand chimes
• 48-bell Taylor carillon with an identical practice console
• Choir programs for children, youth, and adults
• Extensive choral music library including major works
• Annual Epiphany celebration - Boars Head Festival

Church Website:

Salary range: $55,000 - $60,000

For a full job description e-mail
Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2024, and will continue until May 30, 2024.
Position intended to begin on August 1, 2024.


Zion Lutheran Church - Portland, CT

Part-time Organist

5-10 hours per week. Chief responsibilities of the position involve playing the organ on Sundays and on other Holy Days established at the beginning of the church year. Other paid optional activities include weddings and funerals as needed.

Involvement in the Worship and Music Committee is required as this group of church members plans the hymns and services based on the church season. At this time the predominant need is for an organist but other activities, negotiable, could include establishing a church choir and other church music related activities. This position requires the ability to play both piano and organ, and ability to collaborate with people in a pleasant manner. The congregation is a small, devoted group of people with much enthusiasm about the liturgical music.

Our church has the following musical instruments: Moller pipe organ, Opus 7868, the primary instrument that leads worship (12 Ranks, 21 stops, 2 manuals & pedal, 8 general pistons); a Young Chang baby-grand piano also in the sanctuary; an Ahlborn-Galanti organ “Angelus model” in our air-conditioned fellowship hall and a Yamaha digital keyboard for use in any part of our church building and for outdoor services.

Salary: $10,000-12,000 per year

Applicants may send their resume and questions to the Organist Search
Committee via Pastor Sara Stall-Ryan at, 860-342-2860.


Interested parties may also send questions to Allen Hill, 860-490-3963, for
more information.

Updated 6/11/2024

Bolton Congregational Church, United Church of Christ - Bolton, CT

Director of Music

Position is Part time with Vacation, sick and personal day benefits.

This part time position includes:


  • Select appropriate music and instruments for Sunday, and any special services in either the Sanctuary, or Chandler Hall.

  • Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the pastoral team including but not limited to securing various instrumentalists to enhance the services.

  • Provide music for Sunday, and any special services in either the Sanctuary, or Chandler Hall. This may include special services such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise, Christmas Eve potentially including a mid day service and midnight service, Christmas Day, etc. Schedule of services will vary year to year, and shall be discussed at the annual review of the Director of Music.

  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd music team members and musicians including making recommendations for increasing the music program and ensembles.

  • Conduct and lead weekly, Mid Week night time practice for all choirs and ensembles to prepare in advance all music offerings. Currently Choir practice is to be held on Wednesday evenings to accommodate the schedules of all participants, as well as increase potential for individuals with families to be able to participate.

  • Select music for all anthems, offertory, and special services and communicate all selections to the church office 2-3 weeks prior to service.

  • Select various instrumentalists for all special services that range in professional musicians as well as congregational members. 

  • and more as needed. 

For more information on duties and activities please visit

Salary: $19,000-$23,000 per year depending on education and experience

Contact: Rev. Brandon Yaghjian-Tison, Senior Pastor

Office: 860-649-7077 (preferred)

Cell: 401-742-0042

posted 3/3/2024

First Church of Christ, Congregational - Milford, CT

Minister of Music

First United Church of Christ, Congregational, Milford CT (UCC), an Open and Affirming church, seeks a skilled organist/pianist and choral conductor for a full-time Minister of Music position. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual who is invested in cultivating a vibrant music community at First Church. The Minister of Music will play organ and direct adult and children’s choirs for in-person and live-streamed Sunday services and special services including Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Prior church experience is preferred. Handbell choir skills are desired.


The Minister of Music will collaborate with clergy and program staff in weekly meetings to plan worship. First refusal for weddings, funerals, and memorial services with additional compensation.


The anticipated start date for this position is July-August 2024.


Salary range: $45,000 – 50,000 annually, depending on education and experience, plus health insurance, pension contribution and paid vacation time.

Send resume and references to, along with video recordings of yourself:

• Playing a piece of organ repertoire appropriate for a church prelude or postlude

• Playing several verses of one congregational hymn

• Conducting one choral anthem

posted 2/26/2024

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


applications due Feb 29th, 2024

posted 2/14/2024

Niantic Community Church - Niantic, CT

Organist - Resident Collaborative Artist


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


posted 1/16/2024

Christ Church Cathedral - Springfield, MA

Director of Music


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

More information available online at:

posted 1/11/2024


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