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.  

 

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LOCAL POSTINGS

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Higganum Congregational/First Congregational of Haddam - Haddam, CT

Seeking Organist and/or Music Director for two small Congregational churches which are in the process of combining: Higganum Congregational Church and First Congregational Church of Haddam. Worship alternates between the two campuses monthly. Both churches contain a two-manual organ in good condition. There is a small adult choir of about a dozen. Services include one Sunday service, a Thursday evening choir practice (small adult choir of ~12 people), and the usual Christian Services of Easter and Christmas.

Compensation: $12,000/yr (Organist); up to $24,000/yr (Organist/Music Director)

Contact: Stewart Gillmor, (860)-345-2911

posted  9/21/2022

St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church - Bridgeport, CT

St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church on East Main St. in Bridgeport is seeking an accompanist for the 11am English-speaking mass in the lower church, effective October 2, 2022. The instrument is a Yamaha keyboard. Although the current pianist is retiring, the cantor will continue to lead the singing at each English-speaking mass. In addition to the Sunday liturgies, expect to play holy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Compensation: $150 per mass, potentially negotiable

Contact: Ruth Rolander, ruthrolander@gmail.com or (203)-981-2510

posted  9/15/2022

Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church - Lagrangeville, NY

Freedom Plains seeks a Choir Director/Music Director to support and build its music program.

FPUPC is seeking applicants who will use their musical gifts to nurture the varied and substantial musical talents in our congregation and larger community. Though we are a congregation that enjoys singing traditional hymns, a diversified musical offering such as a classical string group one week and a jazz group the next would be welcomed

This position would be part-time, averaging 5 to 8 hours a week. The responsibilities of the Music/Choir Director include leading the choir and coordinating small vocal or instrumental groups and soloists of varying ages. Working with the pastors and accompanist in finding appropriate music and finding opportunities to utilize the musical talents of the congregation and wider community are important parts of this position. Accordingly, we desire a creative and enthusiastic individual. There is some flexibility in the job description depending on the talents and availability of the applicant. Our musical life and this position will center around Sunday Morning Worship.

Compensation: between $10,000 - $13,000 annually

Please send resumes and letters of interest to office@fppchurch.org

posted 8/17/2022

First United Church of Christ Congregational - Milford, CT

Part-time

Interim Minister of Music

First United Church of Christ Congregational seeks a skilled organist/pianist and choral conductor for FT/PT Interim Minister of Music position to 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 preferable. Handbell choir skills desirable. Candidate must be able to access organ loft and choir room via stairs. 

The Interim 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 position is open immediately. Term of employment is at least through December, possibly longer. Interim will have opportunity to apply for permanent position.

Compensation: $600-$900 per week 

Send resume to interimmusic@firstchurchofmilford.org

posted 7/27/2022

All Saints Roman Catholic Church - Somersville, CT

Part-time

Director of Music & Organist

Organist sought for Two weekend Masses: Saturdays at 4:30 PM and Sundays at 9:15AM.

Three cantors are on rotation.

Music Director chooses hymns from provided planning guide.

No choir, no rehearsals.

Allen two-manual in the loft

Young Chang spinet.available

Sanctuary is air conditioned.

Start date: immediate

Compensation: $200 per mass

Contact: Rev. Gerald Kirby / Phone: 860-749-8625 / Fax: 860-763-1890 Email: alstchurch@yahoo.com  

posted 7/26/2022

Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ - Enfield, CT

Principal Accompanist

Part-Time

Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ in Enfield, CT, seeks a part-time principal accompanist to further develop our already strong music program. The principal accompanist serves at the pleasure of the pastor in coordination with the church council and is the central figure ensuring the quality, substance, and appropriateness of the music that serves an integral part in the pastor's and the church's vision of ministry. The candidate for this position should demonstrate an ability to have a good working relationship with the pastor, have proven experience in organ and piano performance, and preferably experience in an ecumenical Christian tradition. Enfield's organ is an Allen Electronic. 

Contact: Rev. Dr. Greg Gray, Pastor, (860)-745-3646, Greg@EnfieldUCC.org

Salary: $25,000/year

posted 7/16/2022

First Church Congregational - Fairfield, CT

Children's Music Leader

Part-Time, 4 hrs/week, plus additional hours 2x/year 

First Church Congregational seeks a Children's Music Leader to conduct and rehearse children's choir, be a presence in Sunday morning worship, select repertoire for children's choir/VBS/pageant and other events, and work with Music Director to facilitate opportunities for youth involvement in worship. In addition to these four hours weekly, Children's Music Leader will serve as musical director for Christmas Pageant (est. 25 hours of work) and teach and help lead a one week Vacation Bible School program each summer (est. 15-20 hours of student contact time plus 10 hours planning and preparation). Candidate may have option to sing solos for additional compensation at Sunday and other services as interested and available, and has the right to schedule private teaching time in church facilities with no additional rental fee. See Indeed listing for more information: https://www.indeed.com/job/childrens-music-leader-4b41a4b6e72b3e10 

Contact: Frank Martignetti, Director of Music & Organist, (203)-259-8396 ext. 102

Salary: $5000/year, plus $750 for Christmas pageant and $750 for VBS

posted 7/8/2022

North Haven Congregational Church - North Haven, CT

Summer/Interim Organist

Part-Time, Seasonal

North Haven Congregational Church is seeking a summer/interim organist July 3 through September 4 for one Sunday service weekly, approximately 9:15 to 10:45am (service is at 9:30am).  Responsible for three hymns, a prelude, a postlude, and a short offertory piece (preceding the doxology). Short bits of service music/organ responses are customary as well. Director of Music is available to coach (quickly) on those elements and the order of service in general.  Instrument is a well-maintained Wicks two manual chancel organ. The organist should enjoy hymn playing and they are welcome to play keyboard/piano for certain pieces.

An organist/accompanist position may still be available from after Labor Day through Christmas as a permanent organist search continues.  

Contact: Music Director Jeff at (203)-787-8133

Salary: $200/service, negotiable

posted 7/5/2022

St. Peter's Episcopal Church - South Windsor, CT

Organist/Choir Director

Part-Time (8-12 hrs/week)

***Position available at end of July*** St. Peter's Episcopal Church in South Windsor, CT seeks an Organist/Choir Director to provide music for most scheduled principal services. Duties during regular church services may include, but are not limited to: prelude, introit, hymns, service music, offertory, doxology, communion, postlude, accompanying choir and soloists if necessary, and special music on occasion. The Organist/Choir Director will help select worship music to be sung by the congregation and choir, and at times others in the parish who offer their musical gifts. The Organist/Choir Director will be the first person contacted to play at weddings and funerals whenever possible. This staff position reports to the Rector.

Experience in church settings, working with a choir, and knowledge of a wide variety of styles is desired, but not required. Candidates must possess organ and keyboard proficiency. We welcome innovation and creativity in the pursuit of a vibrant musical program. Instruments include a Rogers 795 electronic organ, Roland RD-2000 electronic keyboard, and upright piano.

Contact: Rev. Anne Fraley at rector@stpeters-sw.org

Salary: Negotiable, commensurate with experience.

posted 6/30/2022

Center Congregational Church United Church of Christ - Manchester, CT

Director of Music/Organist/Pianist

Part-Time (14 hrs/week)

Center Congregational Church in Manchester, Connecticut, seeks a Director of Music to provide leadership, choir direction, and accompaniment for weekly worship and other special services/music ministries. Center Congregational Church is a community of faith gathered in 1779. We are an Open and Affirming church in the heart of our community.

We seek a Director of Music who:
 * is proficient in the areas of keyboard (organ and piano) and choral direction
 * has a thorough understanding of musical, ecclesiastical, and pastoral judgments which must         be made in selecting music to be performed by volunteer musicians/vocalists
 * appreciates and selects music of different genres, trends, cultures, and eras
 * directs adult choir, handbell choir, children’s choir, and other ensembles
 * inspires and educates musicians and choir members of all ages and abilities in our music                 programs
 * works with clergy and lay leaders to plan music that compliments Sunday and special worship
     services
 * is flexible, reliable, conscientious, and organized

The church sanctuary has a Rodgers organ and a Knabe piano. We seek a Director of Music who is a skilled musician and a creative and enthusiastic music professional who can encourage and expand music programs already in place. Please send statement of interest, resume, and two professional references to Birdi Macaro, Music Committee Representative, at birdibruce@att.net, or mail to Center Congregational Church, 11 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040, ATTN: Birdi, Music Committee.

Salary: $17,500-$21,840 depending on experience

posted 6/28/2022

St. Augustine's Catholic Church - Seymour, CT

Organist

Part-Time

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 35 Washington Ave., Seymour, CT of St. Nicholas Parish is

seeking an organist to play for 9:30am Sunday Masses and Holy Days throughout the year. The

church utilizes a Casavant Freres pipe organ for all musical accompaniment.

The position is compensated on a per-event basis. Candidates must posses a knowledge of the

order of the Catholic Mass.

Preferred Start Date: ASAP

Contact: Bill Burns, Trustee, at 203.623.8660

or St.Nicholas Parish at 203.88.9243 for discussion and appointments.

posted 5/16/2022

First Congregational Church - East Hartford, CT

Organist/Choir Director

Part-Time

We are blessed with an Austin pipe organ and Steinway Grand piano in the sanctuary. As a deeply valued and integral member of our staff, our next Organist/Choir Director will direct and nurture our dedicated volunteer 4-part choir, averaging 12-16 voices weekly, and has been ongoing since 1932. The worshipping congregation of 50-70 members and friends enjoys a variety of musical styles, with the majority of hymns from the Worshipping Church and New Century Hymnals, along with occasional gospel, praise, folk and even secular pieces.

Salary: $12,000 (hours and pay flexible)

Preferred Start Date: ASAP

Contact the Search Committee Chair at connieholmeen@gmail.com.

posted 5/11/2022

 

Trinity Episcopal Church - Newtown, CT

Interim Music Minister

10hrs/wk

Duration: May - August., 2022

The Interim Music Minister shall recruit, rehearse and conduct group or solo singers with one rehearsal per week during the interim period. The Interim Music Minister shall encourage and nurture congregational singing in the Sunday 9:30 AM Service and other services, especially as the parish re-gathers after pandemic and needs support in singing. The Interim Music Minister shall with sensitivity blend musical genres; selecting music for worship that incorporates contemporary selections which are new, innovative, fresh and creative as well as the traditional music of the Episcopal Church tradition.

Please Send Cover Letter and Resume to Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470;
203-426-9070; trinity@trinitynewtownct.org.

posted 5/11/2022

St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Milford, CT

Organist & Choir Director

One Service, one Choir rehearsal, September–June plus major Holy Days (Christmas Eve, Lessons & Carols on the Sunday afternoon following Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday). Pipe organ (two manual: 8-7-7); small, committed, volunteer Choir (3-1-2-1), reads music, desires continued growth in Anglican choral tradition. Sunday 10 am Service with 9 am Choir warmup, Thursday rehearsal 7-9 pm. Ideal candidate will have experience with the Anglican choral and liturgical tradition including Anglican Chant. Please email CV to employment@stpetersmilford.org. Auditions will be scheduled during the first two Thursdays in June.

Salary: $22,000+

posted 5/10/2022

Congregational Church - South Glastonbury, CT

Music Director

20hrs/wk

Salary: $25,000-30,000 depending on experience

The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, seeks a dynamic Music Director to lead and expand the Church’s music ministries.   South Church is a community of faith, strongly committed to ministries of justice and peace.  We were one of the first open and affirming churches in the state of Connecticut.  We seek a Music Director who shares these values and can lead us in the fulfillment of our music vision which includes:

  • embracing sacred music of different styles, eras and cultures

  • advocating for and leading the participation of all ages in our music programming

  • working closely with clergy to plan music components of Sunday worship

  • directing a strong 30-person adult choir and developing additional musical groups

  • overseeing youth music programming.

The church sanctuary has a recently rebuilt Austin organ and a Mason and Hamlin grand piano.   We seek a Music Director who is a skilled choral director – a creative and enthusiastic music professional who can expand upon the strong music traditions already in place.  We would consider a combined Choral Director/Organist individual.  Additional compensation would be appropriate for a combined Choral Director/Organist.

Please send your statement of interest and resume to Music Director Search Committee at MusicDirectorSearch@southchurch2.org

posted 4/8/2022

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church - Groton, CT

Organist/Pianist

Part-time (12-15hrs/wk)

Salary: $20,000

We are a small church that welcomes ALL people.  We have called a new pastor and we are ready for your gifts of creativity and music to lift us up.  We believe you will find our congregation to be supportive, appreciative and respectful. You will have 5 Sundays of paid vacation with authorization from the pastor and session.  You will have teaching privileges for any music students at times convenient to the church schedule.   You will have the option to play for weddings and funerals as they arise.

Contacts: Val Gordon -- valgordon@gmail.com 

Cristina -- office@sapc-ct.org 

Diane Snider -- dmsnider@comcast.net

posted 4/8/2022

St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church - Trumbull, CT

Director of Music and Liturgy

full time

St. Theresa is a vibrant parish of about 3,300 families with an established traditional church music program. There is a three-manual 38 rank Peragallo pipe organ in the main nave and a newly restored Baroque style two-manual tracker organ in the choir loft. Adjacent to the Peragallo organ, there is a Yamaha concert grand piano. Prior to the pandemic, the music program consisted of 3 choirs:  

·      An adult choir composed of 25-30 singers, including four professional section leaders (SATB). The choir sings high quality literature ranging from Gregorian chant and polyphony through 21st century repertoire.

·      The Petit Choir: a chamber group of 8-12 members from the Adult choir (sings mostly a cappella repertoire from all periods)

·      A Children’s Choir (20) There is a great opportunity for growth. St. Theresa School is adjacent to the parish.

 

The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic familiar with teachings and liturgical practices of the Catholic Church, with years of experience in a large parish, and is a choral conductor with excellent organ, piano, vocal technique, communication, and organizational skills. He/She is a good team player and works well with volunteers of all ages and professional musicians. The music director will work closely with the pastor.

 

The Director of Music is responsible for recruiting choir members and directing the choirs, planning the music for all liturgies and special services during the year, playing the organ, and overseeing all aspects of the music program, such as providing an annual budget proposal to the pastor, the organization/maintenance of the choral library, maintenance of all the instruments, and the hiring and scheduling of all professional singers and instrumentalists, including cantors.  

In addition, the Music Director is responsible for arranging for a substitute organist in the event of absence, illness, vacation, or professional development. The Music Director is also responsible for playing for funerals (about 80 per year) and weddings (coordinating with families, couples, hiring singers and instrumentalists, etc.).  All these services are additional income.

 

This full-time position starts summer 2022 (flexible starting date between August 1 – August 30). It includes a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience, excellent benefits, and flexible hours (vacation cannot be taken on Christmas Eve/Day and during Holy Week/Easter Sunday). Employment is contingent on successful completion of all background checks and Virtus requirements.

 

To apply please send a letter of interest, a YouTube video performing an organ piece, and a resume to Fr. Brian Gannon, Pastor at frgannon@StTheresaTrumbull.org

Application deadline is May 2, 2022. Chosen candidates will be invited for an interview via Zoom with the pastor and the search committee and may be invited to rehearse with the choir for 30 minutes, including a warm-up.

posted 4/5/2022

 

St Andrew's Parish (Episcopal) – Kent, CT

Music Director

14 hours/week

Salary: $25,000 - $28,000

Saint Andrew's parish is seeking a permanent, part-time Director of Music, beginning 01 September 2022.  We are looking for someone who is an accomplished organist, experienced sacred choral director and proficient pianist.  The Director of Music plays at the 10:30 Holy Eucharist every Sunday, year-round, and at a handful of additional liturgies during the year; and also rehearses and conducts the 12-person volunteer choir from September through June.  The Director of Music collaborates with the clergy in planning weekly worship.  The parish has a two-manual Schlicker (1962) organ and a Steinway grand piano.  Additional information about this position and how to apply may be found at www.standrewskentct.org/musicsearch.html.

posted 3/24/2022

 

Founders Congregational Church - Harwinton CT

Music Director

1 Sunday service at 10:00am

Position involves playing Sunday mornings plus special services i.e., Christmas/Easter. Each Sunday involves 2-3 traditional hymns chosen by the pastor, simple liturgy, and an anthem. There is no choir.We have a brand-new Kawai CN37 digital keyboard which offers many sounds and capabilities. The instrument can also be used to create recordings so that the music director can have paid vacation time. This is a wonderful part-time opportunity to integrate music, faith, and community. Position starts late June/early July 2022. 


Salary: $150-200 per week

Contact: Chad Fagan, Director of Music
Email: chad.fagan@uconn.edu
Phone: 860-782-1054
https://founderschurchct.org/

posted 3/18/2022

Congregational Church of Salisbury UCC - Salisbury CT

Music Director

20 hours per week, 1 Sunday service.

Adult choir, paid cantor.

3-manual Schantz organ (1965, overhauled and digitized 2013)  

Salary: $42,000 plus benefits.

Contact: Emily Elliot, eelliot.vmd@gmail.com

posted 3/12/2022

Somers Congregational Church UCC – Somers CT

The Organist/Choir Director is a part-time (10 to 15 hours weekly) year-round position.            

The Organist/Choir Director will direct and accompany the choir with organ or piano for Sunday 

and special services such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.

Plan and maintain a music program at the Church. Conduct regularly scheduled choir rehearsals when the choir is in session from September until June.

Assist the Pastor in the selection of hymns, responses, and incidental music for worship services.

Our organ is a Richards, Fowkes & Co Opus 21 Tracker built for our church in 2014.

Salary: $19,000. There is additional compensation for weddings and funerals

Contact: office@thesomerschurch.org

posted 3/2/2022