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Positions Available​Welcome to AGO Positions Available Online, a service of the American Guild of Organists. This interactive service is offered to all employers seeking the services of individuals in the organ and choral music fields and related professions, and to all AGO members seeking employment. Employers are invited to post positions available for organists, choral directors, church and synagogue music directors, music teachers, organ builders, technicians, sales personnel, and related positions. Both part-time and full-time jobs are welcome. Questions? Please e-mail us at lowcountryago@gmail.com

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Church of the Holy Trinity, Grahamville is looking for an organist/choir director to enhance the worship life of the parish. Candidate must be proficient on a newly constructed pipe organ and able to lead an adult choir of under 10 members. Send resume via email to: revjag3rd@gmail.com Telephone: 843-368-3213. {notice expires 3/19/2024}​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island.

Director of Music/Organist, full time

First Presbyterian Church

540 William Hilton Parkway

Hilton Head Island, SC  29928

Church website:  www.fpchhi.org

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and links to 2-3 recent recordings (samples of both organ and choral/conducting) to music@fpchhi.org by February 15,2024.

 

Overview:  First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island (FPCHHI) has a rich tradition of excellence in music ministry.  Located in the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina, our church is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  FPCHHI strives to serve not just our thriving congregation of 1200+, but also others in our community and beyond with the mission  “Changing Lives, Making Disciples” and the vision “Every Member in Ministry”.

 

Job Description: Director of Music/Organist, full-time

The Director of Music/Organist will be responsible for leadership and coordination of all musical ministries at FPCHHI.  Current ensembles include the Sanctuary Choir (50 members), CrossRoads contemporary worship team, Carillon (adult) Handbell Choir, AIM Youth Choir and Children’s Choir.  Candidate should be an experienced choral conductor with excellent organ/piano skills; minimum of 5 years previous church experience.  Candidate must display commitment to the Christian values and mission of FPCHHI and possess the highest level of professionalism.

 

+ Full time, exempt with benefits including health insurance, disability benefits, retirement contribution, paid vacation, holidays and sick days

+ Reports to Senior Pastor/Head of Staff

+ Salary Range:  $85,000 - $110,000 commensurate with experience

 

Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree preferred

+ Minimum 5 years of experience as a church Director of Music and Organist

+ Excellent keyboard skills; pipe organ and piano proficiency, with organ specialization preferred and a working knowledge of pipe organs

+ Substantial experience in choral and instrumental conducting

 

Related Skills:

+ Vocal/choral training

+ Knowledge of sacred choral literature and relevant major works

+ Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

+ Strong collaboration and relationship-building abilities

+ Proficiency in computer/electronic/music software

 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Inspire and lead all aspects of FPCHHI's music ministry, providing music that glorifies God in all worship services and special events/concerts

+ Administer full music ministry, working collegially with our three pastors, the CrossRoads Worship and Music Director, piano accompanist, audio/tech and other church staff, committees of the church, and all musicians, both paid and volunteer

+ Conduct the Sanctuary Choir and other choirs, selecting and rehearsing music appropriate to each, recruiting new members

+ Lead weekly Thursday evening choir rehearsals September-May (summer choir rehearses Sunday mornings only)

+ Provide all organ music for traditional worship services

+ Arrange for soloists, instrumentalists, and qualified substitutes as needed for traditional worship services and events

+ Plan and coordinate music for member weddings and funerals upon request.  Participation expected if available, compensated by families

+ Attend weekly Staff Meetings, monthly Worship and Music Committee meetings, and Session retreats

+ Lead collaborative efforts to develop the annual Worship and Music budget, fulfilling the mission, vision and values of FPCHHI

+ Manage the music budget, including purchases of music and equipment, hiring of musicians as needed

+ Maintain the music library

+ Oversee the care and maintenance of FPCHHI's musical instruments, including tuning and repair of the organ and all pianos

+ Write monthly music section of First Press Newsletter

+ Attract, develop and oversee special community-wide musical events at FPCHHI

+ Perform other related duties as assigned

 

Personal and Other Responsibilities:

+ Maintain a vital and growing relationship with the Lord, demonstrating personal faith in a way that encourages spiritual formation in others

+ Maintain a balance between professional and personal responsibilities and commitments

+ Pursue ongoing professional development

 

Our Organ:

The church's Sanctuary houses a 1989 Austin organ, featuring 72 ranks (47 pipe, 25 digital) and a solo division on the back wall with a Trompette en Chamade.  The organ has a moveable, four-manual A.E. Schlueter console with 500 lockable memory levels, transposition capability, record/playback capability and touch screen (installed November 2016).

 

Handbells:

The church owns a 5-octave set of Schulmerich handbells, and 3 octaves of Malmark choir chimes.

 

[notice expires 3/22/2024}

    

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