Positions Available

Available positions requiring an organist, choir director, pianist, or any combination of the above will be posted here as a service to our members. Contact information will be posted as provided by the employer, and will remain for up to 60 days or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.

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Welcome to our chapter. My name is John Ferreira, and I am the placement coordinator helping churches and people connect with open positions and job seekers.  We have a fantastic chapter complete with many talents and a variety of abilities. Be sure to go to agosm.org to see all that is happening.  If you ever need my assistance or questions regarding placement opportunities, please feel free to contact me.

Here is my information from our magnificently managed directory:

Ferreira, John W., BME, CAGO …………… 941-376-6233
6776 Deering Circle, Sarasota, FL 34240-8583
 Hoping to meet you at one of our amazing events.

First Congregational United Church of Christ – Music Director Position 

First Congregational United Church of Christ Music Director 06-13-2024

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Posted June 13, 2024

Peace Presbyterian Church Music Director Position

Peace Music Director Position 2024-Final-25May updated

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Posted May 27, 2024

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sarasota, Florida

Organist/Pianist/Vocal Choir Director/Handbell Director Job Description

  1. Select, prepare and present appropriate organ/piano music for/during prelude, offering, communion, and postlude. The church has a maintained 1983 Moeller 20 rank organ.  The console is downstairs.  The attractive pipe structure is in the balcony.  The piano is a maintained Steinway Studio Baby Grand.
  1. Accompany/lead congregational singing of liturgy, hymns, and praise songs (CCLI) on organ/piano.
  1. Select appropriate music for Sanctuary Choir and Hand Bell/Chime Choir for service; rehearse weekly (currently Wednesdays 6p bells, 7p vocal) with each group, and present selections at worship Sept-Holy Trinity Sunday. The church has 3 octaves Schulmerich Bells and Handchimes.  The bells were completely refurbished in 2023.
  1. Prepare special music offering for worship after Holy Trinity Sunday until the choirs begin again in September. These can be soloists, duets, etc.  The Church Musician doesn’t need to perform them.
  1. Worship days are one service on Sunday morning at 9:30a, three Wednesday evenings during Advent, one on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday evening, five additional Wednesday evening Lenten services, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services, one or two services for Easter (possible Vigil or Sunrise in addition to the regular Sunday worship). Special music by Sanctuary Choir and/or Handbell Choir on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
  1. The Church Musician has first right of refusal for playing for weddings and funerals/celebrations of life held at the church, including extra compensation. Funerals $175, with soloist $200.  Weddings $225, with rehearsal $250, with rehearsal and soloist $275.
  1. Attend monthly Worship and Music Ministry Team meeting. It is typically the first Monday of the month, subject to change. Perform other duties as a member of the Worship and Music Team such as overseeing maintenance and tuning of the organ and pianos within the budget of the congregation, purchasing music to be approved by Worship and Music Team Chair and reported to the treasurer, submitting titles of music and other information to the church administrator for inclusion in the worship bulletin no later than 12noon on Mondays prior to regularly scheduled services.
  2. The Church Musician is directly responsible to the Pastor and will meet with her to coordinate efforts for the worship services. The Pastor chooses the hymns with input from the Church Musician. The Church Musician and the Pastor will work together in order to have well-prepared and flowing services.
The Church Musician is entitled to paid time off of one Sunday per quarter for a total of four Sundays annually at a time mutually agreed upon with the Pastor and the Chairperson of the Worship and Music Ministry Team.  The Church Musician cannot take special services as paid time off.  It is preferred to take vacation when the choirs are not playing.  Paid time off may be accrued, but must be used in the calendar year, at the discretion of the pastor and the Worship and Music Ministry Team Chairperson.  The Church Musician agrees to arrange for a qualified substitute during time off, approved by the Pastor and Chairperson of the Worship and Music Ministry Team.  Reimbursement for a substitute shall be paid by the congregation for no more than four Sundays in a year.  Additional substitutes will be paid by the congregation with funds deducted from the Church Musician’s salary. 
This job is part-time 16-20 hours a week. Salary is based upon experience. 
Please contact Pr. Ashley Nicolls 941-955-6479 or PrAshley1010@gmail.com
St. Paul Lutheran Church
2256 Bahia Vista St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Posted May 2, 2024