Available Positions

Thankful Memorial Episcopal Church, in the St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tennessee is seeking a part-time organist and choirmaster beginning immediately
The Organist/Choirmaster will:
– play a prelude, postlude and all hymns and service music for Sunday morning worship services (10:00 a.m.) year-round, except vacation-time
– lead the small volunteer choir during Sunday morning worship services September through May
– meet and direct the volunteer choir for one mid-week evening rehearsal per week, September through May
– manage choir communication and organization and maintenance of the music library
– play and provide musical direction for all high feast day services such as (but not limited to) Christmas, Easter and the services of Holy Week
– meet at least quarterly with the Rector to discuss music needs
The Organist/Choirmaster works closely with the Rector. Qualified candidates must be proficient and able to play on Thankful’s historic tracker organ and will have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Previous experience leading or directing a choir would be an advantage. Familiarity with the Episcopal Church and/or the 1982 Hymnal would be helpful. Stipend begins at $13,000 but is negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience.  Interested candidates should email the Rev. Leyla King at thankfulrector@gmail.com.


Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, a member of the Presbyterian Church in America, seeks a part-time organist and choral accompanist. Our beliefs, core values and more information may be found at www.lmpc.org. Weekly position of 10-15 hours includes commitments in the 9:30 and 11:00 am traditional Sanctuary services and Wednesday evening Chancel Choir rehearsals. Additional responsibilities are required seasonally during Advent, Christmas and Holy Week. Our sanctuary contains a Moller Opus 8674 with a 3 manual console and 49 ranks. Requirements for the position include formal organ training, advanced accompanying and sight-reading skills on organ and piano, and sensitivity to the liturgy and worship style of Lookout Mountain Presbyterian. The organist position is a salaried position based on training and experience. For a complete job description and more information contact Joy Gibbons, Director of Sanctuary Worship and Music, at joy@lmpc.org


First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, TN, seeks a part-time Organist beginning September 1, 2017. The congregation, associated with The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, worships together in a single service each Sunday morning, following the lectionary and observing all seasons of the Church year. Our Sanctuary contains a 52 rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ and our Chapel is home to a 20 rank Möller pipe organ. Weekly responsibilities include playing for congregational singing, accompanying the Adult Choir, and providing service music for weekly worship services, playing for a weekly choir rehearsal, and providing all above responsibilities as they relate to additional, seasonal services. Requirements for the position include formal organ training, advanced sight-reading skills on organ and piano, and sensitivity to the liturgy and worship style of First Baptist Church of Chattanooga. The organist position is a quarter-time position (10 hours/week) with a salary range of $12,000 – $16,000, based on training and experience.  For a complete job description and more information contact Jeff Parker, Minister of Music, at jeff@fbcchattanooga.org.

Nolensville First UMC is in search of a part-time music director in a church that is growing along with our community. We are looking for someone with a strong Christian faith and some familiarity with Methodist/Wesleyan practices and theology. This position may be divided among two people. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
General Responsibilities:
Working with the Pastor and Worship Committee to facilitate the direction of music programs for Nolensville First UMC. This includes:
Planning and leading music for both Worship Services on Sunday morning with the Chancel Choir for Traditional Service and the Praise Band for the Contemporary/Blended Service.
Coordinating Sunday congregational songs with weekly scriptures and sermon.
Children’s Music and Drama:
Coordinating with Children’s Minister in planning music and programs.
Directing plays and musicals.
Planning and presenting seasonal programs.
Recruiting, organizing, and overseeing children’s choir(s), including volunteers to assist with music programs.
Facilitate music accompaniment from wide array of talented instrumentalists and vocalists.
Recruiting for all music programs by scheduling, developing and mentoring volunteer instrumentalists, vocalists and worship leaders for Praise and Chancel Choir.
Facilitating Dot Arnold Scholarship fund-raising.
Managing CCLI license to ensure royalties for music performed.
Managing music budget.
Preparing submission for monthly newsletter as needed.
Attending and participating in staff meetings.
Oversee audio systems.
Maintaining choir room organization and equipment.
Cataloging all music and CDs.
Recruiting, training, and re-establishing the handbell choir.
Incorporating learning where possible (i.e., teach various musical instruments, how to use hymnal and read music/melody line in a song).
Top Strategic Goals for this Position:
1.       Plan music for worship services 4-6 weeks in advance.
2.       Facilitate and continue multiple options to “open the doors” for greater recruitment among congregation.
3.       Cultivate community involvement within each area of the music programs (Choir, Praise team, etc.)
To Apply: Email letter of interest and resume to David Belden, Music Director Search Committee Chair, at: numc@nolensvilleumc.org.
FPC Dalton Seeks Qualified Tenor Choral Scholar
First Presbyterian Church of Dalton, GA, is immediately seeking a qualified tenor to join its Choral Scholar Program. Choral Scholars are choral students in high school or college who (either permanently or transiently) reside in or near Dalton. Exemplifying exceptional predicate choral skills, these students develop their existing skills through singing challenging repertoire, providing leadership to volunteer members, and furthering their knowledge of music theory and its application in a liturgical setting. Scholars receive a $35 stipend per call with an average of two calls per week–Wednesday rehearsal at 6p or 6:30p and worship on Sundays at 10a. Experience in solo performance is desired but not required. Applicants are encouraged to submit a resumé and any applicable voice recordings to Trent Whisenant, Director of Music, at twhisenant@firstpresdalton.com
Burks United Methodist Church is looking for a keyboardist to play in their praise and worship band.
Skills Wanted
Keyboardist should be comfortable playing in all twelve major keys.
Keyboardist should be acquainted with music from the “praise and worship” genre, covering the last decade or so. (Common repertoire includes works from Bethel, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Passion, Crowder, Planetshakers, Elevation Worship, etc.)
Keyboardist should be comfortable transposing.
Keyboardist should be comfortable reading chord charts and lead sheets.
Keyboardist should be able to appropriately carry out different roles (chordal support, soloist, melody, synth pad, etc)
Reading music is not required, but is encouraged.
Familiarity with the Nashville Number System is not required, but is encouraged.
Other Requirements
Keyboardist must have an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Keyboardist must work well with others.
Keyboardist must be punctual.
Time responsibility includes sound check at 10:00am and service at 11:00am on Sunday
mornings. Rehearsals take place every Wednesday at 7:00pm in the sanctuary.
Burks UMC is located at 6433 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.
For all other information, or to set up an audition time, please contact Matt Kelly at (423)
364-7262 or matt@burks.org.
First Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Rome, GA seeks a part-time Organist. The congregation has a combined weekly attendance from the traditional and contemporary services that averages 650 and supports a growing music ministry. The weekly position commitments include the 10:30 am Sunday morning traditional service and the Wednesday evening Chancel Choir rehearsal with occasional extra services including major services of Advent and Lent as well as weddings and funerals. The candidate will accompany the Chancel Choir, soloists, and other occasional chamber ensembles on organ or piano as needed. Weekly responsibilities also include providing preludes and postludes in addition to hymn playing and ensemble accompaniment. The successful candidate will possess superior sight reading skills and will encourage congregational singing through creative and well executed service playing. Personal requirements include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music and a growing Christian faith. First Presbyterian Church is located in downtown Rome, GA and the sanctuary houses a 33 rank Reuter pipe organ and a 7 foot Baldwin grand piano. The annual salary is in the range of $20,000 for 15 hours per week of rehearsal and personal practice and is based upon experience and education. Interested applicants please email an application letter and resume including three references to: Dr. Aaron Rice, Director of Classic Music Ministries, at aaronr@fpcrome.org.
Director Of Music Wanted: East Ridge United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Music. The candidate will be have a dynamic personality and will be proficient in keyboard and voice. Salary range $10-$12,000/year. Please email resume and cover letter to: pastorsauer@comcast.net.


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