Position: Organist and Choir Director
Contact: Rev. John Symonds, Rector
We seek a part-time (approximately 12 hrs/week) organist and choir director thoroughly versed in Episcopal liturgy and the Anglican music repertoire. He/she will sustain and develop a strong musical offering within an active and large pastoral-sized parish, in an historic church (175th Anniversary Year) still in its original building.
St. James’ offers three Sunday services during the programmatic year. The Traditional Rite II Eucharistic service at 11:00 a.m. requires the successful candidate to oversee a 12-member adult choir, and who is able to re-build a periodic chorister program for youth. Additionally the successful candidate will also be able to offer periodic blended services with a 7-member light-rock/classic-rock worship band, Forever Endeavor, which performs at 9:00 a.m.
The organ is an Allen Two Manual Digital Computer Organ with AGO specifications. 35 rank, 52 stop organ plus 11 second voice ranks; full moving stop piston capture system w/ multiple memories; has full MIDI w/ 100 voice MIDI sound module and record and playback sequencer; installed in the mid-1990s.
We seek applicants with demonstrated ability to conduct volunteer singers and who can oversee once-a-week evening rehearsals (presently Thursdays) as well as shortened Sunday-morning rehearsals at 10:30 a.m., as well as lead and incorporate periodic instrumentalists and congregants in the services.
For application details and full position description, including information about compensation, contact the rector.
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