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Birmingham AGO will provide a service to the greater music community by posting notices on this page of positions that are open in area churches and schools.

Members of the American Guild of Organists are bound by our Code of Ethics and guided by our Code of Professional Standards available here AGO Ethics and Standards. Thus, we show respect to those whom we serve, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, socio-economic status, disability, or medical condition. These are the expectations for our members and employers who request the use of our Job Posting services.

Interested institutions and individuals are invited to send notices of positions available to our webmaster. Notices should include details of expectations of the applicant and contact information for position itself.

Job Seekers: Advertisement of a position on this page does not imply knowledge or endorsement by our chapter or the national AGO. You are encouraged to thoroughly research the job requirements and employment practices as you prepare to apply for a position.


ORGANIST/CHOIRMASTER - St. Simon Peter Episcopal Church, Pell City AL (10-4-19)

St. Simon Peter Episcopal Church, Pell City, AL is seeking a part time organist/choirmaster to play for services, direct and accompany the choir, and play for other special services including a service of Lessons and Carols in December. The organist/choirmaster serves at the pleasure of the rector. The music program is centered around the Anglican hymnal and classical or traditional choral music. Our organ is an older 8-rank pipe organ that was completely refurbished about 12 months ago.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Rehearse/lead choir in weekly and Sunday morning rehearsals and other specially scheduled rehearsals as needed
  • Schedule regular tunings/maintenance of organ
  • Select hymns, service music and choral anthems suitable for liturgical season
  • Play organ during regularly scheduled services
  • Maintain the church music library
  • Arrange for a substitute when absent from a rehearsal or worship service
  • Embrace other duties as required.
  • The candidate for this position should have experience in choral conducting and organ performance, and demonstrate good rapport with the choir.

    An interview, audition, and rehearsal with the choir are required. Please send CV and contact information to St. Simon Peter Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 432, Pell City, AL 35125 or to

    To learn more about the church, visit St. Simon Peter Episcopal, Pell City.


    ORGANIST/CHOIR MASTER - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Daphne AL (6-4-19)

    St. Paul’s, an Episcopal congregation in Daphne, AL, seeks a part-time organist/choirmaster to further develop our already strong music program. The organist/choirmaster serves at the pleasure of the rector and is the central figure ensuring the quality, substance and appropriateness of the music that serves an integral part in the rector's and the parish's vision of ministry, to include maintaining our strong Anglican & classical musical tradition while recognizing the opportunity to introduce less traditional musical offerings in certain services or settings.

    The candidate for this position should demonstrate an ability to have a good working relationship with the rector and choir, have proven experience in choral directing and organ performance, and preferably experience in the Anglican tradition. Saint Paul's organ was built by the Wicks Organ Company.

    To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and references to Tim Op’t Holt, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28788 N. Main St., Daphne, Alabama 36526 or email

    Click St. Pauls Daphne Job Desc to view a detailed job description. Visit the church website at St. Paul's Episcopal Daphne.


    ORGANIST/PIANIST - First United Methodist Church, Troy Alabama (5-18-19)

    First United Methodist Church, Troy, AL is looking for a part-time organist/pianist to play for choir rehearsals, church services, and other special/seasonal events. For further details, call the church at (334) 566-4400.

    RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Rehearse/lead choir, soloists and ensembles as directed by Music Director.
  • Coordinate with Music Director and schedule regular tunings/maintenance of organ, piano, etc.
  • Select service music suitable for liturgical season.
  • Participate in meetings.
  • Play organ/piano during regularly scheduled services.
  • Play as scheduled for special services, seasonal programs, evangelistic services, etc.
  • Play for weekly and scheduled choir practices.
  • Play during offertories as scheduled.
  • Arrange for a substitute when absent from a rehearsal or worship service.
  • Embrace other duties as required.
  • Optional: Play during weddings and funerals as employed by the individuals requesting such services.
  • Lead rehearsals and rehearse with soloists/ensembles, etc.
  • It is preferred and desired for the organist/pianist to demonstrate improvisational and transposition skills, but not required.

  • Cooperate with co-workers to meet church’s mission.
  • Conduct all business with professionalism.
  • Meet all necessary requirements in job duties.
  • Demonstrate quality Christian character.
  • Discuss confidential items with appropriate individuals.
  • Play hymns and other special music.

  • Exalting God and connecting spiritually with the hearts of people through music


    Available beginning Fall 2019 for a Graduate Organ Major at the University of Alabama:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Covers Half Tuition and a generous 9 month stipend AND
  • Henderson Organ Internship at Grace Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Grace Presbyterian Church - HENDERSON ORGAN INTERNSHIP - Tuscaloosa, AL

    Part-time: 6-7 hours per week

    JOB DESCRIPTION: The organist intern will assist the Director of Music and the Pastor in the music ministry of the church. The duties include, but are not limited to: playing Sunday morning worship services, weddings/funerals; accompanying choirs; and maintaining the church music library.


  • 1. Beginning salary is $12,000; negotiable based on experience
  • 2. Housing compensation is $3,900
  • 3. Four (4) paid vacation Sundays per year
  • ORGAN: Casavant, two manual with 45 ranks. It was originally built 1970 and was extensively rebuilt in 2011.

    CHURCH: Grace Presbyterian, PC(USA), follows the liturgical calendar, sings from the Glory to God hymnal, receives weekly communion, engages in local acts of social justice, and is intentionally inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.

    An audition and interview are required. The assistantship/internship is open until filled. If interested please contact Dr. Faythe Freese