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Positions Available

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.

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.


Director of Music Ministry, Avondale United Methodist Church, Birmingham (1-12-2018)

Avondale United Methodist Church, 500 Fortieth Street South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222, is seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministry. The primary responsibility of the Director is to organize, direct, and rehearse the adult chancel choir for services in a traditional worship setting. Other responsibilities include oversight of and collaboration with the organist, coordinating and leading a seasonal children’s choir, contracting instrumentalists and vocalists for special occasions as needed, organizing special musical performances during the liturgical seasons of the year (particularly Christmas and Easter), and collaboration with the minister in the planning of worship services.

This is an 8-10 hour per week position that includes Sunday morning worship and a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings. All candidates shall be asked to demonstrate proficiency through an informal audition process. Knowledge of worship in the United Methodist tradition is preferred.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rev. Malinda Weaver (

To visit the church website, click Avondale United Methodist Church.


Organist, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bessemer (10-30-2017)

St. Aloysius Catholic Church located at 751 Academy Drive, Bessemer 35022 has an opening for an organist/pianist for its 11:00 a.m. Sunday mass. Accompanying for funerals, weddings, and other liturgies is also available, but optional. For more information, contact Will Krysiek at 205-424-2984 or

To visit the church website, click St. Aloysius Catholic Church.


Pianist, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Pleasant Grove (2-17-2017)

Pleasant Grove UMC, 452 Ninth Avenue, Pleasant Grove, AL 35127 is seeking someone with a strong Methodist background to be pianist for our church. The schedule is four hours per week divided between Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. The salary is $100 per week, but this is negotiable if the applicant is available to direct the choir as well.

Please contact Donna Pridmore at 205-337-4480 or Pastor Bridget Dowdy at 205-744-7171 if interested.


Organist - Shades Crest Baptist Church, Birmingham (7-15-2016)

Shades Crest Baptist Church seeks a Church Organist. This year-round position is defined as salary (no overtime pay), restricted part-time. Expectation of attendance is for Sunday worship services, rehearsals with the Sanctuary Choir and the Orchestra, and other special services, including (but not limited to) Christmas and Easter. The organ is an Allen Renaissance Organ (Model R-380) 80 stop, three manual organ with Midi sound module, purchased in 2003. Successful candidates should have extensive organ training, church worship experience that includes all types of music, and a commitment to being a strong team player. A full job description is located at Shades Crest Baptist. Contact us at 205-822-1360. Send all resumes and cover letters to or mail to Hiram Rollo, Shades Crest Baptist Church, 452 Park Ave., Birmingham, AL 35226.


Organist - Meadow Brook Baptist Church, Birmingham (4-12-2016)

Meadow Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham is seeking an organist. Responsibilities include playing for Sunday morning worship, assisting with Wednesday evening rehearsals, occasional Sunday evening services as well as playing for weddings and funerals. If selected to interview, please be prepared to play at least two selections of contrasting styles (both appropriate for traditional, protestant, evangelical worship), an example of hymn accompaniment, as well as sight read.

Please contact the Worship Pastor, David Vaughan for further information. Click here to visit the church website Meadow Brook Baptist.