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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.

 

PART-TIME ORGANIST - First United Methodist Church, Hueytown (11-15-21)

Hueytown's First United Methodist Church announces an opening for a part-time organist. The prospective start date is Dec. 26, 2021.

See HUMC Organist to read or print the job description of this position.

Email Joel B. Henson, Music Director, joelbhenson@gmail.com for further information or to submit an application.

To learn more about the church, visit FUMC Hueytown.

 

TWO OPENINGS: PART-TIME ORGANIST AND PART-TIME CHOIR DIRECTOR - Pell City FUMC (10-5-21)

Pell City UMC, located at 2200 3rd Avenue North, Pell City, AL 35125, is looking for a part-time choir director and a part-time organist. See the choir director job description Pell City Choir Dir Job Desc and the organist job description Pell City Organist Job Desc for information.

For more information or to discuss either position, contact Rev. Dr. Rachel Gonia, Senior Pastor, at 205-338-3374 or rachel.gonia@umcna.org. Resumes may be emailed to her at rachel.gonia@umcna.org. To learn more about the church, visit Pell City UMC.

 

PART-TIME ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY - Avondale FUMC, Birmingham (6-9-21)

Avondale United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a part-time Organist and Director of Music Ministry. The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide appropriate music for a weekly service of worship that is aligned to the liturgical and/or scriptural message of the day as well as directing, rehearsing, and accompanying choral anthems and leading congregational hymns. Other responsibilities include playing for special seasonal worship services, directing and accompanying a seasonal children’s choir, contracting instrumentalists and vocalists for special occasions, and playing for weddings and funerals as the need arises.

This is a 10-12 hour per week position. All candidates shall be asked to demonstrate proficiency through an informal audition process. The organ is a 24-rank instrument built in 1930 by E.M. Skinner, Op. 802, and installed at Avondale in 1941 by Aeolian Skinner, Op. 802-A.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rev. Malinda Weaver malinda@avonumc.net.

 

PART-TIME PIANIST - First United Methodist Church, Trussville (6-3-21)

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTION: The Church Pianist has part-time responsibilities for playing the piano or organ for the various worship services of the church while providing accompaniment for the choirs and other musicians participating in worship. The church pianist will work positively as a part of the staff team to provide worship experiences in music while fulfilling the vision and mission of the FUMC Trussville.

See FUMC Trussville Pianist to read or print a description of this position.

Contact Richard Searson, Jr., Traditional Worship Music Minister, at 205-655-3259 or richard@fumctrussville.com for further information. To learn more about the church, visit FUMC Trussville.

 

PART-TIME ORGANIST - First Baptist Church, Auburn AL (4-18-21)

Our organist provides music for choral and congregational singing in worship along with organ interludes and offertories. We have one traditional service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. There might be occasional midweek rehearsals, preparing for seasonal presentations.

Our Schantz organ was completed in 1977, and it has three manuals and forty-three ranks. Compensation will be determined on training and experience.

To learn more about the church visit FBC Auburn.

If interested, please contact Dr. Tripp Martin tmartin@auburnfbc.org.

 

PART-TIME ORGANIST - First Presbyterian Church, Auburn AL (1-27-21)

Below is the job description for the part-time organist position available May 24, 2021, in Auburn, AL. To learn more about the church visit FPC Auburn.

If interested, please send a Letter of Interest and Resume to Dr. Damion Womack, Director of Music, dwomack@hawks.huntingdon.edu.

CHURCH ORGANIST JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE: To provide appropriate organ/piano music for services of worship.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountable to the Co-Pastors and to the Director of Music.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide organ/piano music for all traditional worship services, including Sunday traditional services, mid-week services (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week) and all special occasions where the organ/piano is the primary instrument used as required by the Session.
  • Rehearse with and accompany the adult choir at mid-week rehearsals (normally Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.) and one-half hour prior to Sunday worship under the leadership of the Director of Music.
  • Work cooperatively with the Co- Pastors and the Director of Music to plan and prepare music for worship service and other special services.
  • Prepare appropriate music for weddings and special services; consult with Co-Pastors and Director of Music and approve musical selections for weddings and special services.
  • Coordinate with Director of Music regarding selection of music for the bulletin and/or newsletter.
  • Participate in church staff meetings and retreats as needed.
  • Attend conferences and professional meetings for professional development and spiritual growth as needed.
  • RELATIONSHIPS: Accountable to the Director of Music for the music program of the church and to the Session and the Worship Ministry in the performance of his/her responsibilities.

    START DATE: May 24, 2021

    If interested, please send a Letter of Interest and Resume to Dr. Damion Womack, Director of Music, dwomack@hawks.huntingdon.edu.