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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 - Shades Valley Lutheran Church, Homewood AL (4-6-19)

Beginning in October 2019 a Director of Music is needed at Shades Valley Lutheran Church, 720 Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham 35209. The position requires accompanying services with organ and piano, as well as directing the adult choir and bell choir. All singers and ringers are volunteers.

Our services are fairly traditional; however, we also incorporate newer styles of liturgy and hymns. The candidate will need to be open to various styles of music and willing to work with the pastor to plan services. The position is part-time. Salary is competitive with the market. Please reply to svlutheranmusic@gmail.com.

To learn more about the church visit Shades Valley Lutheran Church.

 

WORSHIP ACCOMPANIST - Pilgrim Church, United Church of Christ, Birmingham (3-18-19)

Pilgrim Church UCC at 2817 6th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233 is looking for a worship accompanist. $125 per Sunday service. Music includes prelude, congregational singing, special selections chosen by the accompanist that follow the theme of worship. Contact: Rev. Paul Eknes-Tucker, Senior Pastor at (205) 731-0999.

 

2 SOPRANOS FOR EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE - Riverchase Presbyterian Church, Hoover (2-20-19)

Riverchase Presbyterian Church in Hoover, AL is seeking two sopranos to sing with the choir for an Easter Sunday service. Here are details:

  • Scope: Attend Sunday morning rehearsals and the Easter Sunday service. We’ll be performing one anthem and three additional hymns from the Glory to God hymnal.
  • When: Rehearsals begin Sunday March 10th, 9:30a-10a and continue until Easter Sunday, April 21st…total of eight rehearsals and one service. The Easter Sunday service is 10:15a-11:15am.
  • Where: Riverchase Presbyterian Church, 600 Riverchase Parkway W, Hoover, Alabama 35244 (corner of Hwy 31 and Riverchase Pkwy).
  • Compensation: $25 per rehearsal, $25 for Easter Sunday service. Ideal for college students from BSC, Miles, Montevallo, Samford, UAB.
  • Interested? Please contact Pastor Robert Emerick at rob.f.emerick@gmail.com or Choir Director Dr. Naomi Brown at nnb2590@gmail.com.

     

    ASSISTANTSHIP AND INTERNSHIP PACKAGE at THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (2-08-2019)

    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.

    COMPENSATION:

  • 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 ffreese@ua.edu.