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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.

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.


Adjunct Instructor of Organ and University Organist, Samford University (6-09-2018)

Applications are now open for this part-time, non-tenured position which begins August 23, 2018 and is in the Department of Performance Studies, Division of Music, School of the Arts at Samford University in Birmingham. Qualifications are a Master’s degree in the discipline or commensurate professional experience.

Responsibilities are to teach applied organ; lead performance labs; guide the development of performers equipped for service in multiple venues, including the church; recruit to the program; and provide music for University Convocation and Commencement ceremonies. As schedule and time allow, qualified individuals will have the option to teach courses in service playing, literature, and pedagogy, and/or play for additional university events.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and a current resume or vitae as email attachments to Dr. Eric L. Mathis Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Samford's School of the Arts is a community of artists working together in music, theatre and dance, and visual arts and design. The Division of Music, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1956, offers the following degrees: bachelor of music (performance, music and worship, composition), bachelor of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental), bachelor of arts in music, bachelor of science in music, master of music (church music, piano performance and pedagogy, vocal performance, instrumental performance) and master of music education (vocal-choral, instrumental). For more information, please go to Samford School of the Arts.

The vibrant arts scene in metropolitan Birmingham includes the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Chamber Music Society, Opera Birmingham, Alabama Ballet, Birmingham Museum of Art, several theatre companies and numerous choral ensembles. The School of the Arts enjoys partnerships with many of these entities.


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.