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Mt. Pocono seeks Organist/Choirmaster

Trinity Episcopal Church, Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania is seeking an Organist/Choirmaster to provide music at all weekly and special services including, Christmas Eve/Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and any other service agreed upon by the Priest, Vestry, and Organist. Right of first refusal for funerals and weddings.

Regular weekly service is Sunday morning 10:00 a.m. A volunteer adult/youth choir would rehearse once a week, as set by Organist/Choirmaster and Choir Members. The Candidate must be able to work well with staff and a choir. Knowledge of Episcopal Liturgy as well as familiarity of all common traditional hymn styles and other styles of music would be beneficial. The salary will be based on experience and the church budget. There is an Allen Electronic Organ and a Steinway Grand Piano in the church.

If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Trinity Episcopal Church, 137 Trinity Hill Road, Mt. Pocono, PA 18344 or trinitychurchmp@verizon.net

 

Job Description

Job Title: Organist/Choirmaster

Reports To: Rector (Priest-in-Charge)

General Duties: Play the organ, piano, direct the choir, participate in liturgical planning.

Specific Duties:

1.)       Liturgical planning:

                        a.)       In consultation with the Rector (Priest-in-Charge), select the music                    

                                   for the services at which the Organist/Choirmaster or supply        

                                    musician plays.

                        b.)       Attend and participate in a maximum of four meetings per year of                                       the Worship Committee.

2.)       Play the organ and direct the choir during the main Sunday service, with the

           following exceptions:

                        a.)       The Organist's four weeks of paid vacation per year.

  1. ) Occasions when a visiting organist and choir provide the music.

                        c.)        Any other occasion mutually agreed upon with the Rector

                                    (Priest-in-Charge)

3.)       Play the organ on the following Holy Days:

                        a.)       Christmas Eve - one service

                        b.)       Christmas Day - one service

                        c.)        Ash Wednesday - one service

                        e.)       Maundy Thursday - one service

                        f.)         Good Friday - one service

                        g.)       Other days as mutually agreed upon with the Rector

                                    (Priest-in-Charge) and Vestry

4.)       Conduct weekly choir rehearsals:

            a.)       Day and time agreed upon with choir.

            b.)       Sunday mornings prior to worship

            c.)        Rehearsals may be cancelled for reasons such as illness, weather, lack of                    sufficient choir members present, or visiting Organist and Choir.

            d.)       The choir is expected to be in place to participate in leading worship on all                                  Sundays.

5.)       Play for weddings and funerals

            a.)       Trinity's Organist/Choirmaster has "first refusal" for such services.

            b.)       Compensation will be based on the parish fee schedule.

6.)       Prepare a report for the Annual Meeting of the Parish.

7.)       Abide by the Employment and Personnel Policies of Trinity Church.

Skills and Experience:

1.)       Demonstration of musical ability to perform the duties of Organist/Choirmaster.

2.)       Education, training, and experience consistent with the job requirements.

All above information agreed to and accepted by:

Priest-in-Charge_____________________________________ Date_______________

Organist/Choirmaster____________________________________Date_____________

Sr. Warden_________________________________________ Date_______________

Approved by Vestry Date________________________________________________

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