St. Barnabas, Portland Seeks Part-time Organist (Updated Salary)

St. Barnabas, Portland Seeks Part-time Organist (Updated Salary)

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon, is seeking an Organist.  Our Sunday worship is in a traditional style based on the Book of Common Prayer.  There is currently regularly only one service with music, our 10:00 a.m service which is Rite II with a choir.  Music is a vital part of St. Barnabas and is integral to our Sunday services. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Should have experience in liturgical worship and comfortable in the Anglican tradition.  Skilled in organ technique as well as piano/keyboard.
  • Must be able to read music as written and prepare sufficiently and can sight read at an intermediate level or higher.
  • Must have prior accompaniment experience for cantor and choir.
  • Ability to lead sectionals and occasionally lead rehearsals in the absence of the Director.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform a wide range of musical styles.
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Consistently exhibit effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Present a professional appearance and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Maintain excellence in one’s own musical skills through regular practices, study and continuing education.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Report to the Music Director and Rector and be a supportive and positive team member. Note that in our tradition, our canons specify that the rector is ultimately responsible for music.  At St. Barnabas we work together in a spirit of collegiality and respect.
  2. Provide accompaniment for all regular 10:00 a.m. services in collaboration with the Music Director; and, special services or events such as the parish’s Oktoberfest celebration, and seasonal celebrations such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, etc.
  3. Accompany choir for their weekly rehearsals. Rehearsals are currently on Tuesday evenings, but are subject to change.
  4. Prepare organ preludes and postludes for all services.
  5. Work with the choir librarian to maintain the organ music in the choir library.
  6. Be involved in the maintenance of the organ and pianos.
  7. Communicate with Music Director regularly via email, telephone, and occasional meetings.
  8. Provide hymn accompaniments for the parish’s Oktoberfest celebration.
  9. Perform other duties related to the ministry of music that may be assigned by the Music Director and Rector.

Compensation:

Weekly: $200 – 1 rehearsal and 1 service. Additional rehearsals: $75, additional services: $125

Required Submissions:

Letter of interest and resume are required. Resumes should include education, relevant experience, skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which the applicant is applying, and contact information for three references.

All communications and required written materials should be directed to the Rev. Sean Wall at rector@saintbarnabaspdx.org.

All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview and audition in person.

Letter of interest and resume are required. Resumes should include education, relevant experience, skills which highlight the qualifications of the position to which the applicant is applying, and contact information for three references.

All communications and required written materials should be directed to Music Director Shanti Michael at musicsaintbarnabas@gmail.com

All applications are considered and reviewed. The most qualified candidates will be invited to interview and audition in person.

St. Philip the Deacon Seeks Part-time Pianist

St. Philip the Deacon seeks a pianist to play for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning service, one to two Sundays per month.

The position requires a time commitment of three to four hours per week, including practice time and the Sunday service. A flat fee will be paid for each Sunday.

At St. Philip the Deacon we use all types of worship music, including music from the African-American tradition, in our services.

Qualified applicants must be able to work with and take direction from clergy and staff, and experience with Episcopal liturgy is a plus.

Interested candidates should email their interest, including resume, to office@stphilipthedeacon.org.

An interview and audition will be required. The audition will include:

  • Sight reading a hymn from the 1982 Hymnal
  • Sight reading a hymn from the African-American hymn tradition
  • A piece of the candidate’s choice, suitable for a prelude or postlude
  • A piece of the candidate’s choice, from the African-American hymn tradition

St. Luke’s/San Lucas, Vancouver Seeks Part-time Music Director

Music Director/Organist

Lead a vibrant music ministry in English and Spanish in a thriving parish using an historic Adams pipe-organ and Steinway B grand piano.

Music at St Luke’s ~ San Lucas

St Luke’s ~ San Lucas is a growing bilingual parish of the Episcopal Church in Vancouver, Washington founded in 1853. Fine music for worship has always been a hallmark of the Episcopal Church. At St Luke’s ~ San Lucas we endeavor to continue that long-standing tradition.

At present, the music program includes an adult choir of approximately 20-plus musicians that sings every Sunday at the 10 AM choral eucharist services from September to mid-June, a handbell choir that provides embellishment to the hymns and service music along with occasional anthems, and a small band of singers, guitarists and other instrumentalists who lead the music at the 1 PM Spanish-language service.

The Position:

We are looking for a versatile, committed, energetic and enthusiastic musician to serve as Director of Music/Organist. This is a half-time position, 20 hours per week, 12 months per year. Salary is $30,000-35,000 annually.

Benefits:

• Pension plan, vacation, sick days, paid holidays included
• Medical and dental insurance pro-rated
• Continuing Education Funds

The Location:

St Luke’s ~ San Lucas is in beautiful Vancouver, Washington. It has the benefit of being a smaller community with access to Portland, Oregon just across the Columbia River. The area is known for its proximity to Mt. Hood and the Pacific Ocean with many recreational opportunities.

Why Should You Apply:

• Vibrant music program in bilingual congregation
• Excellent musical resources and opportunities
• Top benefits

Visit the St. Luke’s/San Lucas website for more information and application instructions.