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Church Organist Needed!

Location: Joppa, Maryland, USA

St. Alban’s Church is searching for a new organist. Our dear organist of 15 years is retiring, so we are looking an enthusiastic, passionate, and talented organist to help take our music and worship to the next level.

Job Description
One 10:00 a.m. service per Sunday. Extra services in Christmas, Lent, and other times throughout the year. Choose hymns for the services. Organize a volunteer choir from interested parishioners to sing for special services.


About St. Alban’s
Founded in 1982, St. Alban’s is a small, suburban parish of about 125 people with an average Sunday attendance of 65. Located just north of Baltimore, conveniently off of I-95 in beautiful, rolling horse country in the Joppa/Fallston area, St. Alban’s is a diverse and dynamic parish family. Our interracial and international congregation is friendly and welcoming, and has people of all ages. Because we have been blessed with growth we are currently in the early planning stages of expanding our nave to accommodate more people and extend our ministry and outreach. The mission of St. Alban’s is to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ so they may experience conversion of the heart, and then to provide an environment and ministry where people can grow in that faith, once it is begun, and become spiritually mature.


Liturgy and Worship
Our worship is traditional, reverent, and Christ-centered. Services are conducted according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and the 1940 Hymnal - both of the Episcopal Church. Our main Sunday service is Holy Communion with hymns and sometimes chant. The people of the church are enthusiastic singers, and have worked hard over the past few years to introduce some new hymn tunes, Mass settings, and chants to our worship. We also organize a small, volunteer choir on special occasions that consists of children and adults. A new Rogers organ that looks good and sounds great was purchased about ten years ago to enhance our music and liturgy. The rector is a classically trained amateur musician who understands the importance of great church music as a means to glorify God and further the ministry of the Church. He will enthusiastically support the organist in his or her work.


Who we are looking for:
A practicing Christian: the ideal candidate will have an active and living faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and as evidenced by holiness of life and living according to God’s moral laws as revealed in the scriptures. Note: the candidate is not required to be Anglican.!

A talented and experienced musician: the ideal candidate will preferably have a degree in organ or keyboard and experience leading congregational worship in the Anglican or similar liturgical tradition. He or she will be familiar with how to play an organ and be able to use the instrument to its fullest, and will be conversant with the major organ composers and their music. Knowledge of the Anglican musical tradition is a must. Note: this knowledge may be acquired over time.!

A passionate leader: the ideal candidate will work to build a choir program and, in consultation with the rector, plan all aspects of church music.!

Requirements:

Audition

References

Background Check

One Sunday service throughout the year, and very occasional services on principle Holy Days. (e.g. Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, etc.)

Willingness to start and lead a choir to sing for special occasions and eventually regularly.


Compensation:

$125/service

Contact Information:

St. Alban’s Anglican Church 

1011 Old Joppa Road 

Joppa, Maryland 21085 

(410) 877-3073

 www.saintalbansjoppa.org

The Very Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson, Rector

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