Minister of Music Search

Seeking a Minister of Music who is an organist and pianist and can direct an adult choir for a small Episcopal congregation (attendance approx. 50-60 people at our main service). Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Work collaboratively with the Priest, Associate for Liturgy & Music (volunteer), and other staff to create and lead an ongoing and cohesive music program
  2. Accurately accompany congregational singing with equal adeptness on piano and organ at the Sunday 10:15am service and other special services, arriving early to rehearse with the assigned cantor and other musicians.
  3. Proficiently conduct and accompany an all-volunteer small parish choir, holding a rehearsal no more than once a week (currently Sunday morning)
  4. Provide pastorally sensitive leadership for parish cantors and other musicians and support their ministerial role in the congregation.

The church is fortunate to worship in a beautiful redwood chapel in a residential area of San Leandro. Our service music is taken primary from The Hymnal 1982, but we also draw some music from Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, The Faith We Sing, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, and we are open to other to sources. We have a 2-manual digital Allen organ and a Yamaha baby grand piano (both recently serviced).

The Minister of Music is a part-time employee position. Compensation will be based on actual number of services and rehearsals accompanied and will be paid twice per month with regular payroll. Paid vacation accrues after 6 months.  

In the Episcopal Church, the parish Rector shall have final authority in the administration of all matters pertaining to worship and music. Further, All Saints is a welcoming and inclusive parish to all people, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, pregnancy, marital status, and citizenship status. Candidates must be comfortable working in a diverse and inclusive environment.

To apply: Please email your résumé, along with a letter summarizing your experience and approach to church/sacred music and its role in the life of a church, to rector@saintsalive.net. Please state “Minster of Music” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed.

Compensation: Sunday Service with rehearsal: $200/week; Additional weekday services (e.g. Holy Saturday, Ash Wednesday, etc.): $150/service.

Search Schedule: The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Interviews in April and May (these will be a substitute Sunday for which you will be compensated). Offer will be made in May, and the new Minister of Music’s first Sunday will be June 3, 2018.