Assistant Organist (Darien, CT)

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Job Title: Assistant Organist
Organization Name: Saint Luke’s Parish, Darien, CT
Organization Website:
Salary Range (optional): $15K per year (negotiable), plus on-campus housing
and utilities
Job Description:
The duties of the Associate Organist include:
~       Playing the 8AM Sunday service when assigned (usually every other week),
and assisting at the organ with service music, anthems, and hymns during the
10AM Sunday service.
~       Accompanying choirs (with conducting opportunities), at services and
rehearsals.  The Music Program is affiliated with the Royal School of Church
music and includes a parish choir of paid and volunteer adults; a senior
girls choir, a mixed junior choir, and a novice choir.  Rehearsals are
scheduled for Thursdays, 5PM - 6:30PM and 7PM – 9:15 PM, and    Sundays at
9:15 AM.
~       Assisting with the RSCMA Voice for Life program.  Separate sessions meet
Thursdays, 6:30PM – 7PM.
~       Playing and/or conducting at one Saturday Evensong service during the
months of September, November, February, March, April, and June; and for
other special services, (i.e., Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter services,
Advent Lessons and Carols, Christmas Eve, etc.).
~       Meeting with the Director of Music on a weekly basis.
~       Playing for Funerals or Weddings, as assigned, for additional compensation.
Weddings, minimum $300; Funerals, minimum $250.
~       Participating in SongFest, the annual springtime Friends of Music
fundraiser event.

Compensation includes a generous stipend (negotiable), a one-bedroom
apartment available for weekend or daily use during the duration of the
position, and all utilities. The church campus is a two minute drive from
I-95 and a short walk or drive from one of two stations on the Metro-North
New Haven line (approx. 50 minutes from either New Haven’s Union Station or
Grand Central Terminal and approx. 40 minutes from the 125th Street Station).

Interested applicants should contact Director of Music and Organist, David
Pulliam, at

Contact Email: