Director of Music (Seattle, WA)

Date Posted: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

Job Title: Director of Music
Organization Name: Epiphany Episcopal Parish (Seattle, WA)
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Job Description:
        Epiphany Episcopal Parish (Seattle, Washington) enthusiastically
announces an opening for its Director of Music. This opportunity has been
carefully planned in anticipation of the recent retirement of the Parish’s
long-serving and highly regarded former Director of Music.

        Epiphany is located in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. The congregation
was established in 1907, and the first permanent Parish building, a chapel
designed by renowned local architect Ellsworth Storey, was consecrated in
1911. A larger, attached church was consecrated in 1951. Epiphany is blessed
with three full-time clergy: a Rector, an Associate Rector (under
recruitment) and a Curate. Epiphany is growing. Total annual attendance in
2016 was 18,655, an increase of 300% over the past ten years.  Superb music
in the Anglican/Episcopalian tradition is fundamental at Epiphany and
integral to our worship experience.

        The two worship spaces and other rooms on the Epiphany campus were part of a
multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2016. Key architectural
decisions were made for the express purpose of enhancing acoustics. The
church and chapel have become appealing spaces for visiting professional
musicians. A Music Guild was formed in 2016 to organize and promote sacred
and secular performances. The Parish’s instruments include a 1997 Fritz
Noack Opus 132 tracker organ with three manuals and 36 stops, a 2016 Martin
Pasi Opus 25 tracker organ with two manuals and 18 stops, two Steinway pianos
including a 1901 Hamburg Steinway, a spinet harpsichord and a Flemish-style
double harpsichord from the workshop of Frank Hubbard in Boston, Mass.

        The Director of Music will lead and further strengthen both the
semi-professional adult choir and the children’s choir, perform most
service music and work in close partnership with the Rector and
Verger/Liturgist on all worship liturgies. The Parish seeks a “builder”
with experience in assembling and nurturing sacred music programs who can use
our music infrastructure, sound foundation and musically-involved
congregation to build leading adult and children’s choir programs that are
significant venues for Anglican music in the Pacific Northwest. The complete
job description is available on the parish’s home page,, and the deadline for applications is September 15, 2017.
The selected candidate will be offered professional-level salary and benefits
commensurate with experience and national guidelines. Additional Parish
benefits may be available.

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