Assistant for Children's Music & Organ Scholar (Greenville, South Carolina)

Date Posted: 
May 6, 2021
Organization Name: 
Church Street Choral Academy / Christ Church Episcopal
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
Full Time, Negotiable
Job Description: 

Church Street Choral Academy (a ministry of Christ Church Episcopal) in Greenville, South Carolina, is seeking a full-time Assistant for Children’s Music/Organ Scholar.  Working under the direction of the Director of Liturgy & Music, the Assistant will be responsible for developing music programs for children and youth that support and complement the entire music ministry of the parish within the Anglican musical heritage.  

The successful candidate will be an accomplished organist and choirmaster with a passion for the liturgy of the Episcopal Church. He/she will be a motivated leader with ambition, creativity, enthusiasm, superb communication and organizational skills, and willingness to work closely in a collegial relationship with the Director of Liturgy & Music in establishing a successful choral program for young choristers within the RSCM model. He/she will  share in all areas of responsibility for the establishment of a new Choral Academy that serves the musical needs of parishioners as well as reaches out into neighboring under-served populations. He/she will also have the opportunity to participate in the full range of responsibilities associated with running a music program in a large active parish.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a musician who desires to serve as a vocational church musician and would welcome the opportunity to hone his/her skills while learning the “tricks of the trade” in a supportive and creative parish environment.

Christ Church (Episcopal) founded in 1820, home of the Church Street Choral Academy, is a large and active downtown Episcopal church with more than 4,000 members and substantial resources. There are currently 3 pipe organs on campus and as well as a large digital chancel organ built by Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders utilizing Walker Technical Company components.

A bachelor’s degree in organ, choral, or sacred music and strong organ accompaniment skills are required, with a master’s degree highly desirable. The salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with experience.  

Contact the Director of Liturgy & Music via email for a full job description.

Please submit a résumé, references, and links to recordings of representative choral and organ performances by June 1, 2021. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Donald W. Duncan, Director of Liturgy & Music

Christ Church (Episcopal)

10 North Church Street

Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 282-3118