Assistant Organist (Atlanta, GA)

Date Posted: 
June 1, 2022
Organization Name: 
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Salary Range: 
Job Description: 

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a diverse, large, and vibrant parish in the Diocese of Atlanta, seeks a full-time Assistant Organist.  The position is designed for a recent graduate seeking an opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive and active music program. The position will have a yearly contract with an opportunity for renewal for a maximum of two years.

In addition to sharing service playing duties, the Assistant Organist will also collaborate with the Associate Director of Children & Youth Music in supporting the St. Luke’s growing RSCM-affiliated chorister program. The Assistant Organist reports to the Director of Music.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in regular organ playing for all Sunday liturgies and special services of the liturgical year, except for such time off as outlined in the employment contract.
  • With support and guidance from the Director of Music, the Assistant Organist will prepare service music and accompaniments for choral anthems.
  • Accompany rehearsals for children, youth and adult choirs.
  • Assist librarians in the maintenance and distribution of St. Luke’s music library.
  • Keep a log of necessary maintenance for the Alston Memorial Organ.
  • Assist as needed with administrative tasks for the music program.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.  
  • Be an active and engaged presence as a member of St. Luke’s professional staff.

Education and Qualifications:

Candidates must:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree in organ performance or sacred music (with organ as primary instrument);
  • possess superior oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • be committed to further professional development as a church musician.

St. Luke's instruments include a 90 rank Austin Organ, with 5 manual chancel console (Cornel Zimmer, 2000) and 2 manual gallery console (Cornel Zimmer, 2019), 1910 Steinway & Sons Model A piano (restored by Faust Harrison in New York); Richard Kingston harpsichord (2000).

St. Luke’s core values are grace, excellence, hospitality, initiative, communication, and optimism; the right candidate will embody these characteristics.

A competitive compensation package will include all benefits prescribed by the Episcopal Church.

It is the policy of St. Luke Episcopal Church to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, genetic information or military status or affiliation in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Candidates are asked to submit (1) letter of intent (2) résumé and (3) a list of professional and personal references including contact details. Please also share, if available, links to recent recordings of organ repertoire, hymn playing, and choral accompaniments. Review of applications will begin immediately and conclude when a candidate has been called.

Please address applications to:

Assistant Organist Search

Attention: Matthew Brown, Director of Music

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

435 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308