Assistant Organist/Fellow in Church Music (Bronxville, NY)

Date Posted: 
April 23, 2021
Organization Name: 
Reformed Church of Bronxville
Job Description: 

The Reformed Church of Bronxville (RCB) located in Bronxville, NY is seeking an Assistant Organist/Fellow in Church Music to begin in August 2021 or a mutually agreed upon dateThis is a full-time position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. This position is ideal for someone just completing a university degree and looking for one to two years' experience in a large parish. Position is eligible to participate in the RCB benefit programs. The successful candidate will be gifted organist and a hard-working, dedicated professional who reports to the Director of Music & Liturgy. 

RCB is a family of faith, a home for all, at the heart of the community. We strive to create a community of extraordinary love with Jesus at the center. RCB is a thriving suburban parish of 500+ families. The Music Department has 4 children and youth choirs, 3 youth handbell choirs, Chancel Choir, Adult Handbells, and a thriving concert series. The 1957 Schantz organ is currently being restored and renovated by Austin Organs Inc. and is expected to be completed by Christmas 2021 (more information here -, the church has a Steinway D, Steinway B, 2 Steinway Ms and 2 full sets of handbells, and a set of Tower Bells. The Assistant Organist/Fellow would join a vibrant and collaborative staff of colleagues.  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in church music or organ 

Personal and Professional Characteristics:  

  • Professionalism 

  • Accomplished organist  

  • Some conducting skills or willingness to learn 

  • Experience with children’s choirs preferred  

  • Team Player  

  • Adaptable and flexible to different situations 

  • Excellent communication skills  

  • Leadership skills and creative thinker 

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Play assigned portions of 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services each week  

  • Assist in conducting Chancel Choir in worship as needed  

  • Primary accompanist for Chancel Choir 

  • Lead sectionals as needed for Chancel Choir 

  • Provide music for 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. worship services in the absence of the Director of Music 

  • Assist with funerals and weddings as needed 

  • Maintain weekly organ practice  

  • Participate in staff meetings  

  • Assist in worship planning/music selection with DoM 

  • Manage choral library 

  • Direct or co-direct Adult Handbell Choir  

  • Direct or co-direct Children and Youth Choirs 

  • Administrative duties as assigned 

  • Any other business-related tasks   

Interested applicants should provide: 

  • Cover Letter 

  • Current Resume  

  • Links or files to two recordings, including, if possible, a choral or hymn accompaniment 

Video recordings are preferred, if possible, but not mandatory.  


Please send all application materials by May 31, 2021 to: 

Caitlin Dowling, Director of Music & Liturgy 


Finalists will be brought to Bronxville, NY for an interview and audition.