Church Music Director (Allentown, PA)

Date Posted: 
May 18, 2022
Organization Name: 
Episcopal Church of the Mediator
Salary Range: 
Following AAM Guidelines
Job Description: 

The Episcopal Church of the Mediator

1620 West Turner Street, Allentown, Pa 18102



The Episcopal Church of the Mediator is seeking a Director of Music to start in Fall or Advent of 2022. They will serve at all sung parish liturgies and arrange music for all funerals and weddings. The Director of Music will serve as the primary music educator for the parish and lead weekly choir rehearsals with volunteers and 3-4 staff singers. We seek a community builder who values and engages talent within the parish and the surrounding community (including young musicians, composers, and instrumentalists).


The successful candidate will be a good steward of our rich musical legacy including traditional organ music, hymns (Hymnal 1982), chant, and choral music in the Anglican tradition, but also be open to spirituals, folk music, Latinx musical repertoire, and contemporary hymns and anthems. 


The Episcopal Church of the Mediator is a welcoming community of faith located in the historic West Park district of Allentown, Pennsylvania (90 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia). We are located within walking distance of Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College. Music is a core value of the congregation and clergy. Mediator’s organ is a three manual Allen digital organ in a French Romantic tonal style. For more about the Parish, organ, and worship at Mediator, visit  



  • Musical leadership for liturgies:

    • Choral Eucharist (choral Morning Prayer periodically), Sunday mornings at 9am in the program year; 9am simple sung Eucharist during the summer

    • Non-Sunday major feasts (Christmas, Holy Week) 

    • 4 Evensongs / Lessons & Carols annually 

  • Weekly choir rehearsals in the program year

  • Practice and preparation of hymns, service music, accompaniments, and voluntaries

  • Programming of liturgical music, in consultation with the Rector and Worship Committee 

    • Collaboration with the Rector and Parish Administrator on the editing/proofing of music in the weekly leaflets

  • Regular office hours and meetings with the Rector and staff


  • Demonstration of substantial training and musicianship. 

  • A degree in music and/or certifications from the AGO is/are desirable, but not required. 

  • Knowledge of Spanish or competency in Latino liturgical music is desirable. 


Time & Compensation: 

Part-time salaried; ⅜ time (13-18 hours per week); salary according to Association of Anglican Musicians guidelines, and commensurate with skill and experience. See:


To Apply, submit: 

  • A resume / CV with an email to Fr. Dale Grandfield, Rector and Dr. Katherine Kaiser, Chair of the Search Committee at

  • Videos and/or recordings of performances/playing are helpful and are encouraged

  • Application deadline: June 15th or until filled.


The Episcopal Church of the Mediator provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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