Director of Music (Kent, CT)

Date Posted: 
October 12, 2021
Organization Name: 
St. Andrew's Parish
Salary Range: 
Job Description: 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC for St Andrew's Parish (Episcopal) in Kent, CT

St. Andrew’s Parish seeks to hire a choral conductor/organist as part-time Director of Music

Qualifications ~ Applicants are expected to be

  • An accomplished organist and proficient pianist
  • Trained and experienced in teaching and conducting sacred choral music
  • Knowledgeable about sacred music repertoire, preferably within the Anglican tradition, including The Book of Common Prayer and the Episcopal Church's authorized hymnals
  • Passionate about ways to sustain, enhance, and lead liturgical worship through music

Duties ~ Reporting to the full-time Priest-in-Charge, the Music Director is expected to

  • Accompany the hymns and music at the 10:30 Sunday Holy Eucharist
  • Perform an organ prelude and postlude at the same service
  • Select repertoire for, rehearse and conduct the St Andrew's Choir, except in summer
  • Meet with the Priest-in-Charge to help select hymns, service music and anthems
  • Play and/or conduct on the Principal Feasts and Holy Days, as needed
  • Explore and create ways for the Choir to grow and prepare for the future
  • Explore and create ways for children and youth to musically contribute  
  • Provide music at weddings and funerals (fee to be paid by the couple or family)
  • Provide music for special services (e.g., Evensong, New Year's Eve), as mutually agreed


  • The position begins March 1st, 2021
  • Annual salary: $25,000 — $28,000, commensurate with experience
  • Year-round position
  • 14 hours per week, including worship, practice, rehearsal(s) and planning
  • Four paid Sundays off per year (non-accruing)
  • Access to the church organ and piano for private lessons
  • A pre-employment background check clearance and post-employment Safe Church training, both via the diocese, are required

To apply, email to  the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Files or a link to files of two (2) different audio or video recordings of each of the following:
    1. The candidate conducting a sacred work or movement in performance
    2. The candidate playing an organ work or movement in performance
  4. A scan of a page from each program of the above performances, showing the venue, date, title of works and names of the musicians

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Candidates will be Notified by Monday, November 15th, 2021

MISSION STATEMENT FOR MUSIC AT ST. ANDREW’S ~ Scripture is filled with references to sacred music for good reason: its beauty reveals and colors the presence of the Holy in all creation.  The making of sacred music is an offering to God, and hearing it centers our often jangled, frazzled souls in something higher, better and set-apart. Music of many types, provided by musicians of many ages and abilities, has been a hallmark of worship at St Andrew's for decades.