Director of Music (Kent/CT)

Date Posted: 
June 11, 2022
Organization Name: 
St. Andrew's Parish
Salary Range: 
$25,000 - $28,000
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


    training, both via the diocese, are required
    To apply, email to the following:

1. Cover letter 2. CV

  1. Files or a link to files of at least one audio or video recording 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

  2. A scanned page from the programs of the above, showing venue, date, works, and musicians

Applications accepted until position is filled.

  • The position begins September 1st, 2022

  • 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