Music Director and Organist (Cheshire, CT)

Date Posted: 
February 3, 2024
Organization Name: 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Salary Range: 
Job Description: 

St. Peter’s is an active, mid-sized suburban parish located in the heart of Cheshire, CT. Our home is a beautiful, historic building on sacred ground where people of faith have gathered for more than 250 years. We are a strong, increasingly diverse community of intergenerational worship and celebration. Grounded in a strong tradition and history, we are a welcoming and affirming community celebrating God’s boundless love.

Our church is blessed with two interconnected pipe organs: a 2 manual Casavant console in the choir loft, and a two-manual custom console controlling the transept organ. We also have a Steinway “M” grand piano, and a well-equipped and dedicated choir room with a substantial choral library.  Our small staff works together to ensure support for our parishioners, our extended community and each other.

Chief responsibilities of this position include: lead services on the organ by providing preludes, postludes, and other service-music as appropriate and by supporting our singing congregation through hymnody; lead and oversee the Parish Choir; and re-establish a Children’s Choir that provides a musical and spiritual education to its participants, with a particular emphasis on the joy of singing and learning to read music.

 As a church leader in this position, the Music Director must have a presence within the congregation and provide a vision of, and oversee the implementation of, an enhanced music program for both adults and children. 

Expected Hours of Work:   Approximately 15-18 estimated per week, typically less in the summer and notably more during the seasons of Advent, Christmas (traditionally including three Christmas Eve services), Lent (including Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday) and Easter (including Easter Vigil and Easter Day). 

Full Job Description and Posting:  Music at St. Peter’s | St. Peter's Cheshire (