Musician (East Windsor, CT)

Date Posted: 
June 29, 2021
Organization Name: 
St. John's Church
Salary Range: 
$175 per service
Job Description: 

St. John’s seeks an organist or pianist to support its congregation in worship.  

The musician will play several hymns and appropriate additional music at one 

10 a. m. Sunday weekly worship service of approximately 75 minutes length. The musician will also be expected to provide musical support at other important evening services during the year to include the following: Christmas Eve (December 24); and Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday (dates for which will vary).  This work will be compensated by a salary of $175 per service paid by St. John’s Church. 

The musician may be asked from time to time to assist with special pastoral services such as weddings and funerals, and compensation for these services will be $175 per service to be paid by the parishioners seeking the service, rather than by St. John’s. 

Compensation will not include any additional benefits such as insurance or pension.  The musician will be entitled to four Sundays off during the year, which will be unpaid; and the timing of these Sundays off will be determined in consultation with the rector.

St. John’s is a small congregation (about 35 members), and we sing fairly simple music. We seek an applicant who enjoys supporting congregational singing. 

In the future, St. John’s may seek to reestablish a choir (occasional or regular), and the musician would then be asked to work with interested singers. A review of compensation and responsibilities would occur at this time. 

The musician will report to the parish rector and work with the rector to help the congregation develop confidence in its singing. The rector will retain overall responsibility for the choice of music and its presentation. The rector will conduct an annual review of the musician.

Applicants are asked to contact the rector, The Rev. Victoria Miller ( In addition to an interview with the rector and interested parishioners, applicants will be asked to audition and provide references. Hiring will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of a diocesan-required background check.