Organ Scholar (Atlanta, GA)

Date Posted: 
March 10, 2022
Organization Name: 
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Salary Range: 
$50,000+
Job Description: 

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a diverse, large, and vibrant parish in the Diocese of Atlanta, seeks a full-time Organ Scholar to begin in June, or at a mutually agreed upon time. The position is designed for a mature and talented organist seeking a gap year or post-graduate experience to learn and grow in a supportive and active church music program. The position has a yearly contract with an opportunity for a second-year renewal. In addition to sharing service playing responsibilities with the Director of Music, the Organ Scholar will also collaborate with the Associate Director of Children & Youth Music in supporting St. Luke’s growing chorister program. The Organ Scholar reports to the Director of Music.

Duties and Responsibilities: • Share service playing with the Director of Music for all liturgies throughout the year, except for such time off as outlined in the employment contract • With guidance and support from the Director of Music, the Organ Scholar will prepare hymns, service music, and accompaniments for choral anthems • Accompany weekly scheduled rehearsals for children and adult choirs • Assist librarians in the distribution of St. Luke’s extensive music library • Keep a log of required maintenance for the Alston Memorial Organ • Assist with administrative tasks for the music program and Music at St. Luke’s series. • Attend weekly staff meetings • Be an active and engaged member of St. Luke’s professional staff

Education and Qualifications: Candidates must: • hold a bachelor’s degree in organ performance or sacred music with organ as primary instrument • possess superior oral, written, and interpersonal skills • be committed to further professional development as a church musician

St. Luke's instruments include a 90-rank Austin Organ, with 5-manual chancel console and 2-manual gallery console, three Steinway grand pianos; a Richard Kingston harpsichord, and St. Luke’s bell tower.

St. Luke’s core values are grace, excellence, hospitality, initiative, communication, and optimism; the right candidate will embody these characteristics. A competitive compensation package will include benefits prescribed by the Episcopal Church. It is the policy of St. Luke Episcopal Church to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, genetic information or military status or affiliation in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, re sume , and a list of professional and personal references with contact details. Please also share, if available, links to recent recordings of organ repertoire, hymn playing, and choral accompaniments. Review of applications will begin immediately and conclude when a candidate has been called.

Please address applications to: Organ Scholar Search Attention: Matthew Brown, Director of Music St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 435 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30308 E-mail: matthew@stlukesatlanta.org