Organist and Music Director (Rensselaerville, New York )

Date Posted: 
May 17, 2021
Organization Name: 
Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
c. $2,250 - for the season plus housing
Job Description: 

Organist and Music Director
Summer season, weekends – Upstate New York

Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church
1454 Co. Rt. 351 at Methodist Hill Rd.
Rensselaerville, NY, 12147

The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church is looking for  a Church Organist and Music Director for the coming summer season, beginning Sunday June 27, through Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 5.

The job involves playing the organ (or piano) for the services, including Preludes and Postludes, three Hymns, the Doxology, the Gloria Patri, an Offertory and other incidental music, as needed.

The summer services usually include soloists or small groups of performers from the area, both ones we know and others we have yet to meet.  The Music Director’s job includes planning and coordinating this program with the support of members of the Church who know the area musicians. 

There is also a local choir, The Village Voices, conducted by the previous Organist and Music Director who is retiring, that usually performs a few times during the season.  Working occasionally with the choir could also be part of the scope of this position. This position would be paid separately, financed independently by the choir.


Organist duties: $150.00 per Sunday   (Season is 11 Sundays in all)
Music Director duties: $600.00 for the season

In addition, Soloists receive $75.00 per Service.

The position also includes weekend housing with a member or friend of the Church.


If you are interested, please contact:

Dardis McNamee, Member of the Session

About us:

The Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church holds worship services each summer, inviting voices from different faith traditions on the themes of our times, to challenge and inspire us, and help us all, as part of the world’s family, serve our community and neighbors.

Services run from late June through Labor Day weekend, with communion on selected Sundays.  Services are followed by a coffee hour and a luncheon for the congregation hosted by a member or friend of the church.

We are a welcoming church.  Whether you are a person of faith, no faith, or questioning faith, we are happy to have you join us and expand the conversation.