Organist (Santa Ana, CA)

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Job Title: Organist
Organization Name: Episcopal Church of the Messiah
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Job Description:
Messiah is an intergenerational, progressive Episcopal parish, priding itself
on its warm, loving and inclusive urban ministry. Located in the thriving and
revitalized urban downtown of Santa Ana, CA worshiping in the oldest
continuously used church building in Orange County, we embrace both our over
125-year historic past and an exciting and limitless future.

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About the Position
Position Title: Organist
The position is a part-time, 10-12 hour per week appointment
Position includes an annual performance evaluation
Work creatively with the Director of Music and Liturgy and the Rector in
liturgical and music planning throughout the church year, including
especially organ voluntaries, choral literature and hymnody

Be responsible for maintaining excellence in traditional Anglican choral
music and hymnody, through leadership at the organ, at the 8:00AM and 10:15AM
Sunday services, while being open to the sensibilities of other choral and
musical sacred traditions.
Support choral ensembles with a positive, empathetic vision for musical
growth and the development of clear standards for quality and commitment,
with responsibilities including RSCM Chorister rehearsal and Adult Choir
rehearsals on Thursday evenings
Possess, in addition to strong and sensitive service playing and accompanying
skills, imaginative leadership, pastoral sensibility, communication skills
and experience working with a wide range of professional and volunteer

Qualifications and Skills
Basic requirements for the Organist position are a Bachelor’s of Music (or
equivalent), strong knowledge and love of Anglican liturgy, and an ability to
work flexibly with a culturally-diverse congregation.

Salary is contingent on qualifications, experience and is negotiable.
Additional added compensation for covering weddings, funerals, and special
services is available.
Commensurate with professional expectations of national organizations,
including AGO and AAM

Application Process
Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 27th, 2017

Please send letter of interest, C.V. or résumé to  Attention:  Music Search.

The position is intended to commence in January 2018, but depending on
circumstance, the date may be flexible in either direction, as needed.

Messiah is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis
of a person’s race, nationality, gender, age, religion, disability, marital
status, or sexual orientation.

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