Organist/Choirmaster (Appleton, WI)

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Job Title: Combined Organist/Choirmaster
Organization Name: All Saints Episcopal Church
Organization Website:
http://www.allsaintsappleton.org/ourministries/musicsearch.html
Salary Range (optional): $21,000 - $35,000
Job Description:
All Saints Episcopal Church in Appleton, Wisconsin is seeking a part-time
organist/choirmaster.  Our ideal candidate would be a skilled, faith-centered
musician who has at least a bachelor’s degree in music, broad musical
experience, and a deep appreciation for and knowledge of the Anglican musical
tradition.  Primary responsibilities will include:

●       playing the organ and leading the adult choir during one Sunday worship
service per week and during special seasonal services as needed
●       rehearsing the adult choir, which includes paid choral scholars, at least
once per week (this has taken place on Sunday morning before the worship
service) with the potential to begin a youth choir
●       selecting the hymns and liturgical music for worship services
●       attending weekly staff meetings
●       playing for wedding and funeral services as needed

The organist/choirmaster serves under the rector and works cooperatively with
the church staff and other musicians.  This is a part-time salaried position
(at least 15 hrs/wk) with benefits to be negotiated.  Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience and within the guidelines of
the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Please send a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names and contact
information for three references to the Organist/Choirmaster Search Committee
at:

allsaintsorganistsearch@gmail.com

In your cover letter, please include a brief discussion of the importance of
music for the worship service and succinctly describe what you believe to be
your role as a church musician.  Review of applications will commence Dec. 1,
2017, and will continue until the position is filled.  The position start
date will be no later than Sept. 1, 2018, but we would welcome an earlier
start date.

All Saints has a two-manual and pedal Möller pipe organ (Opus 8251) from
1951, consisting of 26 ranks.  In 2002, the console was completely rebuilt
and a new solid state relay was installed allowing for eight levels of
memory.  All new wiring was installed throughout the organ.  All reservoirs,
winkers, and tremolos were restored.  The exposed Great division was
replanted on a new electric action slider chest and a new 8′ Trumpet was
built and installed for the Great division.  New drawknobs and pistons were
added, but the Möller ivory keyboards were retained and the Möller toe
studs were refurbished.  There are three blank stops for future expansion.
This work was undertaken by John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of
Champaign, Illinois.  The organ has a sizable endowment fund given for its
care in perpetuity.

All Saints is a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming community, committed to
our mission of celebrating our lives together in Christ.  That mission
extends beyond our congregation to the worldwide Anglican Communion of which
we are a part.  Located in downtown Appleton near the historic Fox River and
adjacent to the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, we are part of a
musically rich community with ample teaching and performing opportunities.
For additional information about our congregation, music tradition, and
organ, see the Organist/Choirmaster Search link on our website at
allsaintsappleton.org/ourministries/musicsearch.html.