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Church Staff Organist – Marblehead, MA

We are an affirming, genuinely welcoming community with a music director, small volunteer choir, guest musicians throughout the year, and a love for various genres of music.


Experience playing for church services. Knowledge of Episcopal liturgy is a bonus.

Vocal accompanying experience (understand when to lead vs. follow tempo, support amateur musicians by bringing out their parts, confidently read vocal parts from multiple staves for rehearsals)

Comfortable improvising & sight reading, especially to tie together parts of the service that are sometimes longer than the choral anthem (e.g. communion)

Open to playing multiple genres. We do a folk/bluegrass Good Friday Cantata; in the past we have done a Brubeck tune in service, a Gospel song as an anthem, and even a cover of a Hozier song. Ability to read off a lead sheet / make a groove out of a chord sheet is a huge plus.

A kind and patient demeanor. Our volunteer choir members have varying levels of musicianship, they do most note-learning in rehearsal

Ability to play solo keyboard music at each service for Prelude, Postlude and sometimes Offertory (does not have to be exclusively sacred)

Accompany hymns & service parts (e.g. Gloria & Sanctus) on the organ

Intention to stay for a minimum of 2-3 years

Time Commitment:


9am Choir Rehearsal * 9:30am in summer, when choir doesn’t meet

10am Service (year-round)

Interact with parishioners from time to time at 11am Coffee Hour


7:15pm-8:30pm Choir Rehearsal (until 9pm, when preparing holiday service music)

Extra Holiday/ Feast Days (e.g. Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, All Saints, etc.)

Salary & Benefits:

Annual Salary is $10,000-$12,000 DOE

You receive first call for Weddings & Funerals. These are paid separately, so it is additional income on top of the annual salary.

Access to church facility for practicing, teaching, performing

As a part-time job, this does not qualify for health or retirement benefits.

PTO accrued based on time served

Apply: Please send your CV or resume, a brief introduction, your ideal start date, video/recording demonstrating your accompaniment skills, and anything else you’d like to highlight about yourself or your musicianship.

Email materials to both the Music Director and the Rector: [email protected] [email protected]

Christiana Goslin Bueno
[email protected]

Posted 2/27/2024