The Worcester Chapter
American Guild of Organists

To place an ad for an available position, contact

Jean Breidenbach
The cost to place an ad is $20 for four months.
Make check payable to
Worcester Chapter AGO
and mail payment to the address at right.
Please email ads to

The Worcester Chapter AGO
P.O. Box 20208
Worcester, MA 01602

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (Updated 04/23/2010)

Saint John's Episcopal Church (Director of Music Ministry)
3 Pleasant St., Sutton, MA 01590

Vibrant Episcopal parish is seeking an organist/pianist/choir director to play one service each Sunday and to accompany our dedicated SATB volunteer choir. Dynamic liturgy. Nice space. Inviting, young parish community. Mann & Trupiano, Southfield tracker organ (21 ranks), installed in 2007. Piano in sanctuary. Please contact The Rev. John D. Betit at 508-865-3103 or

First Congregational Church of Holden, UCC (Choir Director)
1180 Main St., Holden, MA 01520

Responsibilities include 3-5 hours weekly, which includes a 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service with adult choir. Choir rehearsal is at 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, and 9:00-9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Select anthems, choral prayer responses, offertory responses, and benediction responses. The choir sings from the first Sunday after Labor Day to mid-June. The choir does not sing on the Sunday after Christmas. Direct the choir for special services, including byt not limited to Easter, Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday. Applicant should be proficient on the keyboard (piano and/or pipe organ). Position available immediately. Salary up to $6,300 with two months vacation (July and August) plus 2 paid personal days. Additional time off is negotiable. For a complete job description, contact Chuck Noyes, Music Committee, at 508-829-9044 or (E-mail is preferred.)

Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC (Music Director: Organist/Choir Director)
26 West St., Leominster, MA 01453

Part-time (up to 10 hours per week). Worship at 9:30 a.m. with adult choir. Senior Choir rehearsal one evening per week plus before worship service (September through May). Junior Choir rehearsal following church service each Sunday during the school year. Work with bell choir. Play for special services of worship (including, but not limited to Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday). Select organ music for worship; hymns selected by pastor. Annual salary of $17-$19K including social security, vacation and sick days. Steere & Turner organ (Op. 70, 1873), possibly the largest Steere & Turner instrument in existence today: 28 stops, 2 manuals, 33 ranks. Baby grand piano in sanctuary. Contact Robin Gallagher at 978-660-0567 or, or contact Pilgrim Congregational Church at 978-534-5164 or

East Longmeadow United Methodist Church (Music Director/Pianist/Organist)
215 Somers Rd., East Longmeadow, MA 01028;
Immediate part-time opening.  Plan and coordinate all music and anthems from diverse musical traditions for Sunday worship services in cooperation with pastoral staff, direct an established adult choir, build a youth music program for pre-K through high school.  Lead in worship by providing piano, organ and/or keyboard music for church services and act as primary accompanist for assigned choirs, ensembles and soloists.  Candidate should possess enthusiasm for worship and the ministry of music.  Strong music skills are needed with emphasis placed on teamwork, people skills and creativity.  Two rehearsals (weeknight and Sunday morning).  Average of 10-15 weekly hours.  Moeller pipe organ.  Annual salary of $12,000 to $14,000 based on experience, 4 weeks paid vacation.  Forward resume, including address, telephone number and/or e-mail address to the address above, or contact: Diane Chandler (Staff Parish Relations Team Leader) at, or Rev. Kelly Turney (Pastor) at 413-525-7416 or

United Presbyterian Church (Organist/Choir Director)
7 Spring St., Whitinsville, MA 01588;
Seeking Organist/Choir Director for minimum of 8 hours per week with additional time required for special services.  Playing on Skinner pipe organ and Gulbransen grand piano.  Direct adult and children’s choirs.  Send resume to address above, or contact church office at 508-234-8220 or

First Congregational Church (Organist/Choir Director)
138 Main St., Westminster, MA 01473;
Part-time position (10-12 hours per week) in an active parish of 300 members.  Provide music for one weekly service at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, plus special holiday services (including, but not limited to Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday and Children’s Sunday).  Rehearse dedicated adult choir for 90 minutes on Thursday evening and before church service on Sunday mornings (September  through June).  Select and play preludes, offertories and postludes for services of worship.  Select a variety of music for choral anthems, introits, prayer responses and benedictions.  Input at staff meetings for worship planning.  The music ministry includes a traditional worship service with blended elements.  Proficiency in organ, piano and accompanying necessary.  Quality digital Allen Renaissance organ.  Grand piano in sanctuary.  Position available January 2010.  Response deadline: June 2010.  For a complete job description, visit our web site (above).  Submit letter and resume to Doug Washabaugh, Chair Organist Search Committee, c/o First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 477, Westminster, MA 01473.

Catholic Communities of St. Joseph & St. Pius X of Leicester (Director of Music)
Immediate part-time opening.  Weekly commitment consists of two rehearsals and two Masses every Sunday; additional liturgies may be required throughout the year.  Applicants should be proficient in organ and piano, possess a knowledge of the Catholic liturgy, and be willing to work with groups of all musical abilities, ages and styles.  Please forward resume and references to Rev. Stephen D. Johnson, 759 Main St., Leicester, MA 01524.


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