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Positions are posted here and in Church Music Notes for two consecutive months, and must be resubmitted to appear additional months. The newsletter deadline is the 15th of each month prior to the next month's issue. Submissions for both online and newsletter job postings should be made to both linda.warren @ tds.net and ACM @ MadisonACM.org.

(Updated 9. October 2018)

Organist/Pianist: Covenant United Methodist Church, 20 North Marr Street, Fond du Lac, WI is looking for a qualified candidate who is an accomplished organist/pianist to play for our weekly worship service (1 service on Sunday at 9 a.m.), accompany our Chancel Choir (September through May - rehearsals on Sunday morning 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.), accompany special music and play for the occasional wedding or funeral/memorial service, or other special services we might have. Financial remuneration is per service/rehearsal based on proficiency and experience. To apply contact Rev. Joel Deaner-Rogers at (920) 921-4949 or email pastorjoel @ covumcfdl.org. Church website: https://covenantforyou.church/. (10/18)

Organist: Christ Lutheran Church, DeForest, WI is seeking an individual who will serve as our organist. The position is 10-12 hours/week. Major responsibilities include planning for Sunday worship and weekly adult choir rehearsal. Principle instrument for Sunday worship is the Rodgers Infinity Digital three-manual organ purchased in 2015. Send applications to Christ Lutheran Church; 220 S Main St.; DeForest, WI 53532. Contact Pastor Sue Beadle at office @ christlutherandeforest.org for more information. Full job description can be found at http://www.christlutherandeforest.org. (10/18)

Bi-weekly Organist: An organist is needed every other week-end at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Janesville, WI. Call the church at (608) 754-8115 or (608) 752-9850 with any questions. (9/18)

Organist/Pianist: McFarland Lutheran Church in McFarland, WI is seeking an organist/pianist to provide music for two Sunday worship services weekly. This person would also accompany choir rehearsals one evening a week, and accompany choir performances on Sunday morning. The position is approximately 10 hours/week. Please contact Pastor Tim Dean at (608) 838-3184 or email tdean @ mcfarlandlutheran.org for more information and to apply. (9/18)

Organist: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, WI is looking for an organist to play two to three times per month for Sunday worship at 8 & 10 am. The ideal candidate will possess some knowledge of Lutheran hymns and liturgy. If interested contact the church office at (608) 254-9763 or email office @ sjrdb.com. (9/18)

Pianist and Choir Director: St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Cross Plains, WI has immediate openings for a pianist to accompany worship services and an adult choir director. The positions may be held by the same person or separately. Our Sunday worship service is at 9:00 am. Pianist Responsibilities: Year around, provide worship music to include prelude, offering, postlude, hymns and liturgy for regular Sunday services as well as special services such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, mid-week Lenten, Holy Week and Easter. Collaborate with Pastor and others. Organ skills are welcome but not required. Pay is on per-service basis. Choir Director Responsibilities: From September through April, authorized for up to 7 hours/week, direct one rehearsal per week toward choir participation in worship three Sundays a month as well as special services such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter. Collaborate with Pastor and others, communicate schedule and rehearsal details, coordinate with accompanist, and select music/supplies for the choir. For full job descriptions or to submit a resumé, please contact om @ stmartinscp.org or call the church office, (608) 798-2777. (9/18)

Organist/Choir Director: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Prairie du Sac, WI is seeking an individual who will serve as organist and choir director. The position is 18 hours/week. Major responsibilities include playing for Sunday worship and conducting three choirs (two adult choirs and one youth choir). Send applications to St. John’s Lutheran Church – 100 Oak Street, Prairie du Sac, WI, 53578. Contact Rev. Fred Rilling at fred @ stjohnssaukprairie.org for more information. A full job description may be found at http://www.stjohnssaukprairie.org/director-of-music-job-description/. (8/18)

Organist: The Skaalen Home, a very large retirement community 25 minutes south of Madison in Stoughton, WI, is seeking an organist, preferably also with piano skills, for its chapel worship services. Duties include: traditional prelude/postlude music, short responsive liturgy, and 2 hymns for our 30 minute Sunday morning worship service; monthly Wednesday morning communion services; short afternoon Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve services; and Wednesday morning Lenten services. This position could be filled by one person, or shared by two. We especially need a regular Sunday morning musician, and the weekday services are flexible. Skaalen has a large, formal chapel, with a quality Rodgers organ, and a well-maintained Kawai grand piano. Excellent pay for minimal playing time! Pay is per service. Please contact Pastor Jim Koza, jkoza @ skaalen.com. Starting date is as soon as possible. (8/18)

Children's Choir Director: Covenant Presbyterian Church in Madison, WI, is seeking a Children’s Choir Director, 3 hours a week, to develop and maintain a choir for Kindergarten to 5th grade children. Responsibilities include recruiting choir members, leading rehearsals on Sunday mornings, directing the choir in worship, and communicating with parents. The position is 10 months/year. Possibility to combine with Liturgical Dance Director position. Inquire for details or send resumés to mhinz@covenantmadison.org. (8/18)

Organist/Piano Accompanist: First Baptist Church (progressive American Baptist) on the west side of Madison, WI is seeking an organist/piano accompanist for an 11 am Sunday service, Thursday evening choir rehearsals, and special services/events. About $500/month: 6 hours weekly during the school year, 3 during the summer; 4 paid Sundays off. Degree/experience in organ or piano, familiarity with Protestant services and varying musical styles. Recently restored Reuter pipe organ and Kawaii grand piano. Send resumé and contact information for two references to Personnel Committee, First Baptist Church, 518 N. Franklin Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 or by e-mail to: personnel @ firstbaptistmadison.org. Phone: (608) 233-1880. First Baptist is an affirmative action employer. Start date, September 2, 2018. For more a more detailed job description, visit http://firstbaptistmadison.org/job-openings/. (6/18, 7/18, 8/18)

Organist/Choirmaster: All Saints Episcopal Church in Appleton, WI 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: 1) playing the organ and leading the adult choir during one Sunday worship service per week and during special seasonal services as needed 2) 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 3) selecting the hymns and liturgical music for worship service 4) attending weekly staff meetings 5) playing for wedding and funeral services as needed. 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 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. For the full position description and more information about our congregation, music tradition, and organ please see the Organist/Choirmaster Search link on our website at http://www.allsaintsappleton.org/ourministries/musicsearch.html (12/17, 1/18 - 8/18)

Director of Music Ministry: Seeking a musically gifted professional to enrich the worship and spiritual life of the congregation. This is a 22 hour/week salaried position. Duties include preparing and providing worship service music, rehearsing and directing choirs, soloist/ensembles, preparing coordinated schedules of all musicians year long and serve as primary musical resource for church funerals, weddings, and special worship celebrations. A Master’s Degree in Music or Associate of the American Guild of Organists is preferred. Complete job description available during regular business hours. Send resumé to stjohnsucc @ tds.net or complete application at St. John’s United Church of Christ; 1724 14th St.; Monroe WI 53566. Website: http://stjohnsuccmonroe.org (7/17-12/17, 1/18 - 8/18)