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Part-Time Organist/Assistant Music Director

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in NYC

Category: Instrumentalist

Label Info
Type Paid
Location 405 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019
Start
Compensation $13,000 yearly + additional opportunities to augment income

Job Description

The Church

The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in NYC is seeking a part-time Organist/Assistant Music Director to join our growing Music Ministry staff. St. Paul’s NYC was established in 1858 by Father Isaac Hecker, the founder of the Paulist Fathers. Today, we continue to welcome everyone to make St. Paul’s their spiritual home: from families, to seniors, to young adults, and the LGBTQ community, searching to blend their lives to a greater connection with God through prayer, service, and community.

The Ministry

St. Paul’s is home to a dynamic and eclectic Music Ministry led by Joey Chancey, that includes four different musical liturgies: the St. Paul Choir, Coro Hispano, the Inspirit Ensemble, and the Jazz Mass. We are also proud to be a Steinway and Steinway designed brand artistic partner. For our Easter and Christmas Masses, we combine our choirs, who are accompanied by Broadway and classical musicians.

Our Organ

The organ at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle was installed in 1965 by M.P. Möller Pipe Organ. The bulk of the instrument is located behind the high altar, and a nave division is perched above the pews on the south side of the church. Peragallo Pipe Organ Company of Paterson, New Jersey rebuilt the instrument in 1999, adding a new 4-manual moveable console. Recently, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle has acquired a grand, historic organ built in 1892 by Roosevelt Organ Works of New York City. A project is now underway to restore and install the Roosevelt organ, in order to better serve the needs of our church and our neighboring institutions.

Responsibilities:
- Accompany choir for the 10AM Mass, and their rehearsal weekly on Sundays from 9 AM to 9:45 AM and 11:45 AM to 1 PM.
- Accompany Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas Masses, compensated additionally.
- Occasionally, substitute for the Director of Music to direct and conduct the music of the 10 AM Mass.
- Provide accompaniment for all funerals and weddings, compensated additionally.

Please provide:
- Sample video recordings of your Organ-playing, or can make arrangements to play in-person. Please only send links, rather than attached files.
- Contact information for 2 references.

We ask that you:
- Have an understanding of the Catholic liturgy.
- Have a collaborative and creative spirit.
- Are enthusiastic about being a minister of music.
- Are able to start by early June.

This position is a part-time salaried position at $13,000 yearly, with the opportunity to augment income by accompanying funerals, weddings, Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and other Feast Days. You’ll receive the right of first refusal for these events, as they are scheduled.

Please submit necessary materials and information to [email protected]

You can learn more information about St. Paul’s at https://stpaultheapostle.org/.

How to Apply

Please provide:
- Sample video recordings of your Organ-playing, or can make arrangements to play in-person. Please only send links, rather than attached files.
- Contact information for 2 references.

Please submit necessary materials and information to [email protected] Please do not call the church. The best point of contact is through the email provided.