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Employment Opportunities for Musicians

Employment Opportunities for Musicians

Last updated: June 6, 2024

Westchester County

PARISH OF ST. THERESA OF THE INFANT JESUS (BRIARCLIFF MANOR)

The Parish of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus in Briarcliff Manor is seeking a Music Director/Organist. 

  • Plan and provide music and cantors at four weekend Masses (Sat. 5:15; Sun. 9, 10:30, 12), working with cantors and choir(s), September – June.
  • Summer Mass schedule: Sat. 5:15; Sun. 10:30, 12pm.
  • Plan and provide music for parish weddings and funerals.
  • Play at all parish sacramental services including Solemnities, Holy Days, First Communion/Confirmation, and special events (i.e., evenings of recollections/parish missions, etc.)
  • Build up, train, and conduct adult parish choir, organizing weekly rehearsals.
  • Work with the DRE to continue to develop the children’s choir at the 9am Mass to accompany the cantor.
  • Salary range – $35,000- $40,000
  • Benefits: paid vacation after one year of service, personal days

The Organist/Director works closely with the Pastor in planning sacred music for celebrations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and other liturgies. The ideal candidate should have a respect for, and understanding of sacred music and follow the liturgical and musical guidelines of the Roman Catholic Church as enunciated in her documents.

Interested applicants should send résumé with cover letter to:
Fr. Paul Michael Waddell
[email protected] 
845-667-9866

PARISH OF ST. PATRICK (BEDFORD)

The Church of St. Patrick in Bedford, NY is seeking a part-time Organist for Sunday and Holy Week Masses as well as other liturgies and events, including First Holy Communions, Confirmations, Weddings, Funerals, and Memorial Masses. More information and application instructions may be found at the enclosed link.

Dutchess County

PARISH OF ST. MARY (POUGHKEEPSIE)

The Church of St. Mary-St. Joseph and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Poughkeepsie, NY is seeking a part-time Director of Music and Organist for Sunday and Holy Day Masses as well as other liturgies and events, including weddings, funerals, quinceañeras, an annual Christmas pageant, and Lessons and Carols. More information and application instructions may be found at the enclosed link.

Staten Island

PARISH OF OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS

Our Lady Help of Christians Church on Staten Island is seeking an Organist and Music Director for weekend Masses (4:30pm, 10 and 12 am), Holy Day, Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter Masses, as well as other liturgies and events, including weddings, funerals, and one concert.

Requisite skills:
-Proficiency with organ (Allen)
-Proficiency with cantoring
-Background in Catholic liturgical tradition including basic Gregorian Chant

Compensation scale: $35,000 annually/$200-funerals/$300-weddings.

Résumés may be sent to:
Fr. James Ferreira
Our Lady Help of Christians Church
7396 Amboy Rd.
Staten Island, New York, 10307
[email protected]
718-317-9772

Bronx County

PARISH OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (BRONX)

The Church of the Immaculate Conception (Bronx, NY) is seeking a part-time Pianist/Director of the Gospel Choir for their 10am Sunday Mass. Choir sings at 10 am Mass every other week (3 times a month when the month has 3 Sundays). Director must also be available to direct rehearsals every other Sunday at 3:00 pm. Compensation: $150 per each Mass and rehearsal.

Please send résumé to:
Fr. Luis Saldaña
Immaculate Conception Church
754 E. Gun Hill Rd.
Bronx, NY 10467
[email protected]

Orange County

PARISH OF ST. COLUMBA (CHESTER)

The Church of St. Columba in Chester, NY is seeking an Organist and Music Director for weekend Masses (5pm, 9am, and 10:30am) and Holy Week Masses, as well as other liturgies and events, including First Holy Communions, Confirmations, Weddings, Funerals, and Memorial Masses. An adult choir (September-May) rehearses on Sunday morning at 8am. Music director contacts and supervises cantors. Music selection of hymns approved by pastor.

Compensation scale: $35,000 annually/$200-funerals/$250-weddings.

Résumés may be sent to: Rev. Christopher Argano, Pastor – [email protected].


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