Buffalo Chapter
American Guild of Organists

Open Positions

To advertise a position with the guild please contact Elaine Gardner at 716-875-5858 or ecgardner@roadrunner.com

New Positions:

The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus is seeking an accompanist to begin January 1, 2019. Job Description: ACCOMPANIST Supervised by: Music Director Purpose of Position: To provide piano accompaniment for chorus rehearsals, self-produced BPC concerts, and other tasks as needed to assist the rehearsal process. Time Commitment: Approximately 2.5 rehearsal hours per week, plus outside preparation time as required to learn music in advance of rehearsals. Additionally, there are choral warm-up rehearsals prior to orchestra rehearsals and concerts. 

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Organist-Director: St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Tonawanda: Sunday 11:00 AM services, one 9:15 AM service per month, one Saturday 4:30 PM service per month, 7 extra services; Children and Adult choir rehearsals Wednesday evenings; staff meetings twice a year;  two weeks paid vacation (to start), no other benefits; 9 yr. old 3 man. Allen organ; Salary: $13,000 – $16,000 (depending on experience); contact Fr. Arthur Ward, Rector at 831-1777 / bartrja@aol.com

Organist-Director: St. Matthias Episcopal Church, East Aurora: Must have some knowledge of Episcopal Church liturgy & hymns. One Sunday morning (10:00 AM) service (occasionally substitute for regular pianist for 8:00 AM service), approx. 10 extra services per year including 2 Evensongs and Advent Lessons & Carols, weekly adult choir rehearsal, and oversee volunteer-led youth choir, occasional meetings with rector; 1971 Holtkamp 2 man. 23 rank organ; number of weeks paid vacation is negotiable, no other extra benefits; Salary: $16,000, contact The Very Rev. Ann Tillman, Rector at 607-351-9590

Previously Listed – Still Open:

Organist-Director: Faith United Church of Christ, Boston, NY: one Sunday morning service, 3 extra services; adult choir rehearsal (Sun. AM); 20+ yr, old 2 manual Allen organ; 2 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks personal time, no other benefits; (church does not have employee guidelines) Salary: $10,000 – $12,000; contact Mary McEwan, Music Committee Chair at home: 592-7674 / cell: 716-609-1824 / mmcewan@roadrunner.com

Organist-Director: Hamburg Presbyterian Church, Hamburg:
one Sunday morning service, four extra services; weekly Adult, Childrens’, and Bell choir rehearsals; staff meetings; 12 yr. old Allen organ; 2 weeks paid vacation, no other benefits; Salary: $20,000; contact Gary Lauchert at 983-6132 / 648-5647

Organist-Director/Organist: Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, Lockport: two Sunday morning services, 15 extra services, weekly Adult choir and Bell choir rehearsals, seasonal planning meetings; 1999 Tellers Organ (renovated in 2005); 5 weeks paid vacation and mileage paid; Salary $7,620 – 11,420 contact Paul-Joseph Struckmann at (716)474-8400 / pjstruckmann@hotmail.com    Click here for the organ specifications.

PLEASE NOTE: For information about Roman Catholic Church positions please call Alan Lukas at 652-6565

IMPORTANT: You are reminded that listing of positions in this newsletter does not imply endorsement by the Buffalo Chapter A.G.O. or any of its committees. Appropriateness of a position must be judged by the applicant him/her self. 
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