St. John's is currently searching for a half-time Director of Music Ministries.
To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to our rector, Mother Tracy Wells Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the church at P.O. Box 118, Aptos, CA 95001. (We do not receive mail at our street address.) Application deadline is 10/20/18.
Job Opening Posting:
The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Aptos, CA seeks a half-time (19-24 hrs/week) Director of Music Ministries. St. John’s is a singing congregation, with many talented musicians in our midst. Special care was taken to create acoustics in our sanctuary (built in 2009) that enhance the congregation's experience of singing.
The congregation is eclectic in musical tastes. We regularly sing from The Hymnal 1982; Lift Every Voice and Sing; Wonder, Love & Praise; Voices Found; Gather, and occasionally from other genres (i.e., blues, guitar/folk).
We seek a Director of Music Ministries who considers their work a calling and ministry, and will oversee all music-related matters in the parish. Working collaboratively with the Rector and lay leadership, the Director will encourage parishioners to use their musical gifts in worship, build the choir (currently between 5-10 voices), rehearse weekly, accompany Sunday services, provide anthems, and coordinate music for occasional special services.
We have two fine instruments in house: a 28 rank Hook/Rosales tracker pipe organ and a brand-new Kawai GX-7 piano. We recently began hosting the Aptos Keyboard Series, which brings world class pianists to perform in the intimacy of our sanctuary. There would be opportunities for the employee to work with that series if so desired.
Compensation will be in accordance with the Association of Anglican Musicians 2018 salary guide; the vestry has approved a compensation range of $30,000 - $50,000 (inclusive of salary, benefits and pension) dependent on experience and skill.
Full Job Description, approved by the vestry on 9/11/18:
Music Ministries at St. John's
During worship at St. John’s, one notices that the congregation does not hesitate to break into song. Music on Sunday mornings is varied, with anything from Gregorian chant, Anglican plainsong, and traditional hymns to world music, folk, gospel, jazz and contemporary selections. Organ, harpsichord, piano, guitar and harp are instruments frequently used in accompanying musical portions of the Sunday and Holy Day
Worship at St. John's includes a choir. The choir rehearses on Thursday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. There is opportunity for instruments either accompanying the liturgy or playing solo and duet offerings before, during and after services. Other opportunities are available for solo vocalists to lead the Psalm, Communion, and other special musical offerings regularly. Please don’t wait to be asked; contact the office and let them know how you would like to participate musically.