Minister of Music (PT) – Episcopal Information Service


The Music Minister of St. James’ Episcopal Church will be responsible for its vibrant and diverse Sunday morning music program. This is a quarter time position, with seasonal variations. The mission of St. James Episcopal Church is to embody the love of Christ wherever we are by welcoming everyone to the table for spiritual food to share with the world. We are an inclusive, multicultural and assertive community. St. James’s music program is grounded in a liturgical musical tradition, a strong commitment to congregational singing, and the Church’s African American heritage.

Responsibilities of the Minister of Music

  • Plan the music for the Sunday morning service (s) that fulfill the vision of the rector and the liturgical committee for seasons and liturgical times.
  • Develop and implement an ongoing recruitment plan for amateur and professional singers.
  • Conduct regular choir rehearsals, promoting the development of amateur and professional singers.
  • Instruct choir members on proper singing technique and vocal health.
  • Provide or arrange a cover for piano or organ in morning worship.
  • Coordinate music for occasional special services.
  • Help with music selection and main music at the funeral.
  • Coordinate choir meetings and periodic retreats to support members in this lay ministry.
  • Participate in the annual budgeting process and oversee relevant budget items.
  • Report directly to the rector and communicate with him regularly.
  • Attend periodic staff meetings at the request of the rector.
  • Participate in the Safeguarding of the People / Children of God (Sexual Abuse Prevention Training) as required by the Diocese of Texas.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of St. James Episcopal Church.

Essential qualities demonstrated

  • Commitment to the mission of St. James Episcopal Church.
  • Broad sacred musical knowledge and skills, in traditional and contemporary styles
  • Skills in choral and instrumental direction, voice and keyboard
  • Teaching ability in a variety of teaching techniques
  • Organisational skills
  • communication skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Commitment to nurture the song of the congregation
  • Energetic and approachable personality
  • Flexibility
  • Networking


Annual salary ranging from $ 19,815 to $ 27,000, depending on experience and qualifications; possibility to access and apply for insurance through the Church Pension Group, four Sundays off per year (some holidays are not eligible).

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Reverend Eileen O’Brien, [email protected]


Corina C. Butler

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