employment - Employment Opportunities for Musicians



Last updated: May 12, 2019

Ulster County

St. Mary of the Snow-St. Joseph Parish (Saugerties)  –  Accompanists needed, beginning in late June 2019

St. Mary of the Snow-St. Joseph has a long history of providing exceptional music at its Masses throughout the weekend. We are now looking for several accompanists to join our team, playing organ, piano, and/or guitar at our Masses. Candidates should be familiar with the Catholic Liturgy, and should be competent in playing the organ, piano, and/or guitar. St. Mary of the Snow has a 3 manual Allen Organ Dianne Bish series, and a Yamaha Clavinova, both located in the balcony. St. Joseph has a full size Yamaha piano, located in the balcony. OCP’s Breaking Bread hymnals are utilized.

Mass times are:
Saturday 4pm at St. Joseph
Saturday 5:30pm at St. Mary of the Snow
Sunday 8am at St. Mary of the Snow
Sunday 9:30am at St. Joseph (with a small contemporary choir)
Sunday 11:30am at St. Mary of the Snow (with an SATB choir)

Interested candidates are asked to provide info via: https://stmaryofthesnow.org/music-ministry-job-opportunity



Fordham University Campus Ministry – Assistant Director of Music

Fordham Campus Ministry at Rose Hill is seeking a well-trained, energetic, and empowering accompanist and choral director with a commitment to musical excellence and to the full, conscious, and active participation of the liturgical assembly to lead and grow the Gloria Dei Choir (GDC), which ministers each week at the Sunday evening 8 PM Mass. The ensemble presents a prelude and post-Communion meditation at each liturgy, in addition to singing the full range of hymns and acclamations for the Mass. GDC members serve as cantors for the 8 PM and for other university events. The ensemble rehearses once a week and before Mass on Sunday. The director typically serves as the accompanist (piano and organ) for the ensemble, depending on the availability of student ministers in a given year. More information on this position may be found at the following link

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Robert Minotti, Director of Liturgical Music at Fordham University, at: minotti@fordham.edu.

Westchester County

Church of St. Columbanus (Cortlandt Manor) – Director of Music and Organist

The Church of St. Columbanus, located in northern Westchester, is seeking a Music Director and Organist who will plan, prepare, play, sing and direct music for weekend, Holy Day, occasional Masses and services. Weekend Mass schedule is: Saturday, 6:00 PM, Sunday, 8 AM, 9:45 AM Traditional Latin Mass (Music Monthly), and 11:45 AM Choir Mass. Weddings and funerals will be compensated separately. Salary is based on education and experience. More information on this position may be found at the following link. Please send résumé to: Fr. Francis J. Samoylo, Pastor at: ​StColumbanus@optonline.net.


Church of the Resurrection (Rye) – Part-time Assistant Organist 

Candidate must be available Sunday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for one rehearsal and two Masses.  Candidate must also be able to stay for one additional Mass one Sunday a month as well as all of the Holy Week services, Easter Sunday, Christmas eve and Christmas day.  Excellent sight reading skills are preferred as well as the ability to run a choir rehearsal on your own.  The option to sub for weddings, funerals and as a substitute music teacher in the parish school are possibilities, but not mandatory.  Salary is based on candidates qualifications and the parish budget.  Please send your résumé and letter of interest to Mr. Joseph Viserta, Director of Liturgy and Music at jviserta@resmusic.org.  ​


Church of St. Bernard

The Church of St. Bernard in White Plains is seeking a part-time Music Director/Organist to provide music at four weekend masses (which includes one mass in Spanish), as well as parish weddings and funerals.  Position includes Direction of Youth Choir and Adult English Choir which practice on Wednesday afternoons and evenings, respectively, and an accompanist for Spanish Choir at Spanish Mass on Sunday. Candidate is expected to play at all parish sacramental services.  Ability to sing in both English and Spanish is preferred. Salary will be based on church budget and experience. Interested applicants should send résumé with cover letter to:

Rev. Robert J. Morris
Church of St. Bernard
51 Prospect St.
White Plains. NY 10606

Putnam County

The Parish of St. Lawrence O’Toole is seeking a Director of Music to plan, organize, direct and lead an excellent music program. This programming is in support of religious services, parish programs, and in accordance with the Parish Strategic Plan.

The Director will be a passionate and enthusiastic leader creating a worship experience that is both creative and energetic, focusing on increasing the participation and prayer of the parishioners. Experience with Praise and Worship Music a plus.

Plan, organize, direct and lead music for:
– 5 weekend masses, all feast day liturgies and sacraments (Confirmation and Communion)
– Approx. 70-100 weddings and funerals
– Approx. 20 Praise and Worship Holy Hours for adults, teens and families
– Special events like: Alpha, EDGE/Lifeteen, Divine Mercy Sunday, Corpus Christi Sunday and Vacation Bible School.

Recruit musical and singing talent for all Masses and events, building effective musical ensembles for each liturgy and necessary training and rehearsal of musicians in voice and instruments.


Bachelor’s degree in music or a related discipline is preferred.

Five years or more of prior experience or leadership experience in music ministry

Excellently proficient in at least one accompanying instrument (piano or organ) is vital for this role.

Comprehensive knowledge and familiarity with the Catholic Church teachings, particularly in the areas of liturgies and ceremonies, and a willingness to support the teachings of the Church.

Knowledgeable about a variety of musical styles, and the ability to teach these varying styles to music groups and ministries.

Effective interpersonal communicator and highly skilled in directing, teaching, and leading.

A strong faith, and commitment to personal growth and development, and support for the Catholic Church.

Proficiency in technologies like PowerPoint, Pro-Presenter or Easy
Worship, or a willing and openness towards learning new software.

Please send salary requirements, cover letter and résumé to Julie Noce at: juliannnoce@comcast.net.

Dutchess County

St. John the Evangelist Parish is seeking a part-time Music Director/Organist/Cantor needed for approximately 10 hours per week. The church is located in Pawling, NY (Dutchess County) and averages about 700 worshipers on a weekend. Fully working electric organ but no choir loft.  The parish oversees a second worship site (St. Charles Borromeo), but the music director would work primarily at St. John’s Church.  Easy access by car via Route 22 about 15 minutes north of Brewster, NY.  

The music director duties consist of the following:

  • 3 Sunday Masses: 5 PM Vigil Saturday, 2 on Sunday: 9:30 AM and 11 AM (Choir Mass)
  • All Holy Days of Obligation: 7 PM Vigil and one Mass of the Day at 7 PM)
  • Director of choir
  • Firstcall on all funerals and weddings, compensated separately at $175.00 per liturgy
  • Open to a future possibility of leading a young person’s choir for the 9:30 AM Mass
  • Background check a must
  • Responsibilities and Requirements
    • Be friendly, patient, and a willingness work with people of various age groups and musical gifts
    • Have a foundation in the traditional Catholic hymnody and Gregorian chant style, or a willingness to explore and learn it; and some contemporary music as well.
    • Work closely with the pastor who is musically inclined
    • Recruit new members for the choir
    • All Holy Week schedules including Tenebrae service Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning at 10 AM, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 PM, Good Friday at 3 PM, Easter Vigil at 8 PM and Easter Day 7:30, 9:30 and 11 AM
    • Christmas Eve 4 PM and Midnight, and ChristmasDay at 9:30 and 11:30 AM all required
    • Help secure substitutes when needed
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • Interested applicants can call the pastor directly at 914.584.5562. Also, please submit a hard copy résumé via regular postalmail to:

      Fr. John F. X. Palatucci
      St. John the Evangelist & St. Charles Borromeo
      39 E. Main Street
      Pawling, NY 12564
      (845) 855-5488

      Or PDF copy via email: scbsje@gmail.com    


The Church of Saint Mary in Wappingers Falls, located just off of Rt. 9D, is seeking a Music Director and Organist. A description of the position, resources, requirements, compensation, and application process may be downloaded here. Interested applicants are invited to contact:

Rev. Daniel D’Alliessi, Pastor
Saint Mary’s Church
11 Clinton Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590


Rockland County

Church of Saint Augustine, New City – Part-time Music Director and Organist

Parish of approximately 2600 families in central Rockland county (25 miles north of NYC) seeking a part time organist and director of music. The director would be responsible for playing one Saturday evening Mass and three Sunday liturgies (of which one is a choir Mass), funerals and weddings, The director would prepare and train 4 cantors, rehearse the adult choir and foster greater congregational singing. Parish has a seventeen year old Peragallo Organ. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume to williamcosgrove1948@gmail.com










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