American Guild of Organists

York, Pennsylvania

Positions Available

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Littlestown, Organist St. Paul’s is seeking an organist to lead worship at the 10:15 Sunday morning service. (9 AM in the summer.) The service is a traditional service of Holy Communion. Additional special services throughout the year are Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, mid-week Lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil and occasionally as many as two community services every few years. The organist would work under the Worship and Music committee with the choir director and would also accompany the Chancel Choir. Most of the accompaniment of the Chancel Choir would be on piano and rehearsals for the choir are Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM. The Chancel Choir begins rehearsals the last Wed. in Aug. and concludes practices in late May. St. Paul’s has a very strong music program with about 16 members on the Chancel Choir. The organ is a Moller Pipe Organ opus 4961 and was originally installed in 1930. In 1963, the organ was rebuilt by Moller Organ Company and in 2012, SDG Organ Company of Millersville rebuilt it and added some new features such as the trumpet stop. For more information please contact Ben Messinger at 717-359-4556 or The position is open beginning July 2, 2017. Posted 6/20/17
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dallastown, Organist Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (CLC) in Dallastown is seeking an Organist. General responsibilities include providing organ music for 10:30 AM traditional and special worship services. CLC's musical equipment includes a beautiful M. P. Moller 3 manual, 20 ranks pipe organ. Desired start date of August 1st. Would consider combining this position with Adult Choir Director position for the right individual. Please contact church for more information at or call 717-244-2605. Posted 6/13/17
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dallastown, Choir Director Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (CLC) in Dallastown is seeking a Choir Director for the adult choir which leads the 10:30 AM traditional service. General responsibilities include providing choral music for traditional Sunday and special worship services. Desired start date of August 1st. Would consider combining this position with Organist position for the right individual. Please contact church for more information at or call 717-244-2605. Posted 6/13/17
St. Peter's Lutheran, Music Director St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in York, PA, is seeking a PT Music Director. This is a quarter-time position with weekly rehearsals, Sunday worship, and seasonal special services. In addition to playing the Möller pipe organ and piano for worship services, the Music Director will direct the adult vocal choir and hand bell choir. Current background clearances required. Please send résumés to: or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 947 N. George St. York, PA 17404. For more information call (717) 495-8894. Posted 6/13/17
First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg, Organist/Pianist First United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg is seeking an organist/pianist. Responsibilities include playing for Sunday morning and other special services, accompanying two adult choirs, and accompanying services where an electronic keyboard may be preferred. There is a possibility that some of these duties may be split. Please send resume, including educational and work history, via email to:, or by mail to: First United Methodist Church, 135 West Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Posted 6/13/17
Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Rock, Director of Music. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA is in search of a Director of Music to lead a mid-sized congregation in song. This person will be responsible for playing the organ and leading the music for one 9am Sunday Liturgy from the green Lutheran Book of Worship (Settings 1 and 2) or the blue With One Voice Hymnal (Setting 5). Zion is blessed with a 20 voice intergenerational choir named the Gethsemane Choir. Zion also has a bell ensemble that aims to play monthly. T he Director of Music would direct both of these musical groups and choose hymns, anthems, and service music according to the liturgical year. Zion has access to the ELCA resource Sundays and Seasons for worship planning. In the last two years, Zion purchased a new two manual Allen Bravura Digital Church Organ complete with a touchscreen MIDI console controller. We invite you to visit our church website to become familiar with our parish and look at the organ/music page. We expect this position to be 10-15 hours/week, with 5-7 spent in worship, rehearsals, or meetings. This position would be made available sometime in June 2017. The salary is set competitively at $14,500 and is negotiable based on experience and duties (such as starting a children’s choir). Please send resumes and references to Zion Lutheran Church, 47 Hanover St. Glen Rock, PA 17327 or email them to Posted 6/13/17
Lutheran Village at Sprenkle Drive and Kelly Drive, Volunteer Organists As a resident here at SpiriTrust Lutheran, the Village at Sprenkle Drive, I'm assisting our new Chaplain, Tricia McMackin, in recruiting volunteer organists "to make a joyful noise" at the worship services she leads at our Community Center for independent living residents and those in Assisted Living at 10:30 on Sunday mornings and again at 3 p.m. at the Skilled Care Center, also on the campus of Sprenkle Village. At the same time - 3 p.m. - our sister Village - SpiriTrust Lutheran, the Village at Kelly Drive - Pastor Bonnie Whittier conducts worship for their residents for which we are also seeking volunteer musicians. A Baby Grand Piano or a Clavinova is available for the morning service at Sprenkle. (Though the Clavinova is new, the piano seems to be preferred.) The choice at the Skilled Care Center is the Clavinova. At the Kelly campus, the preference seems to be the piano over the organ. Contact: Jeanne Jochem phone: 717/741-0713 Posted 12-01-16
First United Methodist Church, Hanover, Children's Choir Accompanist Children’s Choir Accompanist Qualified pianist needed to accompany Children’s Choir, Sept.-May Rehearsals held on Sunday mornings with performances at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Sunday of each month & on Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. Paid, part-time position, 5 hours per week. Contact Director of Music Janis Wagner at (717)632-9405 or by email: First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St., Hanover, PA 17331 Posted 9/1/16
Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg, Organist/Choir Director Trindle Spring Lutheran Church, 14 State Road, Mechanicsburg, seeks Director(s).  The positions have the possibility of being split, depending on applicant interest. We have a Moeller Pipe Organ, which was rebuilt by Zimmer in 1993 and enlarged to 17 ranks; it was also re-voiced by Dobson in 2013.  We offer two liturgical worship services on Sunday; one at 8:00 am and one at 10:30 am. We also offer worship on Wednesday evenings during the Advent and Lenten seasons, and the customary additional holidays.  A job description is available upon request. If interested, please send your resumé and references to Posted 9/30/2016
St. Jacob's Lutheran Church, Glen Rock, Director of Music Ministries We are a growing congregation with a new facility, including a lovely sanctuary with great acoustics. Our instruments include a three manual Allen organ with 54 stops and a grand piano. We are seeking a Director of Music Ministries who will serve Christ and his Church in ways that are both faithful to tradition and innovative. The Director’s duties include playing for two services on Sunday mornings as well as occasional services like those of Christmas Eve, Holy Week funerals and weddings. In addition, he or she will direct an adult and a children’s choir, work with the pastor planning worship over the course of the Church year, and build on the congregation’s present music ministries. This is a part-time position with a competitive salary. Email resume and references to or contact Pastor Paula Murray at 817-3165. Posted 9/1/2016
St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Organist/Director of Music The duties for this position include playing the organ for one Sunday service per week (9:30 am), along with special services during the church year, as well as weddings and funerals. The position also involves working with the pastor to select music for worship. We are open to enhancing our traditional Lutheran worship with a varied music ministry. Since we are a mission redevelopment congregation committed to building a thriving music ministry, duties may, in the future, include organizing special musical events and directing and rehearsing with a choir once a week. Any experience with handbells is a definite plus. St. Mark’s has a 3-manual pipe organ (Furst Organ Company, York, PA), a grand piano in the sanctuary, 5 upright pianos throughout the church building and a set of handbells. The position is open immediately; Starting date is negotiable. Three weeks of paid vacation are provided. Interested candidates should send a resume with references to: Cheryl Gazan, Council President by email: or send to: St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Attn: Cheryl Gazan, 700 East Market Street, York, PA 17403. Posted 8/22/2016