Organist & Music Director

Job Description

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a vibrant, open and growing parish in an 1892 National Landmark building in the heart of historic Sea Cliff on the North Shore of Long Island, seeks a Music Director/Organist to work with our energetic, community focused Rector in building the loyal amateur choir and music program.    We seek a personable musician with strong organ and choral leadership skills, abundant energy, and a good sense of humor.

The recently expanded 2/24 organ, 3 pianos and a spacious choir room provide the nucleus for the program.  The church is a warm, inviting worship space for this welcoming, inclusive congregation deeply appreciative of its music program and the focus on the weekly Rite II Eucharistic Service.

This is a ¼ time position with one Sunday service and one weekly choir rehearsal as well as traditional seasonal services for Holy Week and Advent. The salary range is $17-21,000  per year. Weddings and Funerals are paid separately. 4 weeks vacation is arranged with the Rector.  The church will pay for membership in AGO and AAM and strongly encourages the MD/O to be active in each.

St. Luke’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers employment based on merit without regard to gender, race, marital status, color, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or other attributes not job or performance related.  The MD/O reports to the Rector. 

Job Description

Know Episcopal Church musical and liturgical traditions

Direct Volunteer Choir enhancing familiar material and teaching new repertoire

Work to attract more musicians from the church and community

Work with Rector to select service music, hymns, and liturgical settings

Organize and maintain the music collection

Play varied, appropriate Liturgical repertoire including Preludes, Offertories, Postludes that changes weekly for services

Accompany and lead from the console music for congregation, choir, soloists

Apply by sending a letter of interest with a resume of training and experience

 Email: (subject - Organist/Music Director Search; last name)

St. Luke's Church
Organist/Music Director Search Committee
253 Glen Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579