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Music Accompanist

United Methodist Church of Vista
490 South Melrose Drive
Vista, California 92081

The church accompanists accompanies traditional worship in consultation with pastoral staff.  This includes prelude, postlude, special music, and hymns.  There is one rehearsal mid-week/evenings, and one rehearsal Sunday mornings prior to worship.

The full job description is available here 


Director of Music

San Dieguito United Methodist Church
170 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024

San Dieguito United Methodist Church is seeking a visionary and talented Director of Music, who can build on the strong history of traditional liturgical ministry for our congregation and grow our program further. Our ideal Director of Music will be responsible for playing the organ for Sunday services and piano for Thursday evening Chancel Choir rehearsals; for worship planning in collaboration with the Director of Choirs and Pastors; for supervising and overseeing instrumental ensembles and guest musicians for holidays, special occasions, and over the summer; and for contributing to the recently re-established Concert Series with hymn festivals, organ recitals, or large collaborative performances.

The full job description is available here.  


University City United Church
2877 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

University City United Church has an opening for a person to provide keyboard music for our services, using our Allen Quantum Q345C organ and our Yamaha piano. Our congregation has a rich and diverse music tradition; our services are currently traditionally oriented. The successful candidate for this part-time position (approximately 8 hours per week) will have strong accompaniment skills and good people and communication skills. We are hoping for a long-term relationship with the successful candidate; our current organist has served the church for over 20 years.

We have one service per week (Sunday at 10:30); our organist also plays for choir practices on Thursday evening (7-9:30 PM).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High level of keyboard proficiency in a variety of musical styles (although strong competence in organ performance is preferred, outstanding pianists may be considered).
  • Experience in accompanying both soloists and group rehearsals.
  • Good people and communication skills.

University City United Church is an affiliate member of the United Church of Christ denomination; we are an open and affirming, progressive congregation. You can learn more about our church from our website,

Interested candidates should contact Steve Shields, the music committee chairman, at, or (858) 452-1259.


King of Kings Lutheran Church
2993 MacDonald St
Oceanside, CA 92054

King of Kings Lutheran Church has an opening for an organist.

  • Play two services Sunday morning ( 8 am and 1030 am)
  • Choir rehearsal Thursday at 730 pm
  • Seasonal services during Lent and Advent
  • Part time
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

Please send resume to


First Church of Christ, Scientist, Escondido
440 South Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Organist wanted to play for Sunday worship services,10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Position open at the end of April.
  • Instrument: two manual MDS-16 Allen Organ
  • Will play a short prelude, offertory, and postlude of choice, and accompany soloist and hymns.
  • Hymns and the solo work are selected by the Music Committee and Readers
  • Must rehearse with the soloist, usually one hour before the service.
  • May be suitable for retiree or college student

Contact Ty Jacobson: text or phone 760 638-3565 or


The Village Community Presbyterian Church
6225 Paseo Delicias
Rancho Santa Fe, 92091

The organist serves as a crucial part of the thriving traditional music ministry of the Village Church which includes five choirs for adults, children and youth, a handbell choir, and a concert series. The Sanctuary was completed in 2008, followed shortly by the installation of the Austin-Allen organ, which has been featured the 2015 Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists and the Spring Recital of the Palomar Chapter of the AGO. In addition to the Austin-Allen, the church also has an Allen MDS-25 in the Chapel, and possess a Yamaha CF, Bösendorfer, Steinway B and L, a Young and Chang, and a harpsichord by R.L. Black and Associates.

In addition to being the primary leader of congregational singing, and other instrumental music for worship, the organist serves as the accompanist to the Youth Choir, Chancel Choir, and the Village Community Chorale. Recent performances with orchestra include the Bach A minor Keyboard Concerto, Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio, and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. Upcoming performances include the Brahms Requiem with special transcription of the wind parts for organ by James Vail. Members of the Chancel Choir will be making a 10 day Presbyterian Heritage Concert Tour of Scotland in June of 2017

Part time, Hourly, Non exempt
12-15 hours a week
Salary commensurate with education and experience

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please see our website

For more information about the instrument at the Village Church

Organist/Assistant Conductor

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church
17010 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92128

Established and creative church music department seeking an organist/assistant conductor! Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church is a dynamic church that strives to worship God and reflect the love of Jesus by serving others. Our church family is encouraged to live out the values of love, grace, integrity and community. Traditional Worship and Music is a high-level, multi-faceted department with dynamic opportunities for choral and instrumental musicians of all ages and levels of experience. If you are an organist who enjoys community as much as music-making, this is the place for you!

Primary Duties:

  • Play organ at all traditional worship services, including designated liturgical services throughout the year
  • Serve as the primary accompanist for the department
  • Serve as an assistant conductor for choral ensembles, occasionally leading warm-ups, sectionals, and rehearsals to support the Director of Traditional Worship and Music

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 3 years minimum experience in sacred music
Approx. 20 hours/week
Salary Range - $30-$35K [1] (commensurate with education and experience)
Please send cover letter and resume to



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St. Paul's Cathedral
Gabriel Arregui, Sub-Organist and Assistant Choirmaster

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