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Contact George Butterfield, Placement Chairman by email at 
619-460-1476 or 858-279-9000

 Music Director and Organist

King of Kings Lutheran Church
2993 Mac Donald St
Oceanside, CA 92054

King of Kings Lutheran Church is seeking a well-rounded, passionate Music Director and Organist who can lead our traditional liturgy as well as collaborate with our Praise Band. King of Kings has a well-established chancel choir as well as a 2-octave hand-bell ensemble. The beautiful Sanctuary houses our Möller/Rogers 3-manual organ. The Music Director/Organist is directly supervised by the church council and the pastor. Chief responsibilities lie with liturgical planning and performance of the music in the church. Preparation and a desire to help evolve our vision for music and worship at the church are of utmost importance in any Music Director/Organist candidate. The Director/Organist must also maintain a positive working relationship with the Pastor and Church Council through their position on the Worship and Music Committee.

Salary:  20k-22k commensurate with experience
Position Type:  Hourly 20 hours per week*
Contract Duration:  12 months, renewable annually

Application Procedures:

  1. Please email your resume and a list of at least 3 professional references to Indicate "Music Director/Organist Search" in the subject line
  2. Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt and the personnel committee will initiate contact.
  3. You may be asked to audition or submit recordings
  4. Any additional information or questions can be submitted to

Anticipated start date of July 2018 or sooner (negotiable)


First Church of Christ, Scientist
300 South Ditmar St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Looking for someone to play Prelude, Offertory, Postlude and three hymns for congregation on either the two manual Allen Protégé AP-4 organ or piano on Sundays only. The service is at 10:00am. Contact Ann Scott at 760-521- 8069 or

 Substitute Organist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chula Vista
41 I Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Substitute Organist needed one Sunday a month for one hour service at 10:00 a.m.
Allen MDS 16 digital organ, console piano
$175 for each performance
Auditions can be scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Please contact Natalie Bautista, Music Co-Chair at (619) 379-0739


Foothills United Methodist Church
4031 Avocado Blvd.
La Mesa, CA.  91941


  • Reuter Pipe Organ, 3 manuals, 21 ranks, 1991
  • Grand Pianos (2) in the sanctuary; another in the choir room

General Requirements/Expectations:

  • This position is for our "traditional" worship service, only.  Gathering music, Prelude, Offertory, Responses, Anthem, Postlude
  • Expertise and knowledge of traditional organ literature.
  • Capable to accompany the choir on organ or piano (depending on style)
  • Ability to perform within chamber orchestra size ensemble
  • Ability to perform differing styles of music; traditional western sacred music, spirituals and gospel, modern compositional styles (including but not limited to highly rhythmic/syncopated)
  • Accompany childrens' choirs as needed, on Sunday morning


  • One service Sunday morning 8:30 (choir arrives at 7:50)
  • Thursday evening choir rehearsal (90 minutes)
  • two half-day choir retreats annually
  • Capable to run sectional rehearsals
  • Perform with the choir at 1-2 concerts per year.
  • Coach soloists and small ensembles ("special music" for our services)
  • 15 hours per week
  • Available for seasonal (Advent, Holy Week, etc.) services
  • "Bench" privileges for weddings, memorial services


Negotiable dependent on proficiency and professional experience (5 yrs. minimum)

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume, to Dennis Keller, Director of Music at


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