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Any organization may list a position opening with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Guild membership is not required. Please e-mail, write, or call:
Jeffrey Patry (jeffreypatry@yahoo.com)

Director of Music Ministry/Organist

First Lutheran Church

1555 40th Avenue Northeast

Columbia Heights, MN 55421

763.788.9653, ext. 109

612.327.9894 (cell)

Positions are listed for two months on this webpage. If the position is still open, it may be listed on a monthly basis. A fee of $50 is requested for this service, with the ad running 2 months, and an additional $15 for each month following.

Please include (as text in an email or as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF):

  1. position description
  2. organization's address
  3. contact information for applicants
  4. organization's web address (URL), if available

Checks are to be made payable to: TCAGO (Twin Cities Chapter - American Guild of Organists). Unfortunately, we can't accept credit card payment at this time. Checks only please. Thank you!

We highly recommend that search committees and candidates for positions consult this helpful new resource from the National AGO: Employing Musicians in Religious Institutions. A Handbook for Committees and Candidates.

All organizations advertising positions with the TCAGO will receive a packet of information including: Annual Employment Review Guidelines, AGO Code of Professional Standards, Code of Ethics. 

Members wishing more information on specific organizations or positions should contact Jeffrey Patry.

Open Positions

First Lutheran Church
St. Peter, Minnesota

Director of Music

Please find the position description here.

Exp 25Apr24

Northrop, University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Northrop Organist

Position Overview

Northrop seeks a visionary and creative organist to serve in a newly created, part-time Northrop Organist position which will serve as curator for Northrop’s extraordinary Aeolian-Skinner organ Op. 892. Northrop and the UMN School of Music believe the instrument can be the foundation of a thriving organ program and a vibrant studio, within the rich organ community present in the Twin Cities. This position will provide assistance to the various users (especially new users) of the organ from the UMN campus community as well as our Twin Cities organ and music community and guest artists. The Northrop Organist will have the option to give one performance during each academic year as part of Northrop’s Music Series and will provide consultation about other performances as part of the position’s service to the Northrop Organ Advisory Board. The position provides leadership and advice on maintenance to ensure the preservation and optimal use of the instrument(s). The Northrop Organist will be an important liaison between Northrop and the School of Music, and will build bridges between Northrop, students, faculty, guest artists, and community. The position is well suited to pair with a teaching role, a performing career, and/or a church position.


The Northrop Organist will have at least 4 years’ education or experience in pipe organ construction, design, and/or care and maintenance, either through formal training (such as coursework related to organ or apprenticeship with an organ builder), or experience in caring for pipe organs. A background in working with the early 20th century technologies of our instrument, as well as familiarity with the 21st century technologies with which the Northrop organ is now equipped, is preferred. The position requires strong organization, communication, and problem solving skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills to work with a wide variety of personalities. Must be flexible with the ability to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Job ID: 358818

For more information and to apply:

External applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/358818

Internal UMN applicants: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/int/358818

Christ United Methodist Church
400 5th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Principal Organist

Christ UMC in Rochester, Minnesota, seeks a principal organist to provide organ and piano music in the traditional worship service, accompany the sanctuary choir, and provide music during weddings, funerals and other church events.

Please see the full job description.

Contact information:

Rev. Kirkland Reynolds




St. Philips Lutheran Church
6180 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley

Choir Accompanist

We are looking for a choir accompanist for weekly Wednesday rehearsals at 7:00 p.m. and most 9:00 a.m. Sunday worship services. The choir meets from mid-August through mid-May. Immediate availability is needed. $130/week. Contact St. Philip's Lutheran Church at 763-571-1500 or Sanctuary Choir Director, Curt Morales at CurtM@splcmn.org.

Exp 29Jan24

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