Sarasota-Manatee Chapter-AGO





Positions Available


Available positions requiring an organist, choir director, pianist, or any combination of the above will be posted here as a service to our members.  Contact information will be posted as provided by the employer, and will remain for 60 days or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.


Employers are strongly encouraged to consider the AGO national guidelines for salary and hiring practices when interviewing a prospective AGO member for employment. Job seekers are strongly encouraged not to apply for positions not sanctioned by the National AGO for unprofessional hiring practices, and to strictly abide by the AGO code of ethics when applying for a new position.


Please check back to this page often for updates. We're here to assist our members so please don't hesitate to ask for help. To submit information for posting on this site please contact our Placement Chair John Ferreira. You may call him at 941-376-6233.


Position: Part-time Organist

Burnt Store Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)

Punta Gorda, FL

is seeking an organist/primary accompanist to join our music ministry team. Burnt Store is a vibrant 550-member church with a strong tradition of fine music, both choral and instrumental, utilizing a variety of musical styles from classical to gospel.


The well-qualified candidate will work closely with the director of worship arts in continuing this tradition, and will be responsible for service music (preludes, postludes, offertories, hymns, etc.) in the 8:15 & 11:00 am. traditional services, weekly rehearsals and three to four special services throughout the year.


This position is part time (approximately 10 -12 hours weekly). Hours include weekly rehearsals and Sunday mornings, along with preparation. He/she will serve as the accompanist for the chancel choir, chancel ensemble, soloists and occasional instrumental groups. Five years or more experience as a church musician, with excellent piano and organ skills preferred.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. For additional information, please submit resume, references and inquiries to Joseph Mayes, Director of Worship Arts,


Posted February 5, 2018



Position: Part-time Music Director

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice

1971 Pinebrook Road

Venice, FL 34292


Please click here for the flyer on this employment opportunity.


Posted February 4, 2018



Position: Part-time Music Director

First United Methodist Church
Sarasota, Florida


First United Methodist Church of Sarasota is seeking a part-time Music Director to lead the traditional worship music program for the Sunday 8:30 am. and 11:00 am. traditional services and other special services as needed.  Primary responsibilities include leading the rehearsals and direction of the chancel choir and soloists and serving as accompanist during worship as needed.  The Music Director will work collaboratively with the Pastor in planning music for worship.


Minimum Requirements: A committed Christian; Bachelor’s degree in music; 3-5 years of experience leading adult choirs and accompaniment; proficiency in piano (proficiency in organ a plus)

Position available: May 1, 2018.

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additional honorarium for weddings and funerals. Office space will be provided.


Please email resume and cover letter to: Rev. Dr. Sam Wright


First United Methodist Church

104 S. Pineapple Ave.

Sarasota, FL 34236



Rev. Samuel Wright, Ph.D.

Senior Pastor

First Church, Sarasota

Office: 941-955-0935, ext. 103


Posted February 2, 2018

















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