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Director of Music, All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta

Salary: Full-Time - $90,000+

Summary
  • All Saints’, Atlanta, is seeking a highly skilled and experienced church musician to lead a large downtown parish’s music program.
  • We seek a leader who will pursue the highest standard within the Anglican choral tradition and organ playing.
  • We also seek a collaborator who will help us nurture music-making beyond the Anglican tradition.
  • Our next Music Director will effectively manage the church’s significant investment in music, supervise a team of staff musicians, and care for a nationally-renowned organ.
  • We are looking for a talented colleague who will bring energy and passion to their work here and find our vision for music and for All Saints’ life-giving in return.
Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, and links to online recordings of organ playing and choral direction to the search committee chair, Katherine Brokaw ( ). The deadline for applications is December 8th, 2023. Applicants are also welcome to contact the search committee chair with any pertinent questions. 

Full Position Description

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, a large, inclusive and welcoming community of faith in the heart of Atlanta, distinguished by its long-standing commitment to excellence in music, is seeking an outstanding leader and highly talented individual to serve as Music Director. Music ministries at All Saints’ are vibrant and of the highest quality across the age ranges, with five choirs, including the adult choir consisting of over forty choristers, both volunteer and paid, and all auditioned (https://allsaintsatlanta.org/music/music-program-overview/).

We seek a full-time Music Director who is a highly skilled church musician and is generous of heart. We seek a leader with proven experience of being able to bring the best out of accomplished musicians and the people in the pews. We seek a colleague who values music in its own right and as a sacred gift offered for the building up of the church. Above all, we seek a leader whose passion for music will always be surpassed by their love for people.

We are looking for a new leader to join us and share in our both/and vision for music at All Saints’. We seek a Music Director with proven experience of leadership within the best of the Anglican choral tradition and organ playing. At the same time, we seek a collaborator who will help us nurture music-making beyond that core Anglican tradition, including at our evening Welcome Table service and a service for young children we intend to develop over the coming years. While we expect candidates to be trained primarily in the Anglican tradition, our next Music Director will need to be supportive of an expansive array of music-making as we seek to diversify our worship and music life in the midst of a rapidly diversifying city around us. With all of this, we seek a musician who will help our singing congregation continue to sing with full voice, with music familiar and new.

Applicants will either possess an Episcopal Church background or have comparable and proven experience as a church musician. Keyboard and choral conducting excellence, and a Master’s degree in a relevant area, or equivalent experience, are required. Successful applicants will have a track record of pastoral sensitivity, excellent communication skills, and must be able to work collaboratively both within the music staff team and as a member of the senior staff, and more generally within a large multi-disciplinary church staff. The Music Director will be committed to excellence and to caring for those whom he or she seeks excellence from.

Our financial commitment to music at All Saints’ totals just under half a million dollars. The next Music Director will enjoy the support of a full-time Associate Music Director, a full array of paid singers in the adult choir, a part-time Children and Youth Music Director, a fully equipped music suite and practice rooms, and the stewardship of the 2003 James G. Kenan Memorial Pipe Organ, one of the largest and best instruments of its kind in the United States featuring four manuals and pedal board, sixty-three stops, and eighty-seven ranks and over 5,143 individual pipes.

Compensation and benefits are commensurate with AAM guidelines and standards for lay employees within the Episcopal Church. Annual salary will be $90,000 plus depending on experience. Healthcare, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, and pension benefits will also be provided as per denominational standards. Professional development funds and designated time to pursue professional development opportunities will be provided.

The capital of the Southeast, Atlanta is a dynamic, growing city and metropolitan region with 6.2 million people and a unique mix of urban amenities, natural resources, educational and arts institutions, and residential neighborhoods of all kinds. It enjoys an extensive network of hiking and biking trails, public gardens, green space and parks, and many world-class musical opportunities for audiences and performers. The Atlanta arts community is strong and growing in both visual and performing arts, with many spaces for both. A gateway to the world, Atlanta is home to the world's busiest airport, connecting to destinations around the US and the globe and welcoming visiting artists and performers to venues like the Woodruff Arts Center (home of the Atlanta Symphony, the Alliance Theater, and the High Museum), Emory University's Schwartz Center, and Georgia State's Rialto Center, as well as dozens of other arts venues.

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