st mark’s music director job posting

Music Director

St Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, CA is searching for one individual to be our Music Director and instrumentalist (organ/piano) to shape, direct and inspire our music ministry.

Music is vital to the spiritual life at St. Mark’s. Listening to and participating in music grounds us as a diverse community and deepens our experiences of the Holy. We have and will always treasure the classical tradition, yet we are also newly inspired, partially from our recent streaming experience during the pandemic, to explore the promise of a wider range of musical offerings. We find chanting from various traditions to be centering and also find that singing folk spirituals or summer camp/retreat songs or contemporary compositions that are both musically astute and lyrically meaningful is uplifting and conducive to deepening the souls of those gathered. In other words, we celebrate our musical tradition which has endured and remains worshipful while also enjoying new explorations that, offered with the same regard for theological integrity and musical quality, will nurture us in new ways.

We are currently accepting and reviewing applications. The position will remain open until filled.

Applicants should send a resume, cover letter, audio recording or video of both vocal and instrumental performances and names and contact information for at least three professional and/or ministerial references by either email or postal mail to: The Rev. Nikky Wood: nikky@saint-marks.com or St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, attn: The Rev. Nikky Wood, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306.
May God bless your own search for a good place to share your gifts.