Music Director – Ss. Peter & Paul, Portland

Music Director – Ss. Peter & Paul, Portland

Saints Peter & Paul Episcopal Church in Southeast Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood seeks a partner to lead our small, music-loving congregation and help lead the church into its next chapter. Ours is a community where the potential for creativity and growth is limitless. For the right person, this position is a perfect [very] part-time, low-stress, high-impact, big-joy weekend gig.

We strive to be a neighborhood hub where people gather to be/create/study/model community. We seek a musician to help develop and strengthen the church’s musical output as a means of gathering a wide and diverse community. Because singing sets the soul free.

Must have:

  • Versatile and professional keyboard skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • A love of volunteer choristers at every skill level
  • Ability to lead rehearsals and collaborate volunteers and occasional guest musicians

Ideal skills

  • Choral directing experience
  • Adequate organ skills and desire to improve

Would be nice:

  • Knowledge of liturgical traditions
  • Ties to the Portland music scene


The responsibilities for the Music Director include leading music for Sunday morning worship, occasional Sunday evening gatherings, and regular meetings/rehearsals. This is a salaried position of approximately 5 hours per week. The annual salary range is $10,000-$11,500, depending on education and experience.


We know women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs where they don’t meet every qualification. If you have passion for our mission and meet most but not all qualifications, we encourage you to apply.

Next steps:

Please email a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Prospective applicants are encouraged to explore our website,, to familiarize themselves with our community.