Music Director :: Christ Church :: Portola Valley & Woodside

Music Director
Christ Church
accepting applications

Christ Church Portola Valley & Woodside is looking for a talented, creative and pastoral Music Director who can both conduct a choir and play the church’s famous Visser- Rowland Opus #97 Organ. Candidates must be enthusiastic about building a volunteer choir and continuing the high standards of its existing music program. This is a part- time (15-20 hours) permanent position with a competitive AGO scale-based salary. However, housing is not provided.

The current program includes Sunday morning and Wednesday evening rehearsals (except during summer hiatus), two worship services (8 a.m. and 10 a.m.) on Sundays, special services occasionally on Sunday evenings, organizing occasional concerts supported by our Special Music Fund, and annual events such as a concert with a sister parish, a Parish Retreat, and high holy days including Christmas and Holy Week/Easter. It also includes one weekly staff meeting. Applicants must consider themselves partners-in-ministry with the entire team, including the Rector, other staff members, and the congregation. While the position may not include conducting a children’s choir, the candidate must be willing to support the children’s ministries of the parish, and lead chapel for the Carillon Preschool classes with an organ demonstration once per semester. For consideration, please email your resume to the Rector (no phone calls please), the Rev. Beth Phillips, at