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Careers at St. Luke's


St. Luke’s is  home to a historic Episcopal congregation and a beacon of faith and inclusiveness for all.  We are a welcoming, multigenerational faith community that inspires spiritual growth, learning for all ages, lives of  service, and a desire to make a difference in the world. We are committed to worship in the Episcopal tradition that celebrates the beauty and joy created by our preaching, liturgy, music, and the arts.


Current Openings​​​

Organist (part-time)

AV & Sound Manager

Organist (part-time)                     

Classification (Salaried, exempt) 

Reports to:     Director of Music, who in turn reports to the Rector 


St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a constituent member of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and part of the Anglican Communion. The church was founded in 1885 and built its current campus over the course of the early 20th Century. St. Luke’s is one of very few all-volunteer, English-cathedral-caliber choirs in the world. Musical instruments include a Skinner organ, a Wilhelm chamber organ, and a Mason & Hamlin piano. The church welcomes all people inclusive of age, race, education, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and special needs. 


Our pipe organ, Opus 327, built in 1922 by E.M. Skinner, is often recognized as being one of the finest in the United States. It not only provides essential and varied accompaniments and voluntaries for services but also attracts renowned recitalists. 


Position Description 

Under the supervision of the Director of Music, manages and coordinates the care and maintenance of musical instruments, performs at liturgies, including the main eucharist on Sunday mornings, Evensongs, Lessons & Carols, Christmas, Easter & Holy Week, and select special liturgies on a 12-month basis. Accompanies the choir in said liturgies and choral rehearsals on Mondays & Thursdays and any extra rehearsals as assigned. Independently selects voluntaries and other musical offerings on the organ. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serves as principal organist of the parish

  • Superlative organ skills, including the accompaniment of choirs in anthems and Anglican Chant, and sensitive and creative playing of hymns and voluntaries

  • Accompany the choir’s rehearsals: two weekday rehearsals, warm-up prior to services, and other rehearsals as assigned 

  • Accompany other choirs when assigned, typically not more than once per month

  • Assist the Director of Music in the musical training of youth and adults for St. Luke’s liturgies

  • Assist the Director of Music in administering the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) program 

  • Accompany the choir at the annual treble summer camp 

  • Accompany the choir in tri-annual cathedral residencies; perform all liturgical functions as organist as required during these residencies 

  • Contribute organ music to the “Music List” in a timely manner 

  • Contribute to shared staff and church calendars as appropriate 

  • Coordinate the care and maintenance of Skinner’s Opus 327 pipe organ and the Wilhelm portativ in accordance with established church policies and contracts, and in consultation with the Rector, Director of Music, and the board and personnel of Opus 327 NFP 

  • Coordinate the care and maintenance of two grand pianos 

  • Provide organ music for weddings and funerals held at St. Luke’s in collaboration with the Rector and associate priests, or arrange for a substitute, if unavailable. (Pay for weddings, funerals, and memorial services is compensated additionally, based on an established fee schedule.) 

  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed with colleagues and volunteers

  • Promote St. Luke’s sacred music program 

  • Arrange for a suitable substitute when absent, in coordination with the Director of Music

  • Complete all diocesan trainings as requested by Rector 

  • Engage in best practices related to organ and sacred music 

  • Other tasks as requested by the Rector or the Director of Music 


Position Specification / Requirements 


  • Master’s Degree in Organ preferred; Bachelor’s Degree in Organ required

  • AAGO preferred

  • Stay abreast of trends in church music as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion meaningful within the context of the Episcopal Church


Special Skills: 

  • Experience working with volunteers of all ages 

  • Commitment to preservation and promotion of sacred music at St. Luke’s 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all staff and parishioners 

  • Must be committed to the mission and goals of St. Luke’s Church 

  • Facility with Microsoft Office, G-Suite, and other software packages and platforms as needed for creating, editing, and collaborating on documents and budgets with colleagues 

  • Facility with Zoom and other applications as needed for remote communication and collaboration with colleagues 

  • Excellent discretion and collaboration 

  • Excellent organization skills and the ability to complete work on time, independently, and with minimal supervision 

  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

  • This job requires occasional local and international travel 

  • The additional physical requirements of the job include the ability to climb stairs 


$30k to $38k depending on qualifications and experience. This is a 12-month, part-time position estimated at 15 to 20 hours per week. Additional income of $6k to $9k (see below) is also possible. There is opportunity for advancement for the right candidate.


Vacation days: Four Sundays: two in the summer and two in the program year with related rehearsals; schedule to be arranged with the Rector and Director of Music.



Opus 327 NFP is a separate nonprofit that is devoted to the preservation and promotion of the historic 1922 E.M. Skinner organ at St. Luke’s. The successful candidate will be considered for staff roles, including curation of the organ and administering the organ scholar program, as well as additional performing opportunities. Compensation will range from $6k to $9k annually.


Application Process

Send résumé and cover letter to Semi-finalists will be asked to submit video recordings and invited to a video conference interview; finalists will be invited for a live audition and interview at St. Luke’s Church.

AV & Sound Manager        

Classification (Hourly, Part-time, 5-10 hours/week on average)

Reports to:  Rector (head priest)

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a constituent member of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and part of the Anglican Communion.  The church was founded in 1885 and built its current campus over the course of the early 20th Century. St. Luke’s is a sought after venue for concerts, weddings, and other events. Audio Visual system includes a Black Magic multi-camera set-up and a Yamaha/Apple based audio system. St. Luke’s is located at 939 Hinman Avenue in Evanston, just off the Main Street purple line and Metra stops.

Position Description

Reporting to the Rector (head priest), the AV & Sound Manager ensures successful livestreaming and in-person sound and audio recording of the 10:00AM Sunday service, major evening holiday services, and occasional weddings and funerals. This person is responsible for the maintenance of all related equipment, keeping user manuals up to date with the church’s current AV needs, and overseeing and coordinating volunteer AV assistants. They are expected to keep up-to-date with St. Luke’s equipment and make recommendations to the Vestry (governing board) on the current and future needs for hardware and software. This person is also responsible for training and scheduling volunteer church members to assist with the livestream and sound.

St. Luke’s  welcomes all people inclusive of age, race, education, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and special needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Provide leadership and oversight to all system support (audio, video, and lighting) for the weekend experience including the operation and maintenance of all the gear

  • Ensure all technical elements for services are in place and that AV volunteers are fully engaged and informed

  • Help ensure proper network connectivity for streaming services

  • Update volunteer training manuals as needed, conduct volunteer training sessions, and organize a rotation of volunteers for AV needs

  • Optimize AV set-up and execution

  • Provide a high level of excellence in all technical aspects of the weekend experience

  • Must work Sunday mornings 9AM - Noon. Expect 1-2 hours of preparation for Sunday mornings that will take place during the week.

  • Must work or find replacement for key holiday and special services, particularly around Christmas, Easter, and the beginning of Lent. Note that these events may take place on evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

  • May be requested to work or find replacement for special services (e.g. weddings, funerals) and outside concerts/events in which audio or visual capabilities are requested with 2-4 week’s notice. 


Position Specification / Requirements 

Special Skills: 

  • Experience operating audio and video equipment

  • Experience using YouTube’s livestream feature and FaceBook

  • Experience audio splicing 

  • Experience recording and editing with Studio One (or a similar DAW) AND video editing software (DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.)

  • Facility with persons of all ages

  • Commitment to St. Luke’s as an organization

  • Ability to work in a changing environment

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs for moving equipment and space set-up

  • Trustworthiness


Pay and Type


Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the Rector of the church,

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