Director of Music

St. Luke's is searching for a full-time Director of Music to play the organ, conduct our adult choir, and help launch a children's choir. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please view the information below. (Download information PDF...)

In 2020, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dallas will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Its history is one of early struggles, determined growth, influence and vigor. More recent history demonstrates decline, now being overtaken by new energy, rejuvenation and resurrection. At its heart St. Luke’s has always had a core of dedicated faithful Christians devoted to the service of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

St. Luke’s is located in one of Dallas’ most prosperous socio-economic residential communities, surrounded by high-end retail shopping and restaurants. It is home to the Park Cities Day School, providing preschool, daycare and infant care, and Boy Scout Troop 577, one of the most active in Dallas. The St. Mark’s School of Texas, one of the state’s highest ranked boys’ college preparatory schools, is within walking distance.

St. Luke’s has embarked upon an exciting and ambitious growth program, centered on building a dynamic children’s choir program that will attract young families to the church. The fulltime Director of Music, in addition to being organist and choirmaster, will offer music classes to Park Cities Day School students, develop a network of area elementary and middle school music teachers, and schedule area children’s choirs to sing at St. Luke’s.


Reporting to the Rector, the Director of Music will:

  • Provide organ, choral, or other music at the church’s traditional worship services, holy days, festivals, weddings, funerals and other services
  • Develop and enhance the musical ability of the adult choir
  • Institute children’s and youth choirs
  • Develop vision, leadership, and expectations of the music ministry
  • Conduct weekly choir rehearsals (and others as deemed necessary)
  • Hiring, management, and utilization of staff singers and musicians
  • Identify, encourage, and utilize volunteer musical talent within the parish
  • Coordinate regular musical performances held at St. Luke’s
  • In consultation with the Rector, coordinate the liturgical music schedule and select all music for the church’s worship services
  • Prepare and administer an annual budget for the music department
  • Manage the maintenance and tuning of all musical instruments
  • Participate in regular staff and liturgical planning meetings
Personal Skills
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial, and ambitious
  • Self-starter with commitment to excellence
  • Team player with a “can do” but flexible attitude
  • Excellent communicator who can interact well with children, youth, parents, volunteers, staff, and clergy
  • Spiritual mentor to choir members (all ages) utilizing music to build a faith foundation
Professional Qualifications
  • Education – Masters degree or higher
  • Choral directing and development of choral musicianship
  • Organ performance
  • Youth/children’s choir experience
Expectations and Compensation

This 40+ hour/week position will include a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply send letter of interest, resume or CV, and current salary to:

The Reverend Mark S. Anderson
5923 Royal Lane Dallas, Texas 75230
(214) 368-6304

St. Luke’s Director of Music, reporting directly to the Rector, will be an energetic and ambitious individual seeking a challenging initiative, who has a love for children and a desire to build an awesome church music program.

St. Luke’s Aeolian Skinner Organ,Opus 1438
St. Luke’s Organ is one of the most revered in the greater Dallas area. Originally built in 1965 for Southern Methodist University by the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company of Boston, it is considered one of the premier concert and teaching instruments in the southwest.

Major artists from around the world have performed on the organ, including Robert T. Anderson, Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, and several others. The organ consists of four divisions (Great, Swell, Positive, and Pedal) comprising 69 ranks and 51 independent stops. The design of the organ incorporates several features necessary to the rendition of the vast literature of the instrument.

The Organ was acquired and installed in St. Luke’s in 1992. It continues to be sought out by artists and students for recitals and concerts.

Dallas is a vibrant city, the commercial and cultural hub of North Texas. It is a cosmopolitan city, the ninth largest in the U.S., and the seat of Dallas County, which comprises 26 cities and a population of 2.5 million. The larger Dallas-Fort Worth-Denton area, known as the Metroplex, is home to 6.8 million people and is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country.

Dallas, long known as “Big D,” was founded in 1841 as a trading post on the Trinity River and has grown into a financial, business, and cultural center. The Metroplex has the largest concentration of publicly traded companies in the U.S. The cultural assets range from a downtown arts district, a world-class symphony orchestra, an arboretum, a zoo, and the annual State Fair of Texas. Dallas is known as a sports center, boasting five major professional teams. And, the area includes a number of higher education institutions, such as Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.