St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral has a full-time opening for the position of Director of Music.


The Director of Music is a significant ministry in the spiritual life of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral. This is a dual appointment as the Director of Music for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral and the Music Instructor at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Harrisburg, PA. The Director of Music reports directly to the Dean of the Cathedral. It shall be the responsibility of the Director of Music, in direct consultation with the clergy of the Cathedral, to assist the community of St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the wider diocese in their worship, to the glory of God. The Director of Music will select, prepare and present appropriate liturgical and worship music (hymns, anthems, psalm settings, etc.). The Director of Music is also responsible for the preparation and presence of a choir for Cathedral services. This will include the development of a children’s choir. The Director of Music shall also teach in St. Stephen’s Episcopal School two days a week.

The Director of Music must have a collaborative attitude and broad vision, lifting up music in our community life for the glory of God. The ability and willingness to work with flexibility and in teams, especially with Cathedral and Diocesan clergy, school staff, and families, is essential. The Director of Music needs to be a teacher and producer. The person must have the ability to interact with many different communities in the diocese, including other faith traditions, the cathedral parish, and the school.


  • The Director of Music shall plan and prepare for Cathedral and Diocesan services.
  • The Director of Music shall suitably prepare the Cathedral Choirs.
  • The Director of Music shall provide for the smooth operation of the Cathedral music program
  • Beginning in August 2019, the Director of Music will also serve as a part time Music Instructor in St. Stephen’s Episcopal School


The job requires a Bachelor’s degree, with teaching experience preferred. A Master’s degree is desirable but not required. Core competencies include reading music, playing the organ and ability to direct and teach children and lead adult and children’s choirs.


  • Salary range: $35,000 to $47,000
  • Health insurance
  • Pension benefits
  • Four weeks paid vacation per year
  • One week of continuing education leave per year


Please send a resume and cover letter to:
The deadline for applications is December 10, 2018. Every application will be acknowledged.