University Organist

Job Title: University Organist
Position Number: POF-PT-SOFA- 03112021
Departments: School of Fine Arts
Reports To: Chair of Department of Music
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

The Department of Music housed in the School of Fine Arts at Houston Baptist University seeks a University Organist to begin duties in August of 2021.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Job Responsibilities

Maintain all university organs as follows:

  • Serve as the liaison between the university and Létourneau Limitée.
  • Secure reputable technicians for maintaining all university organs.
  • Function as the liaison between organ technician(s) and the university to ensure the university’s pipe organs and electronic organ are well-maintained.
  • Advise University Administrators on the issues (other than tuning) that need attention and require funding.

Provide organ accompaniment, as needed, for:

  • Major university events such as Graduation, Opening Convocation, Founder’s Day, Award’s Day, and other university-wide events as requested by the Administration
  • HBU Choir concerts for Major Works
  • Hymn accompaniment for Student Music Forums
  • Other performing requests as schedule allows and at organist’s discretion
  • The University Organist may establish & charge a fee for all non-university functions, to be paid by the organization or person(s) requesting the service.

Manage the Organ Recital Series

  • Secure guest artists for three recitals per semester
  • Perform on Organ Recital Series once per year
  • Promote the Organ Recital Series internally and externally
  • Grow and sustain a larger regular attendance

Teach secondary instrument applied organ lessons to piano majors at the current adjunct rate of pay.


The successful candidate must possess a minimum of Master’s Degree in Organ.

Additional Information

Procedure for Applications:

Each candidate should submit a CV and cover letter along with the online application, found at  The application requires a statement describing the candidate’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Submission of the application indicates the candidate’s acceptance and affirmation of the Preamble to the By-Laws of the University (included in online application), which each faculty member is expected to support and personify in his or her daily life. The successful candidate will also be able to articulate a vision for the role of his or her discipline at HBU that is supportive of The Ten Pillars vision statement (found at

About HBU:

Founded in 1960, HBU is an independent Christian university that offers enriched academic and student life experiences in a major metropolitan area.  As a result of implementing its twelve-year vision, The Ten Pillars: Faith and Reason in a Great City, HBU is on a trajectory to become a comprehensive, national university.  By fostering the intellectual, moral, and spiritual development of its students, the University provides A Higher Education, one that prepares students to succeed not only in their careers but also in life.  For more information about HBU, please visit

Please direct questions about this position to Dr. David Kirkwood:

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.