Now Hiring – Organist/Accompanist

Job Description:  Organist/Accompanist

Purpose:

Works with music director and pastor in order to usher and lead the congregation in a spirit of worship that draws people to discipleship in Jesus Christ.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of the organ and piano and keyboard ability sufficient to play hymns, songs, and anthem accompaniments. Ability to sight-read and improvise is desired.
  • High degree of competence on the organ and piano and the ability to accompany groups and individuals.
  • Have a good sense of rhythm and meter.
  • Rehearse each week with the Chancel Choir as well as other ensembles and soloists occasionally.
  • Plan, select and prepare preludes, postludes and offertories according to the needs of the worship services.
  • Willingness to rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music.
  • Meet as needed with the Music Director for planning and preparation for worship services and other events.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Sensitivity and ability to work with a variety of people.
  • Ability to take direction and work as a team member.
  • Ability to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the church leadership, church choir and orchestra, and members of the praise team.
  • Desire to maintain a constant program of self-improvement.
  • Understanding and appreciation of liturgy.
  • Be responsible for Sunday services, Christmas Eve services and other special occasions.
  • Play for weddings and funerals, as requested (and upon availability), being permitted to receive additional compensation from the parties involved.
  • Maintain an accurate account of organ and piano needs and maintenance, and notify the Music Director and SPRC.

Accountability

Accountable to Senior Pastor, Music Director and SPRC.

Successful compliance with the General Employment Practices detailed in the Wesley UMC Church Staff Policy Manual must be fulfilled.

An annual performance review will be done.

Salary

Negotiable, consistent with candidate’s education, experience and skill level.

 

Email to apply:  staff-parish-chair@wesleyumc-dover.com