Mason United Methodist Church
Position open – September 1, 2018
Position is Part-Time
Approx. 12 hrs. per week
Annual Salary range: $10,000 – 12,000
The successful candidate for Organist/Accompanist at Mason UMC understands that this is a United Methodist faith community. The organist/accompanist will be an active member of the Worship Team, composed of the pastor, lay staff and volunteers who study, plan, and lead various styles of Christian worship services. The organist/accompanist will be a person who delights in our Aeolian-Skinner organ. However, the purpose of this position is the support of liturgical, choral, and congregational participation. Solo opportunities, i.e. prelude, offertory, postlude, are expected to support and enhance the beauty of the worship experience and be appropriately time-limited. Our organist/accompanist will participate actively in both the work and the fellowship of the choir and congregation, sharing in social events and prayerful concerns for one another.
- Select music appropriate to the theme of each Sunday worship service and other seasonal services. Consultation with Music Director is expected.
- Accompany choir, soloists, ensembles, instrumentalists as needed. Choir rehearses one evening weekly, September – June and other times as needed. Arrange rehearsal with music leaders for summer services.
- Accompany a choir warm-up Sunday mornings.
- Encourage and assist singers and instrumentalists to share their gifts in worship.
- Make arrangements for substitutes when needed, through the Music Director and/or Music Team.
- Consider opportunities to play for weddings, funerals, and special services.
- Watch for and report maintenance needs of pianos and organ.
- Beyond these expectations there may be opportunities to offer recitals and concerts at times other than Sunday morning.
- Reports to Music Director.
Education Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education or Piano or Organ Performance preferred.
- Minimum one year experience accompanying groups and/or individuals, including working with/following the direction of a choral conductor.
- Strong sight-reading skills, including playing open-score.