Church Organist, Messiah UMC [Lafayette Hill, PA]
The Messiah United Methodist Church, Lafayette Hill, PA is a Christian worshipping congregation in the suburbs of Philadelphia with an active music program. We are looking for a skilled organist/pianist to accompany our worship and choir. Our current services are a mix of traditional, contemporary, and “blended” including pieces on piano, organ, and pre-recorded accompaniment.
Hours: 5 hours per week on average
Pay: Commensurate with experience/education
Schedule: One weekly Sunday worship service with extra services during Christmas and Easter. (3 vacation weeks throughout the year).
Reports to:The Pastor with close working relationship with the worship leader
Begins:April 22, 2019
Instruments: Allen organ and Kawai Grand Piano
- Play organ/piano for all worship services (Sunday 10:30 AM and all special worship services) including all traditional, contemporary, and “blended” services.
- Accompany adult choir at Thursday evening rehearsals and a Sunday morning worship with a rehearsal before the service (The choir sings 2-3 Sundays per month and is not active during summer)
- Accompany soloists and ensembles as needed
- Select and play seasonally appropriate prelude and postlude music
- Coordinate rehearsals with musicians for special music
- Play for weddings and funerals as available
- Attend occasional staff meetings
- Arrange for regular maintenance of the organ and pianos
- Experience playing the organ with a knowledge of the mechanics of the instrument and standard organ repertoire
- Proficient in accompanying congregational singing in worship
- Familiarity with traditional and contemporary styles of Christian worship and liturgies. (Or a willingness to learn one in which you are less familiar)
- Comfortable playing a wide variety of musical styles
- Experienced in accompanying a choir
- Solid communication and collaborative skills in order to coordinate with the Pastor, worship leader, and choir members
- Sense of humor and versatility a plus
Please submit a cover letter and resume, CD or video links if available, to: Messiah United Methodist Church, 527 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, or MumcHiring@gmail.com