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Christ Church of Oak Brook

Assistant Organist

Christ Church of Oak Brook
Oak Brook, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 05/18/2017
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 5001 to 7500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

ASSISTANT ORGANIST                        Position Description


Start Date:  September 1, 2017                                             

FLSA Category: Exempt                                              

Hours: 8-10 hours /week

Work Status: Part-time 

Function:   Support Worship Ministry



PURPOSE: The Assistant Organist serves as a collaborative member of the Worship Team in the development and offering of outstanding worship services and special music events aimed at engaging people in exalting God. The primary responsibility is to provide organ music for worship services, concert events and other church functions as needed.


POSITION FOCUS: Worship Ministry



Part-Time: maximum of 8-10 hours per week on-site (may vary throughout the month and liturgical year)

Hours: As needed and assigned monthly or quarterly



Reports to:   Noelle Combs, Classic Worship Director

Partners with:   Devon Hollingsworth, Master Organist



  • Consult with the Classic Worship Director and Master Organist regarding solo organ music selections and liturgical accompaniments for Worship services and concert events.
  • Provide appropriate musical support in a substitute capacity for weddings, funeral/memorial services, and other special events as requested, needed or assigned.
  • Rehearse on-site weekly in partnership with the Master Organist to acquire and refine technical knowledge required to expertly play our Sanctuary 80 ranks Austin/40 ranks Allen instrument.
  • Play one Sunday per month (as assigned) in two Sunday morning Classic (traditional) Worship services.  Observe at least one additional Sunday morning per month.
  • Play one Sunday per month (as assigned) in one Sunday evening Classic Communion Worship service.
  • Maintain professional relationships with other church musicians (staff and volunteer).




Character Traits

  • High commitment to communication and partnership with Music Staff and Worship Team.
  • Passion for worship in the Protestant traditional expression.
  • Compassionate and friendly approach to members of the public and congregation.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, punctuality, reliability and responsibility.


Skills and Talents

  • Exceptional skills and experience playing a pipe organ; display excellence, sensitivity and proficiency in utilizing the full capabilities of a pipe organ.
  • Display knowledge of wide variety of appropriate classical and/or sacred organ solo repertoire, with the desire and capacity to become familiar with a larger library of repertoire, as recommended by the Master Organist.
  • Demonstrate proficiency as a pianist and piano accompanist.




  • Bachelor’s degree in music (emphasis in either organ/sacred music/piano).
  • Experience working within a church and/or liturgical educational setting.
  • Current repertoire list is a plus.
  • Two professional references (at least one must be a church and/or music professional).
  • Salary commensurate with experience; to be discussed during selection process.




Please submit cover letter and resume to HR@CC-OB.ORG


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