First Presbyterian Church

Organist/Accompanist

First Presbyterian Church
Douglasville, Georgia, United States


Date Posted: 07/11/2017
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Supports the traditional worship and music ministry of the church by providing organ and piano music for scheduled services in traditional style in coordination with the Music Director. Accompanies the choir and offers instrumental support for all traditional worship services.

 

Position Type: Exempt, Part-time (8 hours weekly); Compensation will be based on experience and abilities

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides organ and piano service music for all traditional services in coordination with the Music Director.

  2. Accompany the choir for all regular Sunday traditional services as well as occasional mid-week services, e.g., Maundy-Thursday, Christmas Eve.

  3. Accompany the choir for all rehearsals, which are usually Wednesday nights, but may also include other times during seasons like Christmas and Easter.

  4. Accompany the choir in its preparation and execution of special choral events.

  5. Provide instrumental support as needed during worship services, e.g., offertory, Communion.

  6. Oversee maintenance/tuning of all organs and pianos.

Organ Information: A Rogers 967, 3 manual with antiphonal, purchased and

installed in 2001

Characteristics & Qualifications:

  1. Abiding faith in God and in Jesus Christ as personal Savior

  2. Passion for worship and the role played by music in facilitating corporate worship

  3. Improvisation (hymns and service music) skills are appreciated

  4. Ability to play additional instruments is desirable but not required

  5. Previous experience presenting organ and piano music

  6. Previous experience accompanying choirs and soloists

  7. Maintain Biblical standards of living and a desire to grow in faith

  8. Express a willingness to connect with the community at FPC Douglasville

 

Accountability: This professional staff position is accountable to the Director of Traditional Worship, and is supported in her/his ministry by the Personnel Committee. He/she will be given an annual review.

 

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