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Clarkston United Methodist Church

Principal Organist

Clarkston United Methodist Church
Clarkston, Michigan, United States


Date Posted: 07/17/2017
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

JOB TITLE:               Principal Organist

 

REPORTS TO:         Director of Music and Worship Arts

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  •       Bachelor’s or advanced degree in organ/church music or equivalent work experience
  •       Advanced organ and piano skills; comfortable with all styles of music

The organ is a 3-manual 48-rank Casavant installed by Lauck Organ Company in 1999

  •        Proficient working in a team staff environment
  •        Good communication and organizational skills
  •        Music assessment, development and programming

 

The Principal Organist is a key member of the Music and Worship team at CUMC.  He/she must support the overall mission of the church, be a spiritual leader, and a supportive team member.  He/she should be called by God into this ministry and model the CUMC mission statement, “to vitally connect people to people and people to God.”

 

DUTIES:

With direction from the Director of Music & Worship Arts

  •        Provide keyboard music for all worship services, special services, and other church activities as needed
  •        In collaboration with the Director of Music & Worship Arts:
  1.    Select voluntaries for all worship services
  2.    Attend Worship Planning meetings as directed
  •        Accompany all choral rehearsals for adult, youth and children’s choirs
  •        Be available to lead sectionals as needed
  •        Work with soloists, instrumentalist, and other musicians as needed
  •        Assist with choir communication
  •        Coordinate music for weddings and funerals in consultation with the families
  •        Supervise maintenance of church instruments, including pipe organ and pianos

 

SUMMARY:

  • This position is a part time position (approximately 25 hours per week)
  1.    Sunday worship (8am-1pm)
  2.    Wednesday afternoon – Music Team planning, children & youth rehearsals
  3.    Thursday – Adult Choir rehearsal (6-9pm)
  4.    Friday & Saturday – Scheduled weddings
  5.    Other hours as needed to complete job responsibilities
  6.    Summer hours to be coordinated with the Director of Music & Worship Arts
  • Abide by CUMC and United Methodist Church Discipline policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Attend continuing education programs as budget allows
  • Maintain membership in professional organizations
  • Maintain keyboard skills via practice sessions
  • Other tasks as directed by Director of Music and Worship Arts
  • Principal Organist may use the church facility for private lessons without cost, subject to availability and coordinated with Director of Music and Worship Arts

 

Application are being accepted at www.clarkstonumc.org/employment. With your application, a CD/media link to past performance(s) would be desirable.