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Trinity lutheran Church

Organist, Early Mass

Trinity lutheran Church
Fairview Village, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 10/22/2009
Categories: Other
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Job Description
Organist for 8:30 AM Mass
Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairview Village, PA 19409
In concert with the Mission & Vision Statement of the Church the following items are the main responsibilities of the Organist at Trinity Lutheran Church:

A. Worship Responsibilities
Provide musical leadership with pipe organ at traditional mass and at other scheduled services including but not limited to, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day falling on Sunday.

Provide leadership in the music program through the recruitment and development of congregational talents, resources and spiritual gifts.

Provide musical leadership through regularly scheduled rehearsals and special continuing education events.

Provide leadership in planning annual budget for the traditional music program, maintain the music library arrange for care of the musical instruments .

Prepare weekly and seasonal worship with pastor attending staff meetings and a monthly Worship and Music meeting.

Provide special music for holy days and seasons like Advent, Christmas ,Lent and Easter.
This includes additional instruments and other worship enhancements.

When requested, consult with and advise those arranging for special services (like weddings and funerals etc.) and to play for such services, receiving extra individual compensation .

Provide replacement organist for vacation or continuing education times in consultation with Pastor.

Communicate a joyful spiritual health to volunteers and the worshipping congregation through music and spiritual growth.

B. Weekly Responsibilities
Realizing that this is a part-time position, it is understood that the organist will not maintain regular office hours. However, it is expected that a regular time will be spent at the church office for meetings and rehearsals in preparation for masses each week. The following is required:

Attendance at (1) monthly staff meeting
Weekly rehearsals .
Supervision of instrument tuning and maintenance.
Assist organizing of music library and maintaining the order of the library.
Schedule all events and rehearsals on church office master calendar.

C. Responsibilities to other Programs
All members of Trinity Church staff cooperate to compliment each others gifts and serve the congregation. We expect the music leadership to have a collegial style with other staff:, to work in concert with other programs and leaders of the Church to maximize the spiritual gifts of others in the church.