Organist/Pianist/Choir Accompanist - North Congregational Church United Church

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North Congregational Church United Church of Christ
2040 Henderson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

Proposed Accompanist Application 3/1

Job Title: Organist/Pianist/Choir Accompanist

Job Type: Part-time (10 hours/week or less)

Salary: Salary is commensurate with ability, education, and experience

Purpose: To help people connect with God through music by serving as the church organist/pianist in specified or assigned worship services and other activities in the church.

Job Requirements:
● Ability to play traditional and contemporary choral works, following a director
● Knowledge of the instrument and keyboard ability sufficient to play hymns, anthem accompaniments, and service music
● High degree of competence on piano, and the ability to accompany groups and individuals .
● Ability to play organ or a strong desire and willingness to learn, as organ is a vital part of our congregation
● Knowledge of basic music theory and ability to perform simple transpositions or reharmonizations. Ability to read chord charts and lead sheets preferred
● Ability to sight read, 4 part open scores, accompaniment, and hymns
● Willingness to rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music
● Sensitivity and ability to interact with a variety of people
● Ability to take direction and work as a team member
● Ability to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the church leadership, church choir, and members of the congregation
● Ability to play quality prelude, offertory, and postlude for worship service
● Sensitivity to conductor

Responsibilities:
● Prepare and perform all music for rehearsals and services (including appropriate preludes, offertories, anthems, communion music, postludes, etc.)
● Play for Chancel Choir rehearsals each week ( 1.5 hrs currently on Thursdays)
● Play for special rehearsals and performances as needed
● Play for Sunday services (8:15 and 10:30) as well as Sunday morning choir rehearsal (10 am)
● Be available for all special services (including, but not limited to Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, etc.)
● Lead sectionals as assigned
● Arrange for and maintain an accurate account of organ and piano needs and maintenance and provide the Minister of Music with a budget for special materials/repairs/maintenance relative to the keyboard instruments
● Communicate with the Minister of Music to, insure that qualified organists/pianists are provided for worship upon the absence of the regular accompanist
● Submit to church office by the appointed date each week the titles/composers of service music to be printed in the Sunday bulletins
● Coordinate weekly Special Music presentations each summer by vocal and/or instrumental soloists and small ensembles
● Oversee the use of the North Church pianos/organ by non-North Church, persons; example: guest organist for weddings and funerals
● Attend monthly staff meetings and all other staff meetings as called by the Senior Pastor
● Opening Time: July 1, 2020.
● Instruments:
● Two manual 13 rank pipe organ, Muller Pipe Organs recently made additions
● Yamaha Grand Piano

Persons interested should contact Jeff Goodwin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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