Position: Organist

First Presbyterian Church, Champaign, IL
Job Description – Organist
Part time/12-18 hours per week

 

Principal Job

Play organ/piano for Sunday services and choir rehearsals.

Qualifications

Minimum of Master’s Degree in music; organ or piano major preferred.

Prior experience in church organist positions.

Strong communications skills and willingness to work in a collegial manner with the Director of Music, clergy and other staff.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  1. Enhance the spirit of worship through music during the two traditional services on Sunday mornings, including preludes, offertories, postludes and accompaniment of hymns and anthems.
  2. Play for additional services which may occur at times other than Sunday morning, in particular: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas and Spring Music Sundays, and others approved by Session.
  3. Rehearse with the Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings (September through May), Sunday mornings and other rehearsals associated with worship preparation.
  4. Work with the Director of Music and clergy in selecting appropriate music for worship services.
  5. Advise the Worship Team, Worship Committee and staff on matters that involve worship music, as requested.
  6. Serve as wedding organist/pianist as available using the Wedding Planning Booklet as the guide for these occasions. Remuneration for weddings is in addition to salary. This document is available at firstpres.church/forms.
  7. Play for funerals and memorial services as available using the Funeral Planning Booklet as the guide for these occasions. Remuneration for funerals is in addition to salary. This document is available at firstpres.church/forms.

 

Deadline for application: June 1, 2018

Position start: Negotiable

Position reports to the Director of Music.

Annual compensation commensurate with experience and education.

Sanctuary instruments include the pipe works of a Schantz organ that have been coupled to a Rodgers Digital Infinity II, three manual organ installed in 2015 and a seven foot Steinway grand piano.

When the need arises for time off, the employee will notify their supervisor (Director of Music) and permission may be given on a case by case basis, not to exceed four weeks. (Wednesday/Sunday)

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and either an audio recording or a link to a video recording.  Email submissions to organistsearch@firstpres.church