Organist/Accompanist – Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Marietta, GA

Eastminster Presbyterian

Organist/Accompanist

Summary:

The worship accompanist is a part-time position that provides music leadership on the church organ and piano for the congregation during traditional worship services and on keyboards during the contemporary worship services for Eastminster Presbyterian Church.  The individual in this position is a member of the church staff who will fulfill the responsibilities and functions listed below.

Classification and Relationships:

Status:                            Part-time Salaried Position

Reports to:                   Director of Worship and Music Ministries.

Relationships:              Senior Pastor / Head of Staff; Worship Team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Must know, understand and abide by our denomination’s (ECO Presbyterian) Essential Tenants of Faith
  • Attested musical skills on the organ and piano.
  • Undergraduate degree in organ or piano performance is preferred.
  • Must pass required Georgia Background check.
  • Minimum five years experience accompanying worship (traditional and or contemporary modes of worship in church related setting.
  • Minimum of 3 personal / professional references

Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate organ/piano music for the Traditional Sunday services on a weekly basis, generally including but not limited to: Gathering Music, Prelude, Hymns, Choral Anthems/Special Music/Guest Musician(s), Offertory, Communion, Postlude
  • Rehearse each week with the Chancel Choir and occasionally with ensembles or soloists as needed.
  • Provide piano / keyboard support for the Contemporary Service on a weekly basis
  • Lead rehearsals for the Director of Music and Worship in his/her absence
  • Establish a personal weekly rehearsal time at the organ and inform our main office of the schedule.  These established practice times will be protected.
  • Meet as needed with the Director of Music for planning and preparation for worship services and other events.
  • Submit the titles and composers of music literature to the church office by 10:00am every Wednesday for inclusion in the Sunday worship bulletins.
  • Additional services and events are part of base pay and typically include choir concerts, recitals, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise service, two Christmas Eve services, etc. These additional rehearsals, services/events are scheduled with the concurrence of the Director of Music.
  • Provide for qualified substitutes for all absences.
  • Provide accompaniment for funerals, memorial services, and weddings

Additional services or events which are not part of the position’s base salary for which you will be appropriately compensated.

  • The church shall provide monies for proper care of the organ and pianos located in the church, including quarterly organ and piano tunings and any necessary repairs.
  • The Organist/Pianist/Accompanist shall report to the Director of Music and Worship concerning the condition and maintenance needs of the organ and pianos, including tunings, repairs, etc.
  • Vacation/paid time off will be determined by previous experience.

Jamie Dick
Director of Music Ministries
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
3125 Sewell Mill Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 977-2976 office
(702) 203-5752 cell

[Posted 23 JUL 2021]