Organist/Pianist – Central Congregational United Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA

Vacancy Announcement, Organist / Pianist

Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 2676 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA  30329

Central’s website:  www.Central-ucc.org;
To learn more about the United Church of Christ:  www.ucc.org

Description of Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Music to build a genuine sense of community in the choir and throughout the congregation.
  • Select preludes, offertories and postludes appropriate both thematically and musically for the day and the service (8:30 and 11:00 a.m.), pulling in music from many genres, including but not limited to the standard classical repertoire, folk tunes, and music from around the world
  • Make hymn singing an integral part of worship services, inviting congregational participation in creative and inspiring ways
  • Play for two weekly choir rehearsals (90 minutes on Wednesday night and 45 minutes on Sunday morning) that allow volunteers who may not be at every rehearsal to participate effectively
  • Rehearse with soloists and guest instrumentalists as needed
  • Assist with review of the weekly orders of service before going to print
  • Participate fully in special services as needed throughout the year
  • Assist the Director of Music in maintaining the choral library in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of the role of music in liturgical settings
  • High level of technical proficiency at both the organ and piano
  • Significant experience as a rehearsal accompanist, comfortable with reading open scores and supporting the Director of Music and the choir to be fully prepared for worship services
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively integrate time honored organ and piano literature with the best of more contemporary genres
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor, to exercise mature judgment, and to be a dependable and flexible team participant

Salary considerations:  The salary, based on approximately 15 hours per week, will be fixed commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the applicant.

Background check:  Applicants should be prepared and willing to submit to a standard background check in compliance with our Safe Church policy.

How to Apply:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and other relevant materials highlighting qualifications to keyboardposition@central-ucc.org.   There is no set closing date for applications. The position will remain open until filled.

[Posted 22 AUG 2019]


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