Organist – Roswell Presbyterian Church, Roswell, GA

Roswell Presbyterian Church Organist Position

Roswell Presbyterian Church seeks an organist and accompanist for our traditional services as part of a thriving music ministry in a large, suburban Atlanta, Presbyterian church.

About the Role

We are seeking an organist who:

  • Can reflect their relationship with Christ in their day to day professional and personal life.
  • Will serve the congregation with the highest quality of skills that reflect both ability and creativity.
  • Has the ability to work well with clergy, staff, and congregation members.

Primary Duties

20 hours based on 2 traditional worship services and choir rehearsals

-Serve as principal organist and pianist for all regular and special seasonal worship services including but not limited to Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, etc.

-Serve as the accompanist for the adult choir and children’s choir rehearsals

-Serve as the principal organist for funerals and weddings including the right of first refusal

-Accompany concerts presented by the Music Ministry and attend any choir retreats

-Perform music administration duties designated by the Director of Music

-Work with the Director of Music and Director of Worship to plan music for worship services

-Assist the Director of Music in overseeing the tuning and maintenance of all organs and pianos

-Assist the Director of Music in providing qualified substitutes for all absences

-Duties require primarily onsite work with instruments with some virtual work available

Job Qualifications

The Applicant should possess the following:

-Significant experience playing in a traditional worship service

-Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music; advanced music degrees are preferred

-Ability to work well with others in a collegial manner

-An understanding of church music and liturgy in the Reformed Protestant tradition

-Demonstrated ability to:

Play a range of appropriate pieces from the classical organ repertoire with superior proficiency in terms of technique and interpretation

Lead the congregation in singing hymns and refrains with confidence

Improvise music as needed to provide continuity in worship effectively and artistically

Accompany the chancel choir and soloists and other ensembles in a manner that is responsive to the conductor and supports the ensemble

About Roswell Presbyterian Church

Roswell Presbyterian Church (RPC) welcomes a large family of faith (2500 members) to live out the good news of Jesus Christ. With roots that go back to 1839, RPC belongs to the historic Reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that trusts in the grace and love of Jesus Christ for ourselves and for the whole world. Roswell is a northern suburb of Atlanta. We are an inclusive and welcoming faith community.

About the Instruments

Roswell Presbyterian is home of the Casavant Frères organ Opus 3789 that was completed in 2000 along with the sanctuary. The organ has three manuals and pedals, 47 stops, and 68 ranks with electro-pneumatic action and antiphonal divisional. The main sanctuary also features a Steinway grand piano. Services in our historic sanctuary utilize our Allen organ.

Benefits

Benefits include a highly competitive compensation package commensurate with education and experience.

 Application Process

Online applications and recordings of service playing and accompanying choirs are highly encouraged. Please email all application materials including letter of interest, resume, and recordings to organistsearch@roswellpres.org

[Posted 11 JUN 2021]