Accompanist, West Portland

Accompanist, West Portland


Experienced piano/keyboard musician being sought by West Portland UMC as a part-time accompanist for Sunday morning worship and special services. This position is a significant part of the worship experience. The selected individual should be skilled and comfortable with both traditional and contemporary music in a blended worship service. This includes playing instrumentals, accompany congregational singing and accompanying the choir and guest vocalist/musicians as needed. Full job description below. Submit resume and cover letter to by October 27th. Accompanist Position Description WPUMC The Accompanist is a salaried Support Staff Position that is responsible for ensuring that the instrumental music portion of the Worship Ministry Strategies is accomplished. The selected individual should be skilled and comfortable with both traditional and contemporary music in a blended worship service. The accompanist should be able to accompany the Choir and guest vocalist/musicians as needed. The accompanist is a significant part of the Church’s plan and vision for the future. The following are minimum performance expectations. Specific Musical Duties: 1. Play with skill and passion at the Sunday AM Worship Celebration weekly. 2. Prepare and participate in three or four special services which may include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Christmas Eve. 3. Work with the Pastor/& worship leader in music selection. 4. With input from the Pastor and Choir director, plan and prepare preludes, postludes and offertories. 5. Provide music for funeral and weddings as requested. Compensation will be paid as an honorarium by the family. 6. Attend staff meetings held by the Pastor and attend Worship Team meetings as requested. Skills Needed 1. Play piano, keyboard and/or organ. 2. Sight read music. 3. Take direction and work as a team member. 4. Accompany congregational singing. 5. Collaborate with Choir director, Pastor, and/or Worship Leader. Accountability 1. Works with Pastor, Choir director, and Worship Leader. Is ultimately accountable to the Staff Parish Relations Committee. 2. Applicant will be requested to sign forms allowing the church to perform a background check. 3. A time card must be completed and submitted by the 20th of each month. Compensation 1. There will be yearly performance reviews with additional reviews scheduled if needed. 2. There will be one week paid vacation each year. 3. It is anticipated that the musical duties will require about 12-15 hours per month. The accompanist will be compensated at the monthly salary rate of $450. With prior approval, if more hours are required for special services they will be paid at the hourly rate of $30 per hour.

Location: West Portland UMC

Contact: Mike Davis

Address: 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd Portland 97219

Phone: 503-246-4343



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