Organist/Pianist -- Newberg, OR

Organist/Pianist -- Newberg, OR


Newberg First United Methodist Church is looking for someone who would like to serve as an organist/pianist for our church. Below is the description for the position. Section 1: Position Information 1. Title: Church Organist/Pianist 2. Effective Date: As soon as Possible 3. This position is exempt 4. Salary: TBD Section 2: General Description: The Church Organist/pianist is considered a part time position of music ministry with primary responsibilities in the following areas (recognizing 3-5hours additional practice and preparation time): 1. To prepare and play music for one (1) Sunday Worship service per week 2. Play for all special services at direction of Pastor and congregational needs. 3. Accompany choir rehearsals every Wednesday night at 7:30pm-8:30pm, and play for Sunday services 4. Receive first right of refusal for additional services, weddings and funerals Section 3: Qualifications: 1. A dynamic and growing personal faith in Jesus Christ. 2. An understanding of the importance of music in worship. 3. Degree in music or similar qualifications 4. Experience in accompanying choir and leading congregational singing 5. Excellent communication skills 6. Basic knowledge of organ and piano maintenance upkeep Section 4: Abilities: 1. Fine musicianship in organ and piano playing 2. Select music appropriate to worship service themes for prelude, offertory and postlude. Section 5: Terms of employment: 1. The church organist/musician is considered a part-time position (with 3-5 hours practice/preparation per week) with time off to be determined in consultation with the SPRC. 2. Be responsible for contacting maintenance people two times a year for pianos and organ. 3. Direct oversight of the church organist/musician will be provided by the Director of Music, Pastor and SPRC 4. Play for services as outlined above under General Description 5. Work closely with Pastor and Director of Music regarding selection of music for services. 6. Give information on music for services to the Administrative Assistant in a timely manner. 7. SPRC is responsible for the overall supervision of all church employees and may administer quarterly performance reviews.

Location: Newberg First United Methodist Church

Contact: Laura Smith

Address: 1205 Deborah Road Newberg OR 97132

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