Organist/Accompanist

Kingswood United Methoidst Church

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Category: Christian Musician

Posted on: February 05, 2019

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

Job Summary: The role of the organist/accompanist of Kingswood United Methodist Church (KUMC) is to support the music program through excellence in keyboard skills. This is accomplished through a passion for the worship experience, a strong Christian faith, and a high standard (demonstrated proficiency) in multi-rank organ performance, piano performance, and digital keyboard skills. The organist/accompanist will report to the Director of Music Ministry, and will support the mission and goals of the pastoral staff and Worship Committee.

Instruments: A Rodgers Digital organ, a Steinway Grand Piano, and two upright pianos

Musical Groups: Chancel Choir, Allelus Women's Ensemble, The King's Men Ensemble, Praise Band, Cherub Children's Choir, Handbell Choir, other ad hoc groups that develop

Primary Responsibilities:
Performance of all keyboard service music for 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services
Provide keyboard accompaniment for Chancel Choir, and other choirs as needed
Attend all rehearsals for Chancel Choir, and other choirs as needed
Arrange service music (e.g., prelude, offertory, postlude, etc.) in harmony with scheduled worship themes & focuses
Practice all worship service music weekly
Participate in periodic congregational song selection meeting with Clergy and the Directory of Music Ministry
Consult with the Clergy and the Directory of Music Ministry to prepare appropriate music/performances for special services such as Christmas Eve, Children's Christmas program, Mardi Gras Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and others as needed
Coordinate Summer music plans and work with volunteers who will perform special music during
Summer Sundays for all services, providing accompaniment as needed
Identify and arrange for qualified substitute organist as required (e.g., vacation, illness) for rehearsals and services, and arrange with church office on payment
Identify and arrange for maintenance of organ and pianos with qualified organ and piano technicians, no less than once a year, and arrange with church office on payment
Music planning and accompaniment for weddings and funerals at the church; includes additional
compensation
Participate in weekly Sunday morning worship team meetings
Participate in church staff meetings, no less than quarterly, as arranged by the Clergy
Develop annual professional development plan in conjunction with the Directory of Music Ministry, with quarterly reviews

Part-Time Position: Hours: 10-12 hours per week. Mandatory attendance for all Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Holy Week (Palm Sunday through Easter) services

Compensation: Salary negotiable based upon experience, benefits as per KUMC employee handbook 

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's or higher degree in music or related subject with a major or minor discipline in keyboard music
Strong experience and expertise in playing church music, including Contemporary Christian Music
Self-motivated, reliable, and able to work collaboratively with a team
Ability to maintain professional and cordial interaction with church members, co-workers and vendors
Ability to work evening or weekend hours 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Organist/Accompanist
Time Type:
Part Time
Salary:
Not specified
Organization Type:
Church
Denomination:
Worship Style:
Blended
Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Contact Name:
Randy Lawrence
Address1:
401 W Dundee
Address2:
City:
Buffalo Grove
State or Province:
ZIP Code:
60089
Country:
USA
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