Soapstone UMC

Raleigh, NC 27613

Denomination: United Methodist

Category: Worship Leader

Posted on: February 14, 2022

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

Lead Pianist and Accompanist

A church in North Raleigh, Soapstone United Methodist, with a dynamic and active music program is seeking a Lead Pianist and Accompanist. Approximately 12 hours per week is required.


This individual will provide piano accompaniment and solo playing for the following:

o Two Sunday morning worship services: 8:30 am with a Praise Team and 11:00 am service with a Chancel Choir. This includes solo prelude, offertory, and postlude pieces as needed.

o Three weekly rehearsals: Chancel Choir on Wednesday evenings; Praise Team on Thursday evenings; ensemble groups on Sunday afternoons.

o Cantata rehearsals: four Saturday mornings (September December) and four January April for our Christmas and Easter cantatas, which we perform with orchestra

o Special services throughout the year (funerals, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve).

Our music groups perform in worship year-round; however, we take off many weeks of rehearsal in the summer.

The lead pianist, in coordination with the Director of Music Ministries, is responsible for finding a substitute for rehearsals and services for which they cannot play.

Applicants invited to interview for the position will be asked to play with a small group, as well as sight read.


Heart for worship and a desire to inspire the spiritual growth of others

A Bachelor's Degree in Music with an emphasis on piano and/or accompanying, or equivalent experience.

2+ years related experience playing for worship in a program-sized church.

Compensation is negotiable, based on experience. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to hr@soapstoneumc.org; or mail to Soapstone UMC, Attn: Rev. Mitzi Johnson, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27613. No phone calls, please. 

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Christi Melton
12837 Norwood Road
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