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Job Description

POSITION START DATE: August 1, 2024

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Centennial United Methodist Church (CUMC) Organist is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position. The Organist is responsible for coordination, planning and performance of organ music at the church. The person in this position provides spiritual enrichment of the congregation through music and ministers to the congregation through inspirational music.  

POSITION REPORTS TO: Roseville Music Director

KEY FUNCTIONS AND ROLES:

  • Prepare and perform organ and piano music, and keyboard accompaniment for the Chancel Choir during morning worship, special services, and rehearsals as directed by the Roseville Music Director, and accompaniment for other ensembles as needed.
  • Prepare and perform appropriate music for weddings and funerals at Centennial UMC as needed.
    • Additional compensation will be paid for weddings and funerals. Compensation will be paid by the wedding couple or bereaving family. CUMC will secure and administer this fee.
    • If unavailable to play for weddings or funerals, the organist will arrange for a competent substitute.
  • Collaborate with other Music Directors as required on special and blended services at CUMC.

Administration, in consultation with the Roseville Music Director
  • Administer the upkeep of the organ.
  • Arranging for substitutes during times of absence.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Degree in music, music ministry, organ, or equivalent church music experience and competence.
  • Experience in leading worship through hymn playing.
  • Ability to work within a team.
 
ABOUT OUR ORGAN:
  • 1967 Schantz Pipe Organ
  • 3 Manuals
  • 39 Ranks
  • Moveable Console

PRIVATE TEACHING:
The Organist will have use of the church organ and pianos for teaching private lessons if desired. (This is on personal time and will be compensated by the student.) Any activity of this kind in the church building is to be coordinated around church programs and activities.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
  • From $25 an hour, commensurate with training and experience. Estimated 13 hours per week.
  • Professional development assistance
  • Flexible schedule
APPLICATION PROCESS:
  • Please submit a resumé, contact information for three professional references, and three to five links to audio/video samples of the applicant’s playing to sprc@centennialumc.org
  • Applications should be received by June 15 to ensure consideration.