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American Lutheran Church
Prescott, AZ


  • Type of Position: Part-Time
  • Experience Requirement: At least 3 years
  • Education Requirement: Bachelor’s
  • Date Posted: February 26, 2018

Job Description

American Lutheran Church — a congregation with a thriving music ministry within a 1000-member congregation in beautiful Prescott, Arizona — is seeking a highly-qualified individual to act as the primary accompanist / organist. American Lutheran is proud of its long-standing tradition of fine music in worship as well as in our Passion for Life Fine Arts Series. Our music ministry includes the 40+ voice adult choir, graded choral program, handbell ensembles, and seasonal musical offerings which often include other community singers and instrumentalists.

The Sanctuary is an excellent space housing our 36 rank Schantz Pipe Organ and Steinway concert grand piano. Other instruments include 2 sets of hand chimes, a 5-octave set of Malmark Handbells, Orff instruments and other varied instruments used by both the children’s and adult music ministry.

General Description: The organist gives leadership to the traditional worship services using the organ/piano to lift the congregation in music for the praise of God. Accompany ensembles in worship and rehearsals.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Music preferred.
  • Continuing education with specialized knowledge in liturgical worship and creative leadership.

Work Experience Preferred:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience leading liturgical worship with the organ.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience accompanying musical ensembles on keyboard.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Demonstrates ongoing, prayerful and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Supports American Lutheran Church’s Biblical and theological conservative position as stated in ALC’s Confession of Faith.
  • Desire and passion for Liturgical Worship and Music Ministry.
  • Demonstrates loyalty and commitment to team building with staff.
  • Professionally organized with ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality, discretion, and loyalty.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Lutheran hymn-based organ literature.
  • Ability to sight read hymns, liturgy, and anthem accompaniments.

We welcome individuals with demonstrated experience in multiple musical genres.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Select and provide organ or piano music at all worship regular services.
  • Use creative hymn accompaniments to lead the congregation.
  • Accompany choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists as scheduled by the Minister of Music.
  • Provide organ or piano music for weddings and funerals held at the church.
  • Submit organ or piano music information for all worship bulletins to administrative staff.
  • Select and provide organ or piano music at all worship regular services.
  • Be flexible in worship planning.
  • Participate in other events and programs (ie: Advent and lent special services) as scheduled.

This is a part time (estimated at 20–25 hours per week) position. Salary range is $20,000-$32,000, commensurate with experience. Experienced organists as well as qualified college students are encouraged to apply. The position is currently open but we are willing to wait for the right candidate.

Contact/How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter of introduction, resume, and personal references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via postal mail at American Lutheran Church, Attn: Organist Search, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.

Audio and video samples are welcomed and encouraged.