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Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Chartlotte, NC

Details

  • Type of Position: Part-Time, Exempt 
  • Date Posted: October 25, 2021

Job Description

The Organist works with the Director of Worship Arts (currently Director of Music Ministry) to provide music for church worship services.

Responsibilities:

  • Organist and pianist, particularly skilled in playing congregational hymns, accompanying choirs, instrumentalists and soloists in worship services
  • Ability to organize and initiate work with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to relate to and work with a variety of people with diverse viewpoints including talented musicians (classical and contemporary), pastors, lay leaders, church staff, donors, and congregational disciples/volunteers
  • Able to contribute to the effectiveness of music department and larger staff teams
  • Consult with the Director of Music Ministry in the selection of suitable organ/piano music for services including; preludes, postludes, and voluntaries
  • With the Director of Music Ministry, plan and coordinate music for various worship services, including selection of music, rehearsal of choirs, soloists, and instrumentalists, and presentation of music
  • Accompany congregational hymn signing, anthems for choirs, instrumentalists, soloists and sung responses during worship services in collaboration with the Director of Music Ministry
  • Rehearsal accompanist for regular choir rehearsals and at special rehearsals for major performances (usually scheduled on Saturdays prior to the performance)
  • In accordance with church policy, play organ for weddings/funerals as assigned by Director of Worship Arts
  • Serves as back-up choir director
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Worship Arts

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music; accomplished performer with demonstrated competency in organ and piano; committed Christian musician; Master’s Degree in Music preferred, but not required.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
    • Ability to work with selected music in order to enhance worship at MPPC
    • Ability to work with varying levels of choir member skills
    • Ability to organize and initiate practices/performances with a minimum of supervision  
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and adapt production timelines to changing conditions
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team to assess needs and produce results
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships inside and outside of MPPC 
    • Ability to effectively communicate through verbal, written, or electronic means
    • Ability to incorporate strong organizational skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to MPPC’s mission
Contact/How to Apply

Please contact Lynn Williams, lwilliams@myersparkpres.org, 704.927.1244. The posting is active as of 10/21/21 and will remain open until filled.