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Organist/Choir Accompanist; Choir Director


1/22/2019

Job Description for ORGANIST

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ability to read and write English
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Must have prior experience with sacred music
  • Proficiency at reading and interpreting music
  • Ability to learn to play the model of new organ currently in use at Grass Valley United Methodist Church
  • Ability to sight-read moderately difficult music
  • Play at two worship services per Sunday and attend meetings as needed
  • Proficiency in organ and piano
  • Maintains a pleasant demeanor while in the church

Normal Work Week: Two worship services per Sunday; rehearsals; and meetings as required

Supervisor: Staff Parish Relations Chairperson

Compensation: Part-time/hourly

Description of Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Attend meetings of the Worship Committee
  • Select and prepare suitable organ/piano music for worship services
  • Play the organ/piano as required in worship services
  • Oversee maintenance of the church organ in cooperation with the Board of Trustees
  • Approve those who wish to have access to the organ
  • Play for church weddings and rehearsals as availability provides
  • Play for memorial services as availability provides
  • Accompany persons rehearsing for special music as availability provides

Job Description for CHOIR DIRECTOR

Minimum Requirements:
  • Read and write English
  • Proficient at reading and interpreting music
  • Must have prior experience with sacred music
  • Must be proficient at choral direction
  • Basic accounting skills sufficient to prepare an annual music budget request
  • Attend worship services, choir rehearsals, and meetings as required
  • Good interpersonal skills to interact with volunteer choir and church leadership
Normal Work Week: Attend worship services, choir practice, and meetings as required

Supervisor: Staff Parish Relations Committee Chairperson

Compensation: Part-time/hourly

Description of Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Attend the Worship Committee meetings
  • Support Pastor in developing, implementing, and maintaining a full music ministry
  • Authority to purchase music and related music items under the appropriate budget line item
  • Select and prepare suitable music for the worship services
  • Manage and maintain the music program property and supplies
  • Prepare a budget request for the upcoming year and submit to the Finance Committee in a timely manner for inclusion in the annual budget
  • Endeavor to recruit new choir members
  • Endeavor to maintain choir membership that meets the worship needs of the congregation
  • Direct Congregational singing when needed

Contact: Jodi Alba

Address: 236 South Church Street Grass Valley CA 95945

Phone: 5302721946

Email: gvumc@gv-umc.org

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