Organist

FBC Opelika

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is defined as salary (no overtime), restricted part time with no benefits. This is a 12- month position, starting in January 2023. Expectation of attendance is for Sunday Worship Services, rehearsals with the choir, and three or four special services to include a Christmas program, Christmas Eve, and an Easter program.

PURPOSE

To provide organ and/or piano accompaniment for scheduled worship services and other occasions in support of the music ministry of the church.

SKILLS NEEDED

Primary ability to play the organ

Secondary ability to play the piano/keyboard

Ability to sight-read

Ability to take direction and work as a team member

Skill of improvisation is desired

ACCOUNTABILITY

Works with the Pastor and Minister of Music. Receives music selections from the Minister of Music. Receives direction from the Pastor and Minister of Music.

Notify the Minister of Music a minimum of two weeks prior, but as soon as planned absences are known, to allow for scheduling of a substitute organist/pianist.

Minister of Music will conduct annual evaluations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Rehearse weekly with church choir and special musicians as scheduled.

Accompany the choir and special musicians during scheduled worship services.

Provide accompaniment for other special services (revivals, Bible conferences, banquets, choir retreats, etc.) as assigned by the Minister of Music.

Support the church’s worship environment through the well-prepared execution of music presented by the choir and special musicians.

Support congregational worship through the accurate leadership of hymns and songs.

Provide assistance in planning, preparing rehearsing and playing appropriate music for scheduled worship services and other required occasions to support the music ministry of the church.

With input from the Pastor and Minister of Music: plan, select, and prepare preludes, postludes and offertories.

Provide music for Funerals and Weddings as instructed by Pastor or Minister of Music. The family will pay compensation for services as an honorarium.

Coordinate/Manage use of organ for other church events, giving specific direction to guest players as to approved use of organ “banks.”

RELATIONSHIPS

Relates to the Pastor as head of staff; Minister of Music/Church Administrator as supervisors. Works with the Worship Ministry Team as guidance for worship format.

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