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Organist and Piano Accompanist (First UMC of National City)

Title Organist and Piano Accompanist (First UMC of National City)
Categories Jobs
Location First UMC of National City
Job Information

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF NATIONAL CITY

The First United Methodist Church of National City is seeking an Accompanist (organist/pianist)
POSITION: ACCOMPANIST (ORGANIST/PIANIST) approximately 5 hours per week. This does not include individual preparation time.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:
$10,607.52 (current as of November 1, 2018) annually
Stipends paid for funerals/weddings held at FUMC National City (Accompanist has first right of refusal for all weddings/funerals held at FUMC National City)
Paid vacation two Sundays per year (not to be taken during major Church holidays) coordinated with SPRC Chair
Two sick days (Sundays) per year

BASIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborate with Choir Director and Pastor on selecting appropriate music for Sunday service, special services, and weddings and funerals held at FUMC National City
Accompany at all Sunday services, special church holiday services such as, but not limited to Christmas Eve, Easter Sunrise Service, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving service (held prior to Thanksgiving Day)
Accompany for choir rehearsals
Perform prelude, postlude, and offertory for services
Accompany choir and/or soloists during services
Participate in special music programs of the church such as Choir Christmas Cantata
Notify SPRC Chair of any repair and/or tuning needs of both the church organ and pianos
Notify Pastor when not available for weddings and/or funerals held at FUMC National City
Assist with identifying and securing qualified substitute accompanist during vacation/sick leave

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor degree in music is preferred but not required
Proficiency in performing and knowledge of UMC Hymnal, appropriate church literature for services, weddings, funerals
Must possess a valid California Driver’s License

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

If interested, please email or mail your current resume and one letter of recommendation from a colleague (someone familiar with your work as an accompanist) to:

Christine Hoffman, Ed.D., Staff/Pastor Relations Committee
760-533-7535
zebo14@msn.com

Anticipated start date of December 30, 2018. Please be advised that the position may be filled at any time by a decision of the SPRC.