Organist/ Accompanist Position

Job Description

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Sykesville, MD

The Organist/Choir Accompanist will be responsible for providing the service music for worship services. The service music includes, but is not limited to:

  • A planned Prelude on the organ or piano at the start of the service
  • An offertory while the offering is being taken
  • A postlude at the conclusion of the service
  • Leading the hymns for the service from the organ and occasionally from the piano
  • Playing the service music for the Psalter, communion liturgy and doxology after the offering
  • Providing music during the monthly communion service while the elements are administered

The services expected are:

  • Each Sunday at 11 am
  • Christmas Eve services
  • Special services (for example, Ash Wednesday, Maunday Thursday, Thanksgiving)
  • Weddings and funerals, as needed and scheduled

The Organist/Choir Accompanist will be responsible for accompanying the choir in rehearsal each Wednesday night 7:30–8:45 (or 9 pm) and supporting the Choir Director in teaching the choir new music for:

  • Choral Introit
  • Choral Prayer Response
  • Choral Anthem
  • Choral Closing Response

Also accompanying the choir for a complete program of Christmas music (5–10 anthems as well as accompany soloist and other music for the program). The Organist/Accompanist will coordinate time off with the Choir Director to ensure all services can be covered. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Pastor Doug Tzan.