Organist/ Accompanist Position

Organist/Choir Accompanist Job Description

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Sykesville, MD

The Organist/Choir Accompanist will be responsible for providing the service music for the 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 dtzan@stpaulssykesville.org.