Part-Time Organist/Pianist


5/4/2021

Job Summary First Methodist Church, Rome, GA seeks a highly qualified organist/pianist who will provide dynamic pipe organ and piano music that contributes to and enhances the traditional worship experience for Sunday morning worship, special services, funerals and weddings. Duties and Responsibilities • Provide organ/piano music for all traditional worship services, including one Sunday traditional service, mid-week services (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week) and all special occasions where the organ is the primary instrument used. • Rehearse with and accompany the adult choir at mid-week rehearsals (normally Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.) and one- half hour prior to Sunday worship. The choir sings from mid-September through May. • Rehearse with and accompany soloists and instrumentalists for traditional worship service and other special worship services, when necessary, on organ or piano. • Provide regular organ solo works (Prelude, Postlude and Offertory, and other supporting selections) for traditional worship service and other special worship services, as needed. • Work cooperatively with the Pastors and the Director of Traditional Music to plan and prepare music for traditional worship service and other special services. • Provide organ music for weddings and funerals held at Rome First Methodist in collaboration with senior and associate pastors, or arrange for a substitute, if unavailable. (Pay for weddings, funerals, and memorial services is compensated additionally, based on an established fee schedule.) • Collaborate with the Director of Traditional Music to oversee the tuning and maintenance of the organ and pianos as well as provide annual reports specifying maintenance needs to the Head Pastor and One Board Church Council. • Maintain a continuing professional level of musical training appropriate to the position. Funds available from the church for professional development. (Pre-approval required) Minimum Qualifications • A minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree required (an emphasis in organ performance preferred). • Demonstrated ability to play pipe organ and piano required. • Demonstrated ability to accompany choirs and individual musicians required. • Demonstrated experience and ability playing in a worship setting required. • Understands how music contributes to the flow and meaning of worship. • An understanding of and commitment to the Christian faith and Wesleyan theology. Submit cover letter and resume via email: choir@romefirst.org

Contact: Dr. Paul Neal

Address: 202 East Third Ave. Rome GA 30161

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Website: www.romefirst.org