Church Organist (Mount Kisco, New York)
Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco
Mount Kisco, NY
Highlights of the position:
Play on our World-class Von Beckerath Organ
Be the key member of a dynamic music program
To provide organ and piano music for our Sunday morning worship service (10 am) and other occasional events (holidays, weddings and funerals), while working collaboratively with our pastor and music committee.
Salary, hours and benefits:
The salary range is $20,000 - $23,000.
The primary responsibility is to play the worship service and rehearse with various ensembles or soloists from 9am to noon on Sundays. No regular weeknight commitment.
The position has paid vacation, and provides the excellent opportunity to play our marvelous organ and work with our talented and creative music committee and performers.
We are an inclusive, vibrant faith community with a strong tradition of excellent music combined with a family-friendly attitude. While our worship style is traditional-Presbyterian, we are open to a variety of musical styles. We enjoy everything from our popular Children’s Christmas Pageant to Bach Cantatas. Rather than a weekly choir, we enjoy the music of mixed ensembles, women’s chorus, duets, soloists and instrumentalists. Our sanctuary has excellent acoustics for music and is the preferred venue for several community music organizations. We are easily accessible by the Saw Mill and Taconic Parkways, 684 or Metro North.
The organist will work with the pastor and music committee to plan a full calendar of musical offerings in worship. The organist will meet regularly (phone/zoom/in-person) with the pastor to plan worship services around the weekly themes. The organist will rehearse and play prelude/postlude, hymns and accompany ensembles and soloists.
About our organ and instruments:
The amazing “Water Organ” was installed by the Von Beckerath Company of Hamburg, Germany just fourteen years ago, to great acclaim in many publications. The New York Times said, “This organ will show people in a shining way everything that an organ can be in 2008. It’s staggering how many combinations of sounds it can make.” It is a 3 manual, 48 rank masterpiece with 4 divisions, 39 stops and over 2500 pipes.
In addition to the organ, other sanctuary instruments include a 7-foot Yamaha grand piano, a two-manual harpsichord, and a complete set of Schulmeric handbells and chimes.
Qualifications and Experience:
Formal training in organ and piano through higher education or private study and experience in a church music setting
How to apply:
Send cover letter and resume directly to PCMK via mail or email (do not submit through Indeed or other websites). Include “Organist search” in the subject line of your email.
Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PCMK Organist Search Committee, 607 Millwood Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.