Organist/ (Brookfield, CT)

Date Posted: 
December 14, 2019
Organization Name: 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Job Description: 
SUBSTITUTE OPPORTUNITY (2 month commitment)
Period: Jan 5, 2020 - through Feb 23 (with possible extension)
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
119 Junction Road, Brookfield, CT
Our Organist is sadly moving on after a long-term of service with us. We are creating a updated permanent job description and during this interim period, we need a professional who can provide our music. Ideally we are searching for someone who can commit for all of January and February 2020 for the below description utilizing both the organ and piano as appropriate. Remuneration will be appropriate based on experience, skill and commitment. If necessary, we can considering splitting off the Saturday evening service separately (which could be piano only if necessary). This job is a great opportunity to experience this robust congregation and terrific instruments, and once the permanent job description is finalized and approved, the sitting substitute will have an advantage in applying to be the permanent Organist.
4 manual pipe organ (custom, not branded) with AGO pedals configuration, in good working condition, terrific acoustically
Kawai Piano, in tune and excellent condition
Both instruments are located adjacent to each other, in front of sanctuary to left of altar (no stairs)
Hymnals: The Evangelical Lutheran Worship (red) is used (they also have available the Lutheran Book of Worship (green).
Choir practice weekly, Thursday evenings,
Services: 5:00 pm Saturday, 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday services; Attendance ranges from 30-55 on average at each service.
and any additional services needed for Lent (such as Feb 28th Ash Wednesday).
There is an Adult and Children's Choir Director, one anthem at one Sunday Service weekly, adult choir has 12 total participants (average weekly participation is 10.
Substitute is responsible for selecting appropriate Prelude, Postlude and offertory music. Hymns and Anthems will be provided in advance (at least 1 week) Anthems
There is no microphone at organ as no cantoring/singing or directing is required. Support Special Music and Children's choir as requested.
Additional details : Funeral/Memorial/Wedding/Rehearsals that may occur, substitute will get right of first refusal.
If you are interested in applying, please send CV to The Rev. Paul Lutz, Pastor via email at :
If you know of someone who may be interested, please forward this along !