Principal Organist/Pianist (Part-time) (Naperville, IL (Chicago Suburb))

Date Posted: 
July 11, 2023
Organization Name: 
Grace United Methodist Church
Salary Range: 
Job Description: 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

●  Prepare and play:

○ 2 regularly-scheduled Sunday morning worship services. (year-round)

○ Weekly Thursday evening rehearsals (7-8:30PM) of the Chancel Choir under the  direction of the Choir Director. (August to June)

○ Special worship services and related rehearsals (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Eve, Easter, multiple Christmas Eve services,  All-Saints major work, Spring Choral Service and additional special events with notice).

●  Select music as needed for the prelude, offertory or other special music, and postlude at regular services, in keeping with the theme and style of worship.

●  Provide recommendations to, or assist Pastors with, hymn selection as requested. 

●  Lead congregational singing and accompany soloists in worship.

● Arrange for qualified substitute organists to serve in case of personal time off, vacation, or when unavailable for funerals or weddings.

● Reserve the right of first refusal to serve at any wedding or funeral held in the church, subject to the terms of the Compensation Schedule for this position.

● Oversee the care, maintenance, and usage of the organ and sanctuary piano in  consultation with the Music Coordinator and Board of Trustees, subject to the church budget.