Part-time Organist (Falls Church, VA)

Date Posted: 
January 10, 2018
Job Description: 

Job Title: Part-time Organist
Organization Name: The Falls Church Anglican
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Job Description:
The Falls Church Anglican is seeking a part-time organist and pianist. The
part-time organist will play primarily for the 9 a.m. service and occasional
special services, such as choral evensong and other worship services
determined by the liturgical year. The part-time organist will accompany
weekly choir rehearsals and occasional instrumental rehearsals.

The ideal candidate will have proficiency in all keyboard skills on the organ
and piano, including excellent sight-reading abilities, expertise in
supporting choir rehearsals, and recital and concert experience
He or she will be committed to excellence in performance, supporting and
assisting particularly in the development of the choirs, Worship and Music
Ministry, and drawing the congregation into worship through music.

This position is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop keyboard and
organ skills, to gain experience in accompanying and rehearsing choirs, and
to acquire a deeper knowledge of the Anglican musical tradition while
participating in worship.

About The Falls Church Anglican

We are an evangelical, historically Anglican congregation in Northern
Virginia with a local worshipping history that predates the American
Revolution. Our vision is that Christ be King in our lives and in the lives
of others.

Employees of The Falls Church Anglican come together to serve God, one
another, our congregation, our community, and our world. As disciples of
Christ, our employees steward their responsibilities with care, demonstrating
the fruits of the Spirit in their daily responsibilities. We offer a
workplace focused on the excellence that glorifies God as we perform our
work, both in readiness to do our daily tasks and in embracing and knowing
how the Word of God applies as we serve. We also model grace in our
interactions, in thankfulness for the grace we are given in Christ.

We do not require all employees to be Anglicans, but because of our essential
identity as a community of faith in Jesus Christ, we require all employees to
wholeheartedly believe and confess that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth,
and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him. As a community, we
submit to the authority of the Holy Scriptures and the standard for Christian
faith and life. We uphold the sanctity and dignity of human life, the
creation of humankind in Gold’s image as male and female, and the
unchangeable standard of Christian marriage between one man and one woman as
the only proper place for sexual intimacy and the basis of the family. When
hired, employees affirm and agree with these theological and ethical

Job Responsibilities

The Part-Time Organist reports to the Director of Worship and Music, and is
responsible for the following:
•       Accompanying rehearsals for adult and children’s choirs and orchestras
•       Accompanying congregational singing and choral and instrumental pieces in
worship services
•       Assisting when needed in the selection of vocal and instrumental music
•       Occasionally directing choirs and orchestras for rehearsals in the
absence of the Director of Worship and Music
•       May be asked to lead in prayer at rehearsals


We’re seeking candidates who have a strong desire to use their musical
talents for worship and leading others to participate fully in worship
through music. You will have:
•       A graduate degree in music and 2+ years’ experience in playing for
worship and accompanying choirs
•       A demonstrated commitment to excellence, punctuality, and flexibility
•       Excellent performance ability and outstanding proficiency in all keyboard
•       Knowledge of a broad spectrum of musical styles, repertoire, and Anglican
•       An appreciation for and agreement with the church’s beliefs and

Compensation depends on experience, and we have an excellent benefits

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Simon Dixon, Director of Worship and
Music, at
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