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Church Organist Position Open

posted Jul 6, 2017, 12:16 PM by Kate Fields
Underwood Memorial Baptist Church
1916 N. Wauwatosa Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Contact: Rev. Kate Fields

Position: Church Organist

Music is an integral part of the life and worship of Underwood Baptist Church. Under the leadership of the Pastor, the Organist exercises an important ministry that engages and ministers to the congregation and community. The Organist is a minister and is vital to the larger ministry of this church.
The employee answers directly to the Staff Relations Committee for all employee-related concerns; each year, the Staff Relations Committee will do an annual review of the Organist. The Organist will play only the first three Sundays a month; the music on the fourth and fifth Sunday of the month is coordinated and performed by the Praise Team.

1. Familiarity and demonstrated ability to play Underwood’s organ.
2. Interpersonal skills to work with persons of all ages and diversities in a positive, affirming manner.
3. Familiarity and experience with diverse types of worship music is preferred.
4. Three-five years of experience working in a church organist role is preferred.
5. A commitment to respecting Underwood’s Core Values (see below).

1. Diligent preparation for each Sunday of the month.
2. Weekly email or phone communication with staff, especially with the Pastor.
3. Willingness to meet in a quarterly staff meeting organized by the  Pastor.
4. Select and perform prelude, offertory, postlude for Sunday morning worship and special services as necessary (special services include services such as: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, and 1-2 services during Holy Week). By Thursday of each week, the organist should communicate with the Office Manager all of the song selections that are to be placed in the bulletin.
5. Accompany any and all music for Sunday morning worship and special services as requested.
6. Accompany Choir for scheduled rehearsals.
7. Arranges for organ/ piano tuning and maintenance according to the provisions in the church budget.
8. Organist finds a substitute for the 4 vacation Sundays that the Organist is given each year.
9. If needed, the organist will report to One License any material used from it. 

Please inquire further for compensation.