Part-Time Church Organist - North Haven, CT

Part-Time Church Organist - North Haven, CT

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NORTH HAVEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Professional Staff Position

About Us: 

The North Haven Congregational Church is seeking an Organist for the church’s worship services. The organ is a well-maintained Wicks Chancel pipe organ with two manuals and ten ranks. The Organist will work with the Music Director to support a music program which complements and enhances the church through weekly and occasional special services.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Organist has the responsibility to provide music for the following:

· 48 Sunday morning services, including Easter (+/- 37 with Choir warm-up)

· 21 Choir rehearsals (approx. 2 per month to be scheduled in advance with Music Director)

· Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Christmas Eve services

· Community Ecumenical Service or Wider Church Event if held at NHCC

· Communicate regularly with the Music Director

· Attend monthly Staff meetings for Worship Planning as needed

· Consult with and make recommendations to the Music Mission Team and Music Director with regard to the operation and maintenance of the organ and other instruments.

· Estimated average time commitment at church of 4 - 4.5 hours per week.

Options: 

  • The Organist may also practice for services on the church organ in consultation with the Music Director, Office Manager and Pastor.

  • The Organist has the option of first refusal to provide the music for weddings and funerals which would provide additional compensation

  • Has the option to provide organ/piano lessons in the building following Safe Conduct Policy.

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of sacred music, hymnody, and Christian traditions

  • Ability and willingness to perform a variety of music (including traditional, classical, contemporary, gospel, folk etc.)

  • Flexibility between the pipe organ and piano is desirable.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with adults and children/youth who have wide ranges of musical abilities.

  • Collaborative pianist/organist/accompanist

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $1,078.00 - $1,290.00 per month

COVID-19 considerations:
Common Surfaces Disinfected Regularly
Masks Optional

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • North Haven, CT 06473: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Church music experience

Location: North Haven Congregational Church

Contact: Organist Search Committee

Address: 28 Church Street North Haven CT 06473

Phone: 203-239-5691

Email: Click to email

Website: NorthHavenUCC.org


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