Employment

Organist

First United Methodist Church of Martinsville is a downtown church with a rich musical tradition that is seeking a part-time organist.

Primary responsibilities include providing organ service music year-round for one weekly traditional worship service, accompaniment of choir with organ anthems and some attendance, when needed, at the weekly adult choir Wednesday evening choral rehearsal. The church has a pianist/accompanist who currently accompanies the adult choir rehearsal. Responsibility for accompanying adult choir rehearsal is negotiable. The Organist works with the pastor, Director of Music Ministries and Staff-Parish Committee and reports directly to the Director of Music Ministries. The Organist will diligently work with the Pastor and Director of Music Ministries to maintain the integrity of worship in planning the musical elements and submitting information in a timely fashion.

The Organist will have right of first refusal for all weddings. Funerals are the responsibility of the Organist but there are other accompanists on staff.

Primary requirements: The candidate should be an accomplished organist, but piano and accompanying skills are also required.

A Bachelor of Music is required. Suitable alternate credentials may be considered but evidence of formal organ instruction are required, as well as extensive liturgical organ experience

The organ is a four manual Moller tied to a two-manual, antiphonal Dyer, 45 ranks.

Hours and salary are negotiable.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three references to office@fumcmartinsvill.net.