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First United Methodist Church - posted 1.10.2019
410 1st Avenue N.
Conover, NC. 28613
Church Phone 828-464-4635 Website Fumcconover.org Contact phone 704-787-0598 Contact Person Dr. Gary Royals Contact email Groyals@wnccumc.net Position Title Organist
Hours per week 4 Salary $15,000 and up Continuing Education Days 5 Vacation Days 10 Sick Days 10 Additional Benefits Congregation Size 687 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services 4 Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee No Ensembles 1 Ensembles Chancel choir Education Requirements Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 2 Builder Allen Year Built 1988 Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Immediately Applic Date Immediately Addtl Info This is a very flexible position with a generous compensation package based on need and skill level. We also have a vibrant contemporary service at 8:45. Our people love sacred music and really sing out in worship. We also have a new organ fund.
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church - posted 1.8.2019
6401 Hickory Grove Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28215-4252
Website http://www.hickorygroveumc.com/ Contact phone (704) 454-8808 Contact Person Geoffrey R. Korf Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Organist
Hours per week ~10 Salary $14-16k/year Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size ~150 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services ~5 Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and funerals Addtl Wedding Fee Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles 1 Ensembles Sanctuary Choir Education Requirements Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 3 Builder Allen Q325 Year Built 2006 Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Open Date 01/08/19 Applic Date 01/08/19 Addtl Info Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte has a position open for an Organist.� The time requirements are every Sunday from 8:30am to 10:30am, for a brief adult choir rehearsal and the traditional service, and every Thursday adult choir rehearsal from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.� Additional services include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and funerals. Approaching Easter and Christmas, there will be a couple of additional rehearsals.� Qualifications are the ability to accompany the congregation on standard hymns with some improvisation and appropriate registration, and to accompany a choir under the direction of a conductor, which includes playing by sight and occasionally from open score.� The person hired must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The pay range is $14-16k per year.� While this position is responsible for traditional worship, HGUMC also enjoys contemporary, African, and Latino services as an integral part of its multi-ethnic mission. You can learn more about us at http://www.hickorygroveumc.com/ To apply, along with attaching a cover letter and resume, please respond to Geoffrey R. Korf, Music Director, at email@example.com with a concise response to each of these four prompts: 1. Are you legally authorized to work in the United States? 2. Describe any formal training or study in piano or organ. 3. Describe any experience in church music (playing hymns) and accompanying choirs. 4. Are you proficient at playing by sight and from open score? A pianist with the above-mentioned competencies and a keen interest in developing the skills unique to the organ (legato finger work, pedals, and registration) will gladly be given due consideration. We look forward to hearing from you (please note that e-mail is the preferred method of communication) and thank you for your interest.
First Baptist Church of Huntersville - posted 12.20.2018
119 N. Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Church Phone 704-875-6581 Website www.fbc-h.org Church Fax Contact phone 704-875-6581 Contact fax Contact Person Kyle Murphy Contact email firstname.lastname@example.org Position Title Organist/Choral Accompanist
Hours per week Salary $16000 Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size 150-200 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services 3- Extra Serv List Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Maundy Thursday, Ash Wednesday Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles 1 Ensembles Sanctuary Choir Education Requirements Organ Type Electronic/Digital Organ Manuals 3 Builder Rogers Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Yes Open Date Immediately Applic Date Addtl Info FBC Huntersville is seeking a Accompanist for the our Choir (piano) and to provide Organ accompaniment in worship. Beginning the first Sunday of January we will have one Intergenerational worship service at 11 am. This service utilizes a variety of worship elements including worship music led by band, choir, and piano/organ. In addition to the choir and hymns, the applicant will be responsible for prelude, offertory, and postlude music as assigned by the director. If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Kyle Murphy, Associate Pastor of Worship at email@example.com
Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church - posted 12.3.2018
Church Address8801 Park Road
Church Phone704.554.5714 WebsiteQHPC.org Church Fax704.554.0054 Contact phone704.554.5714 Contact fax704.554.0054 Contact PersonDebby Coles Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitleOrganist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week Salary$ Continuing Education Days Vacation Days4 Sundays Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size175 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services Extra Serv ListAsh Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeYes Ensembles1 EnsemblesChancel Choir Education Requirementsbaccalaureate degree in music, masters preferred. Organ TypeElectronic/Digital Organ Manuals3 BuilderAllen Year Built Ranks Stops Yearly ContractYes Open Date12/01/2018 Applic Date12/01/2018
Manuals3 BuilderMoeller Year Built1986 Ranks23 Stops Yearly Contract Open Date2/1/19 Applic Date11/26/18 Addtl InfoPsalm 95:1-2. Ebenezer ARP Church has a long tradition of excellence in music and congregational singing. The organist is the principal accompanist of the chancel choir and leader of traditional congregational singing. While our service is stylistically blended, traditional hymnody and service music remain a vital and appreciated part of worship at Ebenezer. The qualified candidate will profess and evidence a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, have significant experience and demonstrate excellence in service playing, choral and instrumental ensemble rehearsal and accompanying, sight reading, free hymn accompaniment, and proficiency with standard sacred organ literature. The successful candidate will have a servant?s heart, be a team player, and be adaptable and flexible in working with professional church staff and professional and volunteer musicians. Full job description may be found at: www.ebenezerarp.org.