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Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church - re-posted 2.16.2019
2132 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill, SC 29732
Church Phone803-366-5119 Websiteebenezerarp.org Church Fax Contact phone803-981-2399 Contact fax Contact PersonRandy Imler Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Position TitleOrganist/Principal Accompanist Full Part TimePart Time Hours per week Salary$24,000 Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size500 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services5 Extra Serv ListCommunion Season (2), Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeYes Ensembles Ensembles Education RequirementsBachelors in Music - Organ or Piano or equivalent required; MM in Organ/Piano highly desired Organ TypePipe Organ 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.
Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church(ECO) - posted 2.13.2019
5503 Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC 29072
Church Phone803 359 7770 Websitewww.saxegotha.org Church Fax Contact phone8033597770 ext 13 Contact fax Contact PersonHal McIntosh Contact email@example.com Position TitleOrganist/Music Associate
Hours per week30
Continuing Education Days Vacation Days10 Sick Days12 Additional Benefits Congregation Size1500 Number of Weekly Services2 Number of Rehearsals2 Extras Services7 Extra Serv ListGood Friday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve(2), Ash Wednesday, Christmas Cantata (2) Addtl Wedding FeeYes Addtl Funeral FeeNo Ensembles3 EnsemblesSanctuary Choir, Handbells, Girls choir Education RequirementsBachelors Degree plus experience Organ TypeElectronic/Digital Organ Manuals3 BuilderAllen Year Built1997 Ranks Stops101 Yearly ContractNo Open Datepresent Applic Dateuntil filled Addtl InfoSaxe Gotha Presbyterian Church of Lexington, SC is seeking applications to fill the part time position of Organist/Music Associate. SGPC is a thriving ECO non-liturgical congregation in the heart of Lexington, SC, with an engaging music and arts ministry. Responsibilities include providing organ accompaniment for two traditional worship services, accompanying weekly adult and youth choir rehearsals, directing the handbell ensemble, and playing for funerals and weddings. The organist will serve on a team that includes the Director of Music and Arts, several audio/visual specialists and a staff pianist. Qualified candidates will possess at least an undergraduate degree in music and/or appropriate experience in a traditional worship setting. This position has the possibility for expanding for the right candidate to complete administrative tasks for the worship and arts ministry. This position can range from 10 to 30 hours a week with a salary ranging $18,000 to $40,000 and will be based on education, experience, and hours worked. All interested candidates should contact Director of Music and Arts, Hal McIntosh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-359-7770, extension 13. 1997 Allen Organ, L DK console 3 manual "Renaissance" 370 with Midi AGO pedalboard- 16 memory capture toe studs Left Jamb Pedal Division(15 stops) Swell Division(20 stops) Right Jamb Solo Division (7 stops) Great Division (15 stops) Choir Division (15 stops) Center section Couplers Division(19 stops) General Division(10 stops)
Hickory Grove United Methodist Church - posted 2.9.2019
6401 Hickory Grove Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215-4252
Websitehttp://www.hickorygroveumc.com/ Church Fax Contact phone(704) 454-8808 Contact fax Contact PersonGeoffrey R. Korf Contact email@example.com Position TitleMusic Director
Hours per week~20 Salary$18-20k/year Continuing Education Days Vacation Days Sick Days Additional Benefits Congregation Size~150 Number of Weekly Services1 Number of Rehearsals1 Extras Services~5 Extra Serv ListAsh Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and funerals Addtl Wedding Fee Addtl Funeral Fee Ensembles1 EnsemblesSanctuary Choir, and hoping to resurrect children's, youth, handbell choirs in some form Education RequirementsAt least junior in music undergraduate degree Organ TypeElectronic/Digital Organ Manuals3 BuilderAllen Q325 Year Built2006 Ranks Stops Yearly Contract Open Date02/24/19 Applic Date02/09/19 Addtl InfoHickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte has an opening for a Music Director. While this position is primarily 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 (Please note that we have an Organist position posted as well. The two positions could be combined for one person possessing both sets of qualifications.) The requirements for physical presence are: 1. Every Sunday from 8:30am to 10:30am, for a brief adult choir rehearsal followed by the traditional service, 2. Every Tuesday for a staff meeting from 3:30pm to no later than 4:30pm (some may be missed), 3. Every Thursday for adult choir rehearsal from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, 4. An occasional committee meeting (e.g., Worship Team), 5. Additional services to include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and funerals, and 6. Approaching Easter and Christmas, a couple of additional rehearsals are customary. Beyond these days and times, most duties can be performed outside of church. We estimate the total hours per week including outside preparation to be twenty. Qualifications include the ability to: 1. Conduct an adult choir in rehearsal and performance, 2. Direct, or oversee volunteers to lead, children?s, youth, and handbell choirs (These choirs have been neglected, and we would like to see them restored in some form.), 3. Select all vocal music, to include congregational hymns, choir anthems, benedictory responses, and miscellaneous music as needed, all appropriate to a traditional service and aligned with the given scripture and sermon theme, 4. Coordinate with the Organist on prelude, offertory, communion, and postlude selections, 5. Communicate all music selections to the Office Administrator for inclusion in the weekly service bulletin, 6. Prepare PowerPoint slides to guide the congregation through worship, 7. Create a packet for the choir and pastors that mirrors the PowerPoint slides that they cannot see projected, 8. Recruit soloists and instrumentalists in order to present a richer repertoire, 9. Assist in the recruitment, selection, and coaching of other music staff, 10. Support the music leaders in the other services (African, Latino, and contemporary), and 11. Foster connections between the different services and the greater neighboring community. Education/Training: At a minimum, we are looking for someone who is in at least his/her junior year of an undergraduate degree in music with choral conducting and ensemble experience, or significant, demonstrable church choir experience that would substitute for formal education. Keyboard proficiency is also highly desired. The person hired must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The pay range is $18k-20k per year. An audition and interview will be part of the selection process for invited candidates. To apply, please respond to Geoffrey R. Korf, our departing Music Director who is assisting us in the search for his replacement, at firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and CV/r�sum� that offer insight into your experience and ability to meet the qualifications above. We look forward to hearing from you (please note that e-mail is the preferred method of communication), and we thank you for your interest. Open until filled.
Purity Presbyterian Church - posted 2.8.2019
135 Wylie Street
Chester, SC 29706
Church Phone 803-377-8175 Website www.puritypc.org Church Fax 803-377-8176 Contact phone 803-377-8175 Contact fax 803-377-8176 Contact Person Jason Myers Contact email email@example.com Position Title Director of Music & Organist
Hours per week 10-15 Salary $13250.00 Continuing Education Days 1 Sunday Vacation Days 2 Sundays Sick Days 5 Additional Benefits Sick days may accrue and be reserved for longer absences. Congregation Size 102 Number of Weekly Services 1 Number of Rehearsals 1 Extras Services Extra Serv List Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, Weddings and Funerals Addtl Wedding Fee Yes Addtl Funeral Fee Yes Ensembles 1 Ensembles Chancel Choir Education Requirements Organ Type Pipe Organ Manuals 2 Builder Austin Year Built 1976 Ranks 38 Stops Yearly Contract Open Date January 1, 2019 Applic Date January 16, 2019 Addtl Info The Director of Music & Organist is foremost a disciple of Jesus Christ who seeks to give glory to God and enrich the congregation?s encounter with God by utilizing musical talents to provide sacred music during scheduled worship services and other activities, supporting the music ministry and worship at Purity Presbyterian Church. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Presbyterian theology and traditions or demonstrate a willingness to learn to preserve a Christ-centered worship experience which glorifies God and honors our rich heritage. For the full job description see our church website or request via email. Send resumes to: Rev. Jason W. Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.