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Job Title: Church Pianist

The All Saints’ United Methodist Church Pianist will play an essential role in the mission and ministry of All Saints' by providing piano accompaniment during weekly worship services and other activities in support of the music ministry of the church. This individual will collaborate with fellow staff members, working under the direction of the Minister of Music and Liturgy. This is a part-time, year-round position. Attendance is expected for Sunday morning worship services, rehearsals with other church musicians, and other special services, including (but not limited to) Christmas Eve and Easter.


Key Requirements and Responsibilities
Personal Requirements

● A disciple of Jesus Christ, committed to growing in faith.
● Supportive and enthusiastic attitude regarding the church’s mission and activities.
● Flexibility in work schedule, with specific availability for Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday activities.
● Ability to compassionately interact with a variety of people.
● Ability to take direction and work as a team member.
● Communicates well and in a friendly manner with the church leadership, church choir, and members of the congregation.


Musical Experience and Ability

● Experience in church worship and familiarity with The United Methodist Hymnal. Familiarity with the Upper Room Worship book is a bonus.
● Flexibility to play in various styles of worship services, including traditional, contemporary, and blended (incorporating both traditional and modern music).
● Knowledge of the instrument and oversight for care of church musical equipment.
● Knowledge of basic music theory and ability to perform simple transpositions or reharmonizations.
● Ability to sight-read music as well as chord charts and lead sheets.
● Willingness to rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music.


Musical Requirements and Availability

● Support the church’s worship environment through the well-prepared execution of music.

● Plan and prepare preludes, postludes, hymns, musical responses, and offertories, in collaboration with the Minister of Music and Liturgy, according to the needs of the worship services.
● Serve as accompanist on Sunday mornings during worship services.
● Serve as accompanist for the choir and other musical groups in regular and special rehearsals and performances, as coordinated with the Minister of Music and Liturgy.
● Lead sectional rehearsals, as coordinated with the Minister of Music and Liturgy.
● Lead the choir and other musical groups in rehearsals and services in absence of the Minister of Music and Liturgy, as needed and upon availability.
● Play for weddings and funerals, as requested and upon availability, being permitted to receive additional compensation from the parties involved.
● Oversee piano needs and maintenance, and notify the Minister of Music and Liturgy accordingly.


Planning, Organizing, and Reporting

● Coordinate with the Minister of Music and Liturgy weekly to plan Sunday morning music.
● Promptly report planned absences to the Minister of Music and Liturgy to allow for scheduling of a substitute pianist, and assist in finding a substitute.
● Partner with other staff and lay leaders in coordinating the yearly church calendar and major events as they relate to music.
● Assist in recruiting volunteers to support specific activities/events (Christmas/Easter Cantatas, special musical events).



● Part-time position (6 hours per week)
● Reports to Minister of Music and Liturgy
● Up to 13 paid holidays, if and when holidays coincide with scheduled work days


How to Apply

Please send the following to
1. Cover letter
2. Resume, including three references
3. Video of candidate playing the piano