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Church Organist – Winthrop, MA

Job Opening: Organist
First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist
217 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA, 02152

First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist seeks an organist for our Sunday worship service, starting November 1, 2021. First Church is an active congregation in Winthrop, MA. As part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, we welcome and affirm people of every race, gender, sexuality, nationality, and more. To learn more about the church, you may visit our website: www.firstchurchwinthrop.org

Job Description:
1. Provide musical leadership for our Sunday worship service
-Our worship service begins at 11am (10am during the months of July-August)
-Music Director arrives at least 30 minutes before the service
-Accompany hymns and songs on organ and piano
-Provide a prelude and postlude for the worship service
-Provide offertory and music during serving of Holy Communion
2. Accompany additional seasonal services around Christmas and Easter
3. Assist in finding substitute musicians as needed

Depending on the candidate’s availability and skills, the job may also entail:
-Participate in worship planning committee once a month, assist in selecting hymns and worship themes
-Assist pastor in leading a hand-chime choir
-Assist pastor in leading music for Wednesday evening Taizé service
-Assist in leading singing during the service(s)

Additionally, the Organist will be given preference/right of refusal as paid accompanist for weddings and funerals held at First Church.

Qualifications:
-Ability to accompany hymns and songs on organ and/or piano
-Familiarity with a variety of traditional and modern church music

Compensation:
-starting at $150 per week.

Instruments:
-Organ: Rodgers 805b, electronic
-Upright Milton piano, soon to be replaced with electronic keyboard

Interested parties, please contact First Church at firstchurchum@gmail.com or call 617-846-0708. You may include a resume or simply indicate your interest in the position.

John Melick
firstchurchum@gmail.com
(617) 846-0708

First Church of Winthrop, United Methodist
217 Winthrop St, MA 02152 United States

Posted 10/20/2021