Organist / Pianist

Position: Church Organist/Pianist

Description: Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (SPC), located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia (70 miles northwest of Washington, DC) is seeking a part-time organist/pianist to support its ministry in the community. Instruments include a Moller two manual pipe organ built in 1905 and a Yamaha baby grand piano. The position requires a musician with an ability to play a wide variety of music. Experience with sacred music is preferred.

SPC is an inclusive spiritual community, and welcome all who long for meaning, hope, and belonging. Our faith and practice are rooted in the Way of Jesus and are enriched by wisdom from all sources. We are committed to being and becoming a people of radical compassion, working for justice and wholeness in ourselves and in the world. The "core commitments" that guide us are Radical Hospitality, Holistic Spirituality, and Engaged Compassion. The church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, USA.

The church is seeking a part-time musician to:

  • Provide organ and/or piano music during the 8:30am and 11:00am Sunday services
  • Select and present music for the interlude and postlude
  • Provide accompaniment for all congregational hymns
  • Provide accompaniment for the choir—September to June
  • Arrange for alternate pianist/organist if needed
  • Coordinate with the Choir Director to:
  • Provide accompaniment for weekly choir rehearsals on Tuesday evenings (this day is flexible)
  • Schedule and conduct special practice sessions with musicians as needed
  • Participate as a member of the Music Committee
  • Provide accompaniment for special services, weddings and memorial services (as available)

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume via email to Clerk@shepherdstownpresbyterian.or or via regular mail at Clerk of Session, Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 268, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

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