Lake Cities UMC: Pianist

Date Posted: 10/6/2022


Lake Cities UMC, Lake Dallas, TX

Job Description

The Church Pianist is willing to fulfil the mission and vision of Lake Cities United Methodist Church, by providing piano accompaniment for scheduled worship services and other activities in support of the music ministry of the church. Having a pivotal role in the musical life of the church, this individual is a strong team player, working under the direction of the Senior Pastor and Director of Music. 

This year-round position is part time. Expectation of attendance is for Sunday worship services (2), rehearsals with the choir and other special services, including (but not limited to) Christmas and Easter. The work is done cooperatively, especially with the Music Director.

Accountability: The Pianist is accountable to the Senior Pastor. This individual will need to notify the Senior Pastor a minimum of three weeks prior to planned absences (preferably as soon as known) to allow for scheduling of a substitute pianist. The Pianist will be given 3 paid planned absences per year. 

Requirements 

  • A disciple of Jesus Christ, committed to growing in faith,
  • Experience in church worship, and familiarity with The United Methodist Hymnal 
  • Flexibility to play in blended style worship services (incorporating both traditional and modern worship music)
  • Knowledge of the instrument and oversight for care of church musical equipment. Ability to sight-read and improvise is desired.
  • Knowledge of basic music theory and ability to perform simple transpositions or re-harmonizations
  • Ability to sight read music as well as chord charts and lead sheets
  • Willingness to rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music
  • Sensitivity and the ability to interact with a variety of people
  • Ability to take direction and work as a team member
  • Ability to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the church leadership, church choir, and members of the congregation 

Responsibilities

  • Support the church’s worship environment through the well-prepared execution of music presented by the choir.
  • Serve as accompanist for the Sanctuary Choir in regular and special rehearsals and performances as assigned. 
  • Plan, select and prepare preludes, postludes and offertories, according to the needs of the worship services.
  • Play for weddings and funerals, as requested (and upon availability), being permitted to receive additional compensation from the parties involved. 
  • Maintain an accurate account of piano needs and maintenance.
  • Assist the Music Director in finding a substitute for Sundays when not available. 

Salary: $9,000 and is negotiable, consistent with candidate’s education, experience, and skill level. 

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Rev. Chuck Church
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 940-321-6100

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