Northaven UMC: Organist

Date Posted: 1/17/2019

Northaven UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description

Northaven United Methodist Church is a progressive, reconciling, historically significant, justice-seeking congregation which values creative and inspiring traditional style worship. Our music ministry includes opportunities for children, youth and adults to sing, ring and play instruments in worship. Our worship services are designed and planned by a team of staff and volunteers. In addition to our weekly Sunday morning service (11 a.m.), we hold a few seasonal evening services throughout the year (Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve). Our sanctuary is home to the Roy Redman, Opus 7 (1973), 36-rank tracker organ, electric stop action, two manuals. The sanctuary has excellent acoustics.

We are seeking an experienced organist, who is equally proficient at the piano, to be part of a vibrant music ministry. The Organist will be part of a worship team that strives to design meaningful and creative worship services that incorporate diverse styles of music. Candidate must have excellent sight-reading and accompanying skills, previous church experience, knowledge of a broad spectrum of musical styles and a desire to encourage congregational singing through creative hymn playing, arranging and/or improvisation. Vocal and/or handbell experience is a plus.

Bachelor of Music degree required (Master’s preferred). Duties include playing for one Sunday morning service each week (11 a.m.), accompanying weekly adult choir rehearsals (7 p.m. Wednesdays), accompanying solos and ensembles for worship, playing for funerals and weddings and approximately 4 additional worship services throughout the year.

Approx. 10-12 hours a week.

Salary commensurate with experience and education.

How to Apply

Email or mail cover letter, resume, a list of organ works ready to perform and three references to:
Stephanie Rhoades, Minister of Music and Arts,
Northaven UMC,
11211 Preston Road,
Dallas, TX, 75230

Links to live video performances (such as Youtube) and DVDs are welcome and encouraged.
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 214-363-2479


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