Pulaski Heights UMC: Organist/Associate Music Director

Date Posted: 8/15/2022

Pulaski Heights UMC, Little Rock, AR

Job Description

Pulaski Heights UMC recognizes the powerful impact that high-quality music has in its worship services. Striving to present a variety of music, with participation from all ages, our goal is to elevate the spoken Word through our musical offerings to God. Pulaski Heights has a long-standing history (1912-present) with an active congregation and membership of 4,800.

The Music and Arts Ministry is well established with opportunities for adults, youth, children, choirs, handbells, a flourishing music academy, choral scholars and plays a role in the greater fine arts community.


  • Display an excellent, high-level organ ability with a strong commitment to sacred organ literature
  • Be committed to creative hymn playing
  • Have experience with piano/organ accompaniment and playing for choral conductors
  • Play for our two weekly Sunday morning sanctuary services. The earlier service is televised.
    Instrumentalists are used on a regular basis.
  • Play for all additional seasonal services and major choral work presentations
  • Play weddings and funerals as assigned
  • Accompany our weekly Chancel Choir rehearsal
  • Oversee Adventures in the Arts (PHUMC music academy with 15 teacher and 175 students)
  • Attend weekly staff meeting, and any committees as assigned
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills
  • Desire to be an active and collaborating member of a large church staff
  • Have a degree(s) in organ performance and/or church music
  • Five years church music experience preferred

Instruments Include:
Nichols and Simpson Pipe Organ (1999), 74 Ranks, 3 Manuals; Allen Organ (Chapel); 26 Pianos, including 4 Steinway Grands; 24 Bell Carillon; 2 sets of Handbells

Salary and Benefits:
This position is 40 hours per week with a negotiable salary, with health, dental, eye insurance, a 6% pension contribution, continuing education and moving allowance if necessary. Vacation is granted in coordination with the policies stated in the employee handbook.

Application Deadline: September 30
Starting Date: November 1

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Dr. Frode Gundersen at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone:


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