The Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, a historical African American shrine with a strong record of community engagement and work on behalf of social justice, is currently seeking a qualified organist.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the following duties:
- In consultation with the Music Director, to plan, prepare, and provide music accompaniment appropriate to each service of worship;
- To attend choir rehearsals for the purpose of accompaniment;
- To accompany the choirs’ singing of scheduled music;
- To play for extra services such as Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise and Revival services. To have the first choice to play for weddings and funerals;
- To encourage the participation of church members in the music program;
- With the Music Director, to arrange for organ and piano maintenance;
- To provide for a substitute organist when not able to be present;
- To serve as ex-officio member and staff advisor to the Worship Committee;
- With the Music Director, to secure artists for special music;
- To accompany all musical ensembles as required, including special groups and the youth choir. (Occasional extra rehearsals in addition to the weekly rehearsal of the chancel choir may be required. No extra compensation will be given unless by pre-agreement.)
The Organist reports directly to the Music Director and is accountable to the Pastor as head-of-staff, and to the Worship Committee in the performance of his/her responsibilities.
This is a part-time position that carries no benefits. Salary is negotiable and roughly equivalent to $280.00 per week.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and current biographical résumé to
Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
C/O: Patricia Fernández-Kelly (Chair)
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 11:59pm EST.
The Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.