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St. Paul Lutheran Church, ABQ / Organist
1100 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
About Us: We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation. While we are 130 years strong in Lutheran tradition, we are also quite progressive. It is a great time to join our small staff as we recently completed a congregation-wide visioning process, helping us to revitalize living into our mission statement:
We seek an Organist to help us to live into this mission as a worshiping community.
Position Description: Our Organist will lead congregational music for weekly worship and special services. This includes pre/postludes, liturgy, hymns, special music, as well as rehearsing with and accompanying the choir (typically September – May). This position reports to the Choir Director and collaborates with the Pastor, Office Coordinator, Hymn Selecting Group, and the Worship and Music Team.
Time Commitment: Weekly (Sunday) choir rehearsal (which begins at 8:45am) through worship (which typically concludes by 11:15am). Additional services may be requested for mid-week Lent, Holy Week, and Advent/Christmas, etc. Plus time to coordinate with others as needed.
- There are typically between 8 – 12 choir voices each Sunday, singing approximately 3 – 4 times per month. Sundays when the choir is not singing, the organist may accompany a soloist or provide other music of their choice for an offertory.
- The Organist would have the first right of refusal for funerals and weddings, which are compensated by the party requesting the service.
- The occasional need for a substitute is understandable, so we maintain a list of talented individuals who are willing to step-in. The Organist would be responsible for securing a sub.
Assumptions: This person will be a capable organist and/or pianist; will be (or become) comfortable with Lutheran liturgy; have experience in accompanying solo and a choir of voices, as well as congregational song; and have the ability to work as part of a team.
Submit resumes with cover letter by 3/31 to: firstname.lastname@example.org – attn. Deborah Ash
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