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Positions Available

Church Organist – Monte Vista Christian Church (Disciples)

Job Title: Church Organist
Reports to: Senior Minister
Works with: Worship Ministry

Summary
We are looking for an organist/accompanist who can help us continue to enhance/expand our music ministry, both in Sunday morning worship services & beyond (such as concerts, collaborating with guest musicians, working with others in providing music programs that encourage a passion for music – for children, adults, & families). A creative, team-player type is preferred. Oversees organ and piano music by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Works with Music Director and Senior Minister in planning services.
  • Provides organ and/or piano music at all 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning services, rehearsals, and special services (Thanksgiving, Hanging of the Greens, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday).
  • Reports to the Director of Music regarding the condition and needs for the maintenance of the church organs and pianos.

Others Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reserves first rights to play at weddings and funerals according to the Policies and Procedures Manual on a separate contract basis.
  • Selects guest musicians. Able to use church facilities (organs and pianos) for private teachings. Times of lessons and use of facilities must be scheduled in advance through the church office so as not to interfere with other scheduled activities.
  • Obtains and compensates a substitute if absence is required.

Term of Position

When feasible, it is requested that a two (2) weeks advance notice is given prior to resigning. Employment at Monte Vista Christian Church is on an “at- will” basis and is for no definite period and may, regardless of the date or method of payment of wages and salary, be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Schedule

Must notify the church at least one month in advance of a planned absence from a regular scheduled service or rehearsal and advise as to the name of the substitute. The absence needs to be approved by the Senior Minister. Must be present at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services and rehearsals.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is a part-time salaried position. However, extra wages, may be earned in addition to the base salary for other-than-worship performances. The following benefits will also apply: four weeks of paid personal leave each year as well as two weeks of paid sick leave. The leave will not accrue from year to year. The performance of this position shall be reviewed annually by the Senior Minister and submitted to the Personnel Committee in order to consider a possible cost-of-living increase, a merit increase, or other related adjustment to compensation.  Salary would likely be around $18,000 or so, negotiable based on experience & ability to fulfill these expectations.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Experience playing an organ
  • Experience playing a piano
  • Ability to read music

Contact Info: 

Director of Music: Michael Cooke, maestrocooke@comcast.net

Minister: Rev. Dawn Rosignol, revdawn@montevista.org

Office: 505-268-3365; mvcc3501@mvcc.comcastbiz.net

Website: www.montevista.org

Postal Address: 3501 Campus Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

posted 7/27/201


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