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Listed May 6, 2017; renewed September 19, 2017:

Accompanist/Organist, American Lutheran Church, Prescott, Arizona.

American Lutheran Church— a congregation with a thriving music ministry within a 1000-member congregation in beautiful Prescott, Arizona—is seeking a highly qualified individual to act as the primary accompanist/organist.  American Lutheran is proud of its long-standing tradition of fine music in worship as well as in our Passion for Life Fine Arts Series. Our music ministry includes the 40+ voice adult choir, graded choral program, handbell ensembles, and seasonal musical offerings which may include other community singers and instrumentalists.  www.americanlutheran.net   The Sanctuary is an excellent space housing our Schantz Organ and Steinway grand piano.  Other instruments include 2 sets of hand chimes, a 5-octave set of Malmark handbells, Orff instruments and other varied instruments used by both the children’s and adult music ministry.

General Description:

The organist gives leadership to the traditional worship services using the organ/piano to lift the congregation in music for the praise of God. Accompany ensembles in worship and rehearsals.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Music preferred.
  • Continuing education with specialized knowledge in liturgical worship and creative leadership.

Work Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience leading liturgical worship with the organ.
  • Minimum 3 years experience accompanying musical ensembles on keyboard.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Demonstrates ongoing, prayerful and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Supports American Lutheran Church’s Biblical and theological conservative position as stated in ALC’s Confession of Faith. http://www.americanlutheran.net/index.php/church-council/
  • Desire and passion for Liturgical Worship and Music Ministry.
  • Demonstrates loyalty and commitment to team building with staff.
  • Professionally organized with ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to ensure confidentiality, discretion, and loyalty.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Lutheran hymn based organ literature.
  • Ability to sight read hymns, liturgy, and anthem accompaniments.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Select and provide organ or piano music at all worship regular services.
  • Use creative hymn accompaniments to lead the congregation.
  • Accompany choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists as scheduled by the Minister of Music.
  • Provide organ or piano music for weddings and funerals held at the church.
  • Submit organ or piano music information for all worship bulletins to administrative staff.
  • Select and provide organ or piano music at all worship regular services.
  • Be flexible in worship planning.
  • Participate in other events and programs as scheduled.

This is a part time (estimated at 20–25 hours per week) position.  To apply, please send a letter of introduction, resume, and personal references to info@americanlutheran.net; or via postal mail at American Lutheran Church, Attn: Organist Search, 1085 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.  Audio and video samples are welcomed and encouraged.

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