Job Postings

Organist/Accompanist

The organist/accompanist provides music for all of the traditional services and accompanies the choir. Individual must be well versed in sacred music and stylistically versatile. Must be available for Sunday services and Wednesday night rehearsals, as well as special services and rehearsals throughout the year.

Overview

  1. Position Package:
    • Part-Time Salaried Position
    • Benefit Package Offered:
      • Paid-Time Off
  2. Applying Instructions
    • Submit Cover Letter to Staff Parish Relations Committee
    • Submit Resume or Curriculum Vitae to Staff Parish Relations Committee
    • Submit Sedge Garden UMC Employment Application to Staff Parish Relations Committee
    • Submit all materials by emailing or by dropping off at: 

      794 Sedge Garden Rd., Kernersville, NC US 27284

  3. Additional questions about this position may be directed to Barry Lyons or Staff Parish Relations Committee by calling 336-788-2297.

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the accompanist is to provide all organ and/or piano music during the 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service. This includes pre-service set-up, preparation for worship, offertory, communion and postlude; anthems and other service music, hymns with introductions and inspiring accompaniments; and accompaniment of soloists or other ensembles as needed. The accompanist rehearses with soloists and ensembles as needed.  The accompanist will prepare large works as needed and be able to play with orchestral instruments as needed. The accompanist should also be prepared to participate in choir retreats as needed by the Director of Music.

In consultation with Senior Pastor and Director of Music, the accompanist selects and prepares service music. As part of this position, participation in worship committee and music staff meetings is expected. Some additional responsibilities include preparation and playing for special services such as Christmas Eve, Easter, Thanksgiving, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. The accompanist may provide music for SGUMC funerals, memorial services, and weddings as available, negotiated for and paid by the participating parties. It is understood that the organist/accompanist may not be available for all weddings and funerals.

The accompanist is given four paid weeks of vacation per year. Absences beyond this (except for illness or family emergency), will require the accompanist to arrange and pay for a suitable substitute.

Requirements

  • Must work well with others (Music Director, Pastor, other musicians, etc.), and accept direction, input, suggestions and constructive criticism/evaluation from SGUMC church leadership
  • Commitment to UMC principles and teachings
  • Perform music as written at all levels of difficulty. High level of proficiency on both organ and piano.
  • Proficiency in playing open score when working on choir parts during rehearsals
  • Improvisation skills are expected
  • Have a basic knowledge of standard church music literature (choral, instrumental and congregational)

JOB RELATIONSHIPS

 Reports to:

  • Director of Traditional Worship
  • Pastor  
  • Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • Supports                     

Directly Supports:

  • Music Ministry

Member of:

  • Staff Team                                         

Partnerships:

  • All Leadership and Committee Teams
  • All Staff

 

The above results-based job description reflects the major requirements of the Organist/Accompanist position.  It is not intended to be a detailed description of all work requirements/duties that may be inherent in the job nor shall it be construed as giving exclusive title to every function it describes.

SGUMC Employment Application

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Director of Contemporary Music

The Director of Contemporary Music provides praise band leadership to carry out the vision for worship at Sedge Garden UMC with a particular focus on contemporary worship.

Overview

  1. Applying Instructions
  2. Additional questions about this position may be directed to  or Staff Parish Relations Committee by calling 336-788-2297.

Education/Experience/Skills & Abilities (Preferred)

  • Passionate worshiper
  • Teachable spirit and student of worship
  • Ability to sing and play musical instrument(s)
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, Planning Center Services and Pro Presenter a plus
  • Interface with Technology Team

Job Description

Worship Leadership:

  • Leads the Praise Band through weekly rehearsals and Sunday worship experiences
    • Schedules Band Members for weekly services
    • Recruits and develops additional band members
    • Provides encouragement and coaching as needed for musicians

Administrative Leadership:

  • Assists in planning and facilitating engaging and relevant worship experiences (Weekly and Special Occasions such as Christmas Eve/Joint Worship Experience)
    • Helps select music that coordinates with sermon series
    • Assists in response experiences within worship
  • Maintains current Praise Band Library of music (all digital)
  • Meets regularly with Pastor
  • Meets with Worship Committee as needed (meets monthly)
  • Attends Global Worship Planning Meetings
  • Attends Staff Meetings

Financial Responsibility:

  • Assists with the management of the worship ministry budget

Direct Supervision:

  • Provides spiritual presence and shepherds Volunteer Praise Band

The above results-based job description reflects the major requirements of the Director of Contemporary Worship position.  It is not intended to be a detailed description of all work requirements/duties that may be inherent in the job nor shall it be construed as giving exclusive title to every function it describes.

SGUMC Employment Application

Download our employment application here