Organist/Pianist/Keyboard Accompanist - First UMC, Golden, Colorado

August 02, 2016

First United Methodist Church in Golden, Colorado, needs a highly skilled Organist/Choir Accompanist/Keyboard Praise Band Accompanist for the fall of 2016 for one worship service on Sunday Morning, choir rehearsal on Wednesday evening, and Praise Band rehearsal usually just preceding the Sunday Service.

This is a traditional older congregation needing someone capable of accompanying a traditional choir of about 20 singers, a changing combination of singers and instruments in a more contemporary country style Praise Band, and providing Service Music (may include Prelude, Offertory, Hymn Accompaniment, Postlude, and other music as the Pastor requests) for one 10 a.m. Sunday Service.  

We are in the process of adjusting from two services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with the one musical group in each service to one service at 10 a.m. using both groups. This plan may or may not continue after the Christmas season. Both of these groups have current leadership planning to remain in place.

Our pipe organ is an older combination of historic organs from the Golden Community installed in our sanctuary which functions reasonably for worship needs with regular issues that create interest for the performer. We have a tradition of extra services on Christmas Eve, Thanksgiving Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week (Maundy Thursday and Good Friday), and other special times as years progress.  

Our choir performs music with complicated traditional accompaniments and some "gospel" style. The Praise Band uses a variety of music, some of which calls for accompanying from chord notation.  The church and musical groups are very friendly and supportive of the hired musicians (choir director and accompanist).  

The salary will be negotiated with the selected candidate, but we are planning something in the $12,000 range for this service plan.

Contact: Russ Smith

Address: 1500 Ford Street Golden CO 80401

Phone: 720-331-1884 Russ Cell,

Email: russelldsmith@hotmail.com