Piano Accompanist

MOUNT VERNON COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

CHURCH ACCOMPANIST POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION

 

To provide choir accompaniment for worship services and other church functions including weddings and funerals

 

REPORTS TO: Pastor/Head of Staff, Faith and Life Session Committee

 

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Part-time

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-4 hours a week, with commitments most weeks on Sunday mornings.  Additional time may be needed to rehearse special music.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Accompanist for worship services on Sundays and for special worship services throughout the liturgical year (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter sunrise service, Christmas Eve)

  • In conjunction with the pastor and Director of Music, select the music for Sunday and special worship services

  • As availability allows, provide music for funerals/memorial services (this includes an honorarium outside of the usual salary)

  • Rehearse sufficiently to maintain a high quality of music

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proficient in playing piano or keyboard.  Organ experience would be a plus.

  • Able to read music and play “parts” for the choir

  • Able to read chord charts and lead sheets

  • An appreciation for multiple styles of music, both traditional and contemporary

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Pastor/Head of Staff

  • Director of Music

  • Faith and Life Committee

  • Session

  • Church Staff

  • Church members involved in the music ministries of the church

 

We would like a “full-time” person but if someone wanted to commit to one or two Sundays a month, or a specific period of time, we would work with that as well.

 

Please contact Theresa Cochenour at 412 751-4643 if interested or more information is needed.