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Principal Organsit, Assistant Director of Music Ministry

Company: McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church
Location: Norman
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Principa l Organist, Assistant Director of Music Ministry McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church's mission is to change lives that change the world. Our staff team is guided by the teachings of Colossians 3:12-14, and each are called to be servant leaders who embrace the values of commitment, cooperation, compassion, and kindness as they serve God, each other, and the congregation. McFarlin is a strong and healthy large church committed to robust and effective ministry and is located near a major university in the third largest city in the state of Oklahoma. McFarlin is known for its vibrant music ministry characterized by excellence, multiple choirs, and excellent and supportive leadership in music staff. We are seeking a full-time Principal Organist to be a part of the music ministry team. The organ is a Noack tracker organ which was installed in 1988 with 50 stops and 3330 pipes, built into the beautiful and historic Sanctuary, which was built in 1924. The church is not only historic but is engaged in the present moment in high-impact ministries and looking forward to the next 100 years. The person to fill this position is someone eager to be part of the mission of the church and to ensure the highest quality of music ministry along with other music ministry staff. This person is one who is gifted with high emotional intelligence, who thrives in a collaborative teamwork setting, and has a passion for the church. Job Specific Responsibilities Organist and/or pianist for two Sunday services at 8:30 AM and 11 AM, providing weekly service music including Prelude and Postlude. Accompany or provide an Offertory. Accompany Chancel Choir rehearsal weekly on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM, including organ or piano accompaniments depending on the stylistic considerations of the music selected. Provide organ music and choir accompaniments and any extra rehearsal required for additional special services, concerts, choral workshops, or other special events at the discretion of the Music Director or the Senior Pastor. To act as a liaison for the church for wedding music and funeral music. Discuss with the Music Director any music that is deemed inappropriate for funerals and weddings. Possible directing another or other choirs such as children's choir, youth choir, bell choirs, etc., TBD based on the candidate's qualifications. Develop a McFarlin recital concert series (organ and/or chamber music). To act as "curator" of the organ, coordinating maintenance/tuning of the organ as required. Responsible for the maintenance of pianos and/or other keyboard instruments, including tower chimes, etc. Necessary organizational and collaborative work in planning, team interaction, teamwork as part of the Music Ministry team and interface with the larger church staff team Qualifications: Excellent organ skills"technical dexterity and accuracy; command of the instrument - NOACK ORGAN OP. 110 - skillful registrations; improvisatory skills a plus; knowledge of classical and contemporary organ repertoire A church organist with service-playing experience; ability to play hymns with proficiency and sensitivity; a passion for music ministry. Excellent accompanying skills; excellent sight-reading skills; can play open score; ability to play a variety of different musical styles. A DMA in organ/music preferred but not required. Strong sense of commitment to the Church; willing to work to support and advance the church's mission, outcomes, strategies, etc. through the ministry of music. A team player who works well with others"staff, lay-people, and volunteers. Proven collaborator and willingness to work with children, youth, young adults, and seniors. Digital/virtual music production and recording skills needed, This is a full-time, exempt position and reports to the Director of Music Ministry. Part- time candidates may be considered for the right candidate. McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church offers competitive compensation, paid pension, and health insurance benefits. To apply please email resume & cover letter to Dr. Richard Zielinski, Director of Music Ministry at Applications due: June 1, 2021 Preferred Start Date: July 1, 2021

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