The Falls Church Anglican is seeking a part-time organist and pianist. The part-time organist will play primarily for the 9 a.m. service and occasional special services, such as choral evensong and other worship services determined by the liturgical year. The part-time organist will accompany weekly choir rehearsals and occasional instrumental rehearsals.
The ideal candidate will have proficiency in all keyboard skills on the organ and piano, including excellent sight-reading abilities, expertise in supporting choir rehearsals, and recital and concert experience
He or she will be committed to excellence in performance, supporting and assisting particularly in the development of the choirs, Worship and Music Ministry, and drawing the congregation into worship through music.
This position is an excellent opportunity to grow and develop keyboard and organ skills, to gain experience in accompanying and rehearsing choirs, and to acquire a deeper knowledge of the Anglican musical tradition while participating in worship.
About The Falls Church Anglican
We are an evangelical, historically Anglican congregation in Northern Virginia with a local worshipping history that predates the American Revolution. Our vision is that Christ be King in our lives and in the lives of others.
Our Mission is to:
- Love our neighbors to new life in Christ.
- Build strong, loving families and friendships.
- Raise up youth to be strong in faith and future leaders of the church.
- Equip and send out all members of our church to serve Christ with vision in the workplace, community, home, church, and the world.
- Send out well-trained ministers and teams to start new churches.
- Bring the healing touch of Christ to those in need.
The Part-Time Organist reports to the Director of Worship and Music, and is responsible for the following:
- Accompanying rehearsals for adult and children’s choirs and orchestras
- Accompanying congregational singing and choral and instrumental pieces in worship services
- Assisting when needed in the selection of vocal and instrumental music
- Occasionally directing choirs and orchestras for rehearsals in the absence of the Director of Worship and Music
We’re seeking candidates who have a strong desire to use their musical talents for worship and leading others to participate fully in worship through music. You will have:
- A graduate degree in music and 2+ years’ experience in playing for worship and accompanying choirs
- A demonstrated commitment to excellence, punctuality, and flexibility
- Excellent performance ability and outstanding proficiency in all keyboard skills
- Knowledge of a broad spectrum of musical styles, repertoire, and Anglican worship
Compensation depends on experience, and we have an excellent benefits package.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Simon Dixon, Director of Worship and Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org