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Job TitleOrganist/Choir Accompanist
OrganizationSt. Matthew Lutheran Church
ContactCathy Gathman
Address720 Dundee Ave
LocationBarrington, Illinois 60010
Position Overview-Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Select and provide organ and/or piano music for all worship services - one Sunday morning service plus seasonal/holiday services.
2. Accompany the Adult Choir at one mid-week rehearsal (Sept - May) and scheduled worship services.
3. Accompany and rehearse with soloists, ensembles or bell choir on occasion/as needed.
4. Provide organ and/or piano music for all weddings and funerals held at the church, consulting with wedding couples or families if requested. Fees to be paid by bride and groom, family or funeral home direct to the organist.
5. Attend worship planning meetings as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:
1. Knowledge of the instrument and keyboard ability sufficient to play hymns, liturgy and easy anthem accompaniments at sight.
2. Ability to sing and play with accurate pitch and rhythm.
3. Knowledge of Lutheran worship tradition and liturgies and a theological understanding of the church sufficient to select appropriate music for worship.
4. Ability to work well with staff, other musicians and volunteers. St. Matthew will provide: Competitive salary, paid vacation days and reimbursement for continuing education and membership(s) to organizations in related field. We also offer a friendly and professional work environment.


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