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Job TitleHead Organist
OrganizationHoly Cross Lutheran Church
ContactCecilia Johnson
Address1100 Market Street
LocationCarlisle, Iowa 50047
Position Overview-The Head Organist shall provide organ music for the Sunday Divine Service(s). Our congregation uses the liturgical order outlined in the Lutheran Service Book, Divine Setting III. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are able to play for mid-week services during Advent and Lent, special festivals such as Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, and other midweek services and festivals as requested/negotiated.

The Head Organist will coordinate with Pastor in the selection of music for prelude, offertory, postlude, and any special music, with the ultimate authority for hymn selection belonging to the pastoral office.

The Head Organist will collaborate with the Choir Director and Pastor in coordinating and scheduling choral music for worship.

The Head Organist will encourage the musical talents and participation of members of the congregation by supporting and facilitating use of the organ (in worship) by other members of the congregation that have received adequate instruction (as approved by Pastor). Special music by others may include prelude, offertory, post-lude, choral accompaniment, and/or substitute organists.

The Head Organist will make note of needed repairs and maintenance, report issues to the Organ Committee and upon approval (if needed), arrange for organ and piano maintenance with a qualified organ and piano repair person.

Because there is a connection between correct teaching and worship practice, the Head Organist shall be a confessional Lutheran, and would ideally become a member of Holy Cross. The Head Organist must recognize the importance of, and be committed to, orthodox Lutheran liturgical styles and hymnody.

The Head Organist position shall consist of approximately 10-15 hours per week which includes personal rehearsal time. The Head Organist will have a high degree of competence on the organ and the ability to accompany groups and individuals.


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