Pianist - Crowley First United Methodist Church


4/26/2022

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CROWLEY

Established Date:  October 25, 2021

SUMMARY:
To enhance the music ministry of First United Methodist Church of Crowley by providing piano music. Knowledge and the ability to play other instruments would be welcome.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the vision and spiritual life of the congregation. 
  • Possesses skills in selecting and performing a variety of styles of music appropriate to the needs and requests of the church community. The worship music includes a wide range of styles, from classical to gospel to modern.
  • Possesses skills in organization and use of resources.
  • Secure a replacement in the event of an absence from any regularly scheduled commitment by arranging an honorarium from the music budget.
  • Provide piano accompaniment for the congregation and choir during Sunday morning and at choir rehearsals.
  • May provide piano accompaniment for the congregation and possibly choir for special services as discussed with pastor and worship teams.
  • May provide music for weddings and funerals. The stipend will be determined with consultation with the pianist. If the family wishes to have a guest pianist/organist, this will be coordinated with the attending Pastor.  Work with Music/Choir Director on music coordination for funerals as needed by Pastor.
  • To promote the spiritual life of the congregation through the music ministry.
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • To work collaboratively and communicate frequently with the pastor and appropriate worship teams.
  • To keep lines of communication open and bring concerns directly to the head pastor or the SPRC. (Staff Parish Relations Committee).
  • To attend weekly staff meetings as scheduled in person or on zoom.
  • To meet at least once per year with SPRC.
  • Is able to work in a team setting with other staff members and lay volunteers.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned or required.

JOB SKILLS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Demonstrates the ability to perform music, on the piano, as needed by church and choir functions. Have good communication and interpersonal skills. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and musical backgrounds.
  • Interest in a wide range of musical experiences.
  • Ability to work with volunteers and committees.
  • Skills for researching music issues and programs related to people in the congregation and community.
  • Sensitivity to what makes worship effective.
  • Take Ministry Safe training before beginning employment (Training will be updated every two (2) years).  A background check is required and will be updated every two (2) years. 
  • Yearly Appraisals will be done by SPRC as defined by the Book of Disciplines, 258.2 (g)(5).
  • Vacation and Sick Time as defined by the First United Methodist Church of Crowley, Human Resource Handbook, Employees Benefit Programs, Section 300.
     
REPORTING STRUCTURE AND TEAM
The pastor serves as a direct staff supervisor based on the Book of Disciplines, 340 (c)3.b, in consultation with the SPRC.

DECISION MAKING:
Decisions must constantly be made to ensure quality, productivity, and teamwork in operational processes while ensuring the best interest of the Church is met.  

CONTACTS:
Interacts with pastor, staff, and congregation.

APPLY: 
If you are interested in this position please email Pat Esterline at pat@crowleyumc.com
 

Contact: Pat Esterline

Address: 509 Peach St. Crowley 76036

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