The First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, a welcoming, progressive, American Baptist congregation committed to ministry as described in Matthew 25:34-40, seeks an Interim Accompanist. The Interim Accompanist is responsible for providing music and choir accompaniment at First Baptist Church rehearsals, Sunday Services and special services. Starting schedule will include rehearsal every Thursday night and Sunday morning services on the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays of every month. The accompanist will be employed on a temporary basis as the church conducts a search for a regular accompanist and will be eligible to apply for the regular position.
Compensation range $50 – $125/week. The church seeks a candidate that is classically trained and skilled in music performance and interpretation, including a good knowledge of the function of music in the church service and the ability to demonstrate its suitable interpretation. Piano is the primary instrument that a candidate will play. Candidates also proficient on organ will be given special consideration.
If interested, please review job description here and send cover letter, resumé, and three professional references via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those contacted for an interview will be sent the following hymns are asked to prepare the first verse to perform as part of the interview:
-Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You
-In the Bulb There is a Flower
-I Want Jesus to Go With Me
Interviewees will also be given a lead sheet and asked to improvise an accompaniment at the interview.
First review of applications begins September 10, with a potential start date of September 23.