at Columbine UU Church
Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church
Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church is a progressive spiritual community in Littleton, CO where we strive to foster spiritual growth, authentic connections, and radical love. Central to our mission is the power of music, which plays a vital role in our worship and community life. Our music ministry is built upon a strong foundation of congregational singing, supported by dedicated music volunteers, and enriched by numerous members who contribute through their participation in Columbine Choir, special music offerings, and other musical groups. We are in search of a collaborative Church Pianist/Accompanist to contribute to our music ministry.
Learn more about Columbine UU Church at www.columbineuuchurch.org
Job Title: Church Pianist/Accompanist
Hours: Part-time, typically 2 calls per week
Thursday night choir rehearsal, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Sunday morning service, 9:00am-11:00am, 1st Sundays of the month off
Practice and preparation time 2-3 hours per week (more during choir season)
Pay: $6032.00 per annum
Benefits: Subject to CUUC Personnel Policy Manual
Supervisor: Music Director
Qualifications and Requirements: Degree in piano performance and/or advanced piano skills. Experience accompanying choirs and working in a church environment are strongly preferred, as well as the training and capacity to carry out the duties and responsibilities below:
Prepares and presents all piano music required for weekly Sunday morning worship. At this time, this includes three hymns, brief prelude and postlude, transitional music, offertory and special music. These last two may involve accompaniment or solo work, unless the person(s) providing music wishes to self-accompany or perform a capella.
In consultation with the Music Director, select music that is appropriate for the theme of the service at least a week before the scheduled service
Accompany volunteer choir for 90-minute weekly choir rehearsals on Thursday nights, late-August through early-June
Lead sectional rehearsals for part of choir rehearsal as needed by Music Director
Lead choir rehearsal in event of Music Director’s absence
Accompany and rehearse with vocal and instrumental soloists or small ensembles for non-choir Special Music
Prepare and present all piano music required for special events such as Winter Solstice, picnics, member memorial services, choir retreat, etc.
Maintain good and regular communication with Music Director regarding music for services, including monthly Zoom meeting with the Music Team
Inform Music Director and Office Administrator of any maintenance needs for the Church piano
Please send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Jenny Amstutz: firstname.lastname@example.org