Accompanist/Music Assistant

Overview:
The Music Assistant is accountable to the Session through the Personnel Ministry, supervised by the Director of Traditional Music and worship, for serving the church by providing piano and/or organ accompaniment for scheduled choir rehearsals and worship services in support of the music ministry at Sardis Presbyterian Church. This individual serves as a resource to support the musical life of the choirs and congregation as it relates to worship and the fine arts.

Educational requirements:
• Minimum of a high school diploma
• While a degree in music is preferred; private study, course work, and experience will be considered

Work experience:
A minimum of at least two (2) years experience in accompanying choirs at the piano and/or organ is required.

Qualifications and skills:
• Ability to sight-read accompaniment of moderate difficulty
• Ability to play accompaniment of great difficulty after preparation
• Ability to play from open score
• Ability to play musically while following a conductor
• Ability to work independently as well as collaborating with the Director of Traditional Music and Worship
• Ability to work with all age levels

Responsibilities:
• Serve as the accompanist for Sanctuary Choir weekly rehearsals and during Worship on Sunday mornings and other regularly-scheduled Special services (Advent, • Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, etc.)
• Serve as the accompanist for the Children’s Choir and Youth Choir and during Worship
• Accompany concerts presented by the Music Ministry
• Accompany solos and ensembles when requested
• Other duties as assigned or as matched to the interest and gifts of the music assistant in consultation with the Director of Traditional Music and Worship
• Assist in the communication needs of the Music Ministry

To apply:
Email and send your resume to: employment@sardis.org