• City: Golden Valley
  • Part Time
  • MN
  • Church body: LC-MS
Hours per week: 10
Month position available: January
Job Compensation: Negotiable
Contact Name: Norma Schuldt - Worship Deacon

Website Golden Valley Lutheran Church

Position Title:  Organist, Pianist, Keyboards | Golden Valley Lutheran Church (GVLC)

Position Summary:  To serve the church by providing organ/piano/keyboard music and accompaniments to enhance Celebration and Praise Services


Formal training in piano and organ performance
Experience with electronic keyboards
Proven experience in solo work, accompanying choirs and soloists and playing a variety of worship styles
Ability to work with volunteers and paid musicians
Proven organizational and planning skills
Familiarity with online planning tools such as Planning Center
Knowledge of sacred music in a variety of styles, both traditional and contemporary
Knowledge of Lutheran worship and church year

Major Areas of Responsibility:

Service Playing:

Provide hymn/song/accompaniment for weekly Celebration service and special services including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve, Lenten and Holy Week services
Choose and play prelude, voluntary and postlude at those services
Play keyboard with Praise Band
Participate in regular worship planning meetings to plan/follow service themes
Provide titles/composers for service music to be printed in bulletin
Arrange for competent substitutes as needed


Accompany the Sanctuary Choir, occasional choirs, children and youth choirs, soloists and instrumentalists in worship services and special services including Thanksgiving, Christmas Choir Services, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve, Lenten and Holy Week services
Provide rehearsal accompaniment for Sanctuary Choir and other groups
Participate in Praise Band rehearsal


Play for GVLC weddings as requested by couples
Meet with couple and wedding coordinator and/or Pastor to select music
Play at rehearsal
Accompany soloists as requested
Remuneration per GVLC wedding policy


Play for GVLC funerals as requested by family
Choose and play pre- and post-service music as well as hymns requested by family and accompany soloists
Remuneration per GVLC policy

Characteristic Traits, Experiences and Skills:

Actively pursuing a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ through daily Bible study, prayer, devotion and worship
Comfortably shares the Christian faith
Participates actively as a member of GVLC
Grows professionally through workshops
Seeks opportunities to enhance and grow music ministries of GVLC


Accountable to Worship Deacon, Pastor and Vice President/Secretary of the congregation
Collaborates with Worship Team (Pastor, Worship Deacon, Worship Leader)
Annual reviews to be conducted by Worship Deacon, Pastor and Vice President/Secretary with input from Worship Leader
Compensation to be reviewed and decided annually by the Board of Deacons based on input from the Worship Deacon, Pastor and Vice President/Secretary

Street Address: 5501 Glenwood Avenue
Zip Code/Postal Code: 55422
Phone: 763-544-2810

To apply for this job email your details to kris.julie@gvlc.net