• City: Huntley
  • Part Time
  • IL
  • Church body: ELCA
Hours per week: 15-20
Month position available: January
Job Compensation: $20,000-22,000.00
Contact Name: Jane McMullen

Website Shepherd of the Prairie Lutheran Church


Job Description


JOB TITLE:  Organist/Accompanist

Reports To:     Director of Music and Worship

Date:               December 29,2018

This position is primarily responsible for leading worship from the organ at the 9:00am traditional worship service.  Collaborate with other church musicians in the presentation and preparation of the music ministry by performing the following duties.



Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Provides music leadership for one Saturday service at 5pm and 1 Sunday service at 9 am.

This includes Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and all other service music as requested.


Accompanies Adult Choir at weekly rehearsals (Wednesday’s at 7:15 to 8:45 pm) and on Sunday mornings when choir is scheduled, as well as other rehearsals as requested and needed. Accompanies children’s choir when requested.


Provides feedback to the Director of Music Ministry related to congregational input concerning the music ministry of the church.


Secures substitute Organist/pianist to fulfill duties when needed.


Supervises the maintenance of the church organ and pianos.


When requested, accompanies children’s choirs, vocal or instrumental solos, and other special in Sunday worship service.


Provide music for Ash Wednesday and Wednesday evening 7 pm Lenten services, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Eve (2 services) and for special services as planned and requested.


Provides music for weddings, funerals, and other special events as requested.



Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks; where applicable.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:



§  Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

§  Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.

§  Project Management – Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

§  Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.



§  Customer Service – Responds promptly to church needs; Solicits feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

§  External Working Relationships – Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.



§  Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.



§  Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.

§  Safety and Security –All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.



This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups.



No Computer Skills Required.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.











Street Address: 10805 Main Street
Zip Code/Postal Code: 60142
Phone: 8475339527

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