Director of Music/Organist - Pulaski Heights UMC, Little Rock, AR


8/14/2022

Please send applications to Dr. Frode Gundersen, fgundersen@phumc.com.

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church is seeking applications for the position of Organist/Associate Music Director. PHUMC recognizes the powerful impact that high-quality music has in its worship services. Striving to present a variety of music, with participation from all ages, our goal is to elevate the spoken Word through our musical offerings to God. Pulaski Heights has a long-standing history (1912-present) with an active congregation and membership of 4,800. The Music and Arts Ministry is well established with opportunities for adults, youth, children, choirs, handbells, a flourishing music academy, choral scholars, and plays a role in the greater fine arts community.

Requirements:

1.      Display an excellent, high-level organ ability with a strong commitment to sacred organ literature

2.      Be committed to creative hymn playing

3.      Have experience with piano/organ accompaniment and playing for choral conductors

4.      Play for our two weekly Sunday morning sanctuary services. The earlier service is televised. Instrumentalists are used on a regular basis.

5.      Play for all additional seasonal services and major choral work presentations

6.      Play weddings and funerals as assigned

7.      Accompany our weekly Chancel Choir rehearsal

8.      Oversee Adventures in the Arts (PHUMC music academy with 15 teacher and 175 students)

9.      Attend weekly staff meeting, and any committees as assigned

10.  Possess strong communication and organizational skills

11.  Desire to be an active and collaborating member of a large church staff

12.  Have a degree(s) in organ performance and/or church music

13.  Five years church music experience preferred

Instruments Include: Nichols and Simpson Pipe Organ (1999), 74 Ranks, 3 Manuals; Allen Organ (Chapel); 26 Pianos, including 4 Steinway Grands; 24 Bell Carillon; 2 sets of Handbells

Salary and Benefits: This position is 40 hours per week with a negotiable salary, with health, dental, eye insurance, a 6% pension contribution, continuing education, and moving allowance if necessary. Vacation is granted in coordination with the policies stated in the employee handbook.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022 Starting Date: November 1, 2022