Armenian Memorial (Congregational) Church

Seeks Contemporary Accompanist/Worship Leader

32 Bigelow Avenue Watertown, MA  02472

Conveniently located 1 block from the #71 bus line between Harvard and Watertown Squares.

Responsibilities include:

  • Play piano for Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 AM (10 AM during summer; but not needed every Sunday). Sunday morning rehearsals as early as 9 AM.

  • Have an interest in working with amateur choir, amateur worship band, and be comfortable playing traditional and contemporary sacred literature.

  • Select and provide contemporary worship music.

  • Lead a small amateur worship band on some Sundays. Lead rehearsals with band on Sunday mornings preceding service, as well as weekday rehearsals in the week prior to the Sundays the band plays.

  • Accompany more traditional hymns, and a choir, solos, duets, instrumentalists, etc. on some Sundays. Accompany same for Sunday morning rehearsals preceding service (The ability to play a two-manual tracker pipe organ, for certain parts of the service, would be a desired plus.)

  • Coordinate, and occasionally rehearse, with music/choir director, who plans for and provides musical selections on those Sundays there will be a choir or an alternate musical presentation.

  • Select and play preludes and postludes, either solos or with worship band. Inform church office of titles and composers to be printed in the Sunday program.

  • Occasionally play offertories that complement the Sunday’s scripture and sermons.

  • Accompany weekday evening choir rehearsals, which could be up to once a month, but have tended to be focused before Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and other special services.

  • Play for occasional additional rehearsals with solos, duets, instrumentalists, etc. Rehearsals for special music are flexible, based on availability, but every effort is made for these rehearsals to be before or after choir rehearsals or after worship service on Sundays.

  • Practice and be prepared for all rehearsals and services.

  • Play special services such as Christmas Eve and Maundy Thursday, for additional compensation. 

  • Play weddings and funerals, as needed, with compensation negotiated directly with parishioners.

  • Inform Music Director and Music Committee when the instruments need tuning and/or repair.

  • Provide at least 21 days advance notice of needing a Sunday off, or of resigning from the position. Assist Music Director and Music Committee in finding a suitable substitute. Time off is not compensated.

Salary commensurate with experience and training ($240 - $300/week)

Sept – June, with need for some Summer Sundays

Contact

 

Submit resume and references to the Armenian Memorial Church Music Committee: music@amcwatertown.org