Now Hiring: Pianist / Organist
Redeemer Lutheran Church
540 Essex Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Pianist, the ideal applicant will be skilled on both the piano and organ.
$120 for a single Sunday service; Wednesday evening services during Advent and Lent negotiable; Christmas Eve and special Lenten evening services (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday) $60 per additional service.
Ability to provide piano accompaniment for hymns, liturgy, and occasional soloists; and a willingness to learn liturgical settings (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America [ELCA]). Audition required.
The church pianist/organist is an integral part of the worship team. The selected candidate will provide piano and/or organ music for Redeemer’s weekly Sunday service (9:30 AM). This will include prelude selections, hymn accompaniment, liturgical accompaniment, and a recessional selection. Occasionally, the pianist will be asked to accompany soloists (choral or instrumental) during the service. In addition to regular Sunday services, there are Wednesday evening services during Advent and Lent, Christmas Eve services, and Holy Week services. Redeemer primarily uses the hymnal — Evangelical Lutheran Worship, 2006, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, for hymn and liturgical settings. Opportunities to conduct the church’s choir or lead a youth music program are also available to interested and qualified applicants. Applicants who can commit to two or three Sundays per month will also be considered.
Redeemer Lutheran Church is blessed with a small to mid-sized congregation with a love for music. As a congregation, we welcome all people without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic background, physical condition, or mental abilities. The successful candidate will be expected to abide with those polices. Compensation, hours, and benefits will be reviewed annually by the Congregational Council. Any changes in job description and/or recommendations regarding compensation must be authorized by the Church Council.
Please send a cover letter and/or resume that describes your relevant experience, and the names and contact information of three references familiar with your character and musical abilities care of the Church Secretary, Nancy Leibfarth at the above church address or via email to