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Organist/Pianist - Christ Church, Kent

Job details

Salary: $8000 annually

Job Type: Part time

Christ Episcopal Church is seeking a part-time organist and pianist to accompany our choir at 10:00 a.m. Sunday services. Job responsibilities:

  • Rehearse with choir one hour prior to beginning of 10 a.m. service

  • Rehearse with choir one evening per week

  • Accompany hymns and music selections for Sunday worship

  • Participate in quarterly music ministry committee meetings

  • Participate in monthly meeting with pastor

  • Opportunity to play for special occasions such as weddings and funerals, with additional compensation from families

  • Time commitment is less than 6 hours weekly, plus meetings

  • Opportunity to grow into music ministry leadership

Instruments available at Christ Episcopal Church include:

  • 3 manual, 45 rank Allen Digital Computer Organ installed in the early 2000's and voiced to meet the size and acoustics of the church. In addition to the 45 ranks, there are additional ranks of pipes available through a library of midi ranks accessible on each manual and the pedal. The organ is also equipped with a recording system that will record and playback, with exact replication, any music or available sounds the organist wishes to record on the organ recording sequencer. Combination piston presets are available for each manual and the pedal.

  • Steinway studio piano in the sanctuary in excellent condition.

About Christ Episcopal Church:

  • Our Mission: We are here to worship God, to proclaim God’s love by word and deed, to nurture spiritually a diversified parish, and to serve the community and all who come among us.

  • Inclusivity: We welcome everyone to full participation, regardless of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, marital status, or genetic information.

  • History: Episcopalians have been worshiping together in this area since 1818. Christ Episcopal Church was founded in 1837 at its current site. The original building has been restored and updated several times, the most recent changes occurred in 2002 with the addition of a new wing which houses our classrooms, offices, and library, and the beautiful renovation to the sanctuary in 2012.

  • Our Denomination: Christ Episcopal Church in Kent, OH is a congregation of the Diocese of Ohio, which is one of 109 dioceses in 16 nations that are part of The Episcopal Church, which in turn is a province of the worldwide Anglican Communion—the second largest Christian organization in the world.


  • Advanced competency in playing organ and piano.

  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent experience preferred.

  • Experience in church music preferred.

  • Advanced competencies in working with volunteers.

  • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor.

  • Complete sexual misconduct training and periodic recertification required by Diocese of Ohio and maintains appropriate boundaries.

  • Maintain current vaccination against COVID-19 and provide documentation of same to parish administration.

  • Pass criminal background check.

To apply or for more information please email Katherine Burke at, or Christ Church administrators at

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