Second Church of Christ, Scientist is seeking an organist/keyboard player for Sunday church services and Wednesday evening testimony meetings. Fifty-two Sundays and fifty-two Wednesdays per year. When storms close the services, notification (and pay will still) be provided.
There is no choir, and a soloist sings only on Sundays. The music is provided.
The Sunday service is one hour, ten minutes: 10:20 am to 11:30am consisting of:
- Music played on organ
- Prelude (8-9 minutes) consists of preview of the 3 hymns (one verse), and appropriate piece for quiet contemplation
- Three hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal provided by the First Reader early in each week
- The accompaniment to solo is provided by music committee
- A 3-minute piece for collection
- Postlude (6-7 minutes) of appropriate joyful, going forward feeling
The Wednesday meeting is one hour, ten minutes: 7:20pm – 8:30pm consisting of:
- Music played on piano
- Prelude with hymn prelude, as above, and accompaniment for 3 hymns
Familiarity with Christian Science hymns with texts by Mary Baker Eddy is helpful.
The solos are provided by the music committee a month in advance, and the hymns are listed the week of those services. Expecting rehearsal with the soloist will be done before 10:10am.
A set of two Christian Science hymnals to take home are provided.
Current salary is $245 per week.
We maintain a non-smoking, non-alcoholic, drug-free environment.
Please contact the Music Committee Chair at Music2ccsworcester@gmail.com