Temporary Summer Organist/Pianist

Position Purpose

Consistent with the Purpose, Plan, and Practices of the Atascadero United Methodist Church the Substitute Organist/Pianist is responsible for managing, in consultation with the Lead Pastor and Director of Music, the musical components of worship in a manner that enhances the spirit of worship and assists the congregation in praising and serving God.

Skills Desired

1. The ability to sight-read music
2. Play a wide variety of styles of hymns and songs on piano/organ
3. Improvise accompaniment for songs from contemporary worship lead sheets.
4. Accompany soloists and ensembles in services and rehearsals
5. Prepare and play, as needed each week, prelude, offertory, postlude, and special music
6. Desired but not mandatory is the knowledge and experience of leading music in worship.


There will be a required audition.
Core Characteristics:
1. Collegiality with a diversity of people of different ages, musical tastes, life situations, etc.
2. Openness to collaboration with other Worship Leaders
3. The discipline to arrive prepared to offer your best.
4. A sense of humor and a measure of humility.

Description of Duties and Skills

1. Provide organ/piano (or in collaboration with other instrumentalist, small ensembles, or soloists)music for Sunday services each week.
2. Schedule and attend additional rehearsals with soloists, instrumentalists and choral ensembles.


This is a nine-week position from July 1 to Aug. 26, and includes each Sunday morning from 9 to  11 a.m.  In addition there will be rehearsal time with soloists, instrumentalists, and choral ensembles as needed.   Pay is based on experience and skill level.

To apply

Email Call 805-466-2566 with any questions.