Temporary Summer Organist/Pianist


This is a nine-week position from July 1 through Sept. 2 and includes each Sunday morning from 9 to 11 a.m.  In addition, there will be paid rehearsal time with soloists, instrumentalists, and choral ensembles as needed.   

Description of Duties

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

Skills Desired

  • The ability to sight-read music
  • Play a wide variety of styles of hymns and songs on piano or organ
  • Accompany soloists and ensembles in services and rehearsals
  • Desired but not mandatory is the ability to improvise accompaniment for songs from contemporary worship lead sheets.
  • Desired but not mandatory is the knowledge and experience of leading music in worship.

Core Characteristics

We are seeking a disciplined musician who can work with a diversity of people of different ages, skill levels,  musical tastes, life situations, etc.  with an openness to collaboration with other Worship Leaders, and who has a sense of humor and a measure of humility.


Minimum of $150 per week, with compensation for rehearsals, and adjustments for experience and skill level.

To apply

Don Dexter 805-460-6162 or  or Atascadero United Methodist Church office at 805-466-2566 or