Music Associate / Assistant Organist

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, Missouri, is seeking a half-time (27 hours per week) Music Associate/Assistant Organist. First Presbyterian Church has a long-standing tradition of excellent music in both worship and concert, and this position will support the growing Music Ministry.

First Presbyterian has a 2013 Casavant pipe organ (61 stops/76 ranks), a 2007 Martin Ott pipe organ (one manual, 11 ranks), outstanding facilities, and an annual concert series. We also host several concerts for the community throughout the year.

The Music Associate/Assistant Organist must be highly skilled in handbell direction, organ and piano playing/accompanying, and computers/office duties. Our growing and vibrant Music Ministry seeks someone with a wide range of gifts to assist the Director of Music Ministries. The ability to work with both youth and adults is vital. This individual must be self-motivated and flexible, ready to meet the demands of today’s church as we reemerge from Covid-19. A Bachelor’s degree in Music is required.

Duties include:

            Direction of the three handbell choirs (September through May)

            Serve as rehearsal accompanist for the Chancel Choir (September through Pentecost)

            Accompany the Chancel Choir during worship on Sunday mornings

            Serve as organist for memorial services and weddings when needed and as

                        arranged with the Director of Music Ministries

            Serve as organist for the Christmas Concert

            Serve as Chancel Choir director in the Director of Music Ministries’ absence

            Serve as Administrative Assistant to the Director of Music Ministries

A detailed list of duties is available upon request. Vacation and study leave are included.

Please submit a resume to Bill Stein, Director of Music Ministries, at bstein@kirkwoodpres.org

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.