First Presbyterian Church of Alton, IL is seeking a part-time organist to play the 10 am Sunday Worship Service beginning September 20, 2020, with the intention of expanding the position to organist/choir director, in January.

Choir rehearsals take place on Wednesdays (7:00 – 8:00 pm) and Sunday morning (from 9:00 am). Expanding the position from Organist to Organist/Choir Director will result in a greater compensation.  

Worship services are currently being streamed online and include a prelude, postlude, and 2 or 3 hymns. When the choir starts up in January, the worship service will also include accompanying the choir anthem, psalmody, and liturgical music.

The organist is expected to play for weddings and funerals but would be compensated additionally for these services.

Preferred candidates have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience in playing for church services. The ideal candidate would have a background in Protestant church worship, familiarity with the Reform Tradition of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and use of the Common Lectionary for the planning of musical offerings.

Candidates who are interested in the position, please send your resume, cover letter, and two references to our Office Manager, Toni Anderson:

Church phone: 618-465-3592

Our church website is:

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 116, Alton, IL 62002

Physical Address: Corner of 4th and Alby Streets, Alton, IL