Accepting Applications for Pianist

Coralville United Methodist Church is accepting applications for a pianist.  To apply, email a resume and cover letter to

Title:                           Pianist
Ministry Purpose:     To enhance our worship experience through music.
Reports to:                 Pastor
Position Summary:    Provides piano music and accompaniment for worship services and choir rehearsals.


1.      To provide piano music for Sunday morning worship services. Requires preparation of a weekly prelude, offertory music, communion and baptism music, postlude, hymns, anthems, solos and other special music, as determined by the weekly order of worship.

2.      To accompany all weekly rehearsals of the Celebration Choir and/or rehearsals of other ensembles or soloists. (Choir rehearses from late August through May; there may be extra choir rehearsals for Christmas and Easter performances.)

3.      To provide piano music for any additional services on Christmas Eve and Easter.

4.      To play for weddings and funerals conducted in the church if possible, or to approve usage by personnel from other churches/organizations. Compensation for these services is provided by the families.

5.      To arrange for and oversee the maintenance and tuning of all keyboard instruments.

6.      To submit to the office administrator the names and composers of works to be played each Sunday for inclusion in the bulletin.

7.      To attend occasional staff meetings, worship meetings and hymn planning meetings as needed.

8.      To arrange for a substitute pianist (or other keyboard musician) when not able to be present.



Universal Responsibilities (System Governed): Cares for facility as appropriate; attends staff meetings; maintains appropriate hours; promotes alignment with CUMC leadership goals; encourages healthy patterns of communication; abides by CUMC Behavioral Covenant.




1.      Excellent competence in piano

2.      Ability to follow worship order seamlessly, and to make quick decisions when order changes unexpectedly (such as extending offering or communion music). Church experience preferred.

3.      Broad knowledge of sacred and classical music; proficiency in sight reading; familiarity with Christian hymns and hymnals.

4.      Familiarity with and enthusiasm for a wide range of musical and liturgical styles.

5.      Ability to work well with pastor, music staff and worship team.

6.      Proficiency in organ and electronic keyboard a plus.




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