The Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign seeks an Accompanist with advanced keyboard skills in both piano and organ. S/he must be familiar with a broad repertoire of sacred and secular keyboard music, including but not limited to classical pieces. The Accompanist works part time from late August to mid-June, performing for all Sunday and holiday services and accompanying soloists and the choir as needed during weekly choir practices and during worship services. Previous experience in a related position is strongly preferred. Candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1st, 2014.
The Accompanist works in close cooperation with the Music Director, the Minister, other staff members, and committees as needed; helps build and organize a music program in the congregation; joins in collaboratively planning and accompanying worship services; keeps a list of qualified substitute accompanists; and arranges for maintenance of the organ and piano within budgetary limits. The Accompanist should have or gain an understanding of UU history and values, as well as UU congregational structure and governance; should have familiarity with a wide variety of musical resources; and should be able to support the congregation’s efforts toward being anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and multi-culturally competent.