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Job Title: Organist / Accompanist

Job Type: Part-time hourly position; approximately 10 to 12 hours per week

Wage: Paid per hour (based on experience and education)

Location: Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC


About this Position

This position is under the general supervision of the Director of Music and will serve as organist/accompanist for all worship services, choir, and ensemble rehearsals and events. The person assuming this position willingly agrees to uphold the mission of Benson Memorial UMC, the United Methodist denomination as a whole, and the Christian Faith.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director of Music and directors of ensembles in providing and leading music for all worship services
  • Serve as accompanist for choirs and ensembles, including instrumental ensembles.
  • Play at all regular Sunday morning services and additional services as scheduled, including Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, and Holy Week,
  • Be available for consultation, and, if requested, play for funerals as schedule allows. If unavailable, work with Director of Music to secure substitute organist.
  • Be available for consultation, and, if requested, play for weddings as schedule allows. (Weddings are arranged by private contract between the organist and couple.)
  • Coordinate substitute organists/accompanists with the Director of Music

Working Relationship

  • This position is supervised by the Director of Music, under the guidance of the Senior Pastor, in conjunction with the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).
  • This role relates to our GATHER Ministry Area through our Worship Committee.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major in music is desirable.
  • Basic understanding of liturgy, worship, and ministry in The United Methodist Church
  • Team player, excellent relationship skills, reliable, prepared, and punctual
  • Ability to work with all age levels
  • Participation in continuing education program of study and enrichment

Resumes and Contact:

Job Title: Lead Preschool Teacher

Job Type: Part-time

Location: Benson Memorial United Methodist Church, Preschool & Kindergarten Prep, Raleigh, NC


Church preschool now seeking Lead Teacher applicants for our five-day, four-year-olds’ classroom. We are looking for a positive, warm, and nurturing teacher to join our team. Preferred applicants will have a degree in child development, early childhood education or other education degree, with a minimum of one to two years of experience. Hours are M–F, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a salaried nine-month position beginning in late August. We offer paid leave and a tuition discount. The school calendar offers winter and spring breaks and holidays off. Call (919) 781-3310 or email to learn more or to submit your resume, along with references to be considered.