Job Opening

Pianist/Organist/ Accompanist

Montgomery Presbyterian Church is currently interviewing for an interim pianist/organist/accompanist to join our music ministry.  While this is a part time, interim position, it may grow into a permanent role.

Montgomery Presbyterian Church is a vibrant family of faith on a journey with Christ and one another. We gather for whole-hearted worship, life-transforming education, and serve one another and the surrounding community in a regular rhythm of life together. We have a deep respect for the church’s traditions, and an openness to the dynamic nature of the Holy Spirit, resulting in a willingness to try new ideas and approaches to carry the Reformed tradition into our own time.

General Function: 

This professional position is responsible to the Pastor (and as may be assigned) for providing necessary work for all accompaniment related functions associated with the Church including but not limited to selecting and preparing piano/organ music for worship services and special occasions (Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday and Holy Week); working with the Choir Director and choir members to prepare musical presentations for worship services; and making recommendations about special musical programming. Unless otherwise directed by the Pastor, activities such as performances for weddings, funerals etc. are not within the scope of this position. However, the person in this role will be given first refusal rights.


  • Degrees in piano and/or organ performance/church music are preferred, but not required.
  • Experience serving in an accompaniment capacity for a choral group is preferred

Required skills:

  • Proficient piano skills and some organ experience.
  • Excellent music reading skills, including sight-reading open score reading and transposition.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to take a partnership role in the church’s music ministry.
  • Knowledge, experience, and proficiency in a broad range of musical styles and repertoires.

Duties include:

  • Provide accompaniment for the 10:30am Worship Service, including prelude, offertory, postlude, choral anthems, hymns, special music and other service music.
  • Accompany the weekly choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings.
  • Accompany and rehearse with soloists, small ensembles, and instrumental groups on a mutually agreed schedule.
  • Provide accompaniment and service music for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, and other special services.
  • Serve as a member of the Worship Committee


  • Commensurate with experience and/or skill.

Starting date:

First Quarter 2023

Application process:

  • Submit a resume and cover letter [electronic or hard copy].
  • Fill out a Montgomery Presbyterian Church employment application
  • Recordings/mp3s with examples of organ and piano playing (via CD, DVD, mp3, website, or YouTube) or an in-person audition as requested.
  • Three current references with contact information.


Contacts for further information or to apply:




Rev. Ben Shaw
MontgomeryPresbyterian Church
9994 Zig Zag Road
Montgomery, Ohio 45242

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