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Trinity United Presbyterian Church
13922 Prospect Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Job Opening: Organist, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, CA

25-30 hours per week, with possibility of F/T with benefits. Salary commensurate with ability, credentials, and experience. Interim sought; permanent available.

Phelps pipe organ, 3 manuals, 54 ranks, 45 stops. 

Position description: Looking for a skilled, versatile, and creative Christian organist/keyboardist with a passion for and ability to work with large ministry team and lead in uplifting worship in all musical styles, and who is an accomplished choral accompanist.

Responsibilities include:

-Play organ (as well as piano, synthesizer, and harpsichord) for two weekly Sunday morning worship services in "blended" style (both traditional and contemporary elements), offering uplifting and artistic renditions of preludes, postludes, hymns, choir accompaniments, and piano/keyboard playing in worship bands (must be able to improvise from lead sheets).

-Create and play transitional and underscoring music to enhance the flow of worship services.

-Accompany adult choir rehearsals each week (with occasional weekend retreat). Support the director by leading sectional rehearsals and working with soloists as needed.

-Play for special services of the church year and occasional churchwide events.

-Play for multiple choir and instrumental concerts/services per year, plus related special rehearsals.

-Play for weddings, funerals, and unusual special services (ordinations, installations, retirement celebrations, etc.), recitals, extended rehearsal/performance schedules for staged musicals, etc, with additional compensation provided.

-Manage the maintenance of the organ and other keyboard instruments.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or greater in music. Minimum of 5 years' experience as church organist/musician. Experience in and love for blended worship.

For more information, or to apply, contact:

Jane Downs, Associate Minister of Worship

Trinity United Presbyterian Church

13922 Prospect Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92705


(714)505-6254, x127


La Jolla Presbyterian Church
7715 Draper Ave
La Jolla , CA 92037


$45.00 - $48.00 Per Hour

Position Type:

Part Time


2 - 5 years


Bachelor's Degree


The part-time Organist/Pianist provides a solid accompaniment in Worship Services, enabling

congregational participation in song. Accompanies the Choir & Soloists, (Brass and Orchestra

when scheduled) for all services, rehearsals and handles music arrangements for memorial

services and weddings as scheduled (extra compensation received for memorials and

weddings). 10-12hr/wk (additional hours outlined below)


Essential Functions/Responsibilities

1. Provides/plays prelude, interlude, postlude and hymn music for weekly Sunday morning

worship services.

2. Plays for special worship services (i.e. Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday & Christmas Eve).

Extra rehearsals, when scheduled, before concerts (i.e. Monday evenings, Saturdays).

1. Accompanies weekly Thursday night rehearsals for choir.

2. Rehearses on your own, during week, as needed, at home and on church Organ

3. Occasionally fills in for Choir Director for rehearsals and Sunday Services, when


4. Maintains the Organ, and works with church administration to make sure the

Organ is kept in good operating order.

5. Maintains a music library, to have a LJPC’s disposal, a broad range of different

styles appropriate for use, if requested, by staff for services and events.

6. Provides accompaniment for special events when requested (i.e. Children’s

Choirs, Chancel Choir concert performances, congregational events requiring


7. Conferences with staff and congregants for Memorial Services and Weddings via

email/phone/in person, given first opportunity to play for these.

8. Arranges for substitute Organist to play when regular Organist away on

vacation/sick other leave.

Must speak and write English fluently.

Other job related requirements:

A devoted follower of Jesus Christ, who desires to glorify God through their musical talents.

For further information, contact Michelle Whitney, Exec Assistant to Pastor at 858-729-5504.



Incarnation Lutheran Church
16889 Espola Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Incarnation Lutheran Church is currently seeking an organist for our traditional worship service at 11:00am on Sunday Mornings. Our organ is a 187 Bond instrument with a two manual console, 17 stops, and 20 ranks of pipes. Our congregation has a long history of excellent music expressed through our musicians, choirs, congregational singing, instrumental ensembles, and soloists.

We are looking for an organist who will work collaboratively and creatively with ILC’s Director of Music. Our new organist would be responsible for both preludes and postludes as well as leading the congregation in hymns and liturgies on Sunday mornings. Additionally, we have an adult choir which meets on Thursday evenings from September through June. Anthems are provided each Sunday during this timeframe. Piano or organ accompaniment would be required for the adult choir.

Incarnation Lutheran seeks a musician to help us experience and celebrate God’s gifts of grace in worship. Please submit questions and/or your resume to Beckie Steller, Director of Music, at beckie@godamong.us or call the church office at 858-487-2225.



St. Timothy Lutheran Church
2602 Reo Dr.
San Diego , CA 92139
The congregation of St. Timothy Lutheran Church is hoping to find our next organist as our much loved and long-tenured organist is retiring. St. Timothy is a blended service of hymns and praise choruses. Most Sundays the organist plays a prelude/postlude, opening & closing hymns, and “Jesus Loves Me” as the children come up and back for the Children’s Sermon. On communion Sundays (1st & 3rd Sundays) the organist plays a couple more hymns. Most hymns come from the Lutheran Book of Worship. We have one worship service that begins at 9:30a.

St. Timothy is a very loving congregation with a strong family feel. We hope to find someone to be a vital part of our worship ministry very soon. If you have interest or questions, please contact Pastor Brodie Taphorn, (614) 204-3064 or brodie@sttimothysd.org.