Organist – Part Time – FUMC Conway

First United Methodist Church in Conway, Arkansas seeks a part time organist with a heart for ministry to be part of a passionate music team.

Primary responsibilities for this position are playing for two Sunday morning traditional worship services; accompanying two adult choirs and playing for their weekly choir rehearsals (Sunday 8 a.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m.); playing for other major services including Holy Week, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day etc.  Additional responsibilities include regular consultation with the Director of Music and Worship, Pastors and Worship Planning Team to plan worship. A willingness to collaborate with and be supportive of the contributions of all musical ensembles is required.

There are also opportunities to play for weddings and funerals, compensated separately.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music is preferred. Extensive study in organ, significant experience in church music, and very strong keyboard skills – including excellent sight reading – are essential.

This position is part time (approximately 15 hours a week expected) and reports to the Director of Music and Worship. Salary is up to $18,000, according to skill and experience. Starting date is flexible, beginning as early as June 1, 2018.

With a population of over 65,000, Conway, Arkansas is the home of the three-colleges  and offers a wide range of musical and artistic opportunities. FUMC has a vibrant music ministry serving all ages. Included in our ministry are two adult choirs and handbell choirs, several children’s/youth choirs and bell choirs, a praise band and incidental instrumental ensembles. It is our desire to strive for the highest excellence while providing opportunities to serve for musicians of ages and levels of experience.

The sanctuary organ is circa 1962 Otto Hoffman 3-manual, 34-rank pipe organ. The console was replaced in 2015 by Nichols/Simpson.

For more information about FUMC please visit our website at Interested applicants are invited to email a resume with cover letter to Janet Gingerich at or mail to 1610 Prince Street, Conway, AR 72034.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.