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First Unitarian Church of Chicago Seeks Collaborative Keyboardist

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Name of Institution: First Unitarian Church of Chicago
Denomination: Unitarian Universalist
Start Date: September 1, 2014
Address:  5650 Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Ill.
First Unitarian Church of Chicago seeks experienced part-time collaborative keyboardist to play for 48 Sunday morning worship services and 41 weekly Thursday night adult choir rehearsals annually. Music degree preferred, but not required.
Duties include hymns, preludes, postludes, offertories, and collaborative work with our adult choir, soloists, and instrumentalists on both organ and piano. Keyboardist should possess excellent skills in a variety of genres on both organ and piano. Position reports to and collaborates closely with the Music Director, and occasionally with the Senior Ministers.
Additional opportunities include weddings, memorial services, Christmas Eve services, and additional services as negotiated.
The sanctuary piano is a Petrof 9 foot grand. The organ is a restored 3-manual, 40-rank E.M. Skinner organ in our main sanctuary, and we have a Schlicker neo-baroque organ in the adjacent chapel.
First Unitarian Church of Chicago is a vibrant multiracial and multicultural congregation of 175 located six miles south of downtown Chicago in the Hyde Park neighborhood. With new co-ministers called last year, we are in a time of innovation: energized and growing!
To apply for this position, please send letters of interest, CV, and references by email to before July 20, 2014. The position is a one-year appointment with the potential to apply for the permanent position at the end of that year.