The Department of Religious Life seeks an experienced musician to join our Neu Chapel team and serve as part-time University Organist. We are seeking someone who can help influence the vision and mission of University Worship and the ministries of Neu Chapel as they relate to the Strategic Goals of the University. University Worship at UE is dedicated to stretching boundaries while educating musicians and candidates for ministry in preparation for both a life and a living in music and liturgy by working in a variety of genres, settings, and roles. Neu Chapel is the diverse religious and spiritual soul of the University of Evansville and helps connect people of all faiths and no faith through active engagement, worship, study, service, and fellowship. The University Organist works with the University Chaplain, student interns, and community volunteers to provide musical and liturgical leadership for Religious Life programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in worship planning on a weekly basis during the academic year and as needed when classes are not in session for long-range planning purposes.
- Work collaboratively with and mentor Neu Chapel student interns.
- Rehearse with student interns and guest musicians as appropriate.
- Provide organ/piano music as directed by the University Chaplain for weekly University worship services, convocations and other University services/ceremonies/rituals (investitures, memorials, inaugurations, etc.).
- Support University liturgy, musically.
- Create and develop opportunities to promote the pipe organ to the campus and the wider community.
Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred or comparable professional certification in organ performance and/or sacred music (with emphasis in organ) and a minimum of five year's experience in liturgical performance, planning, and skills.
- Functional knowledge of basic organ, piano, and harpsichord maintenance.
- Knowledge of basic computer skills, knowledge in music notation software helpful.
- Ability to effectively recruit, practice with, and mentor student musicians.
- Commitment to lifelong learning and continual development of professional skills.
- Helpful attitude of collegiality and goodwill.
To apply for this position, please complete the University of Evansville online application located at: http://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm.
The University of Evansville operates under a non-discriminatory policy with regard to race, color, creed or religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. Minorities and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.