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Job Description: Pianist

St. James UMC, Goose Creek, SC

512 St. James Ave. Goose Creek, SC 29445

Reports To: Pastor

Position Hours: Salaried

Purpose of Job: The Pianist is responsible for piano/organ accompaniment for regular services, choir rehearsals, and for special services throughout the year.

Qualifications: The Pianist shall possess a high degree of proficiency and experience playing the piano.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide piano/organ accompaniment as selected by Music Director for St. James UMC during choir rehearsals.
  • Provide piano/organ accompaniment for Sunday worship services and occasional services as selected by Music Director or Pastor (Week of Christian Unity, Ash Wednesday, Maundy-Thursday, Christmas Eve, and other services scheduled by the Worship Committee).
  • Familiarity with hymnody preferred or willingness to learn.
  • Respond to emails, phone calls, and texts in a timely manner.
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with St. James UMC Code of Conduct.

Education and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Associate degree in music or 2 years experience commensurate to the position.


  • Devoted to the vision, mission, and core values of St. James UMC and ecclesial worship through music.
  • Operates with a spirit of excellence.
  • Willingness to work and learn alongside others.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Positive attitude, fun, enjoyable.


Rev. Josh Tietje / (828) 476-0113

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