Mormon Tabernacle Choir Blog

Tabernacle Part-time Organist Position Open on Historic Temple Square!

The Salt Lake Tabernacle organ on historic Temple Square is one of the most notable instruments in America, not only because of its size but also because of the warmth and richness of its sound. Three full-time Tabernacle organists assisted by two part-time organists are responsible for bringing the sound of this iconic instrument to life for tens of thousands of fans throughout the world. And now The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square organization is looking to fill a part-time organist position in anticipation of a future retirement.

The Tabernacle organists are key members of the Choir’s musical family. They provide missionary and public relations service through daily organ recitals and performances with The Tabernacle Choir as well as through telecasts, recordings, concerts and other appearances. For the part-time position a master’s degree in music with emphasis in organ performance and several years of professional experience are preferred; a bachelor’s degree in music with strong emphasis in organ performance, plus substantial professional experience, will also be considered.

The part-time organist position does not have a set hourly schedule because of workload demands at different times of the year. For example, the part-time organist provides keyboard support for the Temple Square Chorale, serves as an instructor in the Choir School to train new Choir members and participates in rehearsals and concerts for the Temple Square Chorale and Bells on Temple Square performing groups. The position averages 10 hours per week, with the range in hours worked generally falling between 5 and 19 hours per week.

Detailed information for the part-time position and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://careers.lds.org/search/public/jobdetail.aspx?jobid=221000

The position is open now and applications will close on December 31, 2018.