Employment Opportunities



Organist Job Description

Due to an upcoming retirement, Edgewood United Church in East Lansing is seeking an organist for a permanent half-time position. Edgewood has a long tradition of excellent classical and traditional Sacred instrumental and choral music and is looking for a qualified candidate to help us continue that tradition.


The organist position encompasses standard church accompanist duties, as described in the attached position description, and will be shared with another half-time accompanist already on staff. Duties include accompanying hymns and providing service music during regular weekly church services (Sunday mornings at 10 AM), at special services such as Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, and other special services or events (weddings, memorials, etc.) that may be planned. During the choir season (Labor Day to Memorial Day) the candidate would also attend and accompany the approximately 25-voice SATB choir in rehearsals (Thursday evenings 7:30 to 9 PM andSunday mornings at 9 AM). The candidate would be expected to share accompanist duties on a bi-weekly basis, or other schedule as negotiated with the Music Director, the pastor, and the other half-time organist.


Edgewood’s sanctuary features a 20-rank 1966 Schantz pipe organ with two manuals and pedals; the sanctuary also has an 8-foot Kawai grand piano and a Yamaha Arius electronic piano.

If interested or for further information, please contact Monty Bieber by email (preferred) at biebermo@gmail.com or by phone at 517-882-5521, or send mail to the church office:


Edgewood United Church

c/o Monty Bieber

469 N. Hagadorn

East Lansing, MI 48823 

Janitor Job Description

The position is as custodian for Edgewood United Church.  The responsibilities include routine cleaning of the building, cleaning following special events in the building and deeper cleaning as scheduled with the Facilities Manager.


Duties include, but are not limited to: emptying trash cans, spot cleaning walls, sweeping and mopping floors, washing windows, cleaning bathrooms, and vacuuming carpeted areas. Check to see that all doors are properly locked before you leave if there is no other responsible party in the building. Check inventories of cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and hand soap and report shortages or request supplies to the Facilities Manager. Report any items in need of repair or replacement (light fixtures or bulbs, switches, toilets, sinks, dishwasher, etc.)

During scheduled and irregular events, custodians are required to perform additional duties such as washing dishes and cleaning tables when assigned. Follow church policies regarding recycling.

Payment will be at an hourly rate of $10.86 to $12 for 8 to 10 hours per week (or more as required by special events).


Hours will be submitted to the Facilities Manager on a weekly basis.


The staff supervisor will be the Facilities Manager, or in the absence of the Facilities Manager, the Pastoral staff. 


Position begins September 2017, and is a permanent position.  If interested or for further information, please contact Burnard Parker by email at burney@edgewooducc.org or by phone at 517-332-8693, or send mail to the church office:


Edgewood United Church

c/o Burnard Parker

469 N. Hagadorn

East Lansing, MI 48823 

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