CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Director of Music Ministries – Year Round, Part-time

John Wesley United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time, year round Director of Music Ministries to continue an existing strong music ministry that is spiritually grounded, dynamic and inspiring. Desired music selections will include sacred, classical, traditional, contemporary, and other genres. Responsibilities and qualifications follow:

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES

  • Provide music leadership for two Sunday services (8:30 am chapel & 10:30 am sanctuary)
  • Direct Adult Chancel Choir:
    • Wednesday rehearsal 7:00-8:30 pm
    • Sunday rehearsal at 9:30 am. Perform at 10:30 service.
  • Direct Bell Choir:
    • Wednesday rehearsal 5:45-6:45 pm
    • Perform at one service per month
  • Direct Children’s Music Program:
    • Wednesday rehearsal 4:30-5:15 pm
    • Perform at one service per month
  • All choirs rehearse and perform September through June.
  • Work with the Pastor and/or Worship Ministry Team to select music, keeping in mind the liturgical calendar and special services. Serve on the Worship Ministry Team and attend one meeting per month.
  • Recruit participants for all choirs.
  • Secure special music when choir is not scheduled (July and August and other Sundays throughout the year).
  • Provide all necessary music information for the worship bulletin to the Church Administrator.
  • Prepare appropriate music for all services including holidays and special occasions.
  • Study new trends in church music both for personal growth and as a means of trying to keep the church’s music up-to-date and fresh.
  • Manage music budget.
  • Take responsibility for maintenance of all church owned instruments.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES

  • Possess a strong Christian faith
  • Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with study in choral conducting.
  • Have the ability to effectively lead/direct a vocal and bell choir and musicians of all ages.
  • Have a strong knowledge of sacred music literature and traditions.
  • Work collaboratively with the pianist/organist, the Pastor and the Worship Ministry Team.
  • Have proficient musical skills to perform, lead, direct and teach singers and instrumentalists in many forms and styles of music so as to meet the needs of different worship services and different worshiping styles.
  • Ability to recruit singers/musicians from within the church and from the community to adequately and properly staff all choirs and instrumental ensembles as needed.

To apply for the Director of Music Ministries, please submit a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee Chair: Tom Hoke at TomHoke@att.net.