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Director of Music Ministries

Grace United Methodist Church
Hummelstown, PA
Posted: May 09, 2018
 
 
Job Information:
Title: Director of Music Ministries
Reports To: Senior Pastor

Overview

The Director of Music Ministries is to lead musicians and the congregation to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through music, worship and fellowship. The Director must be creative, energetic, flexible and open to all types of music along with having a growing Christian faith. The Director will inspire and drive growth and variety of music initiatives; and must be able to work independently and prioritize workload.

Job Functions

Direct all music functions of Grace United Methodist Church in Hummelstown as an active member of the church's leadership team
Work closely with the Pastor and the Worship Committee by actively participating in the worship planning to select and coordinate all worship music activities for all services throughout the Christian year
Provide appropriate music for services on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, and other special services as requested
Provide service music, piano (required) and organ (optional), on Sunday mornings and other planned worship services or events
Collaborates and assists with Contemporary Service leader
Provide leadership and support to coordinate the following:
o Lay Volunteer Director(s) of the Children's Choirs for Angel Choir and Junior Praise Choir
o Lay Volunteer Director(s) for the annual Children's Musical
o Lay Volunteer Director of Bell Choir
Attend regular meetings of the Church Council Team Leaders in Christ
Direct the Chancel Choir from September through the second week in June, in worship services and special services, including, but not limited to: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Mother's Day and Veteran's Day
Recruit new members for the choirs and seeks to improve the music program on an ongoing basis through fellowship and spiritual growth
Coordinate with Christian Child Care and Preschool Directors to provide music biweekly for Daycare and Preschool programs
Perform all other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications
o High School Diploma required; Bachelor of Music degree preferred
o A minimum of three (3) years of experience performing church music both traditional and contemporary
o Must have previous experience and working knowledge of choral rehearsal techniques and conducting
o Must have or be able to obtain valid PA State Criminal Clearance, PA Child Abuse Clearance, and an FBI Clearance

Additional Qualifications
o Must be able to build and maintain relationships through effective communication
o Understand or have the ability to learn guiding laws regarding music (i.e. copyright, recording, etc. CCLI)
o Strives to maintain professional, cooperative, and respectful relationships with leadership team and members of the congregation
o Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be cooperative, congenial, service oriented, and a team player along with the ability to work with frequent interruptions
o Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task, communicate clearly and effectively, work independently, exercise good judgment and follow written and verbal directions

Physical Demands
o Ability to stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time
o Ability to use both hands for grasping and repetitive motions
o Ability to lift/carry no more than 15 lbs. independently.
o Visual and audio acuity including ability to read computer screens and written documents

Work Environment
o Typical office setting subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
o Working hours are evenings and weekends Sunday mornings and other times as required; the workweek will be negotiated as the position requires
 

 
Position Information:
Position Title:Director of Music Ministries
Time: Full Time
Category: Christian Music / Christian Musician
Salary: 40,000 - 50,000
Denomination: United Methodist
Worship Style: Blended
Church Size: 750 - 1000
 
Contact Information:
Organization Name:Grace United Methodist Church
Address1:433 East Main Street
Address2:
City:Hummelstown
State or Province:PA
ZIP Code:17036
Country: USA
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