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Director of Music - Community UMC


11/4/2019

Reports to: Senior pastor and Staff-Parish Relations Committee
Directly Supervises: Musicians serving as volunteers and others on music staff (when appropriate).

Summary of Position:

Leading and empowering the joyful participation of people in worship that draws people to discipleship in Jesus Christ through an engaging and theologically sound music program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Understanding and agreement with the theology and polity of The UMC; demonstrated ability and experience to guide and direct a music program in a medium-to-large church; a Bachelor in Music degree (or equivalent life experience) emphasizing choral direction of diverse groups of various sizes; and familiarity with traditional hymns and contemporary music in Christian worship. Diverse keyboard skills, including organ, is preferred.

Responsibilities:

The director of music will direct and accompany the chancel choir and oversee the entire music program of the church, including:
  1. All choirs and vocal ensembles, hand bell choir, and instrumental groups;
  2. Weekly choir practice;
  3. Selection and arrangement of music at all worship services;
  4. Coordination of all musical groups to meet the worship needs of the congregation; and
  5. Recruitment of choir members/musicians.
The director of music will also:
  • Work with other staff and congregation promptly and professionally;
  • Meet with the senior pastor to plan worship and special seasonal religious services (e.g. Easter Sunrise, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter, Advent, Christmas Eve and Pentecost; etc.);
  • Attend Worship Committee meetings;
  • Serve as a musical resource to other church leaders and programs;
  • Support growth of children and youth participation in music;
  • Submit annual budget request to Finance Committee with major performance plans, in collaboration with the senior pastor (will be responsible for staying within approved budget);
  • Obtain prior approval from the senior pastor or the Staff Parish Committee chair to hire musicians for specific services, substitutions and/or special events, i.e. (funerals, weddings, special events, etc.), when necessary;
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the senior pastor as necessary to the performance of this position or to support the ministry of CUMC.
This position requires 10-15 hours per week for planning, preparation, and performance.

The choir season extends from September to mid-June, with specially arranged music mid-July and August. Vacation or time off is to be arranged with the senior pastor and the Staff Parish Committee chair.
 

Contact: Virginia

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Phone: 707-426-2944

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