Orchard United Methodist Church
Farmington Hills, MI
Posted on: April 03, 2013
Orchard United Methodist Church (Orchard) has developed and maintained a strong music program that is at the same time experiential, participatory and performance based. At Orchard, music is essential to the worship experience, both enhancing the message and reinforcing our mission and vision: Inspiring and equipping people to be disciples of Jesus Christ by connecting people to God, to each other, and to the best parts of themselves. Members often identify music as what drew them to Orchard. We believe that music is biblically based and has many purposes including praise, prayer, teaching, reinforcing our beliefs, giving thanks, and is a means to express sorrow and joy.
Interested candidates are we_noemaile to apply for either or both positions. Please review the job description(s) attached, or go to our website at www.orchardumc_noemail and click on "Job Opps" (from the Home page) for more details about the responsibilities of each position.
Chancel Choir Director/Coordinator of Music Ministry
The Chancel (Adult) Choir Director/Coordinator of Music Ministry is vital in the life of Orchard. As part of Orchard's leadership team, you will oversee the music program, providing vision and guidance to all music groups consistent with the team's ministerial goals and objectives. Working approximately 10-15 hours per week you will create and support a positive music experience at Orchard and in particular for members of the chancel choir.
Contemporary Ensemble Director
The Contemporary Ensemble Director is significant to Orchard's music ministry. You will be responsible for directing and supporting instrumental and vocal musicians who primarily perform popular Christian music. Working approximately 5-8 hours per week you will oversee the integration of music with the message at a weekly contemporary service.
For more information, please contact Rev. Carol Johns, Senior Pastor, or Rev. Suzanne Goodwin, Pastor of Youth and Music Ministries, at 248-626-3620.
To apply, interested candidates are asked to send a resume and cover letter identifying which position(s) being applied for, a brief summary of skills and experience, and date of availability to Karen Porter at karenporter@orchardumc_noemail by April 15, 2013.