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Director of Music Ministries - Organ & Choir Director

1st United Methodist Church

Punta Gorda, Florida, FL

Category: Christian Music / Christian Musician

Posted on: July 02, 2019

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Job Description:

General Description
Provide leadership and direction of the Music Ministry. To minister to our congregation and our_noemailmunity through music. To promote the growth and excellence of our music ministry to draw people closer to Christ.

Requirements
Confesses Jesus Christ as Savior and holds to historic Christian faith and practice
Adheres to the Mission, Vision, Values of 1st UMC 

Knowledge of the history, beliefs, and musical customs of the United Methodist Church
Bachelor's degree in Music or equivalent musical training and experience
A history of excellence in church music performance and administration, preferably within mainline Protestant denominations
Solid interpersonal and_noemailmunication skills (including_noemailputer skills) with adults, youth, and children
Familiarity with worship-related technology
Comprehensive knowledge in the field of Christian music
Able to lead in prayer as well as inspire musicians to lead vocally and/or instrumentally from a heart of worship

Work closely, as a team player, with the Pastor(s), staff, musicians, and others in all matters pertaining to music planning and scheduling
Successfully pass criminal background check

Responsibilities
In cooperation with the Pastor(s) and other members of the music ministry, plan music for all services including, but not limited to, the following:

Music for worship, including anthems, special music, and hymns

Lead worship from the_noemailan for Sunday traditional services, and special services including but not limited to Christmas Eve, Holy Week, etc.

Lead rehearsals and direct the Chancel Choir

Play the piano, including a_noemailpanying special music, etc.
as needed
Provide or secure all music and musicians for worship, including regular and occasional services (such as wedding, funeral or memorial services)

Provide or arrange for special music for Sunday worship and other activities
Oversee all services and music groups, ensuring team members have all they require
Expand the outreach of the church through events like concerts, special performances, etc. 

Organize, rehearse, and direct, or arrange for direction of the Handbell Choir

Prepare and manage an annual budget, in cooperation with the Finance Committee
Cultivate and recruit new musicians
Maintain a music library for all instrumental and vocal groups
Oversee the maintenance and care of all church musical instruments, along with the Trustees
Work in cooperation with the Audio, Visual, and Lighting personnel for all worship services

Manage subscriptions and licensing where appropriate, and purchase of software, instruments, music, and other items as needed
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Senior Pastor

Accountability
Accountable to the Senior Pastor

Other information:
Quantum Allen 4-manual_noemailan
4-octave handbells
PT pianist on staff
Worship leader for Contemporary worship
Praise Team typically rehearses on Wednesday evenings
Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings
 

About 1st United Methodist Church:

Located in the historic district of Punta Gorda, Florida, 1st United Methodist Church is an intergenerational congregation focused on the mission to offer new life in Jesus Christ by "Seeking, Shaping and Sending Disciples." Originally founded in 1887, the 132 year old church is an active part of the history in Punta Gorda. We currently offer two traditional worship services, with one contemporary service offering a relaxed worship environment for all ages. Our music department has a traditional Chancel Choir and contemporary praise team and band. We utilize Facebook Live for streaming our contemporary service every week, with hopes to expand to traditional services in the future. Ministries include Illuminate Children's ministry, United 4 Him Youth Group, United Christian Women and United Methodist Men, as well as a variety of small groups, Bible Studies and community outreach programs. Our facilities include our 132 year old historic Sanctuary and a multipurpose Life Center. Our Sanctuary is known for its beautiful stained glass windows and wood floors, which provides a beautiful venue for weddings, our local symphony and classical concert events. 

Qualifications:

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Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Music Ministries - Organ & Choir Director
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Christian Music / Christian Musician
Salary:
Organization Type:
Church
Denomination:
United Methodist
Worship Style:
Traditional
Church Size:
750 - 1000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
1st United Methodist Church
Contact Name:
Ken Moses
Address1:
507 West Marion Avenue
Address2:
City:
Punta Gorda, Florida
State or Province:
FL
ZIP Code:
33950
Country:
USA
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