Director of Music Ministries

First United Methodist Church of Delmar, NY

Delmar, NY 12054

Category: Worship Leader

Posted on: February 28, 2017

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

First United Methodist Church of Delmar is seeking a Director of Music Ministries. The preferred candidate should work well with musical colleagues, coordinate music with pastors, attract & nurture choir members & command a broad repertoire of liturgical music. We desire a music program that meets the needs of a traditional worship service while appealing to an increasingly diverse congregation.

Roles include:
1) Collaborate with pastors, Organist/ Accompanist & choir directors to schedule music to enhance Sunday morning worship
2) Director of Adult Choir ( rehearsal & worship)
3) Work with music staff & volunteers to ensure music coverage for all worship services

Responsibilities include:
1) Plan music for Sunday morning worship & seasonal special services
2) Rehearse & conduct assigned choirs to add to the worship experience
3) Work directly with the organist/ accompanist & pastors in planning music for worship
4) Recruit volunteers and participants to the music ministry of the church
5) Develop choir members' understanding of the spiritual meaning of music & role in worship.

FUMC is a vibrant community of believers offering a diverse opportunities for fellowship, study and service- as well as two distinctive weekly worship services. We are a congregation of the United Methodist Church , a worldwide community of faith. United Methodists share basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities.  

Job Qualifications:

1) The Director of Music Ministries should be professionally trained with in-depth knowledge of choral repertoire and have some experience developing and leading a choir. Demonstrate strong conducting skills. Piano skills are a plus.
2) Be an effective leader with the ability to work with diverse personalities. Grow choirs and instrumentalists to provide music for traditional and alternative worship. Strive for excellence while understanding that the job is to lead people into worship, not perform for them.
3) Proficient computer skills- Word, Excel, Outlook
4) Demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills
5) The successful candidate must meet the requirements of FUMC Safe Sanctuary training and background check.  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Music Ministries
Time Type:
Part Time
$Less than 20,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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David Devaprasad
528 Kenwood Ave
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