Director of Music

MILLS RIVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 137 Old Turnpike Road, Mills River, NC 28759

POSITION TITLE: Director of Music REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor STATUS: Full time, salaried

Primary Purpose:

Working with the pastors, musicians and other staff members, the Director of Music shall assist in leading a comprehensive program of music for the congregation.

Essential Duties:

  • envision and implement a ministry of music for the congregation
  • plan music for worship services and other special events and services of the church
  • lead rehearsals of choirs( chancel and children’s), youth orchestra and handbells
  • recruit and cultivate participation in the music ministry of the church
  • develop budgets for all music related groups and communicate with Church Administrator regarding budgets
  • work with music ministry staff to ensure effective implementation of the music life of the church
  • participate as a committed member of a staff team Administrative Duties:
  • maintain music libraries
  • oversee music budget
  • purchase supplies and music for the music ministry
  • oversee maintenance on musical instruments throughout entire church Qualifications:
  • understanding of and commitment to Christian worship in the United Methodist tradition
  • formal training in music theory, performance and composition
  • proficiency in conducting choral groups
  • strong interpersonal skills with people of all ages and abilities Experience:
  • extensive experience in directing and implementing a ministry of music
  • capacity to engage and motivate volunteers


Other Requirements

  • annual Safe Sanctuary training
  • participation in staff planning retreats
  • weekly attendance at staff meetings
  • participate in one continuing education event annually to increase understanding, skills and enthusiasm for this work
  • annual review with the Sr. Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee
  • other duties as assigned by supervisor