Tag: Musicians/Worship Leaders

Music Director/Accompanist

The Arbor United Methodist Church, 5545 Woodleaf Road, Salisbury, NC  28147, is seeking someone to direct and accompany on the organ and/or the piano, the church choir, for all worship services in support of the music ministry.  To request a copy of the part-time position description or to send your resume, contact:

Darlene Angel
1810 Campbell Road
Woodleaf, NC  27054

704-278-2891 – home
704-433-6722 – cell
You may FAX your resume to (704) 278-9197

 

Contemporary Worship Leader

Large, suburban United Methodist congregation (Jamestown UMC) in the NC Triad seeks a part-time contemporary worship leader to plan and lead contemporary worship at 8:45 AM each Sunday.  Should be open to the development of additional contemporary worship experiences outside of Sunday morning.  Prefer 3-5 years experience leading contemporary worship in a congregational setting.  Must be willing to work collaboratively with clergy and Director of Music Ministries.  Should possess a strong, mature faith in Jesus Christ.  Should demonstrate strong vocal and instrumental skills as well as capacity to lead other musicians and vocalists.   Send cover letter and resume to tom@jumc.org   Application deadline May 21.   Inquiries/questions to Rev. Tom Latimer (336) 454-2717

Music Director

Position Title:  Music Director

Location:  Asbury Memorial UMC in Asheville, NC.

Status:  Part-Time (3-5 hours/week)

Salary:  Based on experience and qualifications

Application Deadline:  April 30, 2017

Description:  The Music Director will be responsible for direction and oversight of the chancel choir and handbell choir, and will be responsible for the musical accompaniment on the organ/piano during the Sunday worship service (and Wednesday night rehearsals).  The Music Director will work closely in planning with the senior pastor in the selection of musical elements in the weekly worship service and will be responsible for timely communication with the church’s Office Assistant.

Qualifications: Applicants should have skills and experience in leading choirs and in playing the organ/piano.  No formal degree is required, but preference may be given to applicants with such credentials.

To Apply:  Please send an email with an attached resume (including references) in PDF format to revgoforth@alumni.duke.edu with the words “Music Director Position” in the subject line.

 

 

Organist

Buford Street United Methodist Church in Gaffney, SC is seeking a part-time organist. This person will work closely with the Pastor and the Director of Music and Arts to help provide meaningful traditional worship. A minimum of bachelor’s degree in music and 5+ years relative experience preferred but not required.  Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Reverend Jim Johnston at captianeggaday@charter.net

All applications are due no later than May 31.

Director of Music Ministries

2500 member suburban United Methodist church in the NC Triad (Jamestown UMC) seeks Director of Music Ministries.  Primary responsibilities include directing the adult choir, planning and leading music for two traditional Sunday morning worship services, working collaboratively with pastors and other music Staff, direction and oversight to other Music Staff personnel, planning and leading music for special services throughout the church year.  Require 3-5 years of experience leading local church music ministry.  Prefer appropriate music degree from accredited college or university.  Candidates must possess mature faith in Jesus Christ, superb communication and organizational skills, capacity to engage and motivate volunteers.   Competitive salary and benefits offered.  Send resume/vitae and cover letter to tom@jumc.org. Inquires/questions (336) 454-2717. Application deadline May 21.

 

Director of Children’s Music

  • Type of Position: Part-Time
  • Experience Requirement: At least 3 years
  • Apply at: christgreensboro.org/careers
  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2017

INTRODUCTION

Christ United Methodist Church is a thriving church of more than 2300 members in Greensboro, NC. Christ Church is known for an excellent worship arts ministry, including both traditional liturgical worship and passionate contemporary worship. We currently have two adult choirs, a youth choir, three children’s choirs, a baby music program, and three handbell choirs, in addition to a number of seasonal choirs.

Because of the retirements of two longtime staff, we are building our worship arts team. As we do so, Christ Church is seeking a part-time staff person who would assume leadership of either Handbells or Children’s Music, along with a full-time Organist who would also assume leadership of either Handbells or Children’s Music. Configuration is dependent upon the interests and abilities of the candidates for the different positions. The part-time Director of Children’s Music position is described below.

CHILDREN’S MUSIC

  • Responsibilities
    • Develop an overall vision and strategy for children’s music and drama ministries, for ages infant through 6th grade and partner with staff and volunteer leaders to implement
    • Oversee communication with families and recruitment of new choir members
    • Oversee music program for infants through three year olds (BabyGarten and Musicplay)
    • Direct and accompany multiple children’s choirs for four year olds through 6th grade
    • Manage children’s choir music library
    • Coordinate children’s musical productions and special services involving children’s choirs
    • Work with worship and pastoral staff to incorporate children into regular and occasional worship services and events
    • Maintain regular office hours and availability to the congregation as related to the position
    • Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings, as needed
  • Qualifications
    • Experience in directing children’s choirs in a local church
    • The ability to direct and accompany children’s choirs on piano or keyboard
    • Experience with Kindermusik, Babygarten, or a related program is a plus
    • A sense of calling to worship leadership in a local church
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a staff team

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

Compensation commensurate with level of education and experience. Some benefits are available for part-time employees, including paid vacation and sick leave.

Director of Handbells & Instrumental Music

  • Type of Position: Part-Time
  • Experience Requirement: At least 3 years
  • Apply at: christgreensboro.org/careers
  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2017

INTRODUCTION

Christ United Methodist Church is a thriving church of more than 2300 members in Greensboro, NC. Christ Church is known for an excellent worship arts ministry, including both traditional liturgical worship and passionate contemporary worship. We currently have two adult choirs, a youth choir, three children’s choirs, a baby music program, and three handbell choirs, in addition to a number of seasonal choirs.

Because of the retirements of two longtime staff, we are building our worship arts team. As we do so, Christ Church is seeking a part-time staff person who would assume leadership of either Handbells or Children’s Music, along with a full-time Organist who would also assume leadership of either Handbells or Children’s Music. Configuration is dependent upon the interests and abilities of the candidates for the different positions. The part-time Director of Handbells position is described below.

HANDBELLS & INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

  • Responsibilities
    • Coordinate and direct handbell choirs, including three adult choirs and seasonal youth choirs
    • Manage handbell music library
    • Oversee communications with choirs and recruitment of new ringers
    • Recruit and coordinate instrumentalists for worship services and special events
    • Develop and direct instrumental ensembles as needed
    • Work with other worship and pastoral staff members to incorporate handbell choirs and instrumentalists into regular and occasional worship services and special events
    • Oversee routine maintenance of five octaves of Malmark handbells, four octaves of Malmark handchimes, and related equipment
    • Maintain regular office hours and availability to the congregation as related to the position
    • Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings, as needed
  • Qualifications
    • Experience in directing handbell choirs in a local church
    • Familiarity with a wide range of handbell repertoire and current trends
    • Familiarity with a wide range of handbell techniques
    • A sense of calling to worship leadership in a local church
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a staff team

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

Compensation commensurate with level of education and experience. Some benefits are available for part-time employees, including paid vacation and sick leave.

 

Organist

  • Type of Position: Full-Time
  • Experience Requirement: At least 5 years
  • Education Requirement: Master’s
  • Apply at: christgreensboro.org/careers
  • Application Deadline: May 7, 2017

INTRODUCTION

Christ United Methodist Church is a thriving church of more than 2300 members in Greensboro, NC. Christ Church is known for an excellent worship arts ministry, including both traditional liturgical worship and passionate contemporary worship. Our sanctuary seats about 650 people and is graced by the three-manual C.B. Fisk organ, op. 82, with 64 ranks, 43 stops, and mechanical action. (christgreensboro.org/fiskorgan/) Because of excellent acoustics, guest artists and community music groups frequently perform in the space. We also have two adult choirs, a youth choir, three children’s choirs, and three handbell choirs, in addition to a number of seasonal choirs.

Because of the retirement of our longtime organist, Christ Church is seeking a full-time Organist who would also assume leadership of one or more of the following, depending upon desire, interest, and ability: Handbells, Instrumental Music, and Children’s Music. This individual would work closely with our Coordinator of Music & Arts, who is primarily responsible for choral music for adults and youth, the coordination of traditional worship services, and the direction of dramatic productions and special services.

ORGANIST (Essential Role)

  • Prepare and play organ for two traditional services each Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00
  • Rehearse with and accompany adult choirs on organ and piano
  • Rehearse and direct choral groups, at times, in conjunction with the primary choral director
  • Participate in regular and seasonal worship planning in conjunction with the worship team
  • Participate in seasonal concerts and special worship services
  • Oversee routine maintenance of the Fisk organ and pianos
  • Work with and equip laity responsible for different aspects of traditional worship
  • Play funerals (not always compensated) and have right of first refusal for weddings (compensated)
  • Maintain regular office hours and availability to the congregation as related to the position
  • Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least a master’s degree in organ performance or sacred music
  • Experience and strong skills in playing for worship services, including accompanying choirs and congregational hymn singing, and at least basic skills in improvisation in the worship context
  • Experience in choral conducting
  • A sense of calling to worship leadership in a local church
  • Familiarity with United Methodist theology and hymnody preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a part of a staff team
  • Additional qualifications appropriate to the Potential Roles listed below, depending upon the desire, interest, and ability of the applicant

HANDBELLS & INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (Potential Role)

  • Coordinate and direct handbell choirs, including three standing choirs and seasonal youth choirs
  • Manage handbell music library
  • Oversee communications with choirs and recruitment of new ringers
  • Recruit and coordinate instrumentalists for worship services and special events
  • Develop and direct instrumental ensembles as needed
  • Work with other worship and pastoral staff to incorporate handbell choirs and instrumentalists into regular and occasional worship services and special events
  • Oversee routine maintenance of five octaves of Malmark handbells, four octaves of Malmark handchimes, and related equipment

CHILDREN’S MUSIC (Potential Role)

  • Develop an overall vision and strategy for Children’s music and drama ministries for ages infant through 6th grade and partner with staff and volunteer leaders to implement
  • Oversee communication with families and recruitment of new choir members
  • Oversee music program for infants through three year olds, currently including BabyGarten and Musicplay
  • Direct and accompany multiple children’s choirs for four year olds through 6th grade
  • Manage children’s choir music library
  • Coordinate children’s musical productions and special services involving children’s choirs
  • Work with worship and pastoral staff to incorporate children into regular and occasional worship services and events

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

Compensation commensurate with level of education and experience. Generous, comprehensive benefit package.