City Road Chapel Director of Music Ministries
The Director of Music Ministries for the City Road Chapel United Methodist Church contributes to the well-being of the faith community by planning, performing, and enabling God’s gift of music to be experienced in worship and the overall life of the congregation.
Status and hours
- Part-Time, salaried employee
- 15 hours per week, schedule to be negotiated
- Primary: CRCUMC Sr. Pastor
- Secondary: CRCUMC Staff Parish Committee
- Program Staff
- As per the Safe Sanctuaries policy of the City Road Chapel UMC, all staff members must receive a criminal background check and complete an application for employment, both of which will be kept on file in the church office.
No convicted sex offenders shall be eligible for employment at City Road Chapel UMC.
- Must be in good physical health, able to function in a demanding environment on a regular basis.
- Must be flexible and open to supervision, recognizing that the unique demands of a church environment often require an ability to adapt as circumstances change.
- A bachelor’s degree in music is required.
- Candidate must have a demonstrated competency on piano and/or organ.
- Candidate must have competency and experience in choral direction.
- Candidate must be capable of working with different styles of music, including both traditional sacred music, contemporary praise music, and gospel.
- Candidate must have a demonstrated ability to empower volunteer amateur musicians of varying abilities to share their musical gifts.
- Preference will be given to candidates with handbell directing experience.
- Given the religious nature of the organization, the Director of Music Ministries should be a person of faith who is able to be sensitive to the pastoral needs of persons throughout the church and community.
- This position requires basic computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and web browsing.
Major Duties and Job Responsibilities
- Selecting music for worship in conjunction with the pastors and be a part of the team charged with designing worship experiences for both traditional and blended worship services.
- Serving as the primary director of the Praise Team, ensuring that they are able to lead the congregation in congregational singing and praise.
- Working with the choir, praise team, handbell choir, and soloists to ensure the theme of each service is expressed in music.
- Supervising the accompanist/organist and ensuring that his/her choices of music are appropriate for the context of the worship experiences.
- Serving as the primary song leader for hymn singing in the traditional worship services when having to serve as an instrumentalist.
- Leading the weekly rehearsal times for the choir, praise team, and other musical ensembles.
- Working with soloists and ensembles to make sure they are adequately prepared for offering their gifts in worship.
- Selecting music that is appropriate to the skill levels of the choir and other groups, and then providing adequate time for those groups to learn the music and feel comfortable performing it.
- Working with a team to ensure the audio amplification systems are maintained and well operated.
- Recruiting and empowering volunteer musicians to express their praise to God through the sharing of music.
- Being aware of and sensitive to the needs of persons engaged in the music ministries, including the choir, praise team, and handbell choir.
- Participating as a part of the ministry team of the church, meeting weekly with that team to coordinate worship and address the pastoral and leadership needs of the congregation.
- Overseeing the budget line items and approving all expenditures related to music ministry.
- Overseeing the licensing contracts to ensure that City Road Chapel is in compliance with copyright laws.
- Ensuring that all musical instruments are well maintained and in good operating condition, including making arrangements for tuning and monitoring the piano stabilizer in the sanctuary.