Arapaho UMC: Director of Music Ministries

Date Posted: 10/19/2023

Arapaho UMC, Richardson, TX

Job Description

Arapaho UMC is looking for the right person to lead us in developing our Music Ministries for the future. We are seeking to offer creative, intentional, authentic worship that features the many gifts of our congregation. Ideal candidates would have technical skills associated with “classical” worship styles (conducting a choir, knowledge of hymnody and liturgy, etc.) as well as creative gifts to incorporate various musical styles into the worship services. 

At AUMC, we currently worship in one service, and our goal is to continue developing a unique style of worship that embraces the tensions between “traditional” and “modern” and everything in between; we love Broadway and Bob Dylan, hymns and “The Highwomen.” As a diverse and LGBTQ+-affirming congregation, it is important that our music ministries reflect the beautiful tapestry of people who call AUMC “home.”

You can learn more about the congregation at

Hours: Part-Time, flexible schedule


  • Provide/arrange for musical leadership for the congregation at all worship services, special worship services and special programming.

  • Collaborate to select worship music and hymns thematically for worship.

  • Oversee all music ministry programs.

  • Conduct the Chancel Choir, including regular rehearsals.

  • Recruit and support choir members.

  • Provide hymn leadership in worship services.

  • Supervise Music Ministry personnel (accompanist, vocalists, instrumentalists, etc.)

  • Attend weekly planning meetings, as available. 

  • Provide music lyrics and other items to AV team.

  • Manage the music budget; select and purchase music for all musical ensembles.

  • Coordinate music programs with Children and Youth Ministries as appropriate.  

  • Ensure licensing and music reporting is current and compliant.

  • Provide or arrange for music for memorials and funeral services, as needed.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can submit resumes to: Rev. Scott Gilliland at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 972-231-1005


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