First UMC Denton: Director of Children's Music

Date Posted: 10/20/2022


First UMC Denton, Denton, TX

Job Description

Department: Worship & Music/Children's

Salary Range: $14,000

Supervisor: Director of Worship & Music

The successful candidate will have skills related to, but not limited, to:

  • Appropriate musical skills for teaching children of varying ages and skills in a faith-based setting. (Teacher certification as well as Kodaly or Orff certification preferred)
  • An understanding of Wesleyan/Christian tradition and the ability to create age-appropriate lessons that foster the faith formation of children.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with children’s staff as well as worship and music staff to create a friendly, welcoming environment for children.
  • Ability to manage calendar, communication, and equipment administrative needs for the children’s music program.

Responsibilities

  • Support the worship life and faith formation of children and youth at FUMC Denton by providing meaningful and theologically appropriate musical opportunities.
  • Provide musical instruction through a variety of forms (i.e. choir, hand chimes, Orff, etc.) connected to the children’s curriculum and Sunday morning faith formation schedule of FUMC Denton.
  • Serve as a liaison between the children, their families and the broader life and ministry of the congregation.
  • Lead the children in musical presentations in the various worship services as scheduled by the Director of Worship & Music, serve as a resource for Vacation Bible School music (and other children’s activities as agreed upon with the Director of Children’s Ministries), and plan and implement a weeklong summer camp for children (in coordination with the Director of Worship & Music).
  • Serve as the Assistant Credo (Youth) Choir director providing support for the Youth Choir which is under the direction of the Director of Worship & Music.

Education Requirements: A background or training in music education is required. A Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Theological or past church experience is preferred.

How to Apply

Email a resume to Dr. Joshua Taylor, Director of Worship & Music, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 940-781-5442


 

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