First UMC Duncanville: Director of Music Ministries

Date Posted: 3/8/2024

First UMC Duncanville, Duncanville, TX

Job Description

Title: Director of Traditional Music & Worship Coordination

Purpose: To help create an environment where people can experience the presence of God in worship.

Job Summary: Coordinate all aspects of Traditional Worship and Traditional Music Ensembles at First United Methodist Church of Duncanville.

All employees of FUMC Duncanville are expected to maintain the highest ethical and moral standards and exemplify Christian character in their personal and public lives. We are people of integrity who hold confidences. We are kind, friendly, and accessible to the congregation. We work in a team setting.

Hours: 20 hours, emphasis is placed on meeting the responsibilities assigned to the position and sometimes more than the number of hours or calendar days are needed to achieve objectives.  Hours include regularly scheduled requirements for Sunday services and staff meetings as needed and available.

Reports To: Senior Pastor

Supervisory Responsibilities: Organist/Pianist, Paid and Volunteer Worship Techs, Paid and Volunteer Members of Traditional Music Ensembles

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Music Education or equivalent experience and training

Experience/Knowledge: Minimum of 3 years experience that includes an extensive background in traditional music in worship settings and additional background in diverse styles of music


  • Conduct weekly rehearsals, as well as special rehearsals and retreats, of all volunteer musicians, who participate in the Chancel Choir for traditional worship.
  • Conduct a five-octave bell choir
  • Coordinate a weekly worship plan in conjunction with the Senior Pastor for all traditional worship.
  • Lead weekly and other weekday forms of traditional worship.
  • Develop and oversee the budget for worship ministries, so that financial needs are responsibly funded.
  • Develop and oversee the teams necessary for worship and ensembles.
  • Develop and execute a communication plan promoting music ministries to members, prospects and other interested parties in the community.
  • Oversee the recruitment and participation of all musicians and instrumentalists that take part in traditional worship.
  • Monitor measurable growth in traditional music ensembles and report annual progress to the Senior Pastor.
  • Partner with other staff members to promote the general mission of the First United Methodist Church of Duncanville.
  • Choose and prepare a choir anthem every week.
  • Follow set protocol to ensure all contract musicians are paid in a timely manner.

During traditional worship services: 

  • Make sure altar candles are lit.
  • Small worship aspects like writing a prayer for illumination or opening prayer.
  • Direct congregation in hymns.
  • Sometimes lead a creed and/or invitation.
  • Coordinate special solos or piano solos
  • Music selection for instrumentalist when needed.
  • Ensure all supplies are purchased for special services.
  • Seasonal duties as needed, including extra services during Christmas and Easter
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Rev. Dr. Abril Goforth, senior pastor, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 972-298-6121


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