First UMC Mesquite: Director of Music Ministries

Date Posted: 9/18/2018

First UMC Mesquite, Mesquite, TX

Job Description

First United Methodist Church is looking for a director of music ministries to work with us on Sunday mornings and at other times to enhance the worship experience at First Church.  This is a part-time position that we hope will grow in time.

In addition to the adult chancel choir, we also have a praise team that the position would be responsible for leading, and we have a handbell choir that is under the direction of our accompanist which the Music Minister would work closely with in coordinating music worship.  Development of a children's music ministry program is an additional area which we would like to begin.  The position will also be responsible for coordinating with the Tech Team to support worship.

The ability to help lead the choir and congregation through change with love and pastoral spirit is absolutely necessary.  We are trying some creative and different approaches to worship and are open to new things.  We want to make a bold, joyful, fun noise with all kinds of music from jazz to chant, Bach to soul, world music to traditional hymnody.

We are seeking someone to help us expand our understanding of sacred music and help us to plan, implement and grow a comprehensive music program to support the mission of First Church.

Accountability: The Director of Music Ministries shall be accountable to the pastor.

General Agreement: FUMC Mesquite will provide a safe, healthy working environment with necessary office equipment and on-going training as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and web-based communication.  
  • Enthusiastic and possess a positive outlook towards others.
  • Able to lift 25 pounds.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Compensation: $25,000.

How to Apply

Submit resume to Pastor Tom Palmer by mail (P.O. Box 852909, Mesquite, TX 75185-2909) or email at
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (972) 285-5456


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