First UMC The Colony: Music Director

Date Posted: 7/12/2018


First UMC The Colony, The Colony, TX

Job Description

The member of the leadership team who plans, develops, coordinates, implements and directs all aspects of the Church’s music program.

Statement of Understanding: First United Methodist Church The Colony is a religious organization. All staff play an important role in conveying the church’s message and carrying out its mission to lead others toward Christian maturity. Staff is expected to be Christians committed to living a life that reflects the Gospel. This means we expect a higher-than-average level of discernment in your behavior, especially your public-facing behavior. Examples include, but are not limited to, posting appropriately in social media (including personal accounts); speaking thoughtfully in any public setting (church, restaurant, workplace, party or other), writing all communications carefully and respectfully, etc. Since it is not possible to include every behavioral item, as a guideline ask the question “Would this behavior or communication be appropriate for any member of the church to be aware of?” When in doubt, err on the side of caution.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Senior Pastor

Key Responsibilities

  • Guides the work of all music programs through the year in consultation with the Pastor
  • Adult choir:
    • Schedules and plans all music performances in consultation with the Senior Pastor and Worship committee (including two Sunday worship services and all special programs)
    • Selects music, organizes and directs all rehearsals and performances
    • Creates music program for special services
    • Serves as vocal leader in worship
    • Secures guest musicians and fill-in musicians as needed
    • Ensures choir members keep their robes clean, presentable and ready for use
  • Children’s choirs (Cantate, Cherub):
    • Schedules, selects music and plans all music performances in consultation with the Senior Pastor and Worship committee (including two Sunday worship services and all special programs)
    • Selects music, organizes and either directs or oversee volunteers who direct all rehearsals and performances
    • Secures instrumental accompanists as needed
  • Instrument choirs (adult hand bell, children’s chimes, etc.):
    • Schedules and plans all music performances in consultation with the Senior Pastor and Worship committee (including two Sunday worship services and all special programs)
    • Selects music, organizes and directs all rehearsals and performances
    • Creates music program for all special services
    • Secures guest musicians and fill-in musicians as needed
    • Responsible for any special musical needs (instruments, hand bell music stands, etc.)
  • Creates proposed budget and manages all spending and fundraising income
  • Ensures music licenses are properly obtained and are within budget
  • Implements and follows a maintenance/service schedule for all musical instruments
  • Oversees the music library
  • Provides guidance to the church accompanist and put together music copies each week in preparation for Sunday
  • Organizes and oversees all volunteers for the music ministry
  • Coordinates schedule with other departments as needed (i.e. liturgical dancers, etc.)
  • Attends staff meetings and Administrative Council meetings as required
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned
  • Works cooperatively with other staff members and volunteers, and is an effective team member
  • This position requires being available and physically present at the church facility on certain days (Sundays, during choir practice, during Administrative Council meetings, Easter, Christmas and other holidays as defined by the Pastor)
  • Works closely with the Technical Team and provides all lyrics on PowerPoint slides

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in some area of music strongly preferred
  • Capable of leading worship vocally
  • Functional keyboard skills – able to play for sectionals or rehearsal if need be
  • Working knowledge of choral rehearsal techniques and conducting
  • Basic knowledge of copyright laws as they relate to choral church music
  • Strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail, strong communication skills, ability to maintain confidentiality
  • MS Publisher skills preferred but not required

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: This is a ¾ salary position.

 

How to Apply

Send resume to Rev. Gary Turner at
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (972) 625-1281


 

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