First UMC The Colony: Music Director

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

First UMC The Colony, The Colony, TX

Job Description

A member of the leadership team who plans, develops, coordinates, implements and directs all aspects of the Church’s music program. Reports to Senior Pastor.


  • Guides the work of all music programs through the year in consultation with the Pastor
    • Adult choir
    • Children’s choirs (Cantate, Cherub)
    • Instrument choirs (adult hand bell, children’s chimes, 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


  • Bachelor’s Degree of music or music education strongly preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Two years of choral conducting experience 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

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, although the Music Director does provide guidance to the church accompanist.

Salary Range: $24,000 - $30,000 depending on experience.

How to Apply

Submit resume with references to Rev. Gary F. Turner at
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (972) 625-1281


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