St. Paul UMC: Director of Music Ministries

Date Posted: 3/9/2022

St. Paul UMC, Dallas, TX

Job Description


  • Possess the skills in Praise team and instrumental conducting, in voice development and in worship planning in coordination with the pastor.
  • Display openness to a wide variety of musical styles.
  • Have effective communication skills (both orally and written).
  • Possess good time management skills by being on time for practices, meetings, and church services, along with effective use of practice times.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Possess the interpersonal skills needed to relate to a diverse group of people such as pastoral staff, musicians, church leaders and members.
  • Must have a degree in music and/or equivalent work experience; must be knowledgeable in music literature, be able to read music and be able to coach choir participants in learning written scores.
  • Must be an accomplished musician on piano and electric organ and be versatile in performing of a variety of gospel genres.
  • Be able to perform all essential functions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Must pass a criminal background check


This position includes leading all music for Sunday services as well as special services as needed (e.g., Holy Week, Christmas Eve, etc.).

  • Select and coordinate congregational songs that connect with sermon topics and seasonal themes.
  • Encourage the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of others.
  •  Work within an approved annual music budget.
  • Order all music and music supplies for the music ministry and maintain the music library.
  • Secure maintenance and tuning for instruments as needed.
  • Establish rehearsal schedules for the Praise team & Choirs
  • Recruit, train and equip singers and musicians for participation in worship services.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings.
  • Make substitution arrangements when unable to perform duties as described during services or practices.

Above all, the Music Director must believe that God has purpose for him/her/them in this ministry.  This person should demonstrate a strong faith and commitment to Jesus Christ and be able to share his/her/their faith with the congregation of the church.

Supervisory Controls: The Music Director is Directly accountable, supervised and guided by the Pastor.  He/She/They will also relate to the Staff Parish Relations Team.

How to Apply

Email a resume to Tareska Hairston, Director of Worship & The Arts, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 214-274-5782


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