Whaley UMC: Director of Music and Worship Arts

Date Posted: 6/21/2024

Whaley UMC, Gainesville, TX

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Director of Music is to help members of Whaley UMC is to become fully formed, worshipping disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Gainesville and the surrounding communities spreading Christ’s love through service in music. The secondary responsibility of the Director is to help facilitate and lead weekly worship, the chancel choir and handbell group. Approximately 8 -10 hours a week or less.


Direct and lead weekly worship (10:30 am) and special services of Whaley UMC. 

  • Providing music both modern and traditional based on scriptures and themes provided by pastoral leadership. This includes choosing hymns, anthems, special music, etc.
  • Use of Planning Center Online software to record and convey information that is needed for musicians, media screens, printing bulletins, tech preparation, etc.
  • Help with preparation for special services for Advent, Lent, and special occasions throughout the year.
  • Assist and participate in the planning and implementation of funerals and weddings as needed.

Direct and lead all Music ministries of the Whaley UMC congregation.

  • Plan, schedule, and lead weekly rehearsals with the Chancel Choir, Handbell choir, and special musicians.
  • Recruit children, youth, and adults to participate in ensembles and/or provide special music.
  • Select and schedule, anthems, bell pieces, offertories, and other special music to be presented as part of a worship service or church program.
  • Oversee the music library of sheet music, and all licensure necessary for live performance, broadcast and livestream of all copyrighted music.
  • Purchase music, instruments, and supplies as needed for musicians and musical ensembles.
  • Supervise hired musicians, including but not limited to the organist and pianist
  • Manage technology needs for worship and live streaming.


  • Professional education in music and worship leadership with a congregation
  • Personal relationship skills that result in effective ministry with volunteers, staff members, and diverse individuals in the congregation and community
  • Passionate and observable commitment to the values, teaching, and mission of Jesus Christ, agreement with the Christian doctrines of the United Methodist Church, and its theological task
  • Compassion and vision for ministry with seniors, adults, youth, and children
  • Professional quality skills in communication, team building, & technology
  • A clear background check pertaining to interactions with minors, and other relevant areas of ministry with Whaley United Methodist Church.

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to Pastor Martha Hagan at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 830-275-0708


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