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Position Summary

To promote leadership in developing and implementing the music ministries of Trinity United Methodist Church, and to actively engage the congregation in worship through music. Two part-time positions are available – Choral Director and Modern Worship Leader – with the potential to combine responsibilities into a single, full-time position, pending candidate experience.

Responsibilities of the Choral Director Part-time Position

 Coordinate music in the traditional worship service, including any vocal and/or choir anthems and performances.  Work with the organist/accompanist, Pastor and Worship Committee in planning.

  • Recruit and encourage musicians, both vocal and instrumental, within the congregation and promote the choir program.
  • Prepare and transcribe instrumentation and vocal arrangements for the traditional service.
  • Oversee the handbells, youth/childrens’ choirs, and Chancel Choir, including organist.
  • Coordinate music, media and overall worship service with Pastor and other worship leaders.
  • Maintain regular choir rehearsal and communicate weekly with choir members via email.
  • Select and purchase choir music within budget, arranging as necessary.
  • Plan special music for weekly worship services and special occasions such as holidays.
  • Catalog and organize all music resources.
  • Oversee the care and upkeep of all instruments.
  • Provide the appropriate staff and volunteers with song lyrics and other bulletin information.
  • Contribute to weekly staff meetings.
  • Be an active participant of the Worship Committee and Administrative Council.
  • Actively led to offer suggestions and observations which would provide continued improvement to Trinity’s music ministry.
  • Assume such other duties as may be assigned by the pastor.

Responsibilities of the Modern Worship Leader Part-time Position

  • Coordinate music and lead worship in the modern worship service, including any vocal performances and music from the praise band.  Work with the Pastor and Worship Committee in planning.
  • Select music appropriate for the spirit of worship and the ability of available musicians, arranging selections as necessary.
  • Oversee the praise band and lead performances during worship (preferably as a vocalist and/or guitarist) and lead weekly rehearsals.
  • Recruit and encourage musicians, both vocal and instrumental, within the congregation and promote the praise band program and modern worship music program.
  • Maintain regular praise band rehearsal and communicate weekly with members.
  • Catalog and organize all music resources.
  • Oversee the care and upkeep of all instruments.
  • Contribute to weekly staff meetings.
  • Be an active participant of the Worship Committee and Administrative Council.
  • Actively led to offer suggestions and observations which would provide continued improvement to Trinity’s music ministry.
  • Assume such other duties as may be assigned by the pastor.

Qualifications

  • A degree in music education, music performance, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to actively engage the congregation during worship through music.
  • Enthusiastic with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Ability to promote harmony in the workplace by maintaining good working relationships and supporting staff decisions.
  • Ability to give detailed attention to the duties for which he/she is primarily responsible while offering imaginative and creative thinking to the overall vision of Trinity United Methodist Church.
  • A commitment to spiritual growth which will enhance the basic theological outlook of the United Methodist Church.

Terms of Employment

Hours:  The choral director and modern worship leader are each part-time positions, the majority of which need to be worked on site. Regular office hours should be maintained.

Work with the Pastor, Director of Media Ministries and the Music Advisory Committee.

Salary:  Salaries are dependent on experience, and are reviewed annually by the Staff Parish Relations Committee. Expected salary range is 25k-30k annually.

Benefits:  No additional benefits other than paid compensation.

A written two week notice is suggested to be given before termination of employment by either the church or the staff member.

Supervision:  These positions are directly accountable to the Pastor for the satisfactory fulfillment of all functions and responsibilities in consultation with the Staff Parish Relations Committee.

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