Director of Music Ministries, Senoia United Methodist Church, Senoia, GA

Job Description:  Director of Music Ministries

Senoia United Methodist Church

The Director of Music Ministries of the Senoia United Methodist Church shall be employed under the direction of the Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee and serve under the guidance, evaluation, and supervision of the Senior Pastor with support from the SPRC. This is a part-time position.

General Responsibilities

The primary responsibility of the Director of Music Ministries is to enhance each worship experience and/or special event using appropriate music that is performed for the glory of God.

The Director of Music Ministries shall embrace the United Methodist doctrine with maturity and Christian faith.

Skill Set Requirements

Ability to competently play the organ and/or piano in such a way as to enhance the worship experience through service music, congregational hymns, accompaniment for choirs, ensembles, and soloists.

Ability to direct choirs, ensembles, and soloists in such a way as to result in high-quality musical performances.

Demonstrated music skills / knowledge gained through formal education, certification and /or work experience. Previous experience from a similar position is preferred.

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to influence and motivate others.

Specific Responsibilities
This position will include the responsibility of providing service music.

Provide primary guidance / training to the Chancel Choir, direct the Wednesday evening choir rehearsal, and recruit new choir members.

Attend staff meetings as scheduled.

Recruit and practice as necessary with other accompanists who can help enhance the worship experience through music.

Select and approve all music, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor, that would be suitable for worship services – including special events, throughout the year.

Coordinate musical support for funerals, when requested.

Play for weddings at Senoia UMC or approve guest musicians and music, as requested.

Work with Finance Committee to create and manage an annual budget.

Ensure that all the church’s musical equipment is properly maintained and/or serviced.

Supervise and coordinate activities with other music-related groups (e.g. bell choir).

Contact:  Julie Schendel, Pastor at Senoia United Methodist Church;;  (770) 599-3245

[Posted 18 MAY 2023]