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Director of Music with option to include organ position and fine arts.

TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH DIRECTOR OF MUSIC JOB DESCRIPTION

REPORT TO:            The Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee

TIME COMMITMENT:       Approximately 8 hours per week

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Director of Music is responsible for weekly worship music and for the ongoing development, implementation, and growth of other artistic expressions of worship.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Selects worship music consistent with the message and culture of Trinity UMC and in consideration of the Christian year.
  2. Choose seasonally appropriate hymns, choral music, and liturgical music for traditional worship, including a wide variety of music resources.
  3. Direct the adult choir or appropriate ensemble by selecting music, leading rehearsals, and fostering musical excellence.
  4. Schedule, prepare, and rehearse instrumental & vocal soloist/ensembles as needed for Sunday worship or special services.
  5. Coordinate with other musicians when accompaniment is needed.
  6. Select appropriate praise chorus for the start of morning worship and make music available to the organist.
  7. Work with the Senior Pastor in planning meaningful selections for worship.
  8. Recruit, audition, and select talent for worship, special events, and church programs.
  9. Coordinate or plan events with local musicians to increase Trinity’s artistic engagement with the community.
  10. Submit articles or announcements regarding the music program to the Communications person.  Collaborate with the Communications person to appropriately promote/publicize music/artist outreach events.
  11. Coordinate use of Trinity’s space for local artists to perform or display their work when the art and music styles are appropriate.
  12. Plan & administer music and worship budget.  Submit budget request to Governing Board by October 1 of each year.
  13. Maintain music library and schedule appropriate tuning and maintenance of musical instruments.
  14. Supervision of music staff and sound team, including monthly submission of time sheet for accompanist and payment requests for guest musicians.  It is the sole responsibility of the Director of Music and Worship Arts to track accompanist hours so as not to exceed budget allocation.
  15. Handbook policies apply to this position as appropriate, including email response time relating to official church business.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in music or fine arts required
  • Demonstrated success in conducting ensembles
  • Demonstrated success in planning musical and artistic events that connect with the community
  • Familiarity with the rhythm of the Christian year and working with clergy to coordinate with sermon series or seasonal themes
  • Ability to network and recruit local talent
  • Piano skills adequate for rehearsal required
  • This individual must be committed to carrying out Trinity mission and vision (see below) and seek to achieve this mission and vision through his/her ministry area.

REMUNERATION:

Commensurate with experience

 

ABOUT TRINITY UMC

Mission Statement: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Vision Statement: Growing in love and service through relationships with God and community.

Trinity is a Welcoming Congregation. Our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe that everyone is of sacred worth and not one person is greater than another. We cooperate in ministry with other local churches and groups of God’s people as we participate in the worldwide mission of Christ. Trinity is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network working for full participation of all people in the United Methodist Church.

 

This position may also be combined with the organist position and with the Arts position if appropriate to the applicant’s skills, interests, and compensatory needs.

General Description of Organist Position

  • Play organ (or piano when appropriate) for weekly Sunday worship service.  Service music includes, but is not limited to: praise song, prelude, offertory, postlude, hymns and other musical responses.
  • Having first refusal rights for all weddings and funerals taking place at Trinity.

The Director of Music is the organist’s direct supervisor.  This position requires the ability to work well and collaboratively with the Director of Music and volunteer musicians and staff.

DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS JOB DESCRIPTION

REPORT TO:            The Senior Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee

TIME COMMITMENT:       Approximately 2 hours per week

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The Director of Worship Arts is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and growth of periodic expressions of drama, dance, visual and other artistic expressions of worship.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinate displays of visual arts in the GREAT Room (a congregational gathering space), on altar, and lawn.
  2. Coordinate or plan events with local musicians and artists to increase Trinity’s artistic engagement with the community.
  3. Submit articles or announcements regarding the arts program to the Communications person.  Collaborate with the Communications person to appropriately promote/publicize music/artist outreach events.
  4. Coordinate use of Trinity’s space for local artists to perform or display their work when the art and music styles are appropriate.
  5. Plan & administer the art’s budget.  Submit budget request to Governing Board by October 1 of each year.
  6. Handbook policies apply to this position as appropriate, including email response time relating to official church business.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in arts preferred
  • Demonstrated success in planning musical and/or artistic events that connect with the community
  • Ability to network and recruit local talent
  • This individual must be committed to carrying out Trinity mission and vision (see below) and seek to achieve this mission and vision through his/her ministry area.

REMUNERATION:

Commensurate with experience

 

To apply for this job email your details to tracey@trinitylafayette.org