Minister of Music

MINISTER OF MUSIC

SOLOMON COMMUNITY TEMPLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
3295 N Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212

Solomon Community Temple UMC is a small and growing congregation located on
the northeast side of Milwaukee, WI. It is part of a struggling neighborhood in the
Harambee community of Milwaukee that we believe will respond to a musician
and a music ministry that takes the time to get to know the people and the
rhythms of the neighborhood in ways that foster and encourage musical
creativity, particularly in the genres of praise and worship.
We are entering a new phase in our congregational ministry, where our focus and
gaze for ministry is pointing more and more outside of ourselves, toward the
community around us. We realize the importance of a music ministry in any
congregation, and especially recognize the historical as well as the present-day
importance of music in the Black church. We are looking for a Minister of Music
who has the faith, passion, talent, creativity, and patience to musically meet our
congregation and community right where we are, and can grow with us to where
the Spirit of God is leading.
Some of the Initial Qualifications for this position include:
 Ability to work well in a team setting that includes the expectation of
constructive participation as well as the ability to receive constructive
criticism.
 Proficiency in both reading music as well as playing by ear, with the ability
to write music a plus.
 Familiarity with the music of the African American religious tradition both
past and present, and at least some familiarity with the history of that
tradition.
 Ability to organize, lead, direct, and publicly present choirs and other forms
of musical ensembles made up of people from all different generations.
 A proficiency and desire to work musically with children, youth and young
adults.

The Main Duties of this position include:
 Provide inspiring and worshipful music during all Sunday worship services
and scheduled special event services.
 Work weekly in collaboration with the Pastor to prepare the musical
experiences and themes for Sunday worship.
 Work monthly in collaboration with the Worship/Music Team to discuss
ideas for themes, celebrations, and opportunities that would enhance and
expand the worship schedule.
 Constantly introduce new music and musical expressions to the Solomon
worship experiences while fostering an interactive, inviting, and worshipful
musical atmosphere.
 Organize, rehearse, and present choirs and other musical ensembles whose
aim is to enhance the worship experiences, as well as to provide
opportunities for worship participation.
 Look for and create opportunities to invite and engage the larger
community that Solomon is a part of in musical expression that fosters
creative community praise.
 This is a team-oriented position that includes and presumes cooperation
among Pastor, Minister of Music, and the Worship/Music Team. This
position will be under the immediate supervision of the Pastor.

Compensation
 This is a part-time staff position, with expectations of an average ten (10)
hour work week (sometimes more, sometimes less), with a starting
compensation of $200 - $250/week. Compensation to be paid bi-monthly.
 This position does not contain any additional benefits.

To Apply
Submit resume and cover letter to Rev Stephen Marsh at sgmarsh54@gmail.com.
Cover letter should describe your interest in the position and your experience
with African American Church music.

Contact: Stephen Marsh

Address: 3295 N DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR MILWAUKEE 53212-1976

Phone: 4143722101

Email: Click to email

Website: solomoncommunitytemple.org