Music Director- Mequon United Methodist Church

Job Purpose: Music Director
 
Responsible for directing all music ministries both traditional and contemporary under the direction of the Pastor.  Work as a part of the Worship Team to help musicians, singers, and the congregation grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through worship and music
 
Position:
The Music Director
  • a part-time salaried position (approximately 12-15 hours/week) which includes 2 weeks of paid vacation.
  • hired by and accountable to Staff-Parish Team
  • supervised by the Pastor
 
Direct and Manage the Music Ministry: 
  • develop the music calendar for regular church services, special church services and church-sponsored events
  • conduct performances of the adult and contemporary music team at regular church services, special church services and church-sponsored events
  • schedule and conduct adult choir rehearsals and contemporary music team rehearsals
  • recruit and maintain membership in the adult choirs and contemporary music team
  • work with the Children's Ministry Director to enhance the children's faith journey through music including the Children's Christmas pageant and Children Sabbath services
  • provide a learning and faith-building experience for choir members and the contemporary music team
  • identify and schedule guest soloists/artists/ensembles for “special music” at regular and contemporary church services, special church services and church-sponsored events
  • work with the pastor to select and integrate music within regular church services, special church services and church-sponsored events
  • provide information on the music ministry to the MUMC office for inclusion in bulletins and announcements
  • build and maintain an appropriate music library
  • supervise the organist
  • attend and actively participate in staff meetings and the MUMC Worship committee
  • assume leadership role in marketing and promoting music ministry programs
  • other duties as assigned by the pastor
 
Qualifications:
  • Must feel “called” by the Lord to do His work
  • Have a passion for the staff position (job), and growing disciples
  • Computer knowledge, general office machines experience
  • Sing and play rhythm guitar or piano at a public performance level
  • Can read and transpose sheet music and chord charts
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or 2 to 3 years successful experience in church music, both traditional and contemporary.
 
SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  1. Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills and relationship building skills
  2. Organization and administrative skills, including effectiveness in handling details
  3. Working knowledge of choral rehearsal techniques and conducting
  4. Knowledge of traditional and contemporary Christian music
  5. Knowledge of Copyright laws
Revised 6/04/2021
 

Contact: Pastor Sue Lee

Address: 11011 North Oriole Lane Mequon WI 53092

Phone: 12622424770

Email: Click to email

Website: https://www.mequonumc.org/