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First United Methodist Church

Director of Music Ministries

First United Methodist Church
Somerset, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 11/21/2012
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Director of Music Ministries will conduct, and evaluate a comprehensive, Christ-centered Music Ministry. At First United Methodist Church, our mission is to take up our CROSS (Caring through community, Reaching out to share Christ, Opening hearts through worship, Serving through God’s love, and Searching for God through discipleship). We have a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Our average worship attendance is 240. We have active Sunday School and Wednesday night programs.


Typical Duties:

  • Recruit, rehearse, and lead Chancel Choir, Praise Team, Chancel Handbells, and Women’s Ensemble
  • Lead or equip volunteer leadership for children and youth choirs
  • Recruit, train, and guide a technical support team (MediaShout, sound board)
  • Maintain the music library, equipment, instruments, and other materials needed for an effective music ministry
  • Coordinate worship plans with the pastor, organist, musicians, and volunteers
  • Coordinate the Worship Planning Team, which includes the pastor, to create well-rounded worship services that engage church members in worship, for example by using a variety of art forms, litanies, and altar displays
  • Communicate the purpose of worship and the role of music in that worship.
  • Discern and encourage others in the use of their gifts in worship and music


  • Professed Christian with strong Wesleyan background
  • At least an undergraduate degree in music
  • Experience in music ministry, including work with traditional choirs and contemporary worship teams
  • Experience working with youth and children’s groups
  • Choral and instrumental conducting skills
  • Piano/Keyboard skills, with proficiency in other musical instruments a plus
  • Familiarity with United Methodist liturgy and worship

Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefits package.


To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume:

  • Via mail to SPR, First United Methodist Church, 99 S. Central Avenue, Somerset, KY 42501, or
  • Via fax to 606.676.9026
  • Via e-mail to (church member)