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Hudson First UMC

Director of Music and Worship Arts

Hudson First UMC
Hudson, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 03/30/2015
Categories: Church Staff - Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Director of Music and Worship Arts

Full-time, salaried, 35-hours/week (flextime)


Overall responsibility for the music program – plan, recruit, rehearse, conduct, evaluate and administer a comprehensive music ministry with multiple choirs (80 combined voices), brass, woodwind and string ensembles, and hand bell choir.



  • Assist pastor in planning thematic services including appropriate music and worship elements.
  • Direct the overall work of other staff (audio, visual, ensemble and choir directors).
  • May play the organ or piano.


Music Ministry

  • In collaboration with the pastor set the overall direction and goals of the Music Ministry.
  • Establish, enlist, and train music groups, choir members, soloists, ensembles and musicians.
  • Conduct rehearsals of choral groups.
  • Supervise the music library and equipment including purchase and maintenance.
  • Incorporate different styles for effective inter-generational worship.



  • Supervise the work of all Music Ministry employees and volunteers including – organist, pianist, hand bells, children’s music, sacred dance, sound and video technicians.
  • Prepare and submit an annual budget for the Music and Worship Arts ministry.
  • Coordinate the calendar of an effective and engaging music program.
  • Coordinate the recruiting, training, and scheduling of ushers for regular and occasional services.



  • Help arrange music for weddings, funerals, special projects and ministries.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Worship Committee and Church Council.
  • Coordinate the production and distribution of worship service DVDs for shut-ins.



  • BA in Music or equivalent education plus experience
  • Leadership abilities and administrative skills
  • Effectiveness in working with volunteers
  • Good working knowledge of computers to include Word, Outlook, Excel, and the internet.



  • Deep personal commitment to a vital and growing faith in Christ evidenced by your lifestyle.
  • Christian character evidenced by a life of prayer, spiritual discipline and participation in church.
  • An excitement and commitment to the mission of the Church – making disciples.
  • Commitment to the heritage, doctrine and social principles of the United Methodist Church.
  • “Fits” (Character, Chemistry, and Competency) this church and staff.
  • A team player who works well with church staff, leadership, members and guests.