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Highland United Methodist Church

Director of Music

Highland United Methodist Church
Highland, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 11/04/2016
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Highland United Methodist Church,  Highland, Michigan, is seeking candidates for a part-time

Director of Music Ministry or full-time Director of Music and Worship position.


Job Description: Director of Music Ministry.

Full or Part-time position (full time would require addition of Worship Coordinator role.)



• To develop and lead the worship music ministry for our church, in consultation with our

Pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and


• Select and plan music for Sunday (2) services.

• Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Pastor and

other team members.

• Oversee implementation of music that crosses generational lines and encourages


• Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd music team leaders and musicians.

• Develop musical teams and ensembles for services.

• Direct outreach events into the community via performances at other organizations as


• Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.

• Communicate faithfully with the Pastor and staff.

• Participate in the life and ministry of the church.



• Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

• Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.

• Love and respect for people.

• Attested musical skills and competence.

• Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.

• Enthusiastic with a sense of humor and positive attitude.

• Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.

• Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.

• Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.

• Formal degree preferred.

• Minimum five years’ experience in church related setting.


Musical Competencies:

• Ability in wide range of styles including Christian classics (hymns) but with a focus on

contemporary music.

• Ability to lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders.

• Professional quality keyboard (preferred) or guitar player.

• Composing, arranging, writing, and sequencing music.

• Producing and directing special events, musicals and programs.

• Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards,

lighting, video editing, etc.—a plus.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience, education and credentials.

Interested individuals may submit resume to the following address or email to:


Highland United Methodist Church

680 W. Livingston Road

Highland, Mi. 48357