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Aldersgate UMC

Music Director

Aldersgate UMC
Sumter, South Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 11/18/2016
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Announcement and Description


Music Director


Aldersgate United Methodist Church (AUMC), Sumter, South Carolina is a well known, established church seeking to fill the position of Music Director.  Candidates for this position must be devoted followers of Jesus Christ and must be persons of high moral character and integrity. Our desire is to select a person who considers this opportunity as a calling from God.  The overarching goal of this position is to grow the kingdom of God through the music ministry of AUMC.


Church Denomination – United Methodist


Worship Style – AUMC has both a Traditional and Contemporary service. 


Church Size – 700 members


Job status – Part-time


Supervisor – The Music Director reports to the Church Pastor


General Qualifications

-     Be a professed Christian exhibiting a spiritual commitment to Jesus Christ

-        Strong organizational skills

-        Strong interpersonal / communications skills

-        Leadership experience

-        Basic computer skills

-        Ability to work with the church leadership team and also lead volunteers


Music Qualifications

-        A sensitivity and respect for the diversity of music between Traditional and Contemporary worship

-        Having a Bachelor’s degree in music or choral music education or several years of experience in music ministry, including work with traditional choirs is preferable.

-        Demonstrated ability to conduct a choir, lead rehearsals, and develop a choir program



-        Develop, grow and lead the music worship program

-        Discern and encourage others in the use of their gifts in music

-        Recruit, rehearse and provide oversight for the Chancel Choir, direct the choir as necessary

-        Collaborate with the technical support team (Power Point preparation and operation) when necessary.

-        Integrate music offering with the Pastors message

-        Make budget recommendations to the Pastor and Chair of the Finance Committee and work within budget



Normal Working Hours

-        Weekly Choir practice (currently, Wednesday evening, 1.5 - 2 hours)

-        Sunday morning worship (Blended Traditional)

-        Required research and preparation time (as needed)



-        Salary will be established based on the experience and skill-set of the selected candidate.

-        The position does not include health benefits.


Application Information

-        Interested individuals should submit a resume to the AUMC Office.

-        Video submissions demonstrating the candidate’s music skills are welcome and should be no longer than 10 minutes

-        Two letters of reference and contact information should be included with the resume



BY 5:00 pm January 21, 2017



Aldersgate United Methodist Church


211 Alice Drive

Sumter, South Carolina 29150