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Westbury United Methodist Church

Director of Music and Worship

Westbury United Methodist Church
Houston, Texas, United States


Date Posted: 06/07/2017
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Westbury United Methodist Church is seeking a new Director of Music and Worship to join our church on a full-time basis. Candidates who are passionate about leading more followers of Christ through music are urged to apply.

 

 

Job Description:

 

Westbury UMC is a mid-sized church at the intersection of Willowbend and West Bellfort. This position is for an individual who has the vision for the needs of a growing church followed by the longevity and commitment necessary to sustain those needs.  We are looking for someone who is a strong musician rooted in sound theology (Methodist or a similarly rooted denomination) with an appreciation of various musical styles.  This position is perfect for one who enjoys not only leading music in worship services, but also for someone who enjoys educating and drawing lay people in to sing for God’s glory!

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The Director of Music and Worship will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Leading & rehearsing the Congregation Choir
  • Leading the Church Band
  • Creating other choral groups to include a Youth and Children’s choir and their respective rehearsals
  • Ordering worship services
  • Thoughtfully picking the music selections
  • Supervising staff and volunteers
  • Recruiting new members for choral groups
  • Teaching basic music theory for those with varying levels of musical experience and competence
  • Reinstating and facilitating the work of the worship committee, who provides support for music, audio/visual support and appropriate décor in the chancel area to enhance the worship experience.
  • Oversight of all musical instruments, music and musical resources of the ministry.

 

Job Requirements

 

The Director of Music and Worship shall have the following qualities:

 

  • A strong background through education and experience in music performance and direction
  • Competency in leading both traditional sacred music as well as blending styles in our current service
  • Desire to share one’s faith and ministry with others
  • Skilled in conducting and music instruction
  • Vocal skills to lead congregational singing and keyboard skills to accompany singers and musicians.
  • Appreciation and knowledge of varied styles of worship music
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a team and offer an empathetic, pastoral presence to the congregation

 

The Director of Music and Worship shall have the following educational requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in music related field