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St. James UMC

Senior Director of Worship and Arts (Contemporary & Traditional)

St. James UMC
Tampa, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 12/08/2011
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Senior Director of Worship and Arts ( Incl. Contemporary and Traditional)


The Senior Director of Worship and Arts (Contemporary and Traditional) will lead, manage, and nurture the worship & arts and communications staff and ministries in a professional, efficient manner that honors God. The Senior Director will work under the direction of the Managing Executive Director and in partnership with the Senior Management Team to implement the vision and manage the day-to-day operations of SJUMC.


• Help the Senior Pastor to develop the worship vision
• Meet regularly with the SMT to help set strategy, make “big picture” decisions, and manage the day-to-day operations of the church
• Provide information necessary for key decisions
• Provide impetus for a regular strategic planning and goal process, and implement procedures to insure vision and ministry alignment through the church
• Offer tools and information for communicating vision, direction and progress to the leadership of St. James UMC as well as to the entire church


• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required, or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Previous ministry leadership experience required
• Experience in successfully leading and managing people and teams, including planning, team-building, developing and maintaining budgets, creating and managing plans
• Leadership and management skills appropriate for a senior management level position required
• Computer literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Strong commitment to the Christian faith and to the theology of the United Methodist Church; familiarity with the United Methodist Church structure, mission opportunities, and resources is helpful
• Willing to adhere to the St. James UMC Staff Policies and Statement of Ethics and to be loyal to the Senior Pastor, the SMT, and to St. James UMC vision, values and mission