Job Position/Title: Director of Music, Germantown United Methodist Church
Location: Germantown, Tennessee. A suburb of Memphis, Tennessee
Position Overview: The 3500 member Germantown United Methodist Church has a dynamic, multi-faceted music ministry. The Director of Music is responsible for all aspects of the music program and will work very closely with the Senior Leadership Staff and Worship Committee to enhance all worship services. The Director of Music will oversee a sixty-voice adult choir, thirty voice youth choir, three children’s choirs, three hand bell choirs (2 adult/1 youth), and various instrumental ensembles. The Director of Music will manage Sunday morning worship services ranging from contemporary to traditional, seasonal concerts, professional music staff members, and a variety of volunteer leaders. The Director of Music will report to the Sr. Pastor and is a member of the Sr. Pastor’s leadership team.
Areas of Responsibilities:
Chancel Choir: Direct and rehearse adult choir. Recruit and develop choir members.
Children’s Choir Staff and Music Programs: Develop program, recruit and manage volunteer staff.
Worship: Provide advice and counsel to Senior Pastor and Worship Committee concerning appropriate music worship services. Stay current on traditional and contemporary worship music and other acts of prayer and praise.
Hand Bells: Maintain the hand bell program and direct the Matins and Vespers Bell Choirs.
Special Events: Advise, prepare and present music for special seasons and events; i.e. Christmas, Easter, Palm Sunday, wedding and funerals.
Musical Instruments, Budget and Communication: Prepare and manage the music ministry budget. Includes music purchase, instrument maintenance (pianos and 45 rank pipe organ) and other associated expenses. Develop and coordinate music and program communications.
Music Ministry Growth: Develop a program to continually grow and improve the music ministry.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Master’s degree (or equivalent graduate coursework) in music with an emphasis in voice or choral conducting.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Director of Music Ministries.
Extensive experience in choral conducting and sacred music.
Proficiency and experience in instrumental conducting.
Prefer experience in a variety of worship styles including traditional and contemporary.
Knowledge of vocal technique as it relates to producing a unified choral sound.
Proven track record of growing a church music program, both in size and in number of musical offerings.
Experience with contracting professional musicians.
Prefer proficiency in piano and pipe organ.
Experience recruiting and training volunteer musicians and choral leaders.
Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please email your resume and cover letter no later than February 15, 2018 to: Randy Lewis, Director of Music Search Committee Chair
Germantown United Methodist Church
2331 South Germantown Rd.
Germantown, TN 38138