Director of Music Ministries - Vancouver, WA

Director of Music Ministries - Vancouver, WA


Vancouver First United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministries. The Director of Music Ministries is a spiritual and organizational leader who oversees the music programs of Vancouver First UMC. This includes but is not limited to leading our community worship; implementation of the church’s vision, mission, and strategy in the worship area; working with the senior pastor to craft themes and ensure an intentional flow through elements of the worship experience; training and nurturing team members while working with various groups throughout the church to use music for worship; ensuring each worship service is led in such a way that the congregation has an opportunity for an authentic encounter with God’s presence. QUALIFICATIONS • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a vital, growing personal relationship with Him. • Experience in leading worship, vocalists, and musicians. • Sense a calling to serve in this kind of ministry role and ability to clearly articulate that calling to others. • Track record of success as a team builder. • Experience as a leader and recruiter of volunteers in all areas of Music Ministry in a church with multiple worship services with nurturing talent in multiple age groups. • Experience in leading worship that transcends modern, contemporary and traditional genres. • Minimum of 2 years of worship leadership experience or qualified degree. RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop a vision with the Senior Pastor for the music ministries at Vancouver First UMC. • Plan the worship service in consultation with the Senior Pastor and laity. • Build and nurture the necessary teams (choir, praise band, bell choir) to carry out the worship areas of Vancouver First UMC. • Direct all weekly activities and rehearsals as necessary, to include the choir and praise band. • Recruit members to form a bell choir. • Bring in guest musicians from within the church or outside the church community. • Set annual goals for the worship ministry which are in line with our Vision and Mission. • Lead in some form of spiritual formation at every rehearsal. • Supervise and collaborate with organist/keyboardist. • Support and oversee the children’s choir director. • Maintain and expand music library within annual budget. • Work with audio visual production team to ensure quality worship experience. • Identify potential and new ways to enlarge and improve music program. • Be open to change and the shifting of responsibilities as growth and ministry develop. ABILITIES • Relational skills and an enthusiastic presence for leading worship. • Skilled in the use of technology in worship and in the use of sound, lighting, computers, and video projection. • Ability to work with Chord Charts, Choral Octavos, and Guitar Tabs. • Ability to incorporate other art forms as needed. • Commitment to ongoing personal & professional growth. • Fully support the mission, vision, and worship philosophy of Vancouver First UMC. • Must have strong organizational skills. • Must have strong vocal skills. • Must have strong motivational skills. SALARY (ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS AS SPECIFIED IN PERSONNEL POLICIES) $27,000 annual compensation based on qualifications. Anticipated 20 hours per week to include rehearsals, recruitment, and administrative duties. Submit resumes to Vancouver First UMC 401 E. 33rd St. Vancouver, WA. 98663 or email them to: This posting is valid until August 31, 2017 REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES.

Location: Vancouver First UMC

Contact: Jonathan Short

Address: 401 E. 33rd St. Vancouver WA 98663

Phone: 360-693-5881


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