Music Ministry Coordinator, Part-time (SW Portland)

Music Ministry Coordinator, Part-time (SW Portland)


Music Ministry Coordinator, Part-time
Vermont Hills UMC seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, collaborative, and skilled musician to lead our growing community in worship.

Position title: Music Ministry Coordinator
Position type: Part-time, 10-15 hours per week
Reports to: Pastor, Staff Parish Relations Team
Rate of pay: $25-$27 per hour, commensurate with experience

About us
Vermont Hills UMC focuses on big ideas, good conversation, meaningful worship, and community service. We strive to be an oasis for those seeking deeper connection with God, self, and others; an inclusive place for learning and spiritual renewal; a loving and accepting community dedicated to service and justice. We are a small, growing church located in the heart of the Hayhurst neighborhood in SW Portland, with congregants from all over the city. An intergenerational community, we welcome at all levels of ministry people of all races, colors, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, ages, and abilities.

About you
You are excited about joining a community of spiritual seekers and working collaboratively with our pastor to create inspiring worship services. You are a skilled vocalist and instrumentalist who values creative expression and spiritual connection through music. You are interested in the rich tradition of United Methodist hymns and committed to an eclectic style of worship incorporating old and new. You enjoy thinking through worship theologically, practically, and strategically, as well as engaging with new ideas, laughing, and doing things differently.

About the job
This is a part-time (10-15 hours per week) position requiring that you:

  • Play piano* and lead singing at our single Sunday morning service throughout the year; additional services may be held during the seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas.
  • Attend twice monthly worship-planning meetings with the pastor.
  • Collaborate in worship planning by researching and suggesting fitting music, both old and new.
  • Occasionally recruit and lead a church choir for special occasions.
  • Occasionally recruit musicians to participate or perform during worship.
*Note: piano is preferred, but we are open to guitar as well; proficiency in two instruments is ideal.

Please submit application materials to 
- Resume or CV, including names and contact information for three professional references.
- Cover letter, introducing yourself and your specific interests related to this position.
- Music sample, 3-5 minutes of your playing & singing submitted via .mp3 file.

**Position open until filled**

Location: Vermont Hills UMC

Contact: Sara Ross

Address: 6053 SW 55th Drive Portland OR 97221

Phone: 314-258-7141



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