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Praise Music Director


The First United Methodist Church is a reconciling congregation with two service offerings located in downtown Salem, Oregon.  The early service has a praise band that offers a connection to the spiritual lessons embodied in the music and the lessons of the message.  We need an excellent musician that can grow our praise service.  We are looking for a knowledgeable person with skills in praise music that is interested in using their skills to deepen discipleship with the congregation.  The candidate needs to be organized and willing to collaborate with the pastoral staff, church staff, and Music Director. The Praise Music Director needs to be flexible and skilled in working with congregational musicians. We are looking for a competent and creative musician with a willingness to become familiar with the liturgical calendar. Applicants need to have a passion for the music and an acute awareness of the connection to worship. 
Position Responsibilities and Duties 
The position description is attached that identifies Priority Responsibilities and Other Responsibilities. 
The position is for 20 hours per week with a salary of $18,500 - $20,000 based on experience. 
Application Process 
Applicants need to provide a cover letter expressing their experience and knowledge as it relates to the position.  The letter should provide examples from their experience of the qualities identified for the position.  A detailed resume with at least 3 references should accompany the letter of interest. 
All application materials are due April 7, 2023.  
Letters of interest and resumes should be mailed to: 
First United Methodist Church 
600 State Street 
Salem, OR  97301 
All application envelopes should be clearly identified as “Praise Music Director Application” on the outside of the envelope. 
Following a review of letters of interest and resumes, the selection committee will identify a limited number of candidates for a personal interview and trial of working with the Praise musicians.  Additional details of the interview process will be provided to the selected applicants. 

Location: First United Methodist Church of Salem

Contact: Ken Bierly

Address: 600 State Street salem OR 97301

Phone: 5033646709

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