Part-time Music Director



New Horizon Church, A United Methodist Congregation in Haines City, Florida is looking for a new part-time music director for our traditional service. The main responsibilities will include working with the pastor on worship planning, leading weekly choir practice and martellato bell choir, and leading both choirs for our 9:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays.

Start date for this position will be March 18, 2019  at the earliest.

Skills Required:

  1. Knowledge of music with an emphasis on church music and skills of the piano.
  2. Skills of playing Martellato Bells
  3. Skills of reading sheet music
  4. Ability to direct/lead the congregation during music services.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively with other age groups.
  6. Ability to work cooperatively with the church staff.
  7. High standards in attitude, outlook, and morals.

Choir Season* Responsibilities:

  1. Lead weekly Chancel choir and Martellato Bell Choir rehearsal.
  2. Coordinate and prepare choir to perform during Sunday morning worship.
  3. Coordinate music and prepare choir for special seasonal performances such as Christmas Cantata, Easter Cantata, Special congregational hymn sings  and special guest performances (optional).
  4. Cooperate with the Pastor and/or Worship Committee for Sunday congregational hymns.

*Chancel Choir season: Wednesday practice will be held each week between the months of January-June and August through December 30th; the choir is normal off during the month of July.  

*The Martellato Bell Choir season: Wednesday practice will be held each week before choir rehearsal between the months of February to Easter and October through December 31st. 

Year-round Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate special music each Sunday.
  2. Purchase music for the church through funds provided by the Worship Committee, music budget or Church Council and maintain the music library, supplies, and instruments related to the music programs of the church.
  3. Coordinate the functions of other pianists and organists.
  4. Assist the Pastor in hymn selection for Sunday Service.
  5. Provide leadership and attend Worship committee meetings.
  6. Lead and direct choir and music during Choir Season of January to June and August to December.
  7. Lead the Martellato Bell Choir from February to Easter and October through December

Please contact us with further questions or to express interest in this position.

Contact: Shari Haines

Address: 400 Orchid Drive Haines City FL 33844

Phone: 863-547-8238



Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011