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Music Director

Asbury United Methodist Church of Orange Park is looking for a music director to oversee our music ministries, working with our staff to engage our congregation in sharing their musical gifts and talents. The ideal candidate will be tech-savvy, appreciative of diverse music, current with changing worship trends, flexible in directing groups as needed, and capable of bringing out the best in other musicians.
 
Currently, we have a vocal choir, handbell choir, and children’s choir. The job requires 12-15 hours per week, including Sunday morning worship at 10 am and Wednesday evening rehearsals.
 
Access to recordings of our worship services can be found on our website: www.asburyop.com
 
To apply, please send resume to Bethany at: E-mail .
  
Director of Music
Annual Salary to be set by Staff Parish Relations Committee; part-time 12-15 hrs/wk; reports to Pastor
General Description: Oversees music ministry of Asbury UMC, under direction of Pastor and collaborating with other staff and volunteers. Includes oversight of music for all worship services, activities, or events, and all music groups.
 
Work Experience Requirements

  • Experience and skill as a musician sufficient to lead and develop other musicians
  • Ability to read music; familiarity with and appreciation for wide variety of music resources, particularly United Methodist hymnody
  • Knowledge of and ability to play piano or another musical instrument
  • Experience with and ability to direct variety of musical groups, vocal and instrumental
  • Current knowledge of on-line streaming and in-house audio technology, licensing, and resources
 
Education Requirements:
Prefer background in sacred music or musical education and training, including conducting choirs; training in sound systems, on-line production and streaming, copyright and licensing regulations, liturgical music and arts all highly desirable
 
Comments:
Our music ministry currently includes one Sunday worship service at 10 am, one adult choir, one children’s choir and an adult handbell choir. Faithful attention to preparation, details, attendance, and engagement with the congregation and community is essential. Demonstrated commitment as a Christian is essential as well as familiarity with United Methodist doctrine and tradition.
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with worship committee, volunteers, and staff to sustain meaningful music ministry that uses the gifts and talents of our congregation to praise God.
  • Plan and provide for all aspects of music for weekly Sunday worship, in-person and/or on-line.
  • Plan and provide music for special seasonal worship (e.g. Advent/Lent/Holy Week), other activities and events.
  • Lead or oversee designated leaders for all music groups, including rehearsing weekly and performing monthly.
  • Foster a ministry-focused atmosphere with shared prayer and faith formation integral to musical group.
  • Oversee sound/projection/livestreaming operations, working with other staff and volunteers.
  • Participate in worship planning with worship design team.
  • Maintain the musical resources library including electronic formats and proper licensing.
  • Manage communications, resources, and scheduling of all aspects of music ministry.

Contact: Bethany Whitlock

Location: Asbury United Methodist

Address: 16 College Drive Orange Park FL 32065

Phone: 904-272-0110

Email: Click to email