Employment Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Job Description

Purpose:
The purpose of the Director of Music Ministries is to work with staff and the congregation to create dynamic worship, growing disciples of Jesus Christ.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Exhibits a personal, active, and growing relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
  • Possesses an energetic, warm personality, and able to share the love of Jesus Christ.
  • Exhibit professionalism, demonstrated by a well-groomed appearance, conscientious work ethic, and a willingness and ability to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility.
  • Handles details in an organized, effective manner, is a self-starter and good at multi-tasking and prioritizing.
  • Communicates well and builds relationships.
  • Works effectively with church staff and volunteers in team ministry.
  • Passes all child abuse and FBI background checks.
  • Manages time well.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Holds a Bachelor Degree or higher in any area of music preferred.
  • Maintains confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability with church resources.
  • Has a working knowledge of choral rehearsal techniques and conducting.
  • Possesses knowledge of traditional and contemporary Christian music and copyright laws.
  • Seeks opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Ascribes to the mission and vision statements of The Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and the Reformed faith.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the traditional service choir. Includes music planning, recruiting members, conducting regular rehearsals. Organization and leadership of special choral events.
  • Engage with the Praise band and music leadership of contemporary service.
  • Oversight of church’s musicians: plan music and rehearse brass choir and any other ensemble of instrumentalists which may be initiated.
  • Coordinate with the organist for music in the traditional service.
  • Coordinate with the Praise band for music in the contemporary service.
  • Responsible for sound system oversight and audio/visual team leadership.
  • Music selections for the Sunday and special events should be handed in to the church office on Wednesday for publication in the Sunday bulletin.
  • The Director of Music Ministries will participate with the Worship Committee in planning and discussion at the Monthly meeting.
  • Certain seasons and holidays are particularly significant and may call for special musical offerings. Examples are Christmas Lessons and Carols or Cantata, Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter. For these events the planning should be in coordination with the Pastors.
    Summer choir break. The Director should line up solos and/or instrumentalists for services when the choir has a July or August break.
  • Director of Music Ministries is responsible for the purchase, care and filing of music. Preparing a budget for all the church supplies and associated needs. This budget should be provided to the Finance Committee.
  • Visionary: The Director will be a visionary, looking for ways to expand and enrich the music programs to the church. Ideas include education and enlarging children’s choirs, youth choirs, handbell choir, praise teams, liturgical dance, drama teams, puppet ministry, and other forms of ministry involving the performing arts. Recruit people of faith with musical talents, and seek to help them find ways to use and develop these gifts in the service to Christ and His church.
    Staff: Director must be involved with the church staff and participate in staff meetings. He or she is expected to function in harmony with the pastors and staff, participating as a vital member of the leadership team.

Accountability:
1. Director of Music Ministries is accountable to the Head of Staff.
2. Director of Music Ministries provides program support to the Worship Ministry Team.
3. Annual Performance Review by Head of Staff/Personnel Committee

Work Schedule:
Part time: not to exceed an average of 20 hours a week, depending on the season.
Weekday hours flexible with a consistent office schedule, attendance at Sunday morning worship and Wednesday night activities required.