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Job Category : Entertainment Industry
Company Name: Epworth United Methodist Church
Position Name: Music Director
Location : Cockeysville, MD 21030
Job Description : Epworth United Methodist Church600 Warren RoadCockeysville, MD 21030410-667-6054Music Director Job Description Epworth’s Mission: Love God with all our hearts. Love others as God loves us.Make disciples for Jesus Christ.Position OverviewThe Music Director develops and leads the music ministry for Epworth United Methodist Church(hereinafter “Epworth”) in consultation with the Pastor in a way that is consistent with UnitedMethodist mission, values, and theology. This position reports directly to the Pastor with oversight from the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) as needed. Performance reviews shall be conducted annually by the Pastor in consultation with the SPRC.Primary Position Objectives1. Integrate the music ministry with the overall mission of Epworth as a vital component of the process of sharing the love of Christ through worship, education, and outreach, and welcoming, making, and growing disciples of Jesus Christ.2. Coordinate music for Sunday worship services and special services, such as (but not limited to) Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, etc.3. Serve as the direct supervisor for the organist and/or other music staff.4. Develop and direct a musical ensemble (musicians and singers) for the informal 9:30 a.m. worship service.5. Incorporate volunteers into the music ministry through support, encouragement, and instruction.6. Be a key component in the development of children, youth, and adult music ministry.7. Plan and direct Choir rehearsals for weekly services running from September through May(and other periods as may be assigned).8. Plan and direct weekly Bell Choir rehearsals. Direct Bell Choir in monthly anthems/performances from September through May (including Christmas Eve andEaster Sunday).Key Areas of Responsibility1. Communicate effectively with the Pastor, staff, and parishioners.2. Facilitate providing piano and/or organ music for all worship services.3. Direct and supervise all music programs.4. Have the ability (if necessary) to accompany the choir during rehearsals and worship services.5. Collaborate with Pastor on selections of music for worship.6. Organize and plan additional special music programs as needed:(i.e. yearly cantata, handbell festival, music for VBS, etc.)7. Recruit, retain, motivate, nurture, and supervise singers/musicians involved in the music program.8. Procure appropriate music, supplies, and equipment within the church budget.9. Maintain the music library.10. Coordinate schedules for rehearsal time with church Administrative Assistant.11. Provide leadership and creativity in planning special services such as Christmas Eve, AshWednesday, Holy Week, Easter, etc.12. Coordinate special music for worship in the absence of the choir, particularly during summer months.13. Prepare a short article relating to the music ministry for the bi-monthly newsletter.Other Understandings1. The Music Director shall communicate with the Trustees concerning the condition and maintenance, including repairs, tuning, or adjustments of church-owned instruments and other related equipment, as needed.2. The Music Director shall communicate with the Pastor and Administrative Assistant, or the Media Team, concerning the operation of sound systems as they impact the music ministry.3. The Music Director shall arrange for a substitute in his/her absence.4. The Music Director will have the right of first refusal for all weddings and funerals atEpworth needing an accompanist. Interested parties will be given the Music Director’s name and contact information, and they shall negotiate directly with the Music Director for scheduling and remuneration.5. The Music Director will annually review, complete and sign the Baltimore WashingtonConference Sexual Misconduct Questionnaire and comply with Epworth’s SafeSanctuary Policies.6. Before working with children, the Music Director will complete a criminal background check (at Epworth’s expense).Qualifications1. Committed follower of Jesus Christ.2. Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (or pursuit thereof) in Music preferred.3. Ability to expertly read music, including the ability to sight-read music.4. Experience in directing musicians and choral groups or willingness to be trained.5. Knowledge and ability to recommend music appropriate to various times in the liturgical year and/or secular calendar, differing biblical passages, or in concert with other thematic elements.6. Ability to play the piano and electronic organ/keyboard at an accomplished/expert level.Ability to play guitar and/or other musical instruments preferred.7. Ability to lead congregational singing.8. Demonstrated ability to present a variety of musical styles ranging from traditional and classical to contemporary Christian music, including Gospel and world music.9. Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.10. Respect for other Epworth staff, members, and visitors.11. Positive attitude.12. Strong team player with pastor, staff, music team, supervisory committees, and the congregation.13. Dependable, responsible, self-motivated, and creative.14. Spiritual sensitivity for a range of theological positions.15. Adherence to copyright and performance restrictions placed on music. The MusicDirector shall arrange performance or duplication licenses as required.Average Weekly Time Commitment Expectations (15 hours)Sunday morning worship 3 hoursRehearsals (choir, handbells, praise band, children) 4-6 hoursStaff Meeting 1 hourPlanning and preparation 5 hoursVacation Four paid weeks’ (including Sundays) vacation leave are granted each year for the calendar yearJanuary through December; two may be taken during choir season (September through May) and two during the summer (June through August). Vacation leave may be taken after six months of employment. Vacation leave shall be cleared with the Pastor and the SPRC shall be informed. The Music Director shall arrange for a substitute in his/her absence.Job Type: Part-timePay: From $17,500.00 per yearBenefits:Flexible schedulePaid time offSchedule:HolidaysWeekend availabilityCOVID-19 considerations:Depending on current metrics, remote worship and required masking may be required.Work Location: One location

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