Choir Director & Traditional Worship Leader Job Description

The Job Description for our open Choir Director Position

Director of 11 am worship 

12 hrs. weekly Part-time - salary

Approved by SPRC - June 21, 2021

Reports to: Sr. Pastor/SPRC


POSITION OVERVIEW

First United Methodist Church of Royse City is committed to offering a high-quality, music ministry for our 11 am worship service. Qualified applicants will be committed to facilitating high-quality music in a liturgical worship format, with emphasis on worship as participatory, rather than performance-oriented. 

Priorities:

  • Works in partnership with the Pastor and Staff to further the vision of First United Methodist Church of Royse City
  • Develop meaningful relationships with the people of First United Methodist Church of Royse City
  • Develop the 11 am worship experience while incorporating varying musical styles: includes selecting hymns that coordinate with the weekly theme as set by the Pastor or worship committee and lead congregational singing on a weekly basis
  • Responsible for overseeing all special music needs for the 11 am worship service throughout the year. May include a variety including choral, soloists, or small ensembles while the choir is not participating in worship
  • Ability to work with other musicians as needed (accompanist, percussion, brass, strings)
  • Responsible for preparing choir and/or small ensembles (as called for by the pastor) for special services (Christmas Eve, Easter, etc)
  • Create and evaluate worship budget for 11 am service
  • Establish Music Ministry for our children and youth (choir, hand chimes, others)
  • Recruit members for the choir and small ensembles

JOB-RELATED QUALITIES AND SKILLS

  • Lives a Jesus-Centered spiritual life
  • Must be proficient in piano
  • Exceptional musical/conducting ability in choral music
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Dedication to a teamwork environment
  • High energy and enthusiasm for growing FUMC music ministry
  • Good organizational skills, attentive to details, and committed to following through
  • Will take initiative to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong commitment to cooperation and hospitality
  • Capable of maintaining focus, patience, and peace in a busy environment that requires flexibility
  • Demonstrate learning agility while being coachable and open to growth
  • Attendance is vital during worship experiences on Sunday morning, including holidays. Vacation days/time off will be established after hire

Accountability and Evaluation    

  • Annual written performance reviews are done for all staff members, to ensure that each staff member has the opportunity to receive feedback on job performance
  • The vacation will be for 2 weeks. Only 2 Sundays will be given for paid vacation.
  • All employees of First United Methodist Church of Royse City are subject to a 90-day probationary period and an annual evaluation during the month of August


This job description provides a framework for the position. Specific areas and tasks to be addressed will be identified through goals and objectives set with the Lead Pastor and the SPRC committee periodically throughout the year.


Mission: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Vision of First United Methodist Church of Royse City:

Be God's!

You belong here - 

worshiping together,

serving with heart,

growing in faith.