Director of Traditional Music and Organist

Director of Traditional Music and Organist


1/14/2020

As the primary organist and choir director, the Director of Traditional Music Ministry will provide leadership and development of traditional worship music programs that engage the congregation and help them foster a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Music is a vital part of our ministry together, so as always, we seek a Director who leads from a place of spirituality rather than performance and who promotes a music ministry that is inclusive of various people and talents. As a member of the professional staff, the Director works with the clergy, staff and volunteers to plan and coordinate congregational, choral and instrumental music in Sunday worship services and special services. The Director will share his/her talents and will also seek out and encourage talent from members of the congregation, including youth, and will think creatively about music programs and activities to enhance the worship experience.

The successful candidate will be a gifted organist and director who will inspire and teach us to lift our hearts and our voices to worship God in new ways. This is a full-time professional position requiring both a high level of artistry and organizational skill.

Interested and well-qualified candidates should send a personal letter of interest that speaks to your experience and passion for music ministry and resume or CV to: wmsumcjobs@gmail.com. Applicants are encouraged to submit links to streaming audio or video of their current choir and/or organ playing. Applications must be received by January 20, 2020.

 

Contact: Dan Martin

Church/Org/Business Name: West Market Church

Address: PO Box 870 Greensboro 27402

Phone: 3362754587

Email:

Website: https://www.westmarketchurch.org/employment-opportunity

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