Director of Traditional Music

Monday, June 13, 2022
Classifieds
6/13/2022

The Director of Traditional Music, working with Church leadership, will set the vision for the overall traditional music program of Seaside United Methodist Church and implement long and short-range plans for the entire traditional music ministry. The Director of Traditional Music will provide leadership to all volunteers involved in the traditional music program.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the traditional music program of SUMC for all traditional musical groups—children through adults. (Including but not limited to: Instrumental Ensembles, Vocal Ensembles, Hand Bell Ensembles/Choirs).
  • Consult regularly with pastors and other staff members in planning communications, coordinating schedules and establishing goals for the traditional music program and related activities.
  • Plan and prepare choirs/musicians for special traditional musical programs (Easter, Christmas, etc).
  • Provide musical consultation and support to special events such as Women’s Retreat, Country Fair, etc.
  • Identify, recruit and integrate new worshipers’ musical gifts into traditional ministry activities.
  • Integrate outside musical groups, performers, and events into the Church musical program for enhancement of the overall music ministry of SUMC.
  • Maintain church music facilities by providing a professional environment for rehearsals, and performances including organizing musical scores, organizing Choir Room. Ensure musical equipment, robes, and instruments (organ, piano, hand bells, etc) are maintained and upgraded appropriately.
  • Ensure equipment is available and choir rooms are set up and organized for maximum productivity at weekly rehearsals and performances.
  • Attend Worship Committee and Church Council meetings representing the interest of the traditional music ministry.
  • Prepare yearly budget for traditional music ministry including all materials and expenses. Submit purchase orders and receipts to the Office Manager for all expenditures.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for traditional choir and ensemble activities when requested to perform in support of community needs and services.
  • Provide musical support and consultation for funerals and weddings as requested and in compliance with Church guidelines.
  • Maintain professional credentials through self-development, workshops and seminars.
  • Manage and coordinate other special projects and perform other duties as directed by the Pastor(s) or SPRC.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree of Music Education or Bachelor of Music Performance Certification, Music Ministry, preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of music ministry in a church environment
  • Experience producing and directing special events, musicals and programs
  • Demonstrated competency in playing organ/piano, other instruments
  • Experience leading and mentoring choirs/ensembles, working with children and adults
  • Proficiency in computer technology a plus
  • Knowledge of traditional worship practices and theological understanding and respect of the church sufficient to appropriately select music for traditional worship

Contact: Paula Biser, SPRC Chair

Church/Org/Business Name: Seaside United Methodist Church

Address: 1300 Seaside Road Sunset Beach NC 28468

Phone: 910.579.5753

Email: Click to email

Website: https://www.seasideumc.org/

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