Musician & Choir Leader


Hickory Grove United Methodist Church in Charlotte has an opening for a Musician/Choir Leader. While this position is primarily responsible for African worship, HGUMC also enjoys Traditional, Contemporary, and Latino services as an integral part of its multi-ethnic mission. You can learn more about us at
The requirements for physical presence are:

  • Every Sunday for a brief adult choir rehearsal followed by the African worship service
  • Every Saturday for adult choir rehearsal
  • An occasional committee meeting (e.g., Worship Team)
  • Additional services to include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and funerals
  • Approaching Easter and Christmas, a couple of additional rehearsals are customary
Beyond these days and times, most duties can be performed outside of church. We estimate the total hours per week including outside preparation to be twenty.
Qualifications include the ability to:
  • Play and conduct an adult choir in rehearsal and performance
  • Select all vocal music, to include congregational hymns, choir anthems, benedictory responses, and miscellaneous music as needed, all appropriate to the African worship service and aligned with the given scripture and sermon theme
  • Prepare to play/direct music for a prelude, offertory, communion, and postlude selections
  • Communicate all music selections to the Office Administrator for inclusion in the weekly service bulletin by Wednesday
  • Recruit soloists and instrumentalists in order to present a richer repertoire
  • Coach the music staff to provide quality music
  • Support the music leaders in the other services (Traditional, Latino, and Contemporary)
  • Foster connections between the different services and the greater neighboring community
At a minimum, we are looking for someone who is in at least his/her junior year of an undergraduate degree in music with choral conducting and ensemble experience, or significant, demonstrable church choir experience that would substitute for formal education.
Keyboard or piano proficiency is required.
The person hired must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The pay range is $6000-7200 per year. An audition and interview will be part of the selection process for invited candidates. To apply, please respond with a cover letter and CV/résumé that offer insight into your experience and ability to meet the qualifications above. We look forward to hearing from you (please note that e-mail is the preferred method of communication), and we thank you for your interest. Open until filled.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $6,000.00 to $7,000.00 /year
  • choral: 1 year (Preferred)
  • ability to play a keyboard, piano, and/or organ
  • Associate (Preferred)
Work authorization:
  • United States (Required)
Working days:
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
Overtime often available:
  • No

Contact: Kim Long

Church/Org/Business Name: Hickory Grove United Methodist Church - Charlotte, NC 28215

Address: 6401 Hickory Grove Rd. Charlotte NC 28215

Phone: 745627513

Email: Click to email


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