Choir Director




Job Title: Choir Director


The Choir Director accepts the responsibility to work with the Pastor, staff, and families to provide a creative and wholesome worship environment in which all members and visitors may learn of God’s love, grace and glory.


While a degree in music is not required;   a minimum of two years of verifiable experience leading a worship service is preferred.


The Choir Director will be paid on a monthly basis.  In addition to the responsibilities of the Traditional Worship Service, part of the contracted time will be spent on planning, continuing education opportunities, and involvement in other church activities with the goal of strengthening the overall worship ministry of the church.  Four days of “Personal Time Off” (PTO) may be taken during the less demanding times of the church calendar. This may be broken up between practices and services, but not to exceed two Sunday Services. Unless sick, two week prior notice is to be provided to the Pastor and the Pastor Parrish Committee.  Since this is a salaried position, it is understood that the Choir Director is being paid to fulfill the responsibilities listed below.


  • Relate to others on a personal and professional level
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Organize and manage the music library  in an orderly and appropriate manner
  • Order new musical selections for the choir’s use throughout the year
  • Choose and rehearse a full Christmas Cantata for the chancel choir to perform each year
  • Work with those who want to sing various solos, duets, quartets, etc. for Sunday services or special events
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to individual and congregational needs 
  • Assist the Pastor in leading the Traditional Worship Service by selecting the appropriate music to support specific themes and/or weekly sermons
  • Assist the Pastor in the Contemporary Worship Service upon request
  • Attend all staff meetings with the Pastor and other staff members to plan and coordinate regular and special events monthly
  • Attend all Traditional Worship Committee meetings to keep them informed of current and future plans
  • Provide any necessary information to the Office Administrator each month
  • Provide all program and practice information to the Office Administrator on a weekly basis
  • Plan and conduct the weekly scheduled practice session in a prompt manner to learn and refine musical selections used for Sunday services or special performances
  • Prepare adequately in advance so that time will be used effectively during practice, presentations, and programs
  • Provide 15 to 20 minutes of prep time with the choir before all services

Contact: J. David Hiatt

Church/Org/Business Name: Park Street UMC

Address: 120 Park Street Belmont NC 28012

Phone: 7048258480

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