Director of Traditional Music and Worship


First United Methodist Church, Gastonia, NC is seeking a Full-Time 

Director of Traditional Music and Worship


The successful candidate will be responsible for casting a vision for the traditional music and worship ministries for this 1,400-member downtown United Methodist Church.  Please click this link for information about First United Methodist Church Gastonia.  

Additional responsibilities include cultivating a healthy culture of family within the traditional music and worship ministries; directing or supervising directors of the music ministry’s twelve choirs and ensembles (adults, youth, children, handbells, and brass); overseeing the care and updating of the church’s extensive music library; monitoring all music and worship licenses and related reporting;  partnering with music ministry staff and others to oversee care of musical instruments; and coordinating musical needs for funerals, weddings and special programs.  

The Director will report to the Senior Co-Pastors and collaborate with them and other music ministry staff in worship planning to ensure that music selections complement worship themes.  Additional worship duties are outlined in the results-based job description.  

A Bachelor’s Degree in Music is required as is a minimum of five years’ experience along with computer skills knowledge.  Personal qualifications include being a follower of Jesus Christ, having a teachable spirit and hunger for continuing education, and proven team building experience. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered, depending on experience and qualifications. 

Please submit cover letter, resumé and references (and audio/video files, if desired) no later than October 6, 2023 to the Executive Assistant to the Senior Co-Pastors, Clara Harris at

Contact: Clara Harris

Church/Org/Business Name: First United Methodist Church of Gastonia, NC

Address: 190 East Franklin Blvd Gastonia NC 28052

Phone: 7048644371

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