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 MUSIC DIRECTOR POSITION DESCRIPTION
 

Title:                           Music Director
Ministry Purpose:      To encourage and provide ways for the congregation to experience God through music.
Reports to:                 Pastor

Position Summary:    Oversees all aspects of CUMC music program. Directs the adult choir and handbell choir.

Responsibilities:

1.      Forms, develops and directs the following music ministries: Celebration Choir is the adult choir (which may on occasion include older youth) meets weekly during the months of September through May. The choir provides special   music in the worship service(s), and offers special presentations at Christmas and Easter; Handbell choir rehearses and presents music for the worship service(s) as determined by director.

2.      Encourages congregational involvement in CUMC’s music programs and helps those participating to further develop their gift of music.

3.      Collaborates with the Alleluia Choir (children’s choir) director on offering children’s music during worship.

4.      Invites, equips and arranges for members or guests to lead choir rehearsals and choir musical offering, or to provide contemporary music, during worship as needed.

5.      Organizes and maintains CUMC library of church music.

6.      Meets with the worship ministry team as needed to discuss upcoming CUMC worship services.

Universal Responsibilities (System Governed): Cares for facility as appropriate; attends staff meetings; maintains appropriate hours; promotes alignment with CUMC leadership goals; encourages healthy patterns of communication; abides by CUMC Behavioral Covenant.

Expectations: The Music Director is a part time, 7 hour/week, 44 week/year position. This includes choir rehearsal, bell rehearsal, worship, and prep time.

Qualifications:

Music: Broad knowledge of sacred and classical music; preferred proficiency in a musical instrument, sight reading and choir direction; excellent musical ear and dedication to quality; preferred familiarity with hymns and hymnals. Appreciation of all styles of music in worship, and ability to integrate them into a blended service.

Communication: Able to listen well and communicate directly; comfortable and able to communicate well within a diverse population.

Flexibility: Able to transition with program changes, both planned and occasionally mid-stream during the service. Able to make transitions that help align worship services and CUMC goals.

Hospitality: Ability to provide a positive, enthusiastic and welcoming presence to the music groups and congregation at large.

Administration: Strong organizational skill; attention to detail.

 

 

What's New

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School, Sunday, July 14 through Thursday, July 18 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm with an optional kid-friendly supper at 5:30 pm. 

All kids, pre-K through grade 6 are welcome!

Registration forms are available on the Welcome and Information table just outside the Sanctuary. The fee is $10 per child; $20 for two or more children.


This summer - June 30 through July 6 -10 CUMC youth and 4 leaders will be traveling to Millersville, Maryland for a week of home repairs and heart-filled service.


Accepting applications for Music Director


 April 6, and May 10 - 5:30 - 9:30 pm

CUMC parents, drop your kids off for a light meal, games and other supervised activities.  Enjoy an evening out!