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Director of Traditional Music Ministries - Isle of Hope UMC, Savannah


Job Position: Director of Traditional Music Ministries
Reports To: Senior Pastor

Overview: Leads traditional music and other arts ministries in cooperation with the clergy, staff, and lay leaders; in alignment with the needs, resources, and mission of the church.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead all groups for the church's traditional and other arts ministries.
  • Conduct the Chancel Choir, Men's Chorus, and Hand bell Choir.
  • Provide music and other arts as assigned for traditional worship services and related activities of the church. 
  • Involve church members in music and other arts ministries according to their gifts and passions.
  • Supervise the organization and care of the music library, including copyright and licensing issues, along with all resources, equipment, instruments, and supplies of the music ministry.
  • Present seasonal cantatas and other special music events.
  • Engage music and other arts groups in outreach ministries, such as "Arts from the Island".
  • involve Chancel Choir members in annual retreats and workshops.
  • Plan fellowship activities for various music and other arts groups.
  • provide music resources to program staff and lay leaders.
  • select music for worship in collaboration with pastoral leadership. 
  • Schedule music groups and soloists in worship.
  • Recruit lay leaders, soloists, contract musicians, and any other needed participants for music and arts ministries.
  • Prepare and manage music budget.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and various committee meetings.
  • Supervise and develop any other music and arts staff.
  • Serve as Staff liaison with sanctuary audio/video volunteer production team to communicate, schedule, and recruit volunteers.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor 
Qualifications for Successful Candidates:
  • Growing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and familiar with United Methodist/Wesleyan worship, theology, and doctrine.
  • College degree in music, preferably at graduate level.
  • Experience and knowledge in hymnody and sacred choral music and leading music in a wide variety of style. Experience with also leading in a contemporary music setting is a plus.
  • Conducting skills.
  • Understanding of basic vocal technique.
  • The ability to play a keyboard instrument is a requirement and the ability to play additional instruments is highly desirable.
  • Ability to arrange and adapt music for various ensembles and levels of ability.
  • Fluent in music notation and notation software such as Sibelius or Finale.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and proficient or trainable in church software such as ACS/Facility Scheduler.
  • This is a full-time, exempt position with full benefits and professional development opportunities.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience and education
Send resume to Mike Miller, Executive Pastor at: 

Contact: Mike Miller

Address: 412 Parkersburg Road Savannah GA 31406

Phone: 912-355-8527

Email: Click to email


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