Director of Traditional Worship Arts - Thomasville First UMC


TRADITIONAL WORSHIP ARTS (Full-Time) The role of the Director of Traditional Worship Arts is to work with the Senior Pastor, staff, and ministry lay leader(s) in providing leadership, building Christian relationships, planning, developing, implementing, and managing all phases of music in the Traditional Service at Thomasville First United Methodist Church. CHARACTER The incumbent must live out high standards in areas of personal relationships, commitment to Christ, and responsible Christian living in the church and community and must view this position as a calling from God. PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS * In consultation with the Senior Pastor, staff and ministry lay leader(s), plans and executes music which brings glory to God, is spiritually correct, and ministers to the congregation. * Plans, schedules, leads and develops a variety of music teams that encompass all ages. Expected to include Chancel Choir, adult handbells, children’s handbells/chimes, Planet 56 choir, youth choir, and senior adult choir. * In consultation with the Directors of Children’s and Youth Ministries (and area lay leaders) coordinates together a music program for Preschool, Elementary, and Youth ministries. * Consult with the Senior Pastor, staff and ministry lay leader(s) in selecting, recruiting, training, supervising and encouraging volunteers for Music ministry. The goal should be to develop leaders. * Oversees and assures maintenance and care of all materials, supplies and equipment for this area of ministry. * Proposes the annual budget to the Finance Committee for this area of ministry by detailing expected monetary requirements for the upcoming year. * Cooperation with the Director of Contemporary Worship Arts is expected to facilitate a unified, vibrant music ministry department. * Participates in and fosters partnerships with various community musical art programs. * Coordinates services taking place in the sanctuary including worship, funerals, and weddings. * Supervises organist and other accompanists. * Develops and leads “special” worship services throughout the liturgical year (e.g. Christmas or Easter cantata). * Other Duties as assigned by the Sr. Pastor. REQUIREMENTS * Minimum bachelor’s degree, preferably in the area of music. * Minimum of 3 years experience directing a traditional music program * Excellent musicianship and conducting skills in a variety of settings * Experience and openness to diversity of worship methods * Demonstrates basic computer skills * Demonstrates ability to relate positively with others

Contact: Floyd White

Address: 425 N. Borad Street P.O. Box 975 Thomasville GA 31799

Phone: (229) 226-0840