Worship Arts Director - Spanish Fort UMC, Alabama


Spanish Fort United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a full time Worship Arts Director. We are interested in someone who has experience in leading dynamic and spirit-led worship as well as coordinate our music programs. Please send personal and professional references in addition to your resume and cover letter. Reports to: Senior Pastor | Supervises: Accompanist, Worship Leaders, Sound and AV Technician | Full Time | Salary based on experience | Hours: 40+ hours per week Leadership: The Worship Arts Director will supervise and lead Spanish Fort United Methodist Church in dynamic and spirit-led worship experiences. Primary Responsibilities: • Develop, organize, and create leadership for all Worship Arts programming • Provide dynamic worship leadership for Worship Services • Coordinate Worship leaders for Worship Services • Coordinate and assist in the oversight of the Youth Praise Team • Recruit, train, and empower the congregation to use their musical gifts through personal invitation • Plan and Coordinate anthem, hymns, and music to correlate with weekly sermon. • Provide oversight for Worship Committee, Communion Servers and Acolyte schedule • Weekly worship team meeting with Associate and Senior Pastors. • Attend weekly general or program staff meetings • Lead weekly choir practice and any additional rehearsals for special music performances. • Create music programs for combined services. • Arrange special music, such as, soloists, instrumentals, youth orchestra, etc. and manage contracts for these performances. • Set-up practices and support members who perform solos and/or ensembles. • Participate in other roles with Sunday morning worship services as requested. • Oversee worship budgets, choral music library and purchase of new music. • Schedule annual choir robe cleaning and bi-annual piano tuning. • Develop choir performances to participate in community outreach, i.e., caroling at Westminster • Provide funeral music for members, if requested • Provide leadership and opportunities for communal worship gatherings Relationships: • Create a hospitable welcoming environment for all worship participants • Work closely with clergy, staff and lay persons in planning worship experiences • Create collegiality with Contemporary and Traditional service leadership • Foster a missional mindset with the Spanish Fort, Eastern Shore community Programs: • Traditional Choir • Development of Children’s Choir • Handbell Choir • Youth Praise Team Qualifications: • College Education required • Experienced in Contemporary and Traditional worship styles • Gifted in areas of vocal and instrumental music, worship and artistic expression • Organizational and communication skills required • Experience with creating and keeping budgets • Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church Experience: music / leadership: 3 years (Preferred) Education: Bachelor's (Required)

Contact: Rebecca Rutherford

Address: 6530 Spanish Fort Blvd. Suite D Spanish Fort AL 36527

Phone: 251-626-1334


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