University United Methodist Church is an active and vibrant congregation seeking a part-time Director of Traditional Music for our Heritage Worship service. Located in the heart of Fort Worth across the street from both Texas Christian University and one of Fort Worth ISD’s largest high schools, there are always new and exciting things happening at University. In January 2020, University will re-launch our 9:15 worship service as Heritage Worship. The Director of Traditional Music will play a vital role in developing this service that celebrates the rich heritage of Christian worship while incorporating new and creative worship expressions.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities
-Choose music for Heritage Worship in communication with the worship staff in such a way that the music reinforces the theme of the service and the tone of the music is in harmony with the tone of the service and its message.
-Communicate music selections with necessary volunteers and staff at least one week in advance of each worship service. Communicate any music changes with Worship Guide Publisher immediately.
-Lead Chancel Choir rehearsals including the following components: Bible study and devotion, prayer, development of worship leadership skills, and music rehearsal.
-Research and explore new music and creative elements for the Heritage Worship service.
-Work in conjunction with the Pastor and worship staff to include creative worship elements in each service.
-Supervise the church Accompanist and paid singers.
-Coordinate with and equip the volunteer Bell Choir director in this area of ministry. Determine a schedule for when the Bell Choir and other ensembles will provide music in worship. Communicate this in advance with the Pastor and worship staff.
-Lead the Chancel Choir in special music-led worship services as discussed with the Pastor.
-Coordinate with the Pastor on music for special worship services (Holy Week, Ash Wednesday, Christmas Eve, prayer services, funeral/memorial services, etc.)
-Coordinate regular maintenance and tuning of the organ and all pianos in use.
-Prepare annual budget requests for the Committee on Finance as needed.
-High School graduate, college or professional work equivalent preferred
-Demonstrated leadership and commitment to worship that is creative and highly liturgical
-Musical talent, knowledge and ability to lead vocal and instrumental musicians, ability to encourage strong congregational singing
-Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the MinistrySafe protection policy; adherence to all facets of the policy including completing a criminal history check
-Knowledge of United Methodist Church preferable Interested candidates should e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Contact: Beth Evers
Address: 2416 W. Berry Street Fort Worth TX 76110