Music Director - FUMC Alvarado


Music Director

FUMC - Alvarado

Reports to: Senior Pastor and Staff-Pastor Parrish Relations Committee Effective: TBD

Status: Part-time

Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt (Salaried)


Job Description:

The Music Director will lead people of all ages in the congregation in music-making experiences so that they:

  • May grow in understanding the Christian faith and music’s role in that faith.
  • Will develop and strengthen their relationship with God.
  • Will become better equipped for daily living as faithful Christian disciples.
  • Will gain basic music skills so that they may effectively serve the church as music leaders.


Essential Functions:

  • The Music Director will plan and implement a comprehensive music ministry for the congregation and community.
  • The Music Director needs to be familiar with the congregation’s overall goals and how they are achieved through the congregation’s music ministry.
  • Lead the sanctuary choir, hand bell choir, and other music ministries, as appropriate.
  • Coordinate music ministry opportunities with the Praise Band, as needed.
  • Continually learn about music and about the people in the congregation and community so that appropriate music can be planned to meet the needs.
  • Planning special events such as, but not limited to, Christmas Music Presentation and Easter Music Presentation.
  • Keep the congregation informed about the music needs of people, the goals of the music ministry, and the resources available that will help the congregation reach these goals.
  • Develop, submit, and maintain a music ministry budget and designated funds with the highest integrity and care.
  • Promote the spiritual life of the congregation through music ministry.
  • Guide the work of the music ministry through the year.
  • Attend and actively participate in worship planning design team.
  • Develop and support effective musical leadership in the church.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in staff meetings and other church meetings, as appropriate.
  • Participate in weekly worship at FUMC - Alvarado.
  • Provide information for weekly bulletins, newsletters, and other church


  • Attend continuing education events (at least one annually) as approved by senior

pastor and/or SPRC.

  • Maintain Ministry Safe Training.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but some college level experience required.
  • Demonstrated servant-leadership, organizational skills, follow-through skills, and a knowledge of music ministry.
  • Proficient in reading music.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, schools, etc.)
  • Ability to speak and perform in public forums


Core Competencies:

  • Managing mission and vision: demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of FUMC - Alvarado; can teach those values those involved in music ministry - volunteers and parents
  • Organizing: Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, material support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; can use resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Planning: Accurately assesses the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/ people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Developing volunteers: Is able to identify raw talent and recruit capable people into positions of responsibility; provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for others to do; delegates appropriately; builds people up; maintains open and active dialogue with volunteers; communicates expectations clearly and holds people accountable in a spirit of love.
  • Interpersonal skills: Demonstrates ability to lead others; actively listens and openly accepts constructive criticism; productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict, relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • Spiritual maturity: Knows and lives by the understanding that one cannot give away what one does not have; models and develops spiritual fruit (Galatians 5:22-23) in all congregation and volunteer relationships
  • Motivating others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many different individuals and groups; empowers others; shares ownership

and visibility; makes each participant feel valued.

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