First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, AL, a 4,000 member church with a highly visible and active music program, seeks a full-time Assistant Director of Music/Organist. A Bachelors degree in organ performance or equivalent experience is required. A Masters Degree is preferred.
We seek a talented individual with a call to serve the church with excellence and with an understanding that this position will have a great impact upon the worship life of the church.
The successful candidate will:
Have a high level of artistry and proficiency in playing both the piano and the organ.
Have excellent sight reading skills.
Have the ability to accompany large choral singing, chamber ensembles, and soloists as well.
Be comfortable with a wide mix of musical styles including but not limited to traditional Methodist hymnody, Taize, Classical church choir repertoire, current repertoire, African-American Spiritual, Southern Gospel, Black Gospel, and World Music.
Have an extensive repertoire of organ music representing various styles and cultures, which shall cover all the seasons of the Liturgical year.
The successful candidate must work collegially and should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. She/he should be self-motivated and creative, and must understand the importance of the role of music in the church’s ministry.
The successful candidate will reflect the core values of FUMC Montgomery and will be committed to the mission of the United Methodist Church – to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
For a full description of the position, please visit our website at www.fumcmontgomery.org