Saint James United Methodist Church
Director of Music, Worship, and Arts
St. James United Methodist Church (SJUMC) has a well-developed Music, Worship, and Arts ministry, which includes several annual large-format community outreach performances and the pending promotion and release of a recorded music project.
The Director of Music, Worship, and Arts (MWA) will direct and manage the operations of this ministry and will work with the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastors to ensure order, structure, and harmony among all aspects of worship within St. James United Methodist Church.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Select music for all ensembles 60-90 days in advance. Ensure that music selected is according to the liturgical season and ensures thematic appropriateness. Consistently add new music to all ensembles. Select Praise and Worship Dancers 30 days in advance of performance. Hymn leader on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Identify and book appropriate guest performers as guided by the order and theme of the respective service.
• Conduct rehearsals for assigned choirs and ensembles including musicians. Complete and ensure the completion of all Rehearsal Reports. Monitor and follow up with ensemble leaders for input, direction, and coaching when appropriate. Attend one rehearsal each month for all ensembles.
Responsive Reading/Meditation Scriptures:
• Select readings and scriptures at least 60 days in advance. Ensure the appropriateness of material selected with liturgical season, sermonic themes, church or standard hol