The Director for Contemporary Worship will collaborate with the Pastors in setting the vision for and implementing the contemporary music program at Seaside United Methodist Church. He/she will provide leadership and direction for the contemporary music program including the Praise Team. Job Description available upon request.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct and lead the contemporary music program of SUMC for all musical groups, children through adults.
Consult regularly with the Pastors for the purpose of planning and coordinating all worship services and music program activities for the contemporary service
Lead and conduct rehearsals and performances for the contemporary worship service.
Serve as organist/pianist at rehearsals and worship services as needed.
Plan and facilitate weekly Praise Team rehearsals with the goal of leading the congregation during the contemporary service. Incorporate vocal and instrumental talents of the team to enhance the service
Provide ideas and input regarding expanding and enhancing the music program and activities
Ensure musical equipment and instruments are maintained and upgraded as necessary
Provide input to the yearly budget for the full music ministry including materials and expenses specifically for the contemporary music program. Coordinate purchase orders with and submit receipts to the Office Manager for all expenditures for the contemporary music program.
Provide leadership and oversight for Praise Team activities when requested to perform in support of community needs and services
Provide musical support and consultation for funerals and weddings as requested