As Highland Park UMC seeks to grow its music ministry program, the Director of Music will help to develop and lead the contemporary, traditional, children and youth music ministry programs for the church, in consultation with the senior pastor and any other team members designated to serve in the music ministry of the church. The music ministry shall be conducted in a way that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of the church community. The Director of Music strategically coordinates with the senior pastor to select music that supports the sermon or message on a weekly basis. As such, the Director of Music must command a strong knowledge of contemporary Christian music and the Methodist hymnal and have the creative mindset to find the linkage between the pastoral message and the musical message.
– The Director of Music must be a dynamic leader who provides support for all involved in the congregation’s music ministry as well as promotes and welcomes newcomers to this ministry. The purpose of this position is to facilitate an atmosphere in which God is worshiped and glorified, and to provide direction, oversight, and coordination of musical, artistic, and technical elements of worship services.
– The Director of Music is responsible for all activities in the music department of the church as listed in the job description and is encouraged to recruit, train, and lead volunteers to assist with these duties as appropriate.
– The Director of Music should possess spiritual maturity, a dynamic personality, the ability to direct and relate well to a variety of ages, and the desire to facilitate those within the music ministry to use t