Director, Music Ministries/Organist
St. Paul United Methodist Church - Louisville, KY

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Director of Music Ministries/Organist
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Louisville, Kentucky
The Director of Music Ministries/Organist shall be a person of genuine Christian character, dedicated to the ministry of St. Paul United Methodist Church and competent to give general oversight to the music program of the church, assist with the planning of worship, direct choirs for various worship services and be the principal organist for the church.
I. Give general oversight to the music program of the church
Shall hire and supervise all choir directors and musicians who participate in worship services.
Shall organize and plan for various age level choir programs with the choir directors and actively participate in the recruiting of members for all choirs.
Shall schedule various choirs and ensembles for worship services.
Shall hire instrumentalists and vocal soloists for special occasions, as necessary.
Shall maintain the music library and be responsible for the purchase of all necessary music and music supplies.
Shall provide concerts and performances as planned by the Worship and Music Team and staff.
Shall be responsible for the use and maintenance of the sanctuary organ, all pianos, the tower bells, harpsichord and all musical instruments owned by the church.
Shall participate with church music-related organizations, district and/or conference opportunities through consultation with the Senior Pastor and Director of Ministries and Administration.
Will perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor and Director of Ministries and Administration.
II. Assist with the planning of worship
Shall meet weekly with the Senior Pastor to plan the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services.
Shall assist in the planning of all special worship services.
Shall direct the Music Secretary in the preparation of the worship bulletins.
Shall support the 9 a.m. contemporary worship planning team as needed.
III. Direct choirs for various worship services
Shall select music for, rehearse and direct the Chancel Choir.
Shall select music for, rehearse and direct the Youth Choir.
Shall oversee planning and coordinating of the annual Youth Choir Tour and accompany the Tour as director and one of the primary chaperons.
Shall participate in Children’s Music Camp.
Shall organize and direct Hand bell ensemble.
Shall organize and direct St. Paul orchestra.
IV. Be the principal organist for the church
Shall provide organ music for the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services and special worship services.
Shall provide organ music for weddings and funerals.
St. Paul’s sanctuary houses a three manual, 47 rank, 37 stop Noack Tracker Organ (2000)
V. Staff person related to the Worship and Music Ministry Team
Shall coordinate the music program with the Worship and Music Ministry Team.
Shall supervise the Worship and Music budget and the Music Enhancement Fund
Shall serve as a member of the program staff.
Shall be responsible for the preparation of publicity for the Worship and Music program area.
Shall perform other related duties deemed appropriate by the Personnel Team and/or the Worship and Music Ministry Team.
VI. Staff person related to the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival
Shall be responsible for the production and direction of the annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival including musical decisions and hiring.
Shall convene and coordinate with the Boar’s Head Committee.
Shall supervise the Boar’s Head budget.
VII. Accountability
Shall be directly accountable to the Director of Ministries and Administration.
Shall be directly accountable to the Senior Pastor.
Shall be accountable to the Personnel Team for evaluation and review.
VIII. Working Conditions
Shall work out of an assigned office.
Will receive secretarial assistance from the music secretary.
This is a full-time exempt, salaried position requiring a flexible schedule of not fewer than 40 hours per week.
Will operate under the conditions of the current Personnel Policy as adopted by the Personnel Team.
IX. Minimum Requirements
Masters Degree in organ or sacred music
Solid knowledge of choral techniques and rehearsal methods
Staff team leader skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Effective in creating worship experience through music

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