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Traditional Music Director - Wesley UMC (Springfield)


Qualifications: passion for glorifying Jesus Christ passion for excellence in worship degree in music or music-related degree demonstrates proficiency in vocal skills, functional music theory, and group leadership ability to be a true team player ability to work and communicate with persons with highly varied levels of formal musical training and experience.

General Responsibilities: (included, but not limited to the following)

  • Under the leadership of, and alongside the Lead Pastor, planning the traditional worship experience at Wesley UMC.
  • Serve on Worship Planning Team Lead adult choir and in cooperation with the Worship Planning Team, choose and arrange music.
  • Oversee all aspects of traditional music---including bells, orchestra, and various ensembles.
  • Recruit, equip, train and maintain traditional music ministry staff Identify and mentor artists into serving and leadership roles; identify apprentice and mentor relationships.
  • Connect incoming artists into meaningful serving opportunities.
  • As part of the Worship Planning Team, plan and coordinate the worship planning schedule for 6 weeks ahead collaborate with the Worship Producer in the continued maintenance and periodic upgrades of technical equipment used in worship
  • Communicate with leaders of children and youth worship groups and facilitate their service and participation in traditional worship
  • Administration of traditional worship arts budget, music equipment management, digital and hard copy music management and music copyright licensure
  • Other duties as assigned by Lead Pastor Performance
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with staff and church members – be a team player, the needs of the worship experience and the church always come first
  • Follow guidelines set forth in WUMC Employment Policy/Handbook
  • Be trained in and abide by WUMC Safe Gatherings policy
  • Maintain a professional and Christian presence in the church and on all forms of social media at all times
  • Keep informed in the latest methods/practices of traditional sacred music
  • Effectively communicate ideas, thoughts and concepts
  • Demonstrate strong and effective organizational skills
  • Able to work at a fast pace within a variety of settings and circumstances, with composure and flexibility while exercising discernment and wise judgment
  • Be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects, and give extreme attention to details with an eye for excellence
  • Participate in annual performance review
  • Participate in soul-care
  • Maintain the strictest confidentiality in all matters related to the church

Contact: Michael McIntyre

Address: 922 W Republic Rd Springfield 65807

Phone: 4178831021