Job Opening: Music Director/Church Musician

Greenville, SC 29601

John Wesley United Methodist Church is a beautiful historic church located in the heart of downtown Greenville, SC.  We are seeking a part time Music Director/Church Musician who can create a meaningful worship experience through music for our parishioners.  Our worship style is a combination of traditional hymns, anthems, and contemporary gospel songs that are sung to the glory of God.

 

Profile:

John Wesley has an average attendance of 75 and hosts a total of five choirs.  Weekly service is held at 11am on Sunday mornings.  The worship service is complemented by both a piano and pipe organ.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Profession of Christian Faith
  • Knowledge of music’s role in worship
  • Ability to play pipe organ and piano
  • Ability to accompany musical performances and coordinate and lead musical programs
  • Good interpersonal skills to work with a variety of age groups and types of music

 

Responsibilities:

  • Report to Staff-Pastor Parish Relations Committee
  • Coordinate with the pastor and worship chairperson to plan and prepare church music which includes preludes, postludes, and offertory selections
  • Provide music for Sunday morning service
  • Lead, instruct, and play musical selections, vocal parts, and new materials for choir members
  • Develop and conduct voice and/or instrumental music for all ages
  • Be consistent with rehearsing choirs and flexible with scheduling
  • Provide music at funerals, weddings, and special worship services when available

 

Compensation:

The position pays a weekly salary and includes paid leave.

 

Persons interested in applying should send relevant information and references to Dr. G. N. Williams, Chair of Staff-Pastor Parish Relations Committee at gwms@charter.net

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