Director of Music | Audubon United Methodist Church

October 6, 2022 | GNJ News, Job Opportunities

AUMC is an active congregation with a strong tradition of music ministry that seeks to engage the musical gifts of people of all ages.  Worship at AUMC strives to grow, challenge and nurture worshippers in living as God’s people.  The Director of Music is invited to become part of our faith family and to use your creativity to grow and strengthen talents in a supportive setting. The Music Ministry at AUMC is central to our worship as music has the power to stir and enhance faith formation and growth.

  • The Director of Music is a lay employee of the church, working in a salaried employee status and therefore approved for employment by the Staff Parish Relations Committee.
  • The Director of Music is a member of the professional staff and is expected to participate in the “team ministry” concept order to provide the best possible leadership of the music ministry.
  • The Director of Music is responsible to the Pastor to discharge duties assigned and in the planning of worship music weekly and seasonally to enhance the theme of sermons, special services, funerals, etc.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Attested musical skills and competence – A Bachelor’s degree in Music preferred.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and motivate musicians and technical team members.
  • Commitment to the church’s vision, leadership and congregation.
  • Strong team player.
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.
  • An authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Love and respect for people.
  • A sense of humor and positive attitude.

The Director of Music responsibilities:

  • Strive to enhance the worship of the congregation though offering music as central in the worship, scheduling special music and utilizing a range of forms and mediums of music.
  • Build interest in AUMC’s music program through relationship building and regular communication, inspiring church members of all ages to participate in our music ministry.
  • Exhibit a love of music and accomplishment, especially directing choral, vocal and instrumental groups.
  • Show proficiency of using technological skills needed to support and enhance music ministry which may include digital recording, video editing, etc.
  • Will coordinate all music ministries of the church and those who provide worship music at other services and times. The Director is specifically responsible for the musical portion of the traditional 10:30 am service.
  • Work closely with the organist/pianist to promote quality music.
  • Schedule and conduct all weekly choir rehearsals and other musical ensembles as needed.
  • Conduct live and recorded performances.
  • Search out, review and purchase new music as supported by the music budget, choosing music for groups that fit each group’s capabilities As well as containing the faith of the worshipping community, reflecting and deepening the message of each particular Sunday.
  • Provide music and leadership for special services on the following days:

Thanksgiving Eve; A Christmas Cantata; Christmas Eve; Ash Wednesday; Maundy Thursday; Good Friday, and any additional services as needed.

  • Schedule special music for summer (July and August and as needed) and work with Vacation Bible School (building a good relationship with children and encouraging them to join the children’s music ministry)
  • Be responsible for the organization and storage of music and choir robes.

To apply contact Marilyn Radley at