Part-time Music Director: Boonton UMC

January 10, 2019 | Job Opportunities

The Boonton United Methodist Church seeks a part-time Music Director.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provides organ/piano music for all worship services.
  • Enhances worship services with appropriate music, which assists the congregation in praising and serving God.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides organ/piano music for all Sunday and holiday worship services (Sunday worship services are held at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday).
  • Establishes a worshipful, positive feeling and movement in the worship service through selection of music appropriate to worship themes in conjunction with the pastor.
  • Leads and provides accompaniment for the choir, including during choir rehearsals.
  • Establishes objectives annually and continues to grow in musicianship.
  • Performs other related duties as may be requested or required.
  • Displays an understanding of music as worship and ministry above performance.

Additional Opportunities:
Provide music for other occasions, such as weddings, funerals, celebrations, etc.

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Contemporary musical capabilities with an appreciation for tradition.
  • Play organ and piano proficiently. Additional musical talents are welcome and appreciated.
  • Sight-read music.
  • Play a wide variety of hymns and transpose hymns as required.
  • Improvise.
  • Lead and accompany both soloists and choir in rehearsals and services.
  • Prepare and play prelude, gathering music, offertory, and postlude.
  • Work cooperatively with others—adults, youth, and children and staff.

Administratively responsible to the pastor.

10-15 hours per week.

Negotiable and based on experience.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

For questions, please contact Pastor Donald Kirschner or by calling the church office at 973-334-8275.