Minister of Music Part time

@ Hillcrest United Methodist Church
  • Nashville, Tennessee View on Map
  • Denomination: Methodist - UMC
  • Job Category: Music & Worship Ministries
  • Date Posted: August 29 2023
  • Application closes: September 22 2023
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    Job Description

    Reports to:     Senior Pastor

    FLSA Status:     Non-exempt

    Full-time/Part-time: Part-time – 20hours per week at $20/ hour

    Effective Date: Updated – August 2023 – Deadline September 22, 2023


    This position is responsible for the music ministry of the church and for enhancing and overseeing worship through music and other arts in coordination with the senior pastor, music, and worship staff and volunteers.


    The Minister of Music is accountable to the Senior Pastor in matters pertaining to his/her responsibilities at Hillcrest United Methodist Church. Job performance, salary, and any applicable benefits are reviewed annually by the Staff Parish Relations Committee in consultation with the Senior Pastor.


    This is a part-time position based on an annual calendar of activity that may have seasonal variations. Attendance is expected on Sunday mornings, music-related events as needed, church-wide activities, and when relevant staff and committee meetings are being held.

    The person in this position should demonstrate a vision to strengthen and expand the music ministries at Hillcrest church so that our membership is well prepared for the life of discipleship and service. A passion for serving God, loving people, and wanting to make a difference in the world is crucial.


    Primary Music Ministry:

    • Provide leadership with ministry staff, Church Council, and Worship committees for visioning, planning, and coordinating the music ministry of the church.
    • Coordinate music for Sunday morning services and other services as needed.
    • Provide leadership, and recruit for current music groups and develop new forms of music ministry. These groups include, but are not limited to, hand bell choir, praise team, ensembles, adult and children’s choirs, soloists, and instrumentalists.
    • Oversee music ministry initiatives for children and adults such as Christmas and Easter special performances.
    • Supervise organist, pianist, and other employed musicians.
    • Arranges for maintenance of piano(s), organ, and other musical equipment of the church.
    • Maintain filing system for music library.
    • Coordinate, develop and oversee a yearly budget for music and worship ministry.
    • Provide musical leadership as needed for activities such as Vacation Bible School, retreats, youth events, and other mission and ministry opportunities.

    Administrative and Other Responsibilities:

    • Participate in all staff meetings
    • Write article for newsletters
    • Coordinate and/or prepare articles for bulletin inserts for music
    • Attend Church Council, Worship Team, and meetings as scheduled
    • Order music supplies and curricula as needed
    • Other duties as assigned and agreed upon by the Senior pastor that are within the general scope of the position

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Directly supervises the music accompanist(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving issues.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:

    Previous experience in leading typical church congregations and choirs. BA/BS in Music preferred. Understanding of and experience with United Methodist Church worship traditions preferred.

    Language Skills:

    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
    • Ability to write simple correspondence.
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group and to congregation.

    Other Qualifications:

    • Musical proficiency in piano/organ with church hymns and special music
    • Familiarity/Experience with choral conducting
    • Ability to work flexible hours
    • Ability to work as part of a team

    Physical Demands:

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment:

    Reasonable accommodation in the work environment may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Application closes: September 22, 2023

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