Director of Traditional Music Ministries
Date: June 4, 2014
Location: Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, USA
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church has a part-time opening (25 hours per week, with potential for growth into a full time position) for a Director of Traditional Music Ministries. This position will direct and oversee the areas of traditional worship music within the music ministry program, including but not limited to working with the traditional adult choir, orchestral ensemble, handbell choirs, and 11:00 am traditional worship service. In conjunction with the Director of Music Ministries, this position will have responsibility for recruitment, training and leading within assigned areas of ministry, in order to ensure that worship continues to grow in scope and excellence in harmony with the church’s vision to be a Christ-centered community that loves God, learns God, serves God and shares God. Requirements for the position include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music, with masters level training or equivalent experience preferred. Previous experience in a traditional church music setting is preferred.
Job Contact Information
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Director of Traditional Music Ministries Job Description
This position works with the Director of Music Ministries in the development of music and worship ministry for Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church, including recruitment, training and leading within assigned areas of the music ministry, in order to ensure that worship continues to grow in scope and excellence in harmony with the church’s mission and vision.
Reports to the Director of Music Ministries
Part-time, 25 hours per week
11:00 am Traditional Worship Service Coordinator Responsibilities
Worship Choir Responsibilities
Instruments of Praise Responsibilities
Alleluia Ringers Responsibilities
The Fuquay-Varina UMC Music Ministries Programs
TRADITIONAL CHORAL MUSIC
The Worship Choir is open to all adults who desire to lift praises to the King! The Worship Choir sings regularly for the 11:00 am worship service and rehearses on Wednesdays, 7:15—8:45 pm. New members are welcome at any time, and previous experience is not required! In addition to leading worship on Sunday mornings, the Worship Choir participates in special activities throughout the year, including cantatas, choir retreats and fellowship gatherings. Childcare is provided during all rehearsals.
The Men’s and Women’s Ensembles are short term choral opportunities, open to youth and adults. Previous experience is not required, and all are welcome to join! Each group features only three rehearsals per session—this is a great way to try out singing with a FVUMC choir without a long-term commitment!
Awake & reJoySing are acoustic ensembles that provide music on a weekly basis for the 8:00 am worship service. The groups include instrumentalists and vocalists who seek to offer praises through a contemplative style of music and worship. These are auditioned groups with occasional openings.
The Praise Team provides music on a weekly basis for the 9:30 am contemporary worship service. The group includes band members (guitars, drums, keyboard and others) and vocalists with a heart for praise and worship. This is an auditioned group.
The Praise Choir works alongside the Praise Team to provide music for the 9:30 am contemporary worship service. This group is open to all (adults & youth)—no audition or previous experience required! The Praise Choir sings contemporary music with a live band. Additionally, the group participates in cantatas and fellowship events throughout the year. Rehearsals are Thursdays, 7:00—8:30 pm, and new members are welcome anytime!
The Instruments of Praise are an orchestral ensemble that regularly play for the 11:00 am worship service. The group is open to experienced youth and adult instrumentalists of any kind, and new members are always welcome. In addition to accompanying hymns during worship services, the group also participates in special events throughout the year, including cantatas and other seasonal programs.
Souly Brass is an instrumental ensemble that lives up to its name—all brass! This group is open to experienced brass instrumentalists of all kinds, and plays for worship and other special events throughout the year.
The FANFARE Handbell Choir is an advanced adult handbell choir that regularly offers music for Sunday worship services and other special events throughout the year. The group also enjoys attending annual handbell festivals and playing in the Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade! This is an auditioned group with occasional openings.
Jubellation is an intermediate handbell choir open to adults with some previous experience. The group participates in worship and special services throughout the year, in addition to occasionally attending handbell festivals and sharing music in the community.
The Alleluia Ringers is a handbell choir open to all adults. Previous experience and the ability to read music are NOT required! Although there is limited space for participation, new members are welcome at any time that there are openings.
YOUTH and CHILDREN’S MUSIC
The Youth Choir is open to ALL 6th—12th grade youth who enjoy singing praises to the King! The choir meets on Wednesdays during the school year, 5:45—6:30 pm, and participates in worship on a regular basis.
Rebellations, The Youth Handbell Choir is open to ALL 6th—12th grade youth—previous experience and the ability to read music are not required! The choir rehearses on Wednesdays, 5:00—5:45 pm and currently has openings for additional ringers.
Pulse, The Youth Praise Team is open to 7th—12th grade youth and provides music on a regular basis for youth gatherings, in addition to occasionally providing music for Sunday morning worship services. The group includes auditioned instrumentalists and vocalists.
Kidz NPraise is a children's music program for ages three years old through fifth grade, that encourages KIDZ to PRAISE God through the performing arts. By crafting music, dancing, role playing, and doing what kids do naturally, interacting with one another, they learn the teachings of Jesus Christ. The excitement and energy this program provides is fully manifested when the children sing in worship and present a full-length musical! Kidz NPraise meets on Wednesdays during the school year.
The Sound Team is a “behind the scenes” group that plays a vital role in the FVUMC Music Ministries. This group of audio equipment operators ensure that Sunday worship services and other special events can be heard clearly without distraction in our worship space. Previous experience is not required—we will train anyone who is interested in helping!
The Visual Media Team is a “behind the scenes” group that plays a vital role at FVUMC. This group of power point and computer operators provide visual media support for Sunday worship services and other special events in the life of the church. No previous experience is required, and training is available for anyone interested in helping.