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Director of Music Ministry

Aldersgate United Methodist Church Wilmington, Delaware, Delaware, United States



1 year - 3 years




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Music Ministry

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Wed Dec 20, 2023
Posted Date


Thu Oct 26, 2023

Job Denomination

:   United Methodist Church

Job Summary

Job Description


POSITION:                   Director of Music Ministry

LOCATION:                   Aldersgate United Methodist Church

WORK YEAR:                 Part time position, 12 months, exempt

SALARY RANGE:            Competitive, Based on experience

REPORTS TO:                 Senior Pastor

SAFE SANCTUARY:        Abides by UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy

The Director of Music is responsible for the development, supervision, and implementation of all music ministries at Aldersgate, including children, youth, and adult music, and encompassing vocal and instrumental music in traditional and contemporary styles. The Director supports Aldersgate’s purpose “to be a significant place where disciples are made”, as well as “to focus on Christ-centered music, fellowship, friendship, and most importantly, the sharing of the gospel of Christ through music in song, worship, and special events” (from Music Ministry at Aldersgate UMC Mission Statement).


  • Recruit, train, schedule, and provide spiritual leadership to all music related ministry teams

  • Serve as staff liaison to Worship Committee, working in conjunction with Committee Chairperson

  • Procure and maintain equipment needed for contemporary and traditional music performance, and collaborate with the audio/visual coordinator

  • Coordinate the set up and take down of all music ensembles, including wires, microphones, stands, risers, bell tables, and instruments

  • Collaborate with Gather Team to purchase music required for contemporary and traditional music performance, including regular review of latest pieces for possible inclusion in the contemporary service

  • Collaborate with the Senior Pastor and the worship design team in planning and developing the contemporary and traditional worship services

  • Submit weekly service information into worship planning software by the weekly deadline

  • Oversee the rehearsal and implementation of music for traditional and contemporary worship services

  • Direct Chancel Choir, including rehearsals and worship services

  • Oversee volunteer coordinators of music library and choir robes

  • Provide worship and musical leadership for Contemporary worship band

  • Direct Handbell Choir in rehearsals and worship

  • Oversee and develop volunteer directors of all current and emerging music ministries

  • Collaborate with the Organist

  • Attend weekly staff meetings


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music and/or demonstrated skill in field

  • Evidence of a personal relationship with God, as well as mature faith

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and interact with people of all ages and backgrounds

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and willingness to work as part of a team

  • Demonstrated passion and joy for music and the worship of God

  • Dedication to bringing a diverse and inclusive approach to Music Ministry, incorporating musical elements from various genres and time periods.


    Submit cover letter and resume to 
    [email protected]


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