Director of Traditional Music & Worship

First United Methodist Church of Peoria

Job Description

POSITION: Director of Traditional Music and Worship


REPORTS TO: Directing Pastor


POSITION PURPOSE: To make disciples of Jesus Christ through dynamic traditional music ministry.


POSITION STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt    




·        Master’s degree in music or associated field preferred.

·        Minimum three years of employment in a church setting preferred.

·        Knowledge of traditional and newer hymnody.

·        Familiarity with music arranging software.

·        Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, internet, and social media resources.

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills in relating to members and diverse community.

·        Ability to effectively supervise others and demonstrate positive accountability to those in authority.



·        Articulate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how this relationship shapes living as a disciple.

·        Affirm and embrace the mission and vision of First United Methodist Church Peoria.

·        Personal lifestyle, integrity, and values consistent with visible leadership in the church.

·        Commitment to work in close, supportive, and collegial ways with pastoral leadership and staff.




·        Implement and lead overall music series of traditional and special worship services.

·        Plan, lead, direct choral, handbell, and brass ensemble(s) with varying ages.

·        Plan, lead, and coordinate service music rotation.

·        Recruit, lead, and coordinate volunteer musicians, ushers, and communion stewards.

·        Supervise the Organist and Instrumental Directors.

·        Teach and coach volunteers of various ages and musical abilities.

·        Create and manage overall Traditional Worship and Music budget.

·        Connect with outside music organizations and schools to build partnerships.

·        Oversee maintenance and tracking of music, instruments, and other related ministry property.



·        Participate in regular team staff meetings and Sunday leadership activities.

·        Attend staff, worship, and church council meetings as assigned.

·        Present at all Christmas and Easter Worship services and designated events.

About First United Methodist Church of Peoria

First United Methodist Church is located in the heart of downtown Peoria, IL. Our goal is to grow people in ways that take them higher, wider, closer, and deeper. Our campus includes a beautiful classic sanctuary where traditional services are held, along with a modern auditorium that houses contemporary and bilingual services. We have a thriving ministry in both Anglo and Latino communities. Our vibrant Loaves & Fish ministry feeds, equips, and strives to meet many of the needs of our homeless and impoverished neighbors. The realities of the pandemic have moved us aggressively into the world of digital media ministry as well. We nurture creative and innovative thinking in order to reach our community and world for Jesus. Find out more about our ministry work at

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years


Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
10 months ago
Peoria, Illinois

United Methodist

Church Size
750-1,000 people