Director of Traditional Music and Liturgy

St. Lukes UMC

Job Description

St. Luke’s UMC is seeking a faith-filled, creative, adaptable, and energetic Director of Traditional Music and Liturgy to help cultivate the traditional worship experience through diverse and dynamic music, partnership with clergy and musicians, and creative congregational participation in liturgy and music. St. Luke’s is a progressive, inclusive congregation growing in diversity with a rich history of creativity in arts and music. 


To apply, send resume to Rev. Melissa Cooper, mcooper at st.lukes.org; If possible, provide video with examples of leading music groups or performing music, leading worship or liturgy, or other relevant content to show music and worship leadership skills and experience. 


Reports to: Minister of Worship and Arts 

Full Time, Exempt; Excellent benefits including health insurance, retirement match, generous PTO, and relocation stipend. 


Job Description This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading musical worship in the Sanctuary on Sunday and within other worship gatherings, as well as partnering in the leadership, development and growth of the broader arts ministry in collaboration with the Artistic Director and Director of Children’s and Instrumental Music. This role will help cultivate the traditional worship experience, as a primary driver alongside pastors for the development of worship service order, liturgy and overall experience for this service and possible new service opportunities. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership, teaching and team building skills, with a proven track record of creating passion and building momentum within an organization. This person should embody an innovative spirit and be someone who enjoys shaping culture, creating beauty, capturing imaginations, and deepening discipleship through worship and music. 

Musical Worship at St. Luke’s A foundational belief at St. Luke’s is that liturgy is the work of the people. Each week we are offered the opportunity to participate in the liturgy and respond as a congregation to God’s work with a diversity of musical expressions. St. Luke’s seeks to further cultivate a musical worship that is intentional, cohesive and vibrant, drawing on music that offers theological richness, deep and diverse spirituality, and singable tunes. The community of St. Luke’s has many gifted musicians. This position will further cultivate their gifts individually and as groups, recruit and nurture new musicians within the congregation and from the surrounding community, as well as draw out the broader participation of our congregation in worship and arts. 


Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent with advanced degree preferred 

At least 3 years experience of leading music in a worship setting preferred 

Proficiency in directing choral groups, basic keyboard skills (accomplished pianist preferred), and broad experience with a wide range of liturgical musical styles from ancient to modern, as well as multicultural musical styles and expressions 


Qualifications: 

A vibrant and growing faith with a desire to model this life of faith and learn from others. 

Excellent skills with people, especially around sharing vision and motivating volunteers and leaders 

Passion and skills to develop and work with teams (staff and volunteer) 

Passion for facilitating the growth of music ministry at St. Luke’s, both broadly and deeply, into the life of the congregation and beyond 

Organized with ability to prioritize time and attention, as well as to delegate tasks and share leadership as appropriate 


For full job description, visit www.st.lukes.org/jobs

About St. Lukes UMC


 St. Luke’s UMC is seeking a faith-filled, creative, adaptable, and energetic Director of Traditional Music and Liturgy to help cultivate the traditional worship experience through diverse and dynamic music, partnership with clergy and musicians, and creative congregational participation in liturgy and music. St. Luke’s is a progressive, inclusive congregation growing in diversity with a rich history of creativity in arts and music. 

Experience Required
1 – 5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
High school diploma

Date Posted
10 months ago
Location
Orlando, Florida

Denomination
United Methodist

Church Size
3,000-5,000 people


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