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Assistant Director of Music, Worship and Arts (MWA)


The Assistant Director of Music, Worship, and Arts (ADMWA) is a full-time position with responsibility for carrying out the mission and vision of St. James United Methodist Church (SJUMC) Music, Worship, and Arts Ministries

The way that the position contributes to and impacts on the organization
• The position reports to the Director of Music, Worship, and Arts and serves as an active and collaborative member of the Music, Worship, and Arts leadership team

Major responsibilities and target accomplishments expected of the position including the typical problems encountered in carrying out the responsibilities.
• Plans, administers, and directs various choirs (i.e., Men of Valor, Youth music ministries) of the church in collaboration with the Director of Music, Worship and Arts
• Assists with recruiting and overseeing members of several Music, Worship, and Arts ministries
• Attends weekly evening choir rehearsals and both Sunday morning worship services
• Assists with teaching, accompanying the organ/piano, and/or directing other choirs as needed while promoting and encouraging overall participation in the music ministry
• Helps to develop new music programming in collaboration with the Director of Music, Worship, and Arts
• Assists in the administration, planning, coordination and development of the overall music program of the church, including the church staff, department directors, servant workers, musicians, all choirs, and the congregation
• Helps to build and increase participation within the Youth Praise team and the Men of Valor by engaging all ages with different music styles, genres, and instruments
• Assists with recruiting and incorporating singers from the congregation, the community, and assists with the hiring of instrumentalists, vocal soloists, and section leaders as needed
• Assists in securing guest artists for various church music related events and occasions throughout the church calendar year in collaboration with the Director of Music, Worship, and Arts
• Participates and attends special events (i.e., Seven Last Words, Christmas Cantata)
• Ability to provide coverage for Director of Music, Worship, and Arts during the time of their absence, oversees the music library, and leads other choirs and groups as needed
• Works closely with Director of Music, Worship, and Arts to assure timely, appropriate documentation for payment of Music, Worship, and Arts is processed and submitted weekly/monthly
• Confers regularly with church staff, volunteers, and appropriate church committees or boards
• Prepares worship planning sheets and calendar management for Music, Worship, and Arts
• Adheres to church policies, procedures, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations • Continues professional and personal growth in music-related and church-related studies

The knowledge, skills and attitudes required for satisfactory job performance
• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Music
• Experience: 3-5 years of experience as a musician and Director of Music
• Specific Skills necessary to execute the essential functions of the role: Strong spiritual and moral character

Contact: Larry Salter

Address: 3000 Webb Bridge Road Alpharetta GA 30009

Phone: 678-762-1543

Email: Click to email

Website: stjamesumc.org