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Athens First United Methodist Church
Athens, GA

Details

  • Type of Position: Full-Time
  • Education Requirement: Bachelor's
  • Date Posted: April 5, 2021

Job Description

The Director of Children's Music Ministry will practice personal disciplines which will enhance the validity of the Christian faith and the ability to communicate that faith through witness and example. This position is responsible for all aspects of children's music within the church. The Director of Children's Music is supervised by the Director of Music and is accountable to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee.

Graded Music and Arts Ministry

  • Provide guidance, direction, and vision for the Children's Music Ministry, working closely with the Director of Children's Ministry for a cohesive overall Children's ministry.
  • Direct, coordinate, organize, rehearse, and recruit for the Children's Music and Arts program. The current graded program structure is below but is open to a new vision and restructuring.
    • Direct the Lyric Choir (Grades 1-2)
    • Direct the Celebrate Choir (Grades 3-4)
    • Coordinate and organize:
      • Lyric / rotation (Grades 1-2)
      • Celebrate / rotation (Grades 3-4)
      • Joy Choir (K)
      • Sonshine Choir (Pre-K)
      • Music Explorers (3s family music)
      • Dance (3-year-olds-K5)
  • Oversee rehearsals, performance, and schedule of all children's choirs within the church.
  • Supervise all staff assigned to the Children's Music program.
  • Work with the Senior Minister and Director of Music to plan the music program and worship services as they pertain to children's music.
  • Plan and implement special programs and musicals throughout the year.
  • Develop and monitor the Children's Music Ministry budget under the guidance of the Director of Music.
  • Develop, direct, plan, and organize special events such as the Music and Arts Week summer program.

Weekday Preschool Music

  • Coordinate and direct music for the Weekday Preschool under the supervision of the Director of the Weekday Preschool and the Director of Music.

Sunday School Music

  • Provide support for church ministries, including but not limited to Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, and others as required.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train and equip laity for ministry.
  • Attend all staff, committee, and laity meetings as directed by the Senior Minister and Director of Music.
  • Prepare and deliver the Children's Message at worship on a rotation with other Children's Ministry staff.

A minimum BA in Music and previous experience in children's music ministry is preferred.

For more information about Athens First United Methodist Church, visit athensfirstumc.org.

This summary is not comprehensive, but it is designed to give you an overview of what the church and the position are about.

Contact/How to Apply

For more information or to apply, contact:
Stephen Mitchell, Director of Music
Athens First United Methodist Church
Athens, GA
stephen@athensfirstumc.org
(706) 543-1442