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Cypress Lake United Methodist Church
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Details

  • Type of Position: Full-Time, Salaried-Exempt
  • Experience Requirement: Minimum five years experience in church related setting, ideally a United Methodist congregation, or commitment to learn about the theology, worship practices and polity of the UMC.
  • Education Requirement: Bachelors degree in Music, Music Education or Sacred Music (Masters preferred) with emphasis in conducting.
  • Date Posted: September 26, 2021

Job Description

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church is a large worshipping community in the Southwest District of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, with over 1,000 in worship. The Church is blessed with a talented lay leadership team and an exciting staff. The Director reports to the Senior Pastor and is responsible for the development and leadership of the traditional worship music ministry in a way that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and theology of the United Methodist Church.

Job Duties:

  • Select and plan music for Sunday morning traditional services and special services, which include Christmas Eve, Holy Week services, funerals, weddings, and inter-faith gathering as needed.
  • Present two choral presentations each year (Advent and Lent) with full choir and chamber orchestra; narrators, soloists, and/or dancers as desired.
  • Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Senior Pastor and others on the worship planning team, and the Sunday tech team.
  • Provide opportunities for musicians to improve their musical skills.
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd choir members and musicians. Includes fostering a sense of belonging within the musical groups, and providing numerous leadership positions within each organization, for the efficient functioning of the group and establishing community.
  • Develop choirs, individuals and ensembles capable of providing music for worship services and special events.
  • Direct outreach events into the community via performances at other organizations as appropriate.
  • Keep all music licenses current for the church. Maintain membership in professional church music organizations, such as the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians  Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.
  • Communicate faithfully with the Senior Pastor and staff.
  • Participate in the life and ministry of the church.

Skills/qualifications: 

  • Professing Christian.  
  • Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.  
  • Love and respect for people.  
  • Proven musical skills and competence.  
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude.  
  • Strong team player with the staff and congregation.  
  • Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.  
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.  
  • Bachelors degree in Music, Music Education or Sacred Music (Masters preferred) with  emphasis in conducting. 
  • Minimum five years experience in church related setting, ideally a United Methodist  congregation, or commitment to learn about the theology, worship practices and polity of the  UMC.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  

  • Salary: $55,000-$58,000 
  • Benefits: Health insurance (with 80/20 employer match for employee after 90-day  probationary period), group life policy, and employer-matched retirement available after 12- month probationary period. Dental, Vision, and supplemental insurance opportunities  available.   

 

Contact/How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and complete resume to Cyndy Cook at ccook@cypresslakeumc.com