Open Staff Positions

For application details, please email Pam@mtpisgahgso.org and include the job title.

Position Title: Director of Music

Reports to: Associate Pastor

Hours: 30.00 (with potential for more hours based on work activity)

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director of Music is the music planner for the weekly Sunday services at 8:30am and 11:00am, incorporating different genres of music to create an upbeat and joyful worship experience. This requires administrative time in keeping all parties informed/involved and diligence in assuring the music ministry is prepared each Sunday.

  • Plans music for Sunday services at 8:30am and 11:00am.
  • Directs the Chancel Choir
  • Directs the Early Singers
  • Directs the Voices of Bronze handbell choir
  • Directs the United Methodist Men’s Choir
  • Directs the Children’s Choir in music that is appropriate thru 5th grade which the children sing in worship.
  • Provides assistance to soloists and other small ensembles.
  • Works closely with staff in planning worship experiences.
  • Selects music for the congregation and choirs that enhance the message of the day and the Word of Christ.
  • On occasion, acquires musicians and notable outside artists to perform in worship services or in concerts.
  • Non-auditioned Chancel Choir for 11:00am services. Rehearsals 90 minutes weekly. Additional rehearsals as required by performance demands.
  • Non-auditioned Early Choir for 8:30 services. Rehearsals 30 minutes weekly prior to the service.
    Additional rehearsal as required by performance demands.
  • Handbell choir (4 octaves). Rehearsals 60 minutes weekly. Additional rehearsals as required by performance demands.
  • Non-auditioned men’s ensemble (United Methodist Men). Sings every 4th Sunday at 8:30am service. Rehearsal 30 minutes prior to the service.
  • Soloists and others are selected to sing periodically during services. Suggestions for song selections and vocal coaching is often given.
  • Works with Praise and Worship team to prepare music for occasional combine services.
  • Oversees the Organist/Pianist

Other requirements:

  • Meets with the staff bi-monthly for long range planning.
  • Meets routinely with the Senior Pastor and Associates for in depth dialogue regarding the plan for weekly services and seasonal programs.
  • Submits and maintains the copyright license for the church
  • Prepares and maintains a budget for music. Submits a budget proposal to the Finance Committee annually. Must be able to work within the budget.
  • Works with the ministers and families to prepare music and secure musicians for weddings and funerals held at Mt. Pisgah Church.
  • Works with the ministers to prepare music and secure musicians for special services such as Good Friday, Christmas Concert, Veteran’s Day, etc.
  • Consider a time of music with children from the Mt. Pisgah Weekday School
  • Seeks ways to take Christ’s word out into the community through special music programs.

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree is preferred along with job-related experience. Must be able to work with people and establish relationships, love the Lord and love of church.

Expectations:

  • Be a team player, supportive of decisions made by supervisor and leadership.
  • Be prompt in returning phone calls, voice mails, emails and texts.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Regarding social media, emails and texts – Employees are a reflection of the church at which they are employed, following them both inside and outside of work. When deciding what to share on social media, employees should use common sense, respect the relationship with their employer and be careful of the image they project including online, emails and texts.
  • Attend staff meetings on a regular basis.
  • Be a devoted Christian and a role model for all.
  • Participate in Christian education events and continuing education opportunities.
  • Maintain Safe Sanctuary Policies and Procedures

Leave Time: Refer to Personnel Policy

Position Title:                Organist

Reports To:                Director of Music 

Date Approved:           

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Description

Position: Organist/Accompanist 

Part time, 10-15 hours/week.  During higher worship seasons, such as Christmas and Easter, the hours required will increase with added rehearsals and/or worship services. During the summer months, when the choir is not rehearsing and there are rarely extra services, the hours will decrease.  

  • Serves as organist for two Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.

  • Occasional joint services with blended music. (Praise & Worship and Traditional)   .

  • Selects and plays music for preludes and postludes.

  • Plays for additional services throughout the year. 

  • Serves as rehearsal accompanist for weekly chancel choir rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:15-8:45 PM and on Sunday mornings at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.

  • Holds two office hours/week to meet with Director of Music.

Service music generally includes prelude, hymns, call to prayer, choral anthem/special music during the offertory, choral response, postlude, and monthly communion.  Must be able to improvise as necessary to fill any additional space during the service

Prelude and postlude titles with composer must be submitted to the Director of Music in a timely manner.  Selections should correspond to the liturgical calendar.

Services include Good Friday Tenebrae, Easter Sunrise service, Christmas Eve services, occasional choir concerts, recitals, etc. as well as any additional worship services scheduled by the pastoral staff.

Additional rehearsals to prepare for special services, programs, with soloists, or other groups as needed. Arrive at least 15 minutes before any choir call time.

Attendance at monthly worship planning on Wednesday morning is preferred.

Meet with Director of Music and to plan and prepare for upcoming services/events as well as to review the Sunday bulletin.

Funeral/Wedding Policy:

    The organist/accompanist has first right of refusal for church funerals and weddings, unless the family specifically requests another musician.  Funeral compensation for church members is paid for by Mount Pisgah UMC whereas wedding pay, as stated in the wedding policy, is the responsibility of the family and set by the organist/accompanist.  It is the organist/accompanist’s responsibility to collect wedding pay.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient as accompanist and service-player

  • Ability to sight-read piano, organ, and choral repertoire

  • Ability to play choral parts and open score

  • Flexible and able to work as part of a team

  • Familiarity with Methodist liturgy is a plus

Degree(s) in music and minimum of three years experience preferred

Expectations:

  • Be a team player by being supportive of decisions made by supervisor and leadership.

  • Be prompt in returning phone calls, voice mails, emails, and texts.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Social media, emails, and texts – Employees are a reflection of the church that employs them, and that follows them both inside and outside of work. When deciding what to share on social media, employees should use common sense, respect the relationship with their employer and be careful of the image of themselves that is being shared including online, emails and texts.

  • Be a devoted Christian, and a role model for children and youth.

Leave Time:        Refer to Personnel Policy