Worship Arts Director


Spanish Fort United Methodist Church is seeking to hire a full time Worship Arts Director. We are interested in someone who has experience in leading dynamic and spirit-led worship as well as coordinate our music programs. Please send personal and professional references in addition to your resume and cover letter to Rev. Rebecca Rutherford, Spanish Fort United Methodist Church, 6530 Spanish Boulevard Suite D, Spanish Fort, AL 36527 or at rebeccca@spanishfortumc.org. Reports to: Senior Pastor Supervises: Accompanist, Worship Leaders, Sound and AV Technician Full Time – Salary based on experience Hours: 40+ hours per week Leadership: The Worship Arts Director will supervise and lead Spanish Fort United Methodist Church in dynamic and spirit-led worship experiences. Primary Responsibilities: • Develop, organize, and create leadership for all Worship Arts programming • Provide dynamic worship leadership for Worship Services • Coordinate Worship leaders for Worship Services • Coordinate and assist in the oversight of the Youth Praise Team • Recruit, train, and empower the congregation to use their musical gifts through personal invitation • Plan and Coordinate anthem, hymns, and music to correlate with weekly sermon. • Provide oversight for Worship Committee, Communion Servers and Acolyte schedule • Weekly worship team meeting with Associate and Senior Pastors. • Attend weekly general or program staff meetings • Lead weekly choir practice and any additional rehearsals for special music performances. • Create music programs for combined services. • Arrange special music, such as, soloists, instrumentals, youth orchestra, etc. and manage contracts for these performances. • Set-up practices and support members who perform solos and/or ensembles. • Participate in other roles with Sunday morning worship services as requested. • Oversee worship budgets, choral music library and purchase of new music. • Schedule annual choir robe cleaning and bi-annual piano tuning. • Develop choir performances to participate in community outreach, i.e., caroling at Westminster • Provide funeral music for members, if requested • Provide leadership and opportunities for communal worship gatherings Relationships: • Create a hospitable welcoming environment for all worship participants • Work closely with clergy, staff and lay persons in planning worship experiences • Create collegiality with Contemporary and Traditional service leadership • Foster a missional mindset with the Spanish Fort, Eastern Shore community Programs: • Traditional Choir • Development of Children’s Choir • Handbell Choir • Youth Praise Team Qualifications: • College Education required • Experienced in Contemporary and Traditional worship styles • Gifted in areas of vocal and instrumental music, worship and artistic expression • Organizational and communication skills required • Experience with creating and keeping budgets • Alignment with the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church

Contact: Rebecca Rutherford

Address: 6530 Spanish Fort Blvd. Suite D Spanish Fort 36527

Phone: 2516261334


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