Director of Music Ministries

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church
Job Type
Springfield, VA
Salary Details
Full time starting at $50,000 with Health Benefits, 401K, PTO, Continuing Education support
Contract Type
Hours per Week
32 Hours per week
Closing Date
Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. is an active, mission-oriented church seeking a full-time (32 hours a week) Director of Music Ministries.

Job Description

Director of Music Ministry

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church in Springfield, Va. is an active, mission-oriented church seeking a full-time (32 hours a week) Director of Music Ministries.  The yearly salary range starts at $50.000.00 depending on knowledge, skills, and abilities. Benefits include personal time off, retirement, medical insurance, and continuing education.  The successful candidate is an individual of Christian faith with training and experience in choral and hand bell direction.  The Director of Music Ministries is responsible for direction, implementation, scheduling, and enhancements of the Music Ministries at Sydenstricker.  There is no relocation allowance for this position. 

This position works closely with the Senior Pastor to provide a passionate meaningful worship where people experience God.  All musicians providing music for the worship services work under the direction of the Director of Music Ministry.  This staff position is responsible for all musical performance groups and individuals within the church.  This position is to ensure all involved receive adequate direction, leadership, instruction, practice, and performance.  This position must be able to work with those across the broad spectrum of ages, musical abilities, and worship experience levels. 


Qualifications needed:

A professing Christian and member in good standing in a congregation
A bachelors’ degree of music with choral or vocal emphasis 
Demonstrated experience in direction of adult and children’s choral ensembles with all levels of musical experience and abilities
Experience in playing and directing handbells
Ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and musical backgrounds
Interest in a wide range of musical experiences
Desire to build and grow adult, youth, and children’s vocal and bell groups
Strong piano and accompaniment skills a plus

Position Type:     Full time (32 hours per week)

Position Salary:  Starts at $50,000.00 depending on knowledge, skills, and abilities

Position Benefits

·       401(K)

·       Health insurance

·       Paid time off (4 weeks annual) to be used for personal illness, vacation and other as approved by the Senior Pastor

·       Retirement plan

·       Continuing Education support

Position Schedule

·       This position has a flexible schedule with some definite requirements:

o   Tuesday a.m. staff meeting

o   Wednesday evening children’s choir/bells (TBD)

o   Thursday evening adult bells and adult choir practices

o   Sunday morning 2 services and a 5 p.m. service

All special services throughout the liturgical year

Organization Description

At Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, our mission is that of the United Methodist Church- to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our vision is to be Christ's love in action, bringing God to people and people to God.  Our goal is to reach out in service and welcome all people so that each individual may be nurtured and transformed as a disciple of Christ. We are called to:

INVITE, reaching out and receive people just as they are
FORM, helping individuals relate to God
EQUIP, developing, supporting and nurturing individuals as they grow in discipleship
and SEND, affirming and sending disciples into the community to create a more just and loving world

This is "Christ's Love in Action."

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church

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1.  Can you reliably commute to Springfield, VA?
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