Church Music Director Job Description


  • To provide congregational song and choral music for Christian worship which enhances the service by providing a strength to the Pastor’s ministry and a blessing to the assembled congregation
  • To select challenging music from a wide range of Christian literature
  • To be sensitive to the sacred calling of worship to God and not distract from worship itself, at all times

Skills Required

  • Proficient at organ and/or piano
  • Can provide music across a variety of genres
  • Ability to train choirs in choral techniques
  • Ability to direct choirs and accompanists in rehearsal and performance
  • Able to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Christian commitment
  • At a minimum Bachelor of Music or equivalent experience


  • Lead congregational song on organ and/or piano
  • Provide prelude, postlude, and offertory every Sunday
  • Lead choir in weekly anthem
  • Provide music as needed for no more than ten additional services which may be scheduled (such as Lenten Wednesday services, Maundy Thursday, Easter, and Christmas)
  • Work with pastor to choose congregational song which reinforces the theme of the day
  • Provide musical selections to be in the church office by Thursday at 11am
  • Assist in selection of hired musical performers
  • Provide choral music for funerals and weddings, when requested, with the right of first refusal to play
  • Oversight of the Choral Scholar Program
  • Mentor the Choral Accompanist, if applicable
  • Ability to provide musical services to other congregations may be offered contingent upon approval by Pastor

Regular Hours

  • Weekly choir rehearsals on Wednesday night (September – May)
  • Sunday morning worship at 10am service with a 30-minute warm-up before service
  • Called rehearsals on Saturday, whenever necessary
  • Weekly meeting with Pastor


  • Directly responsible to the Pastor and Personnel Committee


  • $25.00-$35.00 per hour dependent on experience
  • 10 hours per week minimum. Personnel Committee will reassess required hours and adjust as needed
  • Personal time off (PTO) is subject to Pastor’s prior approval; Director of Music is required to find substitute

Performance Review

  • Annual review with the Personnel Committee

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