Music Director

Music Director


Harrison UMC is an active, healthy and inviting congregation located in the rapidly growing area of Pineville/Ballantyne, NC (South Charlotte).  We are looking for a full-time Music Director with a passion for the many ways music enhances the worship of God and develops spiritual growth amidst a congregation.  Basic responsibilities include, but are not limited to, serving as Music Director for both traditional and contemporary services; planning and implementing seasonal musical events; working with Family Ministries to offer age-appropriate music opportunities for youth and children.
Experience working within a church or Christian environment, a 4-year degree and advanced training in musical leadership are expected. Applicant must be willing to submit information for a criminal background check and comply with our safety procedures for youth and children.  A personal commitment to Christ is expected and a commitment to the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition is preferred. Ability to share your personal faith story and communicate effectively with those of all ages is critical.  Office Hours are expected and being a team player is essential.
To apply, please submit the following:
1)  A cover letter to introduce yourself and to articulate your call to music ministry
2)  A resume/CV with relevant education, experience, and two vocational references
We will select several applicants for a follow-up recording of your worship leadership in both traditional and contemporary settings or a link to your worship and music leadership in your current setting.  
We recognize the seriousness of the circumstances during the global pandemic.  While we honor the need for flexibility, we are committed to filling this position for ministry leadership. 
Salary commensurate with experience.
To submit requested items or for more information, please contact:
Or call the church office at 704-541-3463
Harrison UMC, 15008 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134
Applications due by May 25th, 2020

Contact: Blair Sissons, SPPRC Chair

Church/Org/Business Name: Harrison United Methodist Church

Address: 15008 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC 28134 Pineville NC 28134

Phone: 7045413463



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