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director  of  Music  &  creative  arts

Job Summary:

The Director of Music and Creative Arts is a full time exempt position responsible for the planning, organization, development and implementation of the Music and Arts Ministries. Reports to the Senior Pastor, and is a member of the Sr. Pastor’s leadership team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and plan the music/art/drama programs agreed upon by Pastors and staff, and integrate and execute in two weekly worship services, as well as funerals and special services.

• Direct 35 voice Adult Choir during rehearsals and worship services on Sundays and special occasions throughout the year.

• Integrate Youth/Children Choirs with Adult Choirs to enhance worship experiences within and outside the Church.

• Direct the 60-voice Crossflame Youth choir ministry, to include recruiting, musical programming, rehearsals, fundraising, and annual trip. Communicate with parents and maintain parental relationships.

• Oversee, develop and coordinate the activities of drama and visual arts groups who participate in worship and special services.

• Oversee Youth and Children’s Choirs during rehearsals and services scheduled throughout the year.

• Oversee other music groups to include Accompanists, Hand Bells, Ensembles, and Orchestra.

• Recruit Choir, Orchestra, Ensemble members and Accompanist.

• Procure music and maintain the Music Library.

• Develop, maintain, and manage the annual Music Ministry budget.

• Supervise the work activities of the Music Assistant.

• Maintain a safe and secure working environment in all areas under Director’s control in accordance with the church’s Safe Sanctuary policy.

Related Responsibilities:

• Recruit, train, and develop leaders within the music ministry areas of responsibility.

• Oversee the sound and light systems.

• Provide for maintenance and repair of musical instruments and Choir robes.

• Maintain records to support ministries under Director’s control.

• Organize and coordinate fundraising programs in support of music ministries.

• Organize activities to maintain morale and retention of groups/individuals under supervision.

• Attend staff meetings, committee meetings, and retreats as required.

• Other duties as required by the Lead Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Team


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field.

• Three years’ experience in a professional church music position preferred with the ability to read music, conduct choirs and teach voice.

• Ability to lead in a church environment, and collaborate with the church leadership team.

• Excellent communications, logistical, organizational, training, supervisory, and interpersonal skills. 

• Ability to handle confidential material and relationships is essential.

Position opens December 2018. Applications requested by July 31, 2018. Salary commensurate with education and experience. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Church Administrator, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 52 16th Avenue NW, Hickory, NC 28601, or by email to