Music Director – Pathways Band

Job Description
Fall 2018
Position closes on 9/15/18 or before if filled.

Reports to: Associate Pastor
Directly Supervises: Volunteer Band Members
Status: Part time (10-15 hours/week)

Job Summary

This position is essentially the worship leader for a theologically progressive, contemporary worship service (Pathways) on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. The Music Director for the Pathways Band is responsible for building and managing the volunteer-based band, creating weekly slides in Media Shout, and planning weekly worship with the pastor.

Essential Functions:

  1. Select, teach, and direct music for the weekly Pathways worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
  2. Ability to lead the congregation in worship and not just perform.
  3. Lead weekly rehearsal with the band (currently Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.)
  4. Recruit and select band members as necessary.
  5. Have a working knowledge of band equipment and the ability to set up and take down as needed. Training will be given for the system currently in place in the sanctuary.
  6. Working knowledge or willingness to learn Powerpoint and Media Shout.
  7. Work with the pastor and Pathways Team to create meaningful and creative worship and special events.
  8. Have a strong desire to lead and serve as part of a ministry team and as part of Oak Hill UMC.
  9. Good planning and organizational skills.
  10. Ability to manage volunteers.
  11. Flexibility.
  12. Ability to pray and speak publicly with ease.

Other Responsibilities:

  1. Be willing to set up equipment for occasional outdoor or off-site gigs.
  2. Be available and willing to occasionally lead music for other events or services as requested (including, but not limited to Holy Week and Christmas Eve).
  3. Be willing to work with the Music Director, Chancel Choir, Bell Choir, Children’s Choir, Youth Band, and any other church music group on occasion as a team.
  4. Keep abreast of contemporary songs and add to worship, while maintaining a balance of “old” and new music.
  5. Report copyright usage for six-month period under CCLI every two years.
  6. Manage inventory of music (currently using Planning Center Online).

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ability to lead a band.
  2. Dynamic worship and song leader

Core Competencies:

  1. Worship Leadership: Designs and facilitates relevant and inspiring worship; combines elements of theology, music and art to promote experiences of the sacred; crafts worship flow that reinforces a theme or purpose; fosters worship moments that invite participants into an encounter with the divine; creates liturgical moments that embrace the work of the people in worship.
  2. Spiritual Maturity: Has a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and a personal spiritual growth practice and plan. Models and develops humility, teachability, accountability, and servant leadership in all coaching relationships.
  3. Biblical Knowledge: Able to discuss and interpret biblical truth when applying scripture to life situations. Guides others in the exploration and discovery of biblical truth. Encourages and designs avenues for others to engage in ongoing training/study of scripture.
  4. Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead others. Demonstrates the skills of active listening and openly accepts criticism. Productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict. Holds others accountable in a spirit of love. Engages people positively with a demeanor of optimism and abundance.
  5. Team Building Skills: Guides leaders in the process of sharing best practices, identifying and solving common problems. Works with leaders to regularly assess the health of teams and groups. Recognizes dysfunctional team behavior and redirects it into functional behavior. Creates and communicates vision, direction, and goals for the team.
  6. Management Skills: Demonstrates commitment and flexibility in scheduling regular coaching session with those in his/her span of care. Understands his/her leadership style and temperament type and adapts leadership behaviors to meet the needs of the situation. Delegates, empowers, and holds leaders accountable. Marshals resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done.
  7. Leadership Development: Is a good judge of talent and spiritual giftedness. Can accurately project how people are likely to perform in a variety of settings. Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments for developing leaders. Stretches people to try new skills and accept new levels of responsibility.

TO APPLY: For more information or to apply, send resume and cover letter to Katy Fitzgold at katy@oakhillumc.org or call Katy at (512) 288-3836. Mailing address: Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 Hwy. 290 W, Austin, TX 78736.