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Music Leader (Part-Time)

6/25/2018

The Gathering at Gulfport FUMC is a less formal, more relaxed style of worship. It meets at 8:45am. People dress casually.  The music style is upbeat, contemporary, but old hymns are also encouraged. The service has an authentic spirit and intimate feel.

The Music Leader for The Gathering will be responsible for reviewing and choosing music, facilitating rehearsals with the worship band (The Heart of Worship), and working with the pastor and worship team to plan The Gathering worship service. Candidates must be proficient in working with a band, recruiting band members, and leading people musically in worship. They need to be familiar with up-to-date contemporary Christian music as well as old, familiar hymns. They also need to be strong musically on vocals and/or guitar or keyboard. Soundboard and multimedia experience is also necessary. Compensation will be based on experience.
 
Interested persons may submit resumes to First United Methodist Church of Gulfport at fumcgpmusicleader@gmail.com.
 
Position: Part-Time Music Leader for *The Gathering
 
Accountable To: Pastor, Music Director, Staff-Parish Relations Committee and relates to all staff, committee chairs, and volunteers.
 
Supervises: **Heart of Worship members & volunteers, musicians, & A/V coordinator for The Gathering (8:45am) worship service.
 
General Description: The Music Leader for The Gathering will coordinate, lead, and implement a quality music and worship experience so that FUMC of Gulfport accomplishes its mission “to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Start Date:  This position will begin in August 2018
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 

  1. Provide a spiritual, upbeat, modern, and engaging musical worship experience at The Gathering.
  2. Recruit, coordinate, and lead Heart of Worship band members.
  3. Vision, plan, and coordinate with pastors and staff in planning quality worship.
  4. Working with the pastor & worship team, choose & rehearse music for The Gathering.
  5. Schedule, facilitate, and lead rehearsals for Heart of Worship (at least 1 rehearsal a week).
  6. Keep up-to-date on contemporary Christian music as well as old, familiar songs & hymns.
  7. Lead effectively the worship band and congregation during worship.
  8. Oversee and work with AV coordinator & volunteers in planning & implementing quality worship.
 
Qualifications: The Music Leader for The Gathering must proficient in working with a band, recruiting members, and leading people musically in worship. They need to be able to read and teach music and be strong musically on vocals and/or guitar or keyboard.  Soundboard and multimedia experience is also needed.
 
Salary: Compensation will be based on experience.
 
*The Gathering at FUMC is a less formal, more relaxed style of worship. It meets at 8:45am. People dress casually.  The music style is upbeat, contemporary, but old hymns are also encouraged. The service has an authentic spirit and intimate feel.

**Heart of Worship is the name of the worship band that plays at The Gathering.
 

Email: fumcgpmusicleader@gmail.com

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