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Choir Director - Part Time

Posted by: Covenant United Methodist Church

Posted date: 2018-Feb-21

Location: Austin

Choir Director (Part-Time) 

Covenant United Methodist Church is a vibrant church in North Austin seeking a highly qualified and dynamic Choir Director. The primary responsibility is supporting our overall traditional worship experience by creating a joyful, holy space where music more deeply connects an individual to God.  This position works with the Senior Pastor, Praise Worship Leader and Worship Team to plan the order of worship and special services. The Director should show evidence of deep understanding of the gospel, passion for worshiping God, and commitment to helping others experience the love of Christ through music and liturgy. The ideal candidate will be sensitive to what makes worship effective and the ways people relate to God.

This is a part-time position, approximately 10 – 15 hours per week, with some flexibility in scheduling hours.


  • A lived and expressed relationship with Jesus Christ reflected in lifestyle choices, spiritual maturity and a dedication to personal development
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate a personal Christian faith within the Wesleyan tradition
  • Demonstrated skill vocally and instrumentally
  • Value diverse music styles and provide leadership appropriately
  • Demonstrated experience with vocal, instrumental, and keyboard music, tone, harmony, and hymnody
  • Demonstrated experience with media, video, drama and other elements of worship design
  • Demonstrated leadership and teaching ability with strong relational skills and a positive attitude
  • Previous experience in leading a choir
  • A degree in music is preferred.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the 11:15 am traditional worship service each Sunday
  • Lead weekly adult choir rehearsals; recruit volunteers to staff choir as needed.
  • Lead special worship services during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Holy Week
  • Work with the Praise Worship Leader on blended worship services
  • Coordinate with the Handbell and Children’s Choir leaders
  • Attend weekly staff and worship planning meetings
  • Assist with music for funerals and memorial service as needed
  • Coordinate outreach through music for special events
  • Act as liaison to Austin Civic Wind Ensemble (ACWE) and other musical groups using the church as a rehearsal space
  • Work with audio visual team and church office on the creation of weekly services and bulletins
  • Grow a ministry focused on experiencing Christ and growing as disciples
  • Create an atmosphere where visitors are welcomed
  • Build relationships with congregants and being present and active in the life of the church


4410 Duval Road, Austin, TX  78727  www.covenantaustin.org

Job Title Choir Director - Part Time
Post Details
Organization Covenant United Methodist Church
Email ginger_blankenship(at)yahoo.com
Location Austin
State State -> Texas
Zip Code 78727.00
Deadline for applying
Job Type Job Type -> Part-time
Job Category Job Classification -> Ministry - Church
Church Job Category
Denomination Denomination -> Wesleyan
Church Size Church Size -> 251-500
Worship Style Worship Style -> Traditional

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