Associate Director Of Music Ministries / Organist (Louisville, KY)

Date Posted: 
August 11, 2020
Organization Name: 
Christ Church United Methodist
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
dependent upon experience
Job Description: 

Associate Director of Music Ministries

Christ Church United Methodist

Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Work with the Director of Music Ministries to facilitate the church’s mission through music. Equip and empower the church’s handbell ensembles to achieve excellence through thoughtfully-chosen repertoire, musical expertise, and spiritual leadership. Foster our congregation’s spiritual growth through organ playing that is engaging, polished, and sensitive. Collaborate with the rest of the music staff to build a loving and inclusive community of faith.


Candidates must have the following attributes and qualifications:

  • Understands his/her ministry as a call to serve in the Christian church
  • Excellent organ and piano playing skills and a thorough knowledge of hymnody
  • Experience directing handbell ensembles of a variety of ages and experience levels
  • Ability to recruit, educate, and inspire volunteer musicians
  • Willingness to work in a positive, collaborative, and fast-paced musical environment


Additional desired qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music (Organ, Sacred Music, Music Ed., or comparable degree)
  • Experience working in a local church
  • Knowledge of United Methodist theology, worship practices, and appropriate use of music in a traditional worship setting


Position Information:

Job Title:  Associate Director of Music Ministries

Salary: Dependent upon experience

Time Type: Full Time

Benefits: Full benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, vacation, retirement

Deadline: August 14, 2020


Email submissions only. Please send the following documents in an email to

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Two organ performances in contrasting styles (audio file attachments, YouTube, or social media links)
  • Ensemble conducting video (rehearsal setting preferred); not to exceed 10 minutes (video files, YouTube, or social media links)


About Christ Church United Methodist:

Christ Church is an exciting, 3600-member United Methodist congregation located in suburban Louisville. Through traditional worship, choral music, handbells, and instrumental ensembles, the music ministry seeks to facilitate the mission of Christ Church of “becoming living proof of God’s love, one person at a time.” Over 550 volunteers participate in music at Christ Church, ranging all ages and experience levels. Our organ is a 54-rank Letourneau, built in 2009. Our handbell ministry features seven choirs, a 5-octave set of Schulmerich handbells, two 3-octave sets, and a 7-octave set of chimes. For more information, visit Our organ specifications can be found at