Music Director (Buffalo, NY)

Date Posted: 
September 13, 2022
Organization Name: 
Christ United Methodist Church
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Job Description: 

Christ United Methodist Church

350 Saratoga Road Amherst, NY 14226



Position Title: Minister of Music

Classification: Part Time, Exempt, Salaried Position

Purpose To support Christ Church’s mission and vision to make connections and offer opportunities for faith, love & service.

Accountability The position reports to the Pastor

Job Summary: To plan, in consultation with the Pastoral staff, and prepare instrumental and choral/vocal music for all regular traditional Sunday worship services, as well as all annual church holiday services, that is appropriate for, and supportive of the themes of said services.  Hours will be worked both on and off-site according to the traditional weekly and seasonal demands of the position.

Essential Functions:

  • Administration, rehearsal and development of the Adult Choir.  Weekly rehearsals from the second Sunday in September through the second or third week of June.
  • Selection and preparation of high-quality level organ and/or instrumental music as may be appropriate for each service
  • Plan and provide music for summer worship services when the Adult Choir is not in session
  • When possible, desirable, or appropriate, seek out and develop opportunities for special musical performances in conjunction with other church choirs


Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide music for weddings and funerals when requested by families of the congregation. Payment for these services shall be specified by a schedule of fees as set by the Board of trustees in the wedding/funeral policy booklets
  • Attend regular staff meetings, as well as bi-monthly Worship Team meetings as required


Qualifications & Required Experience:

  • High level organ proficiency
  • Experience in choral singing
  • Training in choral conducting
  • Experience in church service playing
  • Background check required