Music Director (Decatur, GA)

Date Posted: 
April 20, 2021
Organization Name: 
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
Contact Email: 
Salary Range: 
$43,500+
Job Description: 

North Decatur Presbyterian is a theologically progressive 375-member intergenerational PC(USA) congregation rooted in God’s call to be a community of faith and worship, dedicated to Christian Education and nurture so that we may go into the world to serve others, work for peace and justice, and share God’s love with all people. Our worship style is creative, thoughtful, and warm, blending classic and modern elements.

We seek a Music Director with the skills and sensitivity to serve as a unifying and energizing presence, who will collaborate with the Co-Pastors, staff, and lay leaders to shape worship that honors God, welcomes all to learn and grow, and inspires us to love, worship, and serve.

The Music Director responsibilities include: 

  • Collaborate with the Co-Pastors and staff to creatively plan and lead music for weekly worship including two Sunday services and special services and events (online and in person).

  • Work with the Co-Pastors, staff, and Music Committee to shape and grow the music ministry.

  • Direct the adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir and other musical ensembles, including regular weekly rehearsals, and additional rehearsals, as needed.

  • Integrate digital tools to create virtual musical offerings. 

  • Hire and supervise paid section leaders (Choral Scholars). 

  • Invite and coordinate ensembles/musicians (including substitute musicians) from the congregation and community.

  • Manage music budget, music copyrights, equipment purchases and maintenance, and music library. 

  • Provide music for member weddings and funerals.

Compensation

This is currently a ¾ time position (30 hours), with a benefits package. There is an opportunity for this position to expand to full-time.

  • Salary starts at $43,500

  • Four weeks paid vacation 

  • Paid time (1 week) and resources for professional development 

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following to musicsearch@ndpc.org

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position.

  • Resume with three recent references.

  • Supporting materials, such as links to recordings/videos, that demonstrate your skills. 

Evaluation of applications will start May 1st, 2021. Applications will be received until June 1st. Materials received after that date may not be considered.