Music Director (Decatur, GA)

Date Posted: 
December 20, 2021
Organization Name: 
North Decatur Presbyterian Church
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Job Description: 

North Decatur Presbyterian is a theologically progressive and dynamic 375-member intergenerational PC(USA) congregation located in Decatur, GA (metro Atlanta). We are called by God 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, warm, and rarely boring, blending traditional 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 leadership to shape a congregational culture of music that honors God, welcomes all to participate, and inspires us to love and serve one another. Responsibilities will include:

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

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

  • Supervise other musical personnel, including interns, paid section leaders (e.g. Choral Scholars), accompanists, and other musicians.

  • Invite and coordinate musicians and ensembles from the congregation and from the wider community.

  • Integrate digital tools to create hybrid and/or virtual musical offerings.

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

  • Work jointly with the Co-Pastors, staff, and volunteer Music Committee to shape a vision for and grow the music ministry.


This is a full time position, with a benefits package. There is an option to enter into a part-time arrangement if the musician wants to maintain complementary professional commitments.

  • Salary starts at $60,000
  • Four weeks paid vacation 
  • Paid time (1 week) and resources for professional development 

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following to

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position
  • Resumé with three current references including one supervisor
  • Supporting materials, such as links to recordings/videos, that demonstrate your skills including at least one video that demonstrates your keyboard skills.

Evaluation of applications will begin in January of 2022.