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Donelson Heights UMC

Director of Music Ministry

Donelson Heights UMC


Job Summary

Donelson Heights UMC is in the heart of Donelson and seeks to serve our community.  Your primary role will be to provide leadership to the various musical groups within the church. To work alongside the pastor to provide a variety of musical styles to enhance the weekly worship service.  

Job Responsibilities


  • Select hymns and special music for weekly worship in coordination with the pastor’s sermon themes
  • Lead weekly rehearsal with the chancel choir
  • Assist in planning, coordinating and participating in special worship services throughout the Christian year ( such as Holy Week, Christmas Eve and Christmas)
  • Coordinate the playing schedule of Chancel Choir, Handbells, and Wild Woods Folk Group and individual special music for the worship services
  • Lead rehearsal with Handbells as necessary
  • Lead congregational hymns during worship
  • Direct the anthem and/or special music during worship



  • Provide members of the Chancel Choir, Handbell, and Wildwoods with current information as to their playing schedule, rehearsal times, and special worship services.
  • Provide weekly and monthly information to Communications Director for e-newsletter and bulletin
  • Communicates with Sound Team when equipment is needed beyond the average weekly equipment


Music and Equipment

  • Keep the music library up to date
  • Ensures that music stands, handbells (gloves, tables), and all other equipment is stored properly 


  • Have a call and a passion for working with volunteer choir members 
  • Be friendly, enthusiastic, and have a flexible team approach 
  • Bachelor’s degree or working toward a degree in music
  • Experience in church choral direction 

Additional Information



How to Apply

Works alongside Pastor to create meaningful worship experiences on a weekly basis. 

Working Hours:  15 hrs per week

To apply submit an application to: Re: Director of Music


  • Date Posted: July 12, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture