Staff Opening – Worship Director

Position:                       Worship Director

Reports to:                   Senior Pastor

Employment:                Part-time (non-exempt)

Salary Range:              $25,000-30,000 (based on experience)

First United Methodist Church of Land O’ Lakes (Land O’ Lakes, FL)

Job Description:

The Worship Director is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours a week) that will directly oversee and provide all spiritual leadership and creative support to leading the Worship Arts experiences at First United Methodist Church of Land O Lakes. This position requires planning and executing all components of worship including, but not limited to selection and arranging of music, developing and training volunteer worship leaders, recruiting and training volunteers for the Praise band and choir, assisting in the weekly planning process and working collaboratively in a team setting. In addition to leading worship, the Worship Director will be responsible for casting vision around bringing creative expression into the worship experience.

Knowledge and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, seeking to know, love and serve God
  • Exemplify the church’s values and uphold the staff policies
  • Have a servant’s heart as an artist and a missional drive toward building community
  • Understand and be able to champion the church’s mission, vision and journey and the theology and traditions of the United Methodist Church with a passion for Connecting People to Christ using music and worship
  • Show proficiency on guitar and piano, and proven experience as a teacher and instructor
  • Have proven experience in performing, training, and directing an eclectic group of musicians and choir members in a variety of musical genres and working with a team of people
  • Show knowledge of modern worship music, traditional hymns, and secular songs appropriate for a worship setting
  • Be able to relate to and lead a multi-generational congregation in worship
  • Understand how to see and communicate the “big picture” of the worship experience and organize the details
  • Have excellent oral communication skills
  • Have a high level of initiative, motivation and enthusiasm
  • Be proficient in Mac & PC platforms, Microsoft Office Suite, Proclaim, WorshipPlanning Center, and Media Shout, music editing software, i.e. Audacity or Sound Forge, Windows Media Player and/or iTunes
  • Be proficient with email and use it as a primary source of communication with other staff and volunteers
  • Be able to maintain confidences, effectively listen and communicate, and have the ability to resolve conflicts in a productive and God-honoring manner
  • Working knowledge of sound amplification systems

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate music and video selections that provide a God-honoring weekly worship experience
  • Work collaboratively with pastor to support the message of the week or series
  • Recruit, develop, and schedule a volunteer Praise Team and a volunteer Choir
  • Provide leadership for all Contemporary & Traditional worship services
  • Provide leadership for and coordinate music for Praise Team & Choir rehearsals
  • Initiate new music opportunities for volunteer Praise Team & Choir
  • Facilitate the weekly worship planning meetings
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Attend monthly church leadership meetings
  • Collaborate with the Audio/Visual staff and volunteers to ensure there is adequate time for preparation, sound checking, and script editing to ensure a quality worship experience.
  • Collaborate with all other staff on programs like Kid’s Choir, Youth Band & Early Life Academy services.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Christina Mitchell, SPR Chairperson at and if possible, include a link to any videos that show you leading worship.


Contact: Christina Mitchell

Address: 6209 Land O’ Lakes Blvd Land O’ Lakes FL 34639

Email: Christina Mitchell