Job Description for East Cross UMC
Director of Contemporary Music

Updated: November 9, 2022

Job Location:  This position is located in Bartlesville, OK.

Position:  Director of Contemporary Music

Purpose:  To plan, lead, teach, and present worship music in the Contemporary Service for East Cross UMC

Duties:  The Director of Contemporary Music will:

  1. Work under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor
  2. Work in partnership with the Senior Pastor in planning the overall music and worship program for the Contemporary Worship Service.
  3. Lead the Praise Band in Worship services, facilitate any needed rehearsals.
  4. Recruit, develop and train needed musicians.
  5. Utilize technology for worship services:
    1. Import music into Pro-Presenter.
    2. Find, purchase and edit needed tracks.
  6. Introduce and prepare new worship song selections.
  7. Serve as a resource to those leading the Children’s and Youth programs.
  8. Coordinate when needed with the Director of Traditional Music to prepare for seasonal/special music presentations.
  9. Maintain the music library, including individual musician folders.
  10. Maintain equipment and accessories.
  11. Along with other staff members, serve as a representative of the church in the community and represent the church in a manner befitting a Christian and a professional.

Work Hours:

The Director of Contemporary music is expected to accomplish all work on a timely basis so that individual musicians and the Praise Band are ready for services as may be required.  Hours are estimated to be as follows on a weekly basis:

3 hrs   Sunday 9:30 – 12:30 (includes practice from 9:30-10:30)

1 hrs  Wednesday 7:00-8:00 (Band Practice)

1 hr    Planning with Pastoral Staff

5hrs   Personal planning and music development