We’re Hiring

We are hiring for two positions: Director of Traditional Worship and Director of Children and Youth. If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to murrayhillumc@gmail.com.


Title: DIRECTOR OF TRADITIONAL WORSHIP

Classification: Part-time

Responsible to: Pastor

Compensation & Hours: Contract. Compensation determined by education and experience.

 

Job Description:

Murray Hill United Methodist Church is a congregation located in one of the most diverse parts of Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1927, it has engaged in the mission of “sharing Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Music has been a key way to connect our worshiping congregation to their growing faith lives. Our morning worship service follows the traditional hymns and liturgies. We are looking for a director of traditional worship who will be able to lead our morning worship, including leading the choir and congregation in singing through voice and playing the piano and/or organ. Our current order of worship includes three congregational hymns and two anthems led by the choir.

Qualifications:

This position must be filled by someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, showing the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their life. He or she must uphold the basic tenants of faith as well as the doctrines of the United Methodist Church. He or she must have a love of music and a desire to utilize this passion to connect others to their faith. As a leader of the choir, this person would also lead this group of people and support them in their talent, faith and lives. He or she must be able to play the piano and would ideally be able to play the organ as well. The director of traditional worship will remain accountable to the pastor and the staff parish relations committee (SPRC) in their job and responsibilities. Applicants must be able to pass a background screening.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate a life of growing and active faith.
  1. Plan music for weekly traditional worship services and holy days (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Christmas Eve, and others)
  2. Plan and arrange two Cantatas for Christmas and Easter to be performed during morning worship services as coordinated with the Pastor and Worship Committee.
  3. Direct Chancel Choir
  4. Coordinate tuning and maintenance for pipe organ and all pianos. Report concerns regarding music equipment to Pastor and Trustees.
  5. Coordinate worship plans with Pastor
  6. Attend and report at Worship Committee meetings (as scheduled)
  7. Give Office Manager information for weekly bulletins
  8. Maintain music library
  9. Oversee budget for music library, music equipment, special music fund, organ fund, piano/organ maintenance & tuning.
  10. Hire guest musicians for special services (as appropriate)

Title: DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Classification: Part-time

Responsible to: Pastor

Compensation & Hours: $10-12/hr for an average of 15-18 hours per week

 

Job Description:

Murray Hill United Methodist Church is a congregation located in one of the most diverse parts of Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1927, it has engaged in the mission of “sharing Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Therefore, engagement with the children and youth allows the opportunity to shape and transform the next generation and make an impact for the Kingdom in our community. Murray Hill has a small children and youth ministry with unlimited potential to grow. Currently, we serve between 5-12 children and 2-7 youths per Sunday. Economic challenges in our community require creativity to use and stretch resources. However, we believe that the best resource we have is the love of God and this small group provides opportunity to invest in developing relationships with children and families that reinforce the love and grace of God working in each of their lives.

Qualifications:

This position must be filled by someone with a deep and growing faith in Jesus Christ, showing the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their life. He or she must uphold the basic tenants of faith as well as the doctrines of the United Methodist Church. He or she must have a love of children and youth and a strong commitment to their growth of faith in our church community. They should also wish to connect the children and youth of the community to the church who have yet been unreached and would benefit from skills in outreach through community partners, social media, and face-to-face interactions. Further, in our multi-generational congregation, this director should be able to communicate the activities of the children and youth ministry to the congregation, and provide opportunities for church members to partner in the development of our children and youth in their faith through giving, volunteering, prayers, relationship building, etc. The director of children and youth will remain accountable to the pastor and the staff parish relations committee (SPRC) in their job and responsibilities. He or she should be able to equip, support and coordinate volunteers while always upholding our Children and Youth Protection Policy. This position requires someone with a flexible schedule to work evenings and weekends as children and youth events require. Applicants must be able to pass a background screening. Ideally, this director would have the equivalent of two years post-secondary education and/or two years of experience working with children and youth.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Demonstrate a life of growing and active faith.
  2. Work closely with the pastor to direct the mission and vision of children and youth ministry as well as any programs, activities, or objectives that will assist in fulfilling this purpose.
  3. Lead Christian education by selecting curriculum appropriate for children and youth’s growth.
  4. Maintain, recruit and train volunteer leaders for children and youth programs and special events.
  5. Attend all children and youth events including: Sunday School, Kid’s Club, Spring and Fall Festivals, Trunk-or-Treat, Vacation Bible School, etc.
  6. Build relationships with children, youth and families through time with them during church events as well as follow-up phone calls, home visits, and other opportunities for support.
  7. Ensure child safety by upholding the Child and Youth Protection Policy.
  8. Guide children and youth during worship and provide assistance with focusing through creating aides such as “busy bags.”

4 thoughts on “We’re Hiring”

  1. Hello… My name is Jason McKelvey and I’d like to apply for the Director of Children and Youth.
    I have an extensive resume as a previous FT Director of Youth/Children/Student Ministries in the Florida and South Georgia Conferences.
    Our family is soon to be making a permanent transition as we move back to South Jacksonville. My wife/+myself have both lived in Jax before, so we feel it as coming ‘Home’.
    I work for myself now (have a small business/distribution), but also have a sincere calling to vocationally continue ministering to youth and children. I’d love to talk more personally with you about the direction and future aspirations of the church’s Student Ministry and share some of my gifts and abilities that I offer.
    I will be forwarding a resume to you, and you can also feel free to call/text me at any time for your convenience: 912.571.0806

    I look forward to speaking with you!

    In Peace
    -Jason

    1. Hey Jason, Thanks for your interest in the position. At this time, we haven’t received your resume yet via email, but once we receive it we can review it. We should be getting back to our applicants soon to begin scheduling interviews. If you have any questions, please feel free to email or give us a call. Blessings!

  2. Hi. My name is Cedric Barge. I’m a licensed and ordained Minister of the Gospel for about 8 years. I’ve ministered to youth at my church in Georgia at Greater Grant Memorial being the Youth Pastor and Assistant Pastor to my Senior Pastor. I moved back to Jacksonville Florida about 2 years ago. I believe in helping our youth to understand the purpose Jesus was sent to the world and also the importance of receiving salvation. I’m very humble, loving, peaceful, and patient with teaching the youth.

    1. Hey Cedric, thanks for your interest in the position. We received your resume and should be contacting you soon as we collect other applications. Blessings!

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