Minister of Music and Worship search

Minister of Music and Worship
First Baptist Church of Huntsville, AL
A Church in the Heart of the City with a Heart for the Region!
First Baptist Church of Huntsville, AL is seeking a full time Minister of Music and Worship. This position’s primary responsibility will be to lead all facets of the Sunday, 10:30AM Sanctuary Woship Service, which reaches multiple generations of attenders.
We are seeking a skilled leader who can equip, recruit, and rehearse vocalists and instrumentalists. The full job description is listed below. Please submit resumes and examples of your worship leading via e-mail to:
Located in North Alabama, we are in downtown Huntsville with a heart for ministry to this city we call home. We are a dually-aligned church to SBC & CBF... often referring to ourselves as centrist Baptists. Huntsville has recently been named by U.S. News and World Report as the 3rd best place to live in the U.S. With an estimated 25,000 jobs coming to Huntsville in the next few years, we are truly in a phase of rapid growth with a national spotlight. Through this process, the city is being very mindful to make itself attractive toward a broad audience - paying particular attention to the growth of our music industry. The city recently underwent a music audit with the intention of crafting a detailed plan to create an environment that will cultivate music talent within the region. With rumors of the return of our long term music festival “Big Spring Jam” and developments such as our new 8,000 seat outdoor amphitheater funded in part by Mumford and Sons, Huntsville is a force to be reckoned with and is rapidly becoming the “it” city in which to live.
We look forward to hearing from you…
Minister of Music and Worship Search Team

Current Job Description:

The Minister of Music and Worship will serve the church by providing leadership in planning and conducting  a ministry of music for worship, growth in Christian discipleship, and proclamation of the gospel.  The Minister of Music and Worship works under the supervision of the Senior Pastor in support of the church's ministries and policies, and is to inform him on important matters.


The Minister of Music and Worship will develop specific annual objectives for accomplishing his/her work to carry out the vision, plans, and objectives of the church.   This is a full time salaried position. 


Principal Responsibilities:


*Works with the Senior Pastor and other ministerial staff as appropriate to plan and direct the worship services of the church.  Assumes primary responsibility for selecting hymns and other congregational music, responsive readings, litanies, and other liturgical materials, and solo, choral, and instrumental music to enhance the experience of worship.  Supervises the preparation and printing of the worship bulletin.

*Plans, coordinates, and supervises a comprehensive ministry of music and music education for the entire church,  including opportunities for individuals in the church and community to grow in their appreciation and utilization of music for expression of Christian faith and personal expression of the gifts and talents God has given them.


*Supervises church music staff, including the Associate Minister of Music & Organist and other paid and volunteer workers.  Works with the staff ministers under his/her supervision to develop specific annual objectives for accomplishing their work to carry out the vision, plans, and objectives of the church.  Conducts quarterly conferences with the staff ministers under his/her supervision to assess their progress toward these objectives, and performs annual performance evaluations.

*Gives general direction to the elected volunteer leadership of the music ministry.  Advises and assists in the enlistment of directors, officers, and leaders of choirs and music organizations, and serves as a resource person to enhance their ministries through suggesting methods to improve their effectiveness.

*In close consultation with the Senior Pastor and other staff ministers, plans special programs of worship for celebrating the seasons of the Christian year, i.e., Advent, Lent, Holy Week, Thanksgiving, etc.  Plans and schedules performances by musical groups and soloists to enhance the ministry of the church.

*Upon request, works with the Senior Pastor, other staff ministers and families in planning for weddings, funerals and special programs where music is a part.

*Works with the assistance of the Music & Worship Committee in planning and implementing the music ministries of the church on an as needed basis.

*Develops an annual budget for the music ministry of the church, in consultation with music staff ministers, the Music & Worship Committee, and music program leaders.  Compiles budget information to submit to the Executive Pastor for presentation to the Finance Committee.  Administers the approved budget in accordance with church policies. 

*Assumes responsibility for input to various church publications regarding music ministry and special music programs and publications, as assigned.

*Serves as an ex-officio member of various church committees as assigned by the Nominating Committee.  

*Assists in pastoral ministries as requested by the Senior Pastor.  This may include teaching, crisis visitation, hospital visitation and funerals.

*Responsible for Adherence to the Child Protection Policies of the church.

*Performs other duties as assigned.