At Edenton Street United Methodist Church, we are constantly striving to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Our staff is no different.
Director of Children and Family Ministries
Edenton Street United Methodist Church is a large church in downtown Raleigh. Our church is over 200 years old, but we are looking for someone young at heart to lead our Children and Family Ministries with creativity, adaptability, openness, and joy! We are looking for a Director who will be passionate about not only engaging our current children and families (from birth and baptism through fifth grade) but who also desires to spread the love of Jesus to children and families in our parish who aren’t yet engaged.
The ideal candidate will be equally grounded in theological depth and evidenced-based approaches to children’s needs or someone who is willing to strengthen their knowledge in this space. He or she will be devoted to growing our community and cultivating an embodied sense of belonging and belovedness in children. A gifted storyteller who brings a sense of fun to the teachings of Christ would fit right in with our community.
We believe faith is more often caught than taught, and so we desire a Director who will speak to a current relationship with Jesus. Our leader should be a role model who empowers others with a contagious faith and love. The right person for this job dreams of coming alongside parents to help them rear children in a way that honors Christ and fulfills a professional calling.
An education and background in Christian Education and/or Early Childhood Education and a robust understanding of United Methodist theology and/or a willingness to learn and grow in that regard is a must. This is a full-time and in-person position.
Interested candidates may apply here at Indeed.com, or send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, subject line: “children”.
The Organist is a part-time (12-15 hours a week) position. The Organist is responsible for sharing organ playing responsibilities with the Director of Music and Worship Arts for the Sanctuary services. The Organist is responsible for accompanying the Chancel Choir and playing all weddings and funerals. The possibility of additional leadership responsibilities and compensation based on the candidate’s prior expertise, qualifications, and desires exists.
The organist is responsible to the Director of Music and Worship Arts.
- Bachelor Degree of Music preferred; Degree or coursework in Organ/Church Music preferred.
- Minimum of three years of experience as a service/church organist.
- Excellent and consistent hymn playing and accompanying skills, in addition to strong sight-reading capabilities on piano and organ.
- Basic conducting experience with choral/instrumental ensembles and ability to lead effective choral sectional rehearsals.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to use (or learn) church planning and communication software.
- Ability to interact with all levels of the organization and membership in a professional and courteous manner. Maintain an enthusiastic, flexible, and supportive approach to working with church members and staff in an environment with multiple changing priorities.
- Ability to foster and encourage the musical and spiritual development of lay leaders and musicians.
- Demonstrate a positive and teachable attitude while maintaining an ability to take direction and instructive guidance.
- Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and exhibit self-initiation and completion of responsibilities.
Responsibilities (approx. 12-15 hours a week)
- Share organ playing responsibilities on the Létourneau organ (Op. 112, 2008) with the Director at the Sanctuary Services, including special services (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, special liturgies, etc.). More information about the organ may be found here.
- Accompany the Chancel Choir on the piano and organ (Thursday night rehearsals and Sunday mornings).
- Participate in the annual Music and Worship Arts Camp (August).
- Serve as organist (first right of refusal) for all weddings and funerals, for additional compensation. Obtain a substitute organist in consultation with the Director if unavailable.
- Working closely with the Director, plan and submit music for liturgies as liturgically appropriate.
- Schedule PTO with the Director of Music and Worship Arts. Obtain a substitute organist in consultation with the Director and notify the Director of provisions made. Absences should not conflict with any major church musical event or service.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a resume or CV, three references, and a video or recording of their playing (and conducting, if available) to Dr. Filippa Duke, firstname.lastname@example.org.