Music Director

published 9/20/2022

First UMC of Austin, MN is seeking a music director to rehearse and lead the chancel and handbell choirs, recruit guest musicians, and provide special music at least once per month.

  • 0.25 FTE, part-time, exempt
  • Direct supervisor: pastor


  • Collaborate with the pastor to plan vibrant worship that includes the chancel choir, hand bell choir, special musicians, and children
  • Direct the chancel choir up to three Sundays/month (September-June)
  • Direct the hand bell choir at least one Sunday/month (September-June)
  • Perform as a special musician (vocal or instrumental) at least one Sunday per month
  • Collaborate with pastor and communications specialist to record music, as needed, for online ministry


  • Choral conducting skills and the ability to instruct proper singing techniques
  • Personal flexibility to foster openness, inclusiveness, and cooperation
  • Ability to lead the congregation in singing Interest in and experience with varied musical styles
  • Supportive of the theology and values of First Church
  • Willingness to complete Safe Gatherings training and background check
  • Sunday morning rehearsals and worship services (44 Sundays per calendar year; 8 Sundays off in consultation with pastor)
  • Wednesday evening rehearsals late-August through early-June
  • Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday or Good Friday

Application Info:
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Contact: Donna Dempewolf

Address: First UMC, 204 1st Ave. NW, Austin, MN 55912, 55917

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Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058