Director of Music

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Hawkins United Methodist Church

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Vicksburg, MS


3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180

Description :

Organ/Pianist position may be combined with Director of
Music position for exceptional candidate.

Director of Music

Hawkins United Methodist Church

3736 Halls Ferry Road
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Hawkins United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Music

● Music degree or current college student in music
● Experience or a willing heart to lead choirs in a worship setting.
● Understanding of sacred music to be used in worship.
Salary: $17,000–$20,000/yr commensurate with experience; 2 Sunday services and 2
Wednesday rehearsals off a year, additional planned absences negotiated in
Duties and Responsibilities:
● Weekly Sunday commitment is 10:00-11:45, Wednesday rehearsal is in the
timeframe of 5:30-8:00 depending on the time of year (lasting about 1.5 hours),
and special services include Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Easter, Christmas
Eve, and Christmas Day
● Up to 4 additional events yearly, planned outside of Sunday and Wednesday
● Consult with families for weddings and funerals/memorials.
● Arrange for substitute director during times of absence.
● Plan and lead weekly worship services and special events.
● Select appropriate music and liturgy for each service.
● Ensure that the services remain engaging and spiritually inspiring.
● Develop and maintain relationships with members of the congregation.
● Manage the Chancel and Children’s Choirs and coordinate rehearsals.
● Collaborate with layperson to manage the music library.

Hawkins UMC is a welcoming, growing community within the charming city of Vicksburg, MS.
Entertainment, amenities, and historic attractions abound in the immediate area. There is a baby grand
piano and organ installed in the Sanctuary. Organ/Pianist position may be combined with Director of
Music position for exceptional candidate.

How to apply :

To Apply:
● Send letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to
Rev. Harrell Moore at
● Position will remain open until filled.

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