Employment Opportunity: Music Director

First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson City, TN seeks one or more persons to fill the positions of music

director/choir director, organist/pianist, and director of adult and youth handbell choirs. While the

ideal candidate will have the skills to perform all three tasks, we are willing to split the position into

any combination of music director/choir director, organist/pianist, and handbell director and

encourage you to apply for one or more positions as dictated by your skills and interest.

Job Description

This position is part-time, typically requiring 10-15 hours/week in the fall, winter, and spring and 6-8 hours/week in the summer if filled by one person. It is available as of April 1, 2021.


In conjunction with the Pastor and with the guidance of the Worship Committee, the Music Director is responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing the music program of the church. This person will attend weekly staff meetings and monthly committee meetings to plan music for services in accordance with the Presbyterian (PCUSA) theology of worship. Job responsibilities include directing the sanctuary choir and two handbell choirs (including rehearsal preparation and performance); supervising children’s music education and performance; providing appropriate service music for the Sunday morning worship service; providing accompaniment for all worship music (including hymns, choir anthems, and soloists); and providing music for special services, as requested.


Qualifications include experience in choral conducting, ability to conduct instrumentalists, familiarity with the Presbyterian Church (preferred), skills in organ and piano, an engaging personality with exceptional interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and ability to communicate effectively.


To apply, please send your resume to Shanna Carmack, Chair, Search Task Force, at scarmack87@gmail.com.