Employment at FUMC
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC/ORGANIST
First United Methodist Church of Florence, Alabama is excited to welcome a new full-time Director of Music/Organist to lead our music program. Our current Director is moving to pursue a doctoral program, requiring a move outside the region. We are a thriving mid-size United Methodist Congregation located in downtown Florence, blocks away from the University of North Alabama. We currently offer three Sunday worship services: 8:15 and 11:00 a.m. which are traditional, and a 9:00 a.m., 30 minute, family service designed specifically for children and youth. Our church currently has seven full-time staff members (including this position), six part-time staff members, and a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers. The music program consists of a Sanctuary Choir (Approximately 25-30 adult singers) and the Wesley Ringers (adult handbell choir - currently 7 ringers). The music program is led by the Director of Music/Organist with a degreed (Masters) Assistant Music Director who is part-time and works full-time as a band director. We have 7 University of North Alabama music students who serve as Choral Scholars to sing with our Sanctuary Choir who also sometimes perform as an ensemble. We have a team of volunteers who run our music library consisting of over 2,000 titles including octavos, handbell music, instrumental music, orchestral scores/parts and major works. In addition to weekly and seasonal services, the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra present three major performances a year for the congregation and community: a Christmas cantata or concert, an Easter major-work performance, and a concert for the W.C. Handy Music Festival (which will be our 40th annual concert this year).