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Trinity UMC is a strongly relational, intergenerational and large congregation that continually seeks to become a more integral part of the tight-knit Smithfield and broader Isle of Wight communities while sowing the seeds of the Gospel. Trinity is currently hiring for 2 open positions:
 
Youth Director and Church Organist
 
Complete job descriptions are listed below.
 
Open Position: Youth Director
Youth Director: The job description for this position is posted below. You can also download a paper copy by clicking here. 
Position: Youth Ministries Director
Reports to: Lead Pastor
Effective: January 13, 2020
Directly Supervises: n/a
Status: Part-time
FLSA: Exempt

SUBMIT RESUME:  via email to trinityumcsmithfield@mytrinity.org 

Job Summary:

The Director of Youth Ministries will be responsible for organizing, leading and directing relational ministry for youth (6th-12th grade).

 Essential Functions:

  1. Create meaningful, healthy relationships with students, parents and other church members. This will include meetings with students and families already participating in the youth program, but also needs to include visitors and other potential youth group members.
  2. Responsible for coordinating with volunteers performing all aspects of the youth program. Assures that the youth ministry is balanced and includes worship, mission, service, discipleship, Christian education, fellowship and outreach.
  3. Identifies, plans events, meetings, and a variety of activities to meet the needs of the Church’s youth.
  4. Responsible for creating an environment in which youth learn, develop leadership and service skills and talents, and put Christian principles into practice.
  5. Develops strategies and initiatives to promote open communications among youth, their parents, the pastor(s), the church staff, and the congregations.
  6. Ensures regular meetings of the youth group. Publicizes meetings and invites all eligible youth. Ensures age appropriate programs that are topical and interesting. Maintains separate Senior and Middle School programs.
  7. Involves youth in planning meetings and events. Plans specific activities to involve youth in a variety of church and service projects and activities which may include complex fundraising events and overnight trips.
  8. Trains and supervises volunteer team. Recruits volunteer leaders to work and build relationships with students.
  9. Responsible for ensuring safety of youth and volunteers during meetings, events and activities. Monitors and ensures youth are under appropriate adult supervision at all times. Ensures church’s Child Protection Policy (CPP) is followed at all times and that only properly trained and cleared volunteers assist in the program. Recommends to the church leadership necessary changes to policies and procedures.
  10. Keeps youth connected to United Methodist Church beliefs and to activities at the district and conference levels.
  11. Organizes and supervises the Youth Team in fundraising activities.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Christian faith and support of basic Methodist doctrine.
  2. Experience working with youth in a church setting.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Able to freely move about the church facility and grounds.
  2. Able to speak in a variety of settings.
  3. Able to lift 50 lbs.

Core Competencies:

  • Administration. Demonstrates basic record-keeping skills. Keeps accurate records. Maintains financial practices and policies.
  • Leadership. Directs youth and volunteers in a way that makes them want to do their best. Motivates individuals and groups. Empowers and develops others. Shares ownership. Makes all feel valued.
  • Self-development. Strives to be a life-long learner. Keeps abreast of current age appropriate ministry methods to consider for implementation.
  • Planning. Accurately assesses the length and difficulty of a project; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.
  • Managing conflict. Deals with problems quickly and directly; steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; focuses when listening; settles disputes collaboratively and equitably; finds common ground and gets cooperation.
  • Interpersonal relationships. Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • Trust and integrity. Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; practices what he or she preaches.
  • Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and nonwork problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pains of others.

Salary and Work Hours:

  1. Director will be paid a salary of $_______ to work a minimum number of 25 hours per week.
  2. Work schedule is flexible to include Sunday mornings, Sunday evenings, other nights of the week as determined, weekends, and some overnight and multi-day trips.
Open Position: Church Organist
Church Organist: The job description for this position is posted below. You can also download a paper copy by clicking here. 
Position: Church Organist/Pianist for Trinity United Methodist Church of Smithfield, VA
Reports to: Director of Music
Status: Part-time
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Range: $12,000 – $16,000
SUBMIT RESUME:  via email to music@mytrinity.org

 

Job Summary:

              The main focus of this job is to serve as a church organist and choir accompanist for the 11:00 AM service. Once a month the organist will fill in at the 8:30 or 9:30 AM services through the year.

 

Essential Functions:

Weekly:

  • Read and know the details of the monthly and weekly plans that are emailed to you.
  • Select and play an organ prelude, meditation, offertory, and postlude for the 11:00 AM service. Communicate selection titles to the church office via email by 8:00 AM Thursday mornings.
  • Prepare and play assigned church hymns on organ during 11:00 AM service. The director of music will select and communicate hymns in advance.
  • Accompany the choir on piano during Wednesday night rehearsals. Rehearsals run from 7:00-8:30; the accompanist should please be present by 6:45. Choral anthems will be selected by the Director of Music and communicated in advance.
  • Assist in warming the choir up before 11:00 service by reporting to choir room before 10:40 AM on Sunday morning with all of need materials for the day.
  • Having all musical material prepared in advance of each rehearsal/performance.
  • Practice Time: The accompanist should have spent the time needed to practice all music to a high level of accuracy. (hymns, service music, anthems accompaniments and open score)

 

Monthly:

  • Approximately once a month, sometimes more, the organist will play either the 8:30 AM service or the 9:30 AM service in addition to the 11:00 AM service. (Approximately 5 services a month).
  • The 8:30 AM service will take place on the piano. Then anthem spot can be a piano solo, but often includes a vocalist that is accompanied.
  • The 9:30 AM service will require gradual training of basic sound equipment and computer usage. Praise team rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings, but once trained you could prepare this group on Sunday morning before the service.

 

Occasionally:     

  • Accompany and rehearse with soloists. Some soloists will need a little help reading/learning the music.
  • Prepare and play additional services throughout the year.
    • Christmas Concert – typically an evening event and may require and additional rehearsal(s) outside of the normal schedule.
    • Christmas Eve – Trinity has 3 Christmas Eve service: 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:00 PM. The organist plays for the 7:00 and 11:00 PM services.
    • Easter – extra musical performances on Palm Sunday and Easter. Easter morning has 4 services – 6:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM. The organist usually plays the 11:00 service, but flexibility is needed this day.  Possible Easter Concert outside of the normally scheduled services.
    • There are also additional services that take place each year. Examples include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Charge Conferences, and more. Additional services change from year to year, flexibility is needed with these.
  • At Organist’s discretion, play for Weddings. Weddings do earn an additional fee of $150.00.
  • Funerals traditionally been the responsibility of the organist. This is another time when the “Team-Centered Approach” of the music staff comes into focus.  

 

Working as a Team:

  • The music staff are tight knit team. Open communication between the Director of Music and Church Organist/Accompanist through email and occasional meetings is expected. There are 3 services each Sunday morning played by a volunteer pianist (8:30 service), the Director of Music (9:30 service) and the Church Organist/Pianist (11:00 service).  These three positions cover for one another for absences. This requires working together to coordinate absences and going into other services to play for one another.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A 4-year degree or higher in music is given preference.
  • Excellent piano playing skills as demonstrated for hiring audition.
  • Organ performance skills are preferred, but not required.
  • 5 years working in church music settings.
  • Christian faith.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to freely move about the church facility and grounds.
  • Able to lift 50 lbs

 

Core Competencies:

  • This position requires approximately 10-15 hours a week. Time involvement varies greatly throughout the year and is largely dependent on how quickly you learn to play piano music. Independent playing practice is huge portion of this position.
  • Interpersonal Relationships. Relates well to all kinds of people, inside and outside of the congregation; builds appropriate rapport; builds effective and constructive relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; is regarded as a team player.
  • Trust and Integrity. Is widely trusted; seen as direct and truthful; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; adheres to an appropriate and effective set of core values during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; practices what he or she preaches.
  • Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and nonwork problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pains of others.
  • In all things please be joyfully flexible.