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Director of Music

The Director of Music manages and supervises all aspects of BAUMC’s large, intergenerational music program. He/she assists the Senior Pastor and program directors in planning and leading major worship services, conducts key ensembles, serves as the Senior Advisor for its two community arts programs, and is the primary teacher and advocate for music ministry within the congregation.
The Director of Music is part of the church leadership and will be expected to participate in certain events throughout the year.

This position works closely with the Senior Pastor, HR Consultant and Directors to provide leadership, build relationships, and provide support for the choirs, theatre and congregation.

• Manages and supervises all elements of the music program including but not limited to handbells, all choirs, orchestra, praise band, etc. and is responsible for:
a) Manage a large, graded music program (3 full-time, 6 part-time employees)
b) Conduct key adult ensembles
c) Conduct high school choir that sings each Sunday and tours annually
d) Perform 4-5 major choral services/concerts each year, often with professional orchestra
e) Program includes active instrumental ensembles, plus 4-5 handbell ensembles
• Assists the Senior Pastor and program directors in planning and leading ministry programs and major worship services.
• Supervises all personnel, employee and contractor, in the music department.
• Serves as the principal teacher and program advocate for music and arts at BAUMC. Will demonstrate teaching expertise in a wide range of topics such as theology, sacred music, vocal music, hymnology.
• Will demonstrate familiarity with current trends in sacred music and be open to explore new programs and program initiatives.
• Serve as Sr. Advisor with the leadership of two growing community arts programs: Sistema Tulsa (instrumental & vocal music) and Tulsa Theatre Works (theatre arts)
• Sanctuary features a recently installed Foley-Baker organ (4 manuals, 76 ranks)
• Absorbs and fulfills additional responsibilities as requested by HR/Executive Consultant or Sr. Pastor

• Philosophy & Faith: Excellence is not achieved at the expense of people. The core commitment of Boston Avenue is to diversity, inclusion and welcome. Must be able to connect the dots between worship materials and welcoming and inclusion.
• Leadership: Good planner, detail oriented, reliable, people focused and energized by the mission and “big” ideas. Persuasive and capable of bringing people along. Offers leadership by example and is an excellent team player and colleague.
• Musical ‘Chops’: Excellent musician in performing and bringing all types of music to life. Skilled conductor with orchestras, singers, amateurs, children, youth and adult choirs. Skilled music teacher with familiarity in working with adolescent voices.

• Masters of Music Degree in Sacred/Church Music or Choral Conducting, Doctorate of Music, DMA, preferred
• 5+ years experience leading an intergenerational sacred music program.
• Experience conducting adolescent voices preferred.
• 3+ years experience supervising others
• Belief in the tenets and theology of United Methodist Church, as well as support for and adherence to the beliefs and practices of Boston Avenue Church.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to engage well with choral members and congregation
• Ability to be an effective team member with all co-workers and volunteers
• Ability to organize and prioritize tasks while remaining collaborative and flexible.
• Strong leadership skills
• Creative
• Self-starter

Boston Avenue Church is a large United Methodist Church in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. We seek to be a thoughtful Christian community that connects all people with God’s unconditional love. We invite people to think deeply, grow spiritually and love generously. We offer a myriad of opportunities for all ages of people to live into their faith through study, worship and service (inside and outside of the church building).

POSITION POSTED: April 25, 2024
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2024 or when we find our best candidate
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt
SALARY RANGE: $95,000 – $110,000

Nancy Gunter at hr@bostonavenue.org

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