Minister of Music

The First Baptist Church of Austin

The position of Minister of Music provides the creative and foundational support of planning, development, and coordination of worship experiences at First Austin. This position serves as the content expert for liturgical, music, and worship resources. This individual reports to the Senior Pastor and works collaboratively with the Senior Pastor, ministerial staff, lay worship leaders, church musicians, administrative staff, choirs, worship committee, and church members. Primary responsibilities including planning, organizing, and directing music and worship resources to provide worship experiences throughout the liturgical year that reflect the First Austin values of diversity and intergenerational involvement in worship.
--Master's degree, with either the Master or Undergraduate degree in music or music education
--Education at either a religious college/university or seminary is desirable, but not required
--Experience as a conductor of large and small choirs accompanied by piano, organ, and/or various instrumental ensembles
--Knowledge of Christian worship practices and broad ecumenical knowledge of worship philosophy
--Experience serving as music minister at medium-sized or larger churches (200+ average worship attendance) for a period of at least 5 years
--Mastery of vocal solo, wind or string instrument, piano, or organ is desirable, but not required
--Experience in the teaching of children's choirs, youth choirs, and handbell ensembles is desired, but not required
--Organizational skills and ability to manage a budget
Official email for submissions and/or questions:
Master's Degree
How To Apply

Claire Jordan
The First Baptist Church of Austin
Austin, TX 78701