Job Posting: Minister of Music

Asbury United Methodist Church, Durham


Initial Time Commitment: Quarter time, Sunday mornings at 11:00 am, Seasonal Services during Christmas and Holy Week, and one evening/week


Asbury UMC is a redeveloping church located across the street from Duke University’s East Campus.  We are seeking a creative and flexible musician to grow with our congregation as we embrace a new model of ministry in our neighborhood.  The Minister of Music we are seeking will have a desire for excellence in congregational music, strong relational skills, and a spiritual commitment to leading music as an act of worship.



  • Pianist or Keyboardist to accompany congregational singing and provide music for worship, ability to play pipe organ if possible
  • Experience in leading congregational worship
  • Ability to direct a Choir in providing musical leadership and musical offerings for worship
  • Willingness to become familiar with music from the United Methodist Hymnal and The Faith We Sing, as well as an appreciation for new musical styles, including contemporary and global music
  • Christian commitment to the ministry of music


Additional Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in music or specialized training
  • Willingness to lead people with a broad variety of musical abilities
  • Heart for involving new people and special guests in music ministry
  • Experience teaching children and leading children’s groups



  • This is a quarter-time position at present, with the capacity to grow to half-time as the congregation and responsibilities grows.
  • Compensation – this is a salaried position, to be set based on experience and qualifications of the applicant
  • A background check will be required for applicants


Desired Starting Date: November 1, 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible.


Please call 919-286-0711for more information, or send a current resume and to by October 15.