Director of Worship

Oakland United Methodist Church in Johnstown, PA is currently seeking a full-time director of worship. Responsible for planning and conducting worship services through music selection, scheduling volunteer musicians, leading the worship team, and engaging the congregation in meaningful praise and worship that is Christ-centered and biblically accurate. Also responsible for overseeing audio/visual, IT, Web, graphics & IT through a mix of staff, volunteers, and outsourcing.


  • a dynamic and growing relationship with Christ
  • a life of holiness, wisdom, and integrity
  • relational maturity in interpersonal interactions
  • collaborative, team spirit
  • willingness and ability to adapt and learn
  • professionalism, organizational skills and work ethic
  • agrees with our church’s doctrine and distinctives
  • strong leadership and communication skills
  • possess adequate musical and technical skills and training equivalent to a college degree
  • proficiency with a variety of software needed to plan worship or willingness to learn
  • proficiency with Planning Center Online and ProPresenter, or willing and able to quickly learn
  • can demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: Web, graphics, video, audio/visual, and IT
  • willing to develop team members in their gifts, talents, and relationship with Christ


  • become and remain an active member of OUMC
  • be prompt, prepared and participatory for all ministry appointments and staff meetings
  • recruit, develop, and schedule ministry volunteers, ministering to them as individual believers, building team camaraderie, as well as helping them grow as musicians/technicians
  • plan worship services, lead rehearsals, and lead worship services that engage the congregation in worship that brings pleasure to our God
  • be present and participate in all worship services (provide tech/sound/AV support and spiritual leadership within the service when not actively leading worship)
  • lead the youth band during Wednesday night LIFT (this should be coordinated with the youth pastor/senior pastor)
  • fill in gaps (or coordinate volunteers to do so) in the ministry as needed (direct choir, play piano, provide special music, etc.)
  • develop and lead occasional special worship events — this may increase with the opening of the addition
  • Provide music for services/events as determined by the staff (weddings, funerals, children’s events, etc.)
  • using a combination of staff, volunteers and outsourcing, provide leadership, oversight, and support in the following potential areas: Web, graphics, video, audio/visual and IT.
  • assist with the development of the Worship Ministry budget and maintain accountability for the stewardship of that budget
  • assist with the ongoing care and maintenance of church-owned musical and A/V equipment
  • continue to grow in musical skill and understanding of musical worship, finding new ideas to continually acclimate us to the future
  • Pray regularly for all worship services and events
  • humbly and cheerfully execute any additional duties as assigned

If interested send a cover letter, résumé and if possible, a video sample of you leading worship.

Job Type: Full-time


  • leading a contemporary worship service: 1 year (Preferred)
  • sound equipment: 1 year (Preferred)
  • leading and/or organizing worship ministries: 1 year (Preferred)
  • computer: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)