July 17, 2013

The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director for The United Methodist Church’s 2016 General Conference.  The deadline for applying is August 19, 2013. 

The top legislative body for the 12 million-member denomination will meet May 10-20, 2016, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.  The worship and music director is responsible for the overall worship and music program management at General Conference.

Those interested in applying may view the position description and additional details at http://gc2016.umc.org/WorshipMusicDirectorApplication.

Applications should include a brief resume outlining candidate’s background and professional references, with an audition YouTube video link, by no later than August 19, 2013.  The position description provides technical requirements for the audition video.  The format of the audition video must be by YouTube using video clips that demonstrate the applicant’s presence during performance. The selection team will only view the first five minutes of the video, regardless of the length submitted.

Application materials should be sent to Sara Hotchkiss, Business Manager of General Conference, shotchkiss @gcfa.org, P.O. Box 340029, Nashville, TN, 37203-0029.

Interviews/auditions for the Worship and Music Director will be October 14 and 15, 2013 in Nashville, TN.

The General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, and meets once every four years to consider revisions to church laws, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for churchwide programs for the next four years.