Job Opening: Worship Band Director

November 1, 2021

First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop) is a progressive, 500-member congregation, located on Duluth’s Skyline Parkway. We have a long tradition of musical excellence in a wide variety of genres, and music is an integral and critical component of our worship services. We are a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, a network of United Methodist congregations seeking full inclusion for, and participation of, members of the LGBTQ community. In addition, our congregation is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Worship Band Director for our worship band “Tapestry.”  The Worship Band Director is responsible for recruiting and training members for Tapestry, and directing them both in rehearsal and our worship services. We have one “blended” worship service each week and each service contains a creative mix of music. Because of the blended worship format, Tapestry plays an integral role in these services, along with our many other music groups and our organist. Tapestry plays during Sunday services most weeks during the school year and once a month in the summer. The Worship Band Director reports to the Director of Music Ministries, and is expected to maintain a collaborative relationship with our pastor and other music directors in using music to support the spiritual development and mission of the congregation.

The position is open September 1, 2021 or until filled.


  • BA or BS Degree in Music (performance or teaching) or equivalent experience in leading music ensembles
  • Ability to lead a music ensemble while also participating in the group
  • Ability to select music for eclectic tastes and appropriate for a theologically-progressive congregation

For a copy of the complete job description and/or to submit an application, please contact Velda Bell, Director of Music Ministries/Organist, at or 218-727-5021.

First United Methodist Church
230 E. Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55811