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Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina is an inviting family of faith seeking to live, serve, and share Christ in our community and the world.

Position Currently Available: Contemporary Worship Leader

Engaging and equipping the church for worship and ministry is a top priority.  We value excellence in worship leadership and are seeking to create an experience that meaningfully connects people to God. At this time, we are looking for a Contemporary Worship Leader with enthusiasm and skills to lead worship through music at our weekly worship service, The Connection.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Select music and coordinate weekly worship in conjunction with pastors.
  2. Organize Planning Center Online to equip, schedule, and communicate with worship teams.
  3. Prepare and lead mid-week and Sunday morning rehearsals and 8:45 AM Sunday service.
  4. Provide relational and collaborative leadership with the Praise Team; work to cultivate joy in worship leadership.
  5. Demonstrate musical competency and the ability to direct instrumentalists and vocalists of varying abilities.
  6. Work with other staff to lead and equip volunteers for audio/visual support of the Connection service, including sound technicians and ProPresenter users.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Commit to grow in personal discipleship to Jesus Christ.
  • Support the vision and values of Highland.
  • Lead worship from guitar and/or keyboard.
  • Engage the whole congregation in a spirit of worship.
  • Cultivate and lead teams of varying ages.
  • Demonstrate good time management, the ability to work independently, and multitask with high attention to detail.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with staff and volunteer leaders, both verbally and through technology.
  • Have familiarity with scheduling and presentation software. (We use Planning Center Online, ProPresenter, and Google Suite products.)
  • Possess basic knowledge of sound equipment and technology.
  • Comply with Highland’s Safe Sanctuary policy.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Salaried at $12,000 annually, 10-12 hours/week; Reports to the Executive Pastor

Interested candidates: Please submit your résumé (.pdf) to SPRC chair Andrew Wilkinson at employment@highlandumc.org. A link to video footage of performance or worship leadership is strongly encouraged.

Position Available: Organist

Organist/accompanist sought for traditional worship at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC beginning in early summer 2022. Music ministry is a vital part of our worship life together. Highland’s sanctuary holds a 45-rank Casavant pipe organ with trompette en chamade and a Schimmel grand piano. Responsibilities include accompanying Highland’s choir and additional ensembles as needed, as well as helping to lead Sunday morning worship and special seasonal services. The position is part-time (15-20 hours/week), anticipated annual salary $20,000-$30,000 depending on experience. Interested candidates can send a résumé and links to recorded performances and/or church services to SPRC Chair Andrew Wilkinson (employment@highlandumc.org). Application deadline: January 15, 2022.