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We Are Hiring: Director of Music

Wesley United Methodist Church, a diverse, welcoming faith community located on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, seeks a Director of Music. This is a 12-month part-time (10 hours/week), salaried position, reporting to the Senior Pastor.


The Director of Music directs the Chancel (Sanctuary) Choir and coordinates all music for traditional services. Other responsibilities include developing a children/youth music program including supervision of volunteers or paid leaders, and contributing to the contemporary worship service in an advisory capacity.


Traditional Sunday worship is at 9:30am, with the choir call time at 8:30 am.  Occasionally services are moved to 10:30 am. Time and duration of weekly rehearsals for choirs, soloists and ensembles to be determined by the director. The director is expected to participate in weekly worship planning with pastors and staff. Responsibilities in the summer months include organization of music for services during this time, preparation for the fall and other needs as identified by the Senior Pastor.


Qualifications are a minimum of a Bachelor of Music degree (advanced degree preferred) with knowledge and experience in choral conducting and sacred music.


Full job description available upon request. For more information contact: Rev. David Fuquay, Senior Pastor ( or Herb Whiteley, Search Chair (


For full consideration, submit a letter of interest and resume by July 22, 2024 to Rev. David Fuquay, Senior Pastor –  The position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date of August 15, 2024.

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