Working at Avondale UMC

Avondale United Methodist Church is a welcoming congregation in the heart of Birmingham’s thriving South Avondale community. The church has been a vital part of the community for more than 130 years as a place where people can connect with God, with each other, and with their neighbors. We believe that God is calling us and our community to an even brighter future, and we are excited to be an instrument and witness to what God is doing among the neighborhoods of East Birmingham.

United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but they share a unique faith perspective: God is at work in the world to bring about healing, wholeness, and renewed life and invites all people to experience these realities regardless of their background. Therefore, we strive to embrace with genuine hospitality all whom we encounter and we extend compassion, love, and fellowship to all within our reach. United Methodists also believe that God invites us to share in God’s mission in the world as we actively follow in the footsteps of Jesus, which means that as Christians we are not passive spectators, but rather energetic participants in ministry and mission.

We're seeking team members who can be a part of this exciting work and who can help our church continue to grow as an instrument and witness to the gospel in Avondale. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Apply

To apply for open positions, send your resume and a cover letter via one of the following methods (e-mail preferred).

Email: malinda@avonumc.net
Mail:  Avondale United Methodist Chruch
             Attn: Rev. Malinda Weaver
             500 40th Street South
             Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Current Openings

Director of Music Ministry

Avondale United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministry.  The primary responsibility of the Director is to organize, direct, and rehearse the adult chancel choir for services in a traditional worship setting.  Other responsibilities include oversight of and collaboration with the organist, coordinating and leading a seasonal children’s choir, contracting instrumentalists and vocalists for special occasions as needed, organizing special musical performances during the liturgical seasons of the year (particularly Christmas and Easter), and collaboration with the minister in the planning of worship services.  This is an 8-10 hour per week position that includes Sunday morning worship and a weekly rehearsal on Wednesday evenings.  All candidates shall be asked to demonstrate proficiency through an informal audition process. Knowledge of worship in the United Methodist tradition is preferred.  Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rev. Malinda Weaver (malinda@avonumc.net).

Organist

Avondale United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a part-time Organist.  The primary responsibilities of the organist are to provide appropriate music for a weekly service of worship that is aligned to the liturgical and/or scriptural message of the day, as well as accompanying choral anthems and leading congregational hymns. Other responsibilities include playing for special seasonal worship services, accompanying a seasonal children’s choir, and playing for weddings and funerals as the need arises.  This is an 8-10 hour per week position. All candidates shall be asked to demonstrate proficiency through an informal audition process. The organ is a 13-rank instrument built in 1930 by E.M. Skinner, Op. 802, and was installed at Avondale in 1941 by Aeolian Skinner, Op. 802-A. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rev. Malinda Weaver (malinda@avonumc.net).