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 everyone plays a valuable part in the work of the church, and we invite you to get involved.

Director of Music Ministry

Avondale United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking a part-time Director of Music Ministry.  The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide appropriate music for a weekly service of worship that is aligned to the liturgical and/or scriptural message of the day.  This includes playing the piano to accompany congregational hymns and choral anthems as well as rehearsing and directing the choir.  Other responsibilities include playing piano for special seasonal worship services, directing and accompanying a seasonal children’s choir, and contracting instrumentalists and vocalists for special occasions.  All candidates shall be asked to demonstrate proficiency through an informal audition process. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and three references to Rev. Malinda Weaver (malinda@avonumc.net).

Organist

We are seeking a part-time Organist.  The primary responsibility of the position is to provide appropriate music for a weekly service of worship that is aligned to the liturgical and/or scriptural message of the day.  Other responsibilities include overseeing the care and maintenance of the historic organ as well as playing for special seasonal worship services, weddings, and funerals as the need arises.  All candidates shall be asked to demonstrate proficiency through an informal audition process. The organ is a 24-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).

Nursery Worker

We are seeking a part-time Nursery Worker to care for our children ages four and under during worship on Sunday mornings (9:30am-11:30am) and other times as needed.  The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide dependable, safe, secure, and nurturing care to the children.  Other responsibilities include teaching the children Bible stories in an age-appropriate way through the use of music, crafts, and reading to them.

How to Apply

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

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