Associate Minister for Music

God has called University Baptist Church (UBC) to minister to the University of Virginia Community and to the residents of the Greater Charlottesville-Albemarle Community, serving as agents of Christ’s love and justice for those in need and offering a vital family of faith. This Associate Minister will be responsible for leading the music ministries of UBC. This will be a full-time position and requires an engaged/enthusiastic “people person” with an innovative/creative spirit. UBC has long had a reputation for a strong music ministry with an emphasis on choral music.  In addition to the sanctuary choir the church has had a choir for college students for over 50 years. The new minister will build on this established foundation and expand the music ministry. The congregation and staff are committed to making music a signature program of the church. Based on the gifts of the candidate, this person will also be responsible for another area of ministry. UBC is open to discussing this secondary responsibility, which could include children, youth, or college students, for example.


  • Lead the music ministry to greater spiritual growth and technical proficiency.
  • Lead Jubilate, the collegiate choir, and coordinate other ensembles. 
  • Plan and lead in Sunday morning worship.
  • Communicate regularly with the congregation about the music ministries.
  • Engage all members of the congregation in worship and music ministry.
  • Develop personal, discipling relationships with the congregation, especially participants in the music ministry, through fellowship and community building. Mentor others in methods of discipleship.
  • Keep up to date with current trends in choral music, and work with volunteers to maintain the music library.
  • Enlist, equip, encourage, empower, and evaluate those desiring to become involved and those currently involved in music ministries.
  • Encourage and facilitate student and youth participation in all areas of music ministry.
  • Based on mutual agreement between the candidate and the congregation, this person will be responsible for another area of ministry, such as children, youth, or college students, for example. These responsibilities would be elaborated upon after identifying the area of ministry.
  • Work with the other ministers in a collaborative environment.


  • Relevant graduate education such as a seminary degree or a degree in church music.
  • Education in choral music, degree preferred, and experience in church music required.
  • A feeling of God’s call to minister at UBC, a welcoming and affirming church.
  • An innovative, creative spirit and enthusiasm for music and worship.
  • Willingness to relocate to the greater Charlottesville area.
  • Willingness to commit to be part of the ministry culture of UBC (details available here).

We offer:

  • Competitive salary, based on experience. Relocation package available.
  • Health and disability insurance, and 15% retirement contribution.
  • Paid vacations, sick leave, and holidays. 
  • Professional development.
  • A nurturing and creative culture.

Next steps:

  • Email a cover letter and resume to by September 30.
  • Wait patiently. We will respond to you.