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Job Description #1: Director of Music

A Director of Music helps develop and lead the worship music ministry for the church, in consultation with the senior pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with the mission, values, and theology of the church community.

Purpose:

To develop and lead the worship music ministry for our church, in consultation with the senior pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and theology.

Responsibilities:

Select and plan music for Sunday and midweek services.
Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Senior Pastor and Director of Programming Ministry
Oversee implementation of new Community services.
Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd music team leaders and musicians.
Develop musical teams and ensembles for services.
Direct outreach events into the community via performances at other organizations as appropriate.
Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.
Communicate faithfully with the Senior Pastor and staff.
Participate in the life and ministry of the church.

Qualifications:

Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.
Love and respect for people.
Attested musical skills and competence.
Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.
Sense of humor and positive attitude.
Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.
Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.
Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.
Bachelors degree in Music or Theology (Masters preferred).
Minimum five years experience in church-related setting.

Musical Competencies:

Ability in wide range of styles including Christian classics (hymns) but with a focus on contemporary music.
Ability to lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders.
Professional quality keyboard (preferred) or guitar player.
Composing, arranging, writing, and sequencing music.
Producing and directing special events, musicals and programs.
Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, theater lights, video editing, etc.—a plus.

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