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Website Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill

Job Description – Director of Worship and Music

Steele Creek Presbyterian Church at Pleasant Hill

Purpose:

The Director of Worship and Music is a new position responsible for designing and executing the worship environments of the Church to support the Church’s mission of working together to follow Christ in joyfully serving our neighbors.

Organization:

The Director of Worship and Music will report to the Senior Pastor with oversight coming from the Session and Administration and Personnel Ministry Team. The position will be a full-time, exempt, salaried staff position. Hours of work will include evening and weekend activities.

Responsibilities:

 

Specific role will evolve over time as the position is further developed but general responsibilities should include:

 

Leading and working with both the Pastor and Worship Team to plan all worship services of the Church by:
Implementing, coordinating, and providing overall direction and leadership for all worship services inclusive of Sunday and potential mid-week services. Styles of worship may include traditional, modern, and blended
Providing leadership and directing of practices and worship service performances of various musical groups inclusive of praise team, adult choir, children’s choir, bell choir and instrumentalists. This also includes coordination of multi-media, lighting, technology team and various guest musicians
Coordinates with the Pastor to plan music and other elements of worship
Plans and implements special services such as Christmas Eve, Easter, Maundy Thursday, Lent, Pentecost, Scottish-Heritage, Thanksgiving, Advent, etc.
Developing ways to use music to reach out to the community evangelistically by presenting outreach musical performances two to three times per year or other creative opportunities
Providing oversight to other worship service groups such as acolytes, readers, ushers etc.
Serving as a part of the Executive Team on staff and attending weekly staff meetings to provide worship service plans and updates as needed
Participating in the Worship Ministry Team monthly meetings and coordinating efforts including the annual budget
Communicating with guest Pastors and speakers about themes, scripture, technology capabilities and assisting them as needed
Overseeing musical needs related to weddings and funerals
Recommends the tuning, maintenance, replacement and/ or purchase of musical instruments
Maintains inventory of church music and ensures compliance with copyright laws. Secures any needed licenses for media and music
Other responsibilities as assigned by Senior Pastor, Session, or the Worship Ministry Team

Qualifications and Experience:

Ability to plan, organize, direct, and lead the worship ministry of a dynamic and growing church
Proficiency in both singing and playing at least one musical instrument inclusive of the keyboard
Ability to lead instrumental groups, choirs, and the congregation in singing
Supports and shows an appreciation for both traditional and modern music and worship styles
Exhibits mature and growing faith in Jesus Christ with ability to share and lead others in the faith
Understand and support the SCPCPH mission, values and culture
Experience in the engagement of the congregation in worship
Ability to develop and implement new programs while working in a team environment
Demonstrate an encouraging, positive attitude and the ability to translate vision into reality
Must have strong relationship building skills and a desire to be a leader of the Church
Attention to detail and follow through on assignments and deadlines
Bachelor’s Degree in music, religion, or a related field preferred

 

 

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