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Foothills is seeking a new Music Ministry Leader. This position is funded for 10 hours/week. 


Check out the Music Ministry Leader Job Description below.


Interested candidates should email a copy of their cover letter, resume, and supporting materials to bekah@foothillsdisciples.com References and background check required. 



Music Ministry Leader

Job Description

The message of Foothills Christian Church is simple: Following Jesus, we love God, serve others, and welcome everybody…and everybody means you! Foothills is a growing congregation with a current worship style that can best be described as joyful and blended. Our progressive community of faith is seeking a dynamic, organized and talented new Music Ministry Leader.

 

Worship is the center of our life together, where we experience and explore our relationship with God and with each other. As we offer prayer and praise, we seek to:

  • Invite and encourage the significant musical gifts already within the congregation;
  • welcome the full participation of our intergenerational community;
  • celebrate God and God’s people in both inclusive and expansive ways;
  • honor the rich tapestry of experiences, cultures, and traditions present in our community, while remaining open to what is new and yet unknown.

We seek a Music Ministry Leader with the skills and sensitivity to serve as a unifying and energizing presence, who will collaborate with the Minister, staff, and lay leaders to shape a worship that honors God, invites experiences of learning and growth, and inspires us to love, worship, and serve.

 

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

  • Experience as a leader of bands or other musical ensembles, including the ability to invite participation, organize schedules, and plan repertoire;
  • Experience as song leader, or experience identifying and developing leaders to serve in this capacity;
  • Strong keyboard or lead guitar skills, as well as the ability to direct from the keyboard or guitar;
  • Stylistic versatility and willingness to play (or learn to play) music from varied traditions and styles
  • Appreciation of music’s role within Christian worship;
  • A team player, able to offer creative input in planning and brainstorming as well as receive the gifts and perspectives of others;
  • Willingness to teach volunteers of varied ages and musical skills, with a commitment to nurturing people and valuing the learning process over perfection;
  • Strong communication skills, especially the ability to relate to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences;
  • Flexibility and grace, as well as patience and a good sense of humor.

The Music Ministry Leader is a part-time position (10 hours/week). Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and leading music for worship including weekly services and special services on Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Christmas Eve;
  • Directing the worship band, including a weekly rehearsal and additional rehearsals, as needed;
  • Inviting and coordinating additional ensembles/musicians from the congregation and community;
  • Collaborating with the Minister and lay leaders to plan and assess worship, including attending the monthly staff meeting;
  • Overseeing  the maintenance of instruments and music ministry-related equipment;
  • Providing music for weddings and funerals, as negotiated;
  • Providing for substitute musicians, as needed.

Work Schedule

  • Weekly work schedule will include: Sunday morning rehearsal, Sunday worship service, midweek music rehearsal, and weekly preparation time.
  • Finalized Work Schedule will be determined in consultation with the Minister and Personnel Committee and described in the letter of employment. 

Compensation

  • Dependent upon experience and education in accordance with the approved fiscal year budget;
  • Two weeks paid vacation time (including 2 Sundays), and the option to negotiate additional unpaid leave (including Sundays).

 Evaluation

  • The Leader of Music Ministry reports to the Minister and will be evaluated annually in accordance to the personnel policies of the congregation. 

To apply, please submit:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position;
  • Resume with two recent references;
  • Supporting materials, such as links to recordings/videos, that demonstrate your skills. CD’s and DVD’s are welcome but will not be returned.

Email materials to bekah@foothillsdisciples.com

 

 

Foothills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is an open and affirming congregation. We welcome all people into community and ministry, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, economic status, faith heritage or ability. We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness, and we are all apart of the ONE body of Christ.