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Allentown Presbyterian Church

Director of Music and Worship

Allentown Presbyterian Church
Allentown, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 05/15/2013
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Director of Music and Worship-Allentown Presbyterian Church, New Jersey

A mid-sized Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in a beautiful small town seeks a full-time Director of Music and Worship.  This position will oversee the various musical expressions in this active and vital intergenerational community.  We are looking for someone with a vision to build a comprehensive music ministry incorporating a wide variety of musicians and worship leaders.  Our worship style is eclectic and blended ranging from high energy contemporary Christian music to classical expressions with a full orchestra.  We utilize the gifts of musicians from age 6 to 60.  The person we are looking for will work closely with the senior pastor and teams of church members to craft worship services that are Christ-centered and biblically informed.  We are seeking someone who loves the Lord, loves the church and has a track record of working well with others to grow the Kingdom through worship.  They will find a church that is collegial, supportive and willing to take risks for Jesus.


A successful applicant must be a Christ-centered disciple, who seeks to follow the Lord Jesus in his/her professional and personal life.  He/she must have proven musical performing and leadership abilities with a track record of delivering a rich and diverse worship experience. In addition, the successful candidate must be a well-organized, competent administrator.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                                             

·         A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a Director of Music and Worship at a church of at least 500 members

·         Bachelor of Music or related degree required, advanced degree in music or additional formal music training strongly preferred

·         Demonstrated experience building / growing a variety of music programs & recruiting

·         Must have exceptional organizational and planning skills

·         Demonstrated ability to read, write and transpose all forms of music (contemporary, traditional, choral, praise and worship, etc.)

·         Must be an advanced piano/keyboard player, with the ability to lead/direct from the piano  Competency playing the organ and other musical instruments is a plus

·         Experienced using and teaching others to use multi-channel sound boards

·         Computer Skills:

Ø  Experience with multi-media software, such as Apple’s ProPresenter, PowerPoint or other presentation applications, is required. 

Ø  Experience with Sibelius, Finale or similar music writing programs is preferred.

Ø  Experience updating websites, Facebook pages and posting of the weekly sermon podcasts is preferred