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Uptown Baptist Church

Music Minister

Uptown Baptist Church
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 07/21/2015
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:



  • The heart of a worship leader (A love for God and people)
  • Some leadership and administrative skills
  • Previous experience and references
  • Must be at home in a multi-cultural multi-ethnic urban environment
  • Bachelor and or Master’s Degree w/an emphasis in music preferred but not required
  • The ability to lead from the piano/synthesizer preferred but not required


  • Lead the music ministry for all services, Sunday, Wed. night, and all special events, as they are planned. (Multi-Ethnic Worship Setting)
  • Develop and lead the music ministry team at all appropriate services. Conduct weekly rehearsals, evaluate and shepherd individual musicians and singers. Organize a roster and weekly schedule to utilize worship team members.
  • Develop and lead the adult choir. Schedule regular rehearsals, evaluate and shepherd individuals. Organize a church concert at Christmas and Easter.
  • Encourage, develop and include youth with musical gifts to serve in every aspect of music ministry.
  • Organize and develop the music library. Update copyright protections, as needed.
  • Evaluate, repair and replace equipment, as needed. Work with specialists as needed to do upkeep, i.e. piano tuning, and audio/video equipment maintenance.
  • Attend and positively contribute to weekly staff meeting on Wednesdays. Attend weekly planning meetings with Pastor as needed. Participate as able in all ministry events requiring sound/music etc.
  • Be available for extra events such as weddings, funerals and denominational events under the direction of the Pastor.
  • Develop and maintain A/V volunteers
  • Coordinate visiting choirs/musical groups
  • Develop and supervise Media Ministry Team
  • Oversee Music Ministry Budget
  • Be a learner – take music ministry team to appropriate seminars/workshops

 Reports to Sr. Pastor