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LifeAustin Church

Worship Leader / Musical Director

LifeAustin Church
Austin, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 08/20/2015
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 3001 to 4000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

TITLE:                                   WORSHIP LEADER / MUSICAL DIRECTOR       

POSITION TYPE:                 FULL TIME – Director level

COMPENSATION:               Salary plus FT Benefits

REPORTS TO:                     Worship & Creative Arts Pastor


LifeAustin is a rapidly growing church in Austin, Texas. With a beautiful campus and an incredible team, we are building a ministry that is transforming lives and having both citywide and national impact. With multiple worship experiences and new campus expansion being planned, a new position is being created to help meet the needs of this growing creative community.


The Worship Leader / Musical Director is the bandleader, arranger, recruiter, trainer, and musical counterpart to the Worship Pastor. The Worship Leader / Musical Director is responsible for supporting the Worship Pastor in building a ministry that attracts musicians, creates transformative environments, and produces passionate followers of Jesus Christ through the medium of music and the creative arts.


Basic Responsibilities


  • Create, coordinate, and co-lead worship experiences with a Team
  • Timely and effective communication to band members
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of worship services
  • Arranging songs, writing charts, some programming, and musical direction in live worship settings
  • Serve as member of Creative Team to plan, develop, and execute weekly production
  • Assist Worship Pastor in empowering Dream Teams (volunteer leaders) to minister effectively
  • Assist in the care of the LifeAustin worship community
  • Collaborate with Technical Team to enhance worship experiences across all services and environments
  • Assist in developing additional Worship Teams for additional sites & services


Major Tasks


  • Contribute to song selections and arrangements
  • Oversee all band rehearsals
  • Assist Worship Pastor in development and management of Dream Teams
  • Empower others to lead in their areas of strength
  • Lead worship when called-upon; in main services, student services, additional ministry times, etc.
  • Partner in development and operation of on-boarding & training program for new team members (INFUSE)


Ideal Qualities


  • Strong musical and vocal skills
  • Keyboard proficiency required
  • Proficiency in Music Production software required (Ableton LIVE, ProTools, Logic Pro, etc)
  • Effective leadership and Team building abilities
  • Highly relational and encouraging to others
  • Excellent public communication and worship leading skills
  • Multi-generational exposure to songs of the church - past, present, and future
  • Ability to embrace and adhere to the 7 guiding principles of LifeAustin
  • Functional knowledge of audio editing & AVL equipment
  • Flexibility and creative thinking, in a rapidly growing church environment
  • Passion for seeing transformation in the lives of musicians and the people of Austin, TX




NOTE: This job description is meant to be general in nature.  Specific duties may be required that are not mentioned.  Teamwork is a core value of LifeAustin and it is important to continue in that spirit.  As our Church and ministry grows, other responsibilities may be required and added.