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Hillside Community Church

Director of Worship & Arts

Hillside Community Church
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 02/17/2016
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ministry Purpose:

To plan, implement, evaluate, and resource, in coordination with the preaching pastors and other ministry directors, worship that brings glory to God and encourages and shapes believers.


Ministry Responsibilities:    

  1.  Lead Worship Planning
  • Continue to develop a vision for Hillside Arts Ministries and review it annually during the evaluation process
  • Lead the Worship Team and the Creative Planning Team (part of the Worship Team) in planning and evaluating worship services based on the stated vision for worship
  • Create and arrange music for services at Hillside
  • Create and coordinate the weekly details of Sunday worship services

        2.  Lead Worship Teams

  • Work on developing leadership skills for worship both personally and to those giving leadership in this area
  • Encourage the growth and development of the musical skills of students and adult volunteers
  • Seek to discover and encourage use of musical and artistic gifts in congregation (keyboardists, instrumentalists, vocalists, dance team and drama team)
  • Encourage spiritual growth and participate in fellowship among worship team volunteers
  • Lead weekly rehearsals

        3.  Technical Responsibilities

  • Utilize emerging technologies for visual components of service
  • Oversee, recruit, train, encourage and schedule members of the audiovisual team
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of audio visual equipment at Hillside
  • Assist with audio visual and worship needs during the week
  • Develop, recruit, and oversee projects for the video team
  • Make or supervise the making of Sunday ProPresenter presentations and making song sheets for the visually impaired
  • Maintain Hillside’s CCLI license and oversee the input of data when necessary
  • Record, edit, and copy sermon CDs & upload sermons to Hillside’s internet website
  • Edit and arrange digital music components (stems and loops)

       4.  Other Responsibilities

  • Resource and support all areas of worship and ministries, e.g. Alpha, Women in the Word, etc.
  • Coordinate technical and personnel support for special services,  e.g. funerals and weddings
  • Create and maintain a budget for worship & arts ministries at Hillside
  • Work with ministry directors to develop worship in their respective ministries
  • Oversee stage design and seasonal decoration
  • Investigate the creation and development of worship teams, i.e. Children’s Choir, Hillside Chorus, Youth Band, brass team, dance and drama teams
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Perform such other duties as directed by the Executive Administrator

         5.  Qualifications

  • Possess a personal belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and a commitment to on-going spiritual growth
  • Be a member or be willing to become a member of Hillside Community Church and in agreement with the stated vision and mission of Hillside Community Church
  • Be an experienced, well-trained musician (vocal and/or instrumental), with a passion for worship excellence
  • Bachelor degree in music or ministry preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a management position in ministry
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a primary or secondary worship leader in a ministry environment
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing vision for a department, organization, or ministry
  • Working knowledge of technical systems (sound, lighting, video, etc.) in use at the church and the ability to troubleshoot basic problems related to these systems
  • Demonstrated ability to use various art forms to aid in the communication of a Reformed biblical message in a contemporary context.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, build, train, and lead strong teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively and have strong relational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
  • Experienced in volunteer ministry
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective member of a team and be able to accept direction from leadership.
  • The preferred candidate will have experience in communications and/or IT support.
If you would like to apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to Andrew at