Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Minister of Music, Worship, and Fine Arts (MWFA)

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Livermore, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/15/2017
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


  • an openness and willingness to participate in the full life and ministry of the church
  • an openness and appreciation for liturgy and the church's seasonal calendar and/or an openness and willingness to learn about and appreciate these things
  • an openness and appreciation for a diverse and wide range of worship, music, and artistic tastes, both locally and globally


  • ability in a wide range of musical styles, including Christian hymns, classical, folk, rock, jazz, and bluegrass, but with a focus on contemporary music (Christian and secular)
  • ability to lead worship and train others as individual/team worship leaders 
  • demonstrated knowledge and experience in choral conducting and direction
  • professional quality keyboard (preferred) and guitar, a plus

Executive Team Responsibilities

  • weekly planning and worship design with Lead Pastor

Leadership and Coordination Responsibilities

  • create/curate/write/design worship gatherings, not only on Sundays, but during the week for special services (i.e., Holy Week services), using published resources when appropriate, in partnership with Lead Pastor
  • select all music in collaboration with choir/music team/congregation
  • tightly align all music, drama, and visuals with the topic/theme of the day and season
  • serve as primary "Worship Leader", leading from piano/keyboard/guitar/organ (when appropriate)
  • create and oversee Creative and Fine Arts team (drama, dance, experiential worship, design, decoration, and visual arts)
  • create and oversee Technical Arts Team (audio/visual, videography, graphics, recording, video editing)
  • serve as choral conductor for the Senior Choir, leading weekly practices, selecting anthems, and providing music leadership for Senior Choir (September through May)
  • serve as director for Music Team, leading weekly practices, selecting music, and providing music leadership year-round



This is a part-time position (60 hours/month) with a salary commensurate with experience, education and the salaries for similar positions in other churches in our area.

As a church of Jesus Christ, Holy Cross strives to make God's dream a reality, that all might live and thrive in the love and grace of God.


The full job description can be found at http://holycrosslivermore.org/jobs. You can read our Vision, Mission and Core Values at http://holycrosslivermore.org/vision.

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