Gilroy Presbyterian Church

Worship and Music Director

Gilroy Presbyterian Church
Gilroy, California, United States

Date Posted: 02/22/2017
Categories: Music Ministry - Worship Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

I. Job Summary:

To prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up (Ephesians 4:12), with emphasis in planning, coordinating, directing, leading weekly worship music with a blend of traditional and contemporary music that resonates with multiple generations.  


II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Part-time job/20 hours per week
  • Leads a blended contemporary and traditional worship service
  • Develops weekly worship plans and selects appropriate music for a multigenerational congregation
  • Uses CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) as a resourse
  • Plans and communicates worship plans to staff, worship teams and church in a timely manner
  • Collaborates, communicates with audio/visual tech staff in timely manner in preparation of weekly services
  • Oversees and leads one service each Sunday and Special Events related to church calendar year
  • Recruits and trains leaders for contemporary and traditional music teams
  • Schedules and directs adult volunteer choir/ensembles for one or two Sundays each month and Special Events
  • Leads mid-week weekly choir practices
  • Participates in staff and ministry leadership meetings 
  • Manages and structures music budget in collaboration with Worship Committee and/or Session
  • Maintains professional standards and renewal by attending professional development with approval of Session, Worship or Personnel Committees
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Pastor   

III.  Required Personal Attributes:

Applicant possesses physical, mental, interpersonal and creative qualities that enable him/her to effectively execute all duties that are typically encountered and reasonably expected while serving in the role of Worship and Music Director.        


IV.  Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS or BA degree (preferred and desireable with music emphasis)
  • Experience leading blended contemporary and traditional worship
  • Ability to lead and mentor worship team(s) that will be proficient in contemporary and traditional music
  • Strong organizational and people skills
  • Possess positive attitude and ability to motivate and praise others
  • Strong Christian commitment to serving as a disciple of Christ (highly desirable)


V.  Compensation:

  • *$35,000 - $40,000 range (negotiable and commensurate with education level and/or experience)
  • Optional health benefits
  • Professional growth per approval

VI.  Deadline to Apply:  April 7,  2017 or Until Filled


VII.  Beginning Date:  May 1, 2017 or per recommendation of Personnel Committee and Approval by Session 


VIII.  Application Procedure

Submit Letter of Intent, Resume and three (3) current letters of reference to:

Gene Sakahara, Ruling Elder, Personnel

Gilroy Presbyterian Church, 6000 Miller Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020

Phone: (408) 842-3000

Gilroy Presbyterian Church application upon request.  Plese email

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!


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