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Kern Park Christian Church

Worship Music Leader

Kern Park Christian Church
Portland, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 05/05/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Christian Church
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
Job Description for Worship Leader Kern Park Christian Church

Salaried position based on an anticipated average of 18 hours per week ($18,000)
45 hours paid time off annually*
Reports to Senior Minister

The Worship Minister/Leader will have the responsibility of planning and leading Sunday morning worship and special services/events at Kern Park Christian Church including, but not limited to, Easter, Maundy Thursday (or Good Friday) and Christmas Eve (or Christmas day, depending on the day of the week Christmas falls) services. He/She will coordinate worship services and related activities with the Senior Minister, Worship Commission Chair/Co-Chairs, and applicable other leaders to ensure a smooth running, worship-filled service. This person would be encouraged to attend the church Cabinet meetings.

A. Responsible to plan worship, including the selection and direction/leading of music for Sunday morning service.
B. Work with the Senior Minister and Worship Commission to plan and lead special services/events.
C. Approve all music selections, vocalists and instrumentalists.
D. Oversight of all approved musical groups at Kern Park Christian Church.
E. Encourage congregational members to actively participate in choir, orchestra, solos, praise leading, or other activity.
F. Arrange for coverage during planned absences and backups who agree to fill in during unplanned absences.
G. Work with Worship Commission members to manage the Worship Commission budget.
H. Coordinate maintenance of all church instruments, sound equipment and visual aids, and purchase of replacement and/or new equipment.
I. Adhere to copyright laws and keep all licenses current.
J. Other duties as assigned.

Mandatory Skills
A. Demonstrated musical talent including the ability to lead a choir
B. Volunteer recruitment abilities.
C. Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact successfully with people from diverse age groups and backgrounds.
Desired Skills
A. Leadership, teambuilding and mentoring skills.
B. Ability to lead orchestra.
C. Computer proficiency; working knowledge of sound/light equipment.

To apply for this job send your resume and cover letter to: with the subject line Music Leader Application (preferred), or
John Richardson, 6828 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR 97206

* Use of paid time off (PTO) is subject to approval of the Senior Minister. Other than in cases of family or medical emergency, no more than four Sundays may be taken off per year (three for vacation and one for conference/education).