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Morning Star Church

Assistant Music Director

Morning Star Church
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 06/19/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Associate Director of Music will demonstrate a strong commitment to Jesus Christ while assisting the Worship Arts Director in developing and implementing a music ministry to enhance the worship of God at Morning Star Church.

The Associate Music Director will provide leadership in creating a culture that encourages musicians and artists to develop their talents to glorify God through participation in all forms of worship celebration. He/She will also possess a developed knowledge of music literature and the ability to perform the music. Team-building, coaching, development, leadership and self-starter skills are required qualifications.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

• Lead the Sound Ministry
• Oversee:
Operator scheduling
Service recording and burning of CD’s, uploading of .mp3’s, etc.
Setup/teardown of stage as needed for weekly rehearsals, services and ancillary events
• Train incoming volunteers
• Align with mission/vision of the Music Ministry
• Substitute for operators as needed

• Assist with Administrative Music Ministry tasks
Produce (or oversee production of) weekend service song slides
Verify song titles and structures
Copy or create slides accordingly
Assign appropriate media backgrounds
• Conduct CCLI reports when required (currently 6 month reporting period every 3 years)
• Create chord charts of worship songs and/or special music selections as necessary
• Transcribe additional music elements (strings, etc.) as necessary
• Create audio programming, loops, click-tracks, etc. as necessary
• Assist with scheduling
• Assist and/or oversee audition process for potential new volunteers
• Assist with web-based administration of music ministry
Uploading schedules, setlists, charts, etc. to website
Purchasing and distributing audio recordings

• Fulfill necessary tasks in the absence of the Director of Music
• Music selection, song order, etc.
• Leading vocal & instrumental rehearsals as necessary
• Leading worship as necessary

Skills and Talents

• Proficient knowledge of music and music theory
• Proficient instrumentalist and vocalist
• Proficient knowledge of audio signal flow and sound reinforcement
• Proficient with the following software packages:
Finale® or similar music engraving software
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Easy Worship® or similar lyric display software
ProTools® or similar audio recording and editing software
• Proficient in leading a band rehearsal
• Keen ear for music—“director’s ear”
• Ability to recognize and adapt to group dynamics
• Ability to lead and motivate


• Experience in leading worship services required.
• Previous professional experience in a similar role preferred.