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First Evangelical Free Church

Director of Music

First Evangelical Free Church
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 10/13/2009
Categories: Worship Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
First Evangelical Free Church of Chicago, IL is seeking a candidate for the position of Director of Music. This position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week, flex time.

* Oversee worship team small group time of bible study and prayer before band practice (currently on Wednesday evenings)
* Meet periodically with worship leaders to discuss goals and format
* Meet twice a year with team members for a time of worship and prayer
* Intentionally nurture team members spiritually and musically
* Cultivate and mentor potential and existing worship leaders

* Work with worship leaders and team members the week prior to rehearsal
* Coordinate the development of the worship set with worship leaders, discussing song order, tone, form, etc.
* Ensure keys, form, and transitions for worship sets are established prior to rehearsal
* Ensure chord charts for worship set, prelude, and/or special music are written as needed
* Communicate with band during rehearsals to create a cohesive sound
* Prepare music (live and/or recorded) for prelude, offering, and other elements during Sunday Morning Services

* Be an active member of the Church Staff, attending staff meetings and other staff events
* Be an active member of Worship Planning Team (currently meeting every other Tuesday evening)
* Develop schedule of teams members serving in the band for Sunday Morning Services and Special Services
* Lead worship team rehearsals (currently on Wednesday Evenings and morning of Sunday Morning Services)
* Ensure set-up of sound equipment (e.g., mics, stands, monitors) and preparation of various musical elements for Sunday Morning Services
* Plan and coordinate special music
* Plan, coordinate, and lead music during Special Services (Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, annual retreat, prayer services, etc.) 
* Communicate with team members (scheduling rehearsals, distributing the song sheets, service information to worship leaders, etc.)
* Communicate with sound/visual technicians and service director to prepare for Sunday morning set run-through
* Maintain record of worship sets and special music for Sunday Morning Services and Special Services
* Oversee organization of worship songbook
* Oversee equipment maintenance

* Interview prospective instrumentalists, vocalists, and worship leaders
* Coordinate and conduct auditions as needed
* Appoint worship leaders as needed
* Be music contact person for referrals from Director of Worship Arts

Additional Information can be found at

Send resume to: or First Free, Attention to Bill Shereos, Senior Pastor, 5255 N. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL, 60640. Please include a sample of worship leading in a media format (e.g., video, audio recording). The deadline for submission is December 31, 2009.