Music Director

Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Newport Beach, California, United States


Date Posted: 05/03/2018
Categories: Music Ministry
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCA
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Job Title: Music Director

Position Details:

  • Part-time staff position, approximately 12 hours per week

    Includes 2 paid Sundays off per year

 

Position Summary: This position is responsible for leading worship music for Sunday and special services and providing related administrative support.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead worship music each Sunday morning in Newport Beach and evening in Fullerton by singing and playing guitar or piano

  • Contract and schedule outside musicians

  • Identify, audition, and assess musical resources in congregation

  • Organize and lead regular rehearsals for congregational musicians

  • Find new song selections and occasionally create new song arrangements

  • Format and edit Orders of Worship for weekly services and special services

  • Assist the Senior Pastor in song selection

  • Put together music books for musicians each Sunday

  • Maintain database and files of worship songs and charts

  • Create new music charts or revise existing ones as needed

    Meet bi-monthly with the pastoral staff to discuss worship, plan liturgy, etc.

 

Job Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

  • Proficiency in singing and playing either piano or guitar

  • Proficiency in reading and writing musical arrangements

  • Ability to engage the heart of the people through music using the great hymns of the past as well as current

    worship music

  • Ability to provide leadership and direction to contracted professionals and volunteer musicians

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Knowledge of instrumental and vocal music and music theory

  • Knowledge and appreciation for spiritual and secular music from the past and present

  • Ability to use or learn InDesign application for formatting and editing liturgy

  • Strong organizational skills

    Preferred Bachelor’s degree in music-related discipline, or equivalent experience

 

 

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of and in agreement with Redeemer’s doctrine, mission, and values

  • Committed to the community of Redeemer Presbyterian Church

  • Must have a deep love for Jesus Christ and His people

    Possess a passion for music and the role it plays in congregational worship

 

 

Worship Description:

Redeemer follows a thoughtful yet energetic rhythm, or liturgy, in our worship. We sing together, we recite together, and we pray together. For our worship music, we draw from a wide range of musical expressions which can include lyrics and music written hundreds of years ago as well as lyrics and music written last year. Instruments may include vocals accompanied by two or more of piano, guitar, bass, cello, and/or percussion. The service culminates in the Eucharist, which we celebrate weekly.

 

Supervisor: Senior Pastor

 

If interested please submit the following:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

3. Sample Music and Sample Liturgies written/collaborated with. 

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