Open Job Position

Position: Director of Music Ministry

Reports To: Pastoral Staff Status: Part time (30 hours/wk)

Location: Messiah Lutheran Church, Reynoldsburg, OH

Loving God, Loving Each Other

We are looking for a talented, innovative, and creative spiritual leader to oversee all musical aspects of our Contemporary and Traditional worship services. Skills needed will include leadership, recruitment, training, and development of musicians, as well as overseeing technological teams. We are looking for someone who is flexible enough to lead a Praise Band and Contemporary Service as well as a being a Traditional Worship Leader and choir director.

Contemporary Worship Leader (approximately 15 hours/wk)

Duties to include, but not be limited to:

  1. Praise Band director. Recruit, train, supervise, and coach all music related leaders and volunteers.
  2. Congregational vocal leader in worship
  3. Provide oversight for the audio/visual teams to ensure good sound quality.
  4. Establish regular written and verbal communication with other ministry leaders, including but not limited to, meetings.
  5. Plan, organize, and select music according to the Church season, theme, message, and worship style, in partnership with the pastoral staff.
  6. Ensure the regular maintenance of instruments as needed.

Traditional Worship Leader (approximately 10-15 hours/wk)

Duties to include, but not be limited to:

  1. Chancel Choir director
  2. Congregational vocal leader in worship
  3. Recruiting musical directors (paid and/or volunteer) for vacancies in our programs, such as a Bell director.
  4. Train and supervise music related leaders and volunteers.  
  5. Establish regular written and verbal communication with other ministry leaders, including but not limited to, meetings.
  6. Plan, organize, and select music according to the Church season, theme, message, and worship style, in partnership with the pastoral staff.
  1. Coordinate the purchase of music, including obtaining the services of outside musicians and instrumentalists.
  2. Ensure the regular maintenance of instruments as needed.

Qualification:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or a related field, OR commensurate with experience.
  2. Need to have a strong singing voice in order to lead the congregation and other singers in song.
  3. Supervision experience is needed for oversight of paid and unpaid music leaders.
  4. A passion and delight in worship.
  5. Good verbal and written communication skills
  6. Need to be approachable and reliable to all age groups in our congregation
  7. Demonstrates creativity, innovation, and strong leadership skills
  8. Needs to have a humble spirit and a love and concern for all of God’s creation.

Salary is based on experience, history and credentials. References required. Video of worship leadership desired.  Please send resume and submissions to Hollye Burgess, Worship Chair.

We will consider dividing this position as separate positions, Traditional Worship Leader and Contemporary Worship Leader, for the right applicants.

Messiah Lutheran Church continually desires to become a more inclusive and diverse staff. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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