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Music Director - Venice Presbyterian Church

Location: McDonald, Pennsylvania, USA

Primary Purpose:

To develop and lead the worship music ministry for our church, in consultation with the pastor and other team members, compassionately building it in a way that is consistent with our mission, values, and theology.

Responsibilities:

  • Select, plan, sing, and play music for regular, (early 8:30am and late 11am services) Sundays and special services; includes prelude, offertory, postlude, incidental music, and preparation of recorded backgrounds and accompaniments.
  • Regularly attend meetings of the Worship Committee and participate in the creative planning of Sunday and special services with the pastor and staff
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and shepherd the Chancel Choir and other music team(s) for worship.
  • Oversee the maintenance and servicing of the church’s musical instruments.
  • Oversee the maintenance and improvement of the church’s music library and online music and worship subscriptions.
  • Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.
  • Communicate faithfully with the pastor and staff.
  • Participate in the life and ministry of the church.
  • Explore opportunities for outreach through music ministry .

Qualifications:

  • Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Ability to shepherd volunteer musicians in the Christian life.
  • Love and respect for people.
  • Attested musical skills and competence.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and technical team members.
  • Sense of humor and positive attitude.
  • Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.
  • Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative.
  • Bachelors degree in Music or Theology a plus.

Musical Competencies:

  • Ability in a wide range of styles ranging from Christian classics (hymns) to contemporary praise music.
  • Ability to sing and lead worship and to train others as individual and team worship leaders.
  • Quality keyboard skills required.
  • Arranging and sequencing music flow for deep experiential worship.
  • Producing and directing special events, cantata, musicals and programs.
  • Experience with technical aspects of contemporary services: for example, sound boards, audio & video editing, etc.—a plus.
Those interested in the postion should please e-mail a resume to Pastor Gary: pastorgary@venice-church.org