Contemporary Music Praise and Worship Team Leader

May 2, 2023
$10000 - $15000 / year
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Job Description

The Contemporary Music Praise and Worship Team Leader will be responsible for organizing and leading the contemporary music worship service each Sunday, including weekly rehearsals, and assistance in contemporary worship planning at Hockessin United Methodist Church (HUMC). The person hired for this position will serve HUMC by building on our current team of volunteers to provide a praise-filled contemporary worship experience that engages with the congregation to the glory of God and Jesus.

Essential Job Duties:
• Collaborate with Pastor and Worship team to create a cohesive message and praise-filled experience for all congregation members from youth to elderly
• Plan and Coordinate with Pastor, audiovisual team, and Celebration Cluster including a selection of songs based on weekly service themes
• Lead weeknight and Sunday morning rehearsals with musicians and vocalists
• Lead contemporary worship services to bridge between songs with scripture and prayer
• Select/create vocal/instrumental musical arrangements which engage the congregation
• Collaborate with existing HUMC contemporary musicians as well as recruit and develop new members for vocal and instrumental participation
• Hire guest instrumentalists, as needed, and within budget guidelines
• Coordinate and communicate rehearsal schedules, materials, and other information to team members
• Prepare song texts for printed bulletin and projection and coordinate with office staff
• Maintain and further develop contemporary music library within copyright requirements
• Attend staff meetings, worship planning meetings, and other church meetings as appropriate

Qualifications Our ideal candidate:
• Is a Christian who loves Jesus and shares that love on a daily basis
• Has demonstrated success leading contemporary worship services as a participant in a contemporary Christian music ensemble
• Has demonstrated the ability to set the spiritual tone for both rehearsals and worship
• Participates in the music with excellent musical skills, in particular strong piano/keyboard and/or guitar skills, with the ability to sing, play and lead from both standard notation and chord charts
• Inspires our amateur and youth musicians and vocalists to the glory of God
• Demonstrates good administrative, time management, and communication skills
• Is proficient with audio systems and other relevant technology
• Has extensive knowledge of contemporary praise music repertoire including cred and prayer selections
• Degree in music desirable but not mandatory, depending upon skill and experience
• Must pass a background check prior to selection