Worship and Music Coordinator

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Worship and Music Coordinator Highland, Illinois (IL), United States 62249
Position Title: Worship and Music Coordinator (WMC)
Employment Status: Part-Time (approx. 15-20 hours)
Salary: Negotiable based on experience
FLSA: Non-exempt
Updated: Feb 2018
The Worship and Music Coordinator (WMC) directs, plans, evaluates and promotes worship in the life of the church to enable the congregation to experience God through music, drama, prayer, graphics, and video, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate a comprehensive worship and music ministry for traditional/blended and contemporary settings while attending to the spiritual needs of the congregation
Participate in the recruiting, auditioning and selection of vocalists, choir and/or band members as well as sound, light, and media volunteers
Prepare for and direct rehearsals in collaboration with the Media Specialist, musicians, and vocalists
Coordinate music for weddings, funerals and special events
Assist in the purchase and maintenance of music, sound equipment, worship videos and software required for the preparation and execution of worship in collaboration with the Media Specialist
Stay informed of current worship and music methods, material and ideas through the attendance of music clinics, workshops and conferences as provided by Highland Hope
Collaborate with the leaders of Children, Youth and Student Ministries to provide opportunities for participation in a variety of worship experiences
Other duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
Education: Prefer Associates Degree
A Committed Professing Christian
Solid character and integrity
Must possess leadership, team building, and people skills
Play lead guitar and/or keyboard with proficiency
Strong vocal skills are required
Ability to lead worship in both a traditional/blended and a contemporary context
Good organization and time management skills, reliable, punctual
Prefer technical skills to utilize resources including computer systems, worship software, sound and light boards, etc.
Preferred Foundation: experience leading worship for at least 1 year
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must pass criminal background check and drug-screening test
The WMC will collaborate with other ministry leaders to prepare regular and seasonal worship services
The WMC will evaluate the progress of the total church worship and music ministry quarterly and set goals and objectives for improvement annually in collaboration with the Pastor
The WMC will attend Staff meetings
The WMC will attend Church Council Meetings quarterly or when requested to provide information about worship, music opportunities, and needs
The WMC communicates with the Treasurer to maintain an accurate account of finances and the budget related to the worship and music ministries of the church
Work Environment: Primarily performed indoors in a controlled environment with occasional outdoor events on and off campus. Keep work area clean and organized. Appropriate dress required for church environment.
Working Relationship
This position is under the general supervision of the Directing Pastor with a liaison from the Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC)
Compensation is recommended by the SPRC, and is approved by the Administrative Council
SPRC evaluation of this position will occur after 3 months, 6 months, and annually thereafter
This position is employed "at will" and not by contract. Employment "at will" means the employee and HHUMC are free to terminate employment at any time without notice or reason
EEOC: The Worship & Music Coordinator is a Fair Labor and Standards Act non-exempt position with no benefits, retirement, or healthcare coverage. The WMC will be paid bi-weekly (every two weeks).
Resumes will be considered until position is filled. Interested candidates should send their resume to the Directing Pastor along with a statement of spiritual background addressing the following:
Briefly share your spiritual journey
Briefly share your experience and context for leading worship
Briefly describe your practice of spiritual disciplines that help you maintain your relationship with the Lord and provide spiritual leadership to your worship team members
Application can be found via the Highland Hope UMC website at www.highlandhope.org
A one-page resume and two letters of recommendation are required and may be emailed to pastorbev@highlandhope.org or mail to:
Highland Hope United Methodist Church
Attention: Rev. Dr. Beverly L. Wilkes-Null, Directing Pastor
12846 Daiber Road
Highland, IL 62249
Organization: Highland Hope UMC
Contact: Karen Nave
Phone: 618-558-9154
Email: knave@highlandcusd5.org
Closing Date: 07/18/19

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