The position is designed to enhance the Music Ministry of Concord Church by providing musical leadership and accompaniment for our Youth Ministry. Position is part-time; 7-8 hours/week. Our primary genre of music is contemporary gospel. Church membership and background checks are required.
Concord Staff Requirements
The Youth Ministry Keyboardist will possess or be actively pursuing these 7 Core Values as a Staff Member of Concord Church:
Dedication to Personal Growth – Will be intentional about personal development as a man/woman, believer, and a staff member. (Ephesians 5:15-21)
Dedication to H.I.T. (Honesty, Integrity and Truthfulness) – Able to confront self and others by being truthful with a spirit of Love. (Ephesians 4:14-32)
Effective Communication – Will communicate using the THINK methodology (is True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary and Kind). (Psalm 15)
Servant’s Heart – Will possess compassion for others and a kind spirit. (Philippians 2:3-16)
Team Spirit – Will support the team by having a strong work ethic, being responsive to deadlines exhibiting professionalism at all times, actively working to resolve any conflicts that arise, and being flexible whenever necessary. (Galatians 6:1-7)
Loyalty – Committed to God’s will, The Senior Pastor’s vision, the church’s mission, following leadership and supporting the entire team. (1 Peter 2:13-25)
Work hard, Play hard – Will carry out job responsibilities with passion and complete the tasks necessary to accomplish the church’s mission and vision. (Proverbs 17:22)
Job Duties/Essential Functions (This list does not include all the duties that may be assigned by the Minister or Music.)
The Youth Ministry musician will play the piano for all youth church services, both regular and special, unless otherwise excused by the Minister of Music. This includes accompanying all youth congregational singing, as well as solos, ensembles, and choirs as needed.
The musician will serve as accompanist to the youth and children’s choir during regular rehearsals, special rehearsals, and performances, ensembles and soloists, as assigned by the Minister of Music.
Meet with the Minister of Music—as called upon—regarding Youth Ministry for planning, reviewing, surveying future music needs, and discuss current matters.
Attend scheduled Music Ministry staff meetings, worship meetings, and special worship planning sessions throughout the year.
Prepare and perform all music for rehearsals and services (Musical offerings on Sunday may include hymns, anthems, special music, solos, prelude, offertory, postlude, recessional, response, communion music, etc.), as needed.
Tasks associated with this position are expected to require 7-8 hours per week, to include selecting music, providing music and choir direction for the worship services, choir rehearsal and personal practice time.
Maintain a regular schedule of personal practice time, in order to prepare sufficiently for optimum performance on the piano for both rehearsals and worship services.
Time off is to be scheduled at least two weeks in advance, with the Minister of Music. A list of substitutes is available from the Minister of Music. Substitutes will be paid accordingly.
Additional Responsibilities May Include
A potential may exist for additional duties with increase in compensation based on expansion of the music ministry needs. Those would be negotiated with and assigned by the Minister of Music.
Weddings and funerals are not included in this job description and are left to the discretion of the musician.
If a family wishes to have a guest pianist (for weddings, funerals, etc.), this will be coordinated with the musician and Minister of Music.
Sight read and play for the congregation.
Play SATB parts for rehearsal, 1-4 at a time.
Willingness to explore different forms of music for use in the worship service, from traditional and contemporary choral works, following a variety of directors and soloists.
Understand the importance of music as part of the church's ministry, spiritual life and outreach.
Understand that the position is a ministry and offering to God and community and not simply a performance.
Must exhibit a high level of professionalism and proficiency in all kinds of music or performance.
Choral accompanying experience.
Must have strong organizational skills.
Possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication ability with strong emphasis on listening and problem solving.
Ability to work cooperatively with the church staff as well as with members of other teams.
In the first year of employment, the Youth Ministry musician, in consultation with the Minister of Music, will conduct a 3-month review.
After the first year, an annual review of Youth Ministry musician will be held to determine productivity and level of improvement (if needed).