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Thursday Evening Service Music Director – Boston, MA

Old South Church in Boston is seeking a part-time Music Director to join our collaborative and creative team of ministry leaders for our Thursday evening 6pm worship service. The candidate will hire and oversee a small team of musicians to provide music for weekly services. The Thursday evening Music Director will be a creative contemporary musician who is passionate about co-creating communal experiences of worship.

Job Type: part-time (10-15 hours/week); in-person on Thursday evenings
Salary: $22,000-25,000 based on experience and skill
Benefits: 50% of an MBTA Pass
Start Date: 5/31/2024

Duties and Responsibilities include:
Design weekly worship services, collaboratively with the minister, by selecting music that supports weekly and seasonal theme
Hire and manage band members, including running rehearsals (currently before the service on Thursdays)
Perform at weekly services as pianist, guitarist, singer, or other instrumentalist serving as worship leader
Provide musical arrangements (charts, sheet music, etc) for band members in advance of weekly worship services, including printing, scanning, and collating.
Cultivate and implement vision for contemporary worship using a diverse repertoire of music
Attend regular planning meetings with the ministerial team
Communicate effectively with musicians and administrative staff regarding technical needs

Skills Required:
Knowledge and fluency in a wide range of music styles (contemporary Christian, pop, gospel, hymns, etc)
Creative, faithful engagement with a diversity Christian traditions and worship styles
Competence in organizing and creating musical arrangements
Performance skills as a pianist, singer, guitarist or other instrumentalist.
Proven experience successfully managing a musical team for regular performances on firm deadlines
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Personable and engaging, able to connect with people in a diverse environment.

To Apply:
Please send the following to [email protected]: Cover letter detailing your philosophy of worship leadership and a vision for a progressive, contemporary worship service; resume with three references; and video files or links that showcase your worship leadership and musicianship.

Old South Church
Ashley Popperson
[email protected]
(617) 536-1970

645 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

Posted 3/26/2024