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Worship Ministry

Director of Music Ministry

Venice Presbyterian Church
Posted: 01/13/2022
Salary/Range: TBD
Venice, Florida

Director of Music

Reports to: Executive Director

Full-Time Exempt

Job Summary:  The Director of Music models, leads, directs and implements key initiatives related to the worship and music ministries of Venice Presbyterian Church. Leading out of a personal relationship with Jesus, this person is responsible for developing and leading worship ministries that glorify God and inspire people to love and serve God with a spirit of whole-life worship. The Director of Music will be an integral member of the VPC community, actively participating in the life of the church.

Essential Functions:

·      Plan musical elements of worship that draw worshippers into an encounter with the living God and help transform hearts for Christ.

·      Communicate and collaborate regularly with pastors, staff, A/V team, and key worship volunteers about all matters related to music and worship.

·      Provide musical accompaniment for weekly worship gatherings, special services, memorial services, weddings, and other events as requested by the Senior Pastor.

·      Work closely with the AV Team to ensure excellent sound and presentation

·      Nurture genuine Christian community among those involved in all church music ministry.

·      Plan, arrange, and lead Christ-centered rehearsals and performances of chancel choir and other musical ensembles (both vocal and instrumental).

·      Encourage and lead all participants in worship and music ministries to participate fully in the worship of God and to pursue opportunities for spiritual growth.

·      Develop VPC’s musical outreach by leading, equipping, and sending VPC church musicians into the wider community to share their gifts in service to Christ (for example: developing inspirational concerts for local nursing homes and retirement communities; leading musical programs for MOPS or Buddy Break – VPC’s monthly ministry for children with special needs).

·      Manage budget and expenditures in the areas of worship and music, and provide regular communication with the Executive Director about the use of funds designated specifically for worship and music.

·      Maintain Venice Presbyterian Church music library, instruments, and equipment.

·      Create, manage, and promote the Venice Presbyterian Church Concert Series.

·      Oversee outside music groups using Venice Presbyterian Church facilities.

·      Be part of the staff of Venice Presbyterian Church by participating in staff meetings, preparing monthly staff reports, encouraging, praying, and caring for the team.

Skills Required:

·      Experience leading a church worship/music ministry

·      Proficiency in one or more instruments (piano, organ, or guitar highly desirable)

·      Theology of worship consistent with Venice Presbyterian Church and the Evangelical/Reformed Tradition

·      Ability and willingness to engage with a wide variety of sacred music – from classical church music and traditional hymns to gospel, jazz, and contemporary sacred music

·      Strong gifts in organization, administration, and planning

·      Desired but not required: proficiency in graphic design and video production

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