Thursday Evening Music Director (Boston, MA)

Date Posted: 
April 3, 2024
Organization Name: 
Old South Church
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Job Description: 

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.
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 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.