New Hope Baptist Director of Music Job Description

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New Hope Baptist Church

3731 Lynwood Dr.

Lancaster, SC 29720

Job description:


The Music Director is responsible for the development and promotion of the music program of the church.  It is currently a part-time/bi-vocational position with duties primarily on Sunday morning and Sunday evening. The Music Director will be under the supervision of the Senior Pastor and Personnel Committee. The music ministry is about calling believers to spiritual renewal and leading them in worship on the Lord’s day. The Music Director must demonstrate a strong faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and the ability to share their faith with the congregation, particularly through music.

Position Description:

The Music Director will be responsible for the planning, organization, conducting, and evaluation of worship services in conjunction with the music and media ministries. The music director will provide a variety of types of music presented, with traditional hymns blended with contemporary music. The purposes of the music ministry are to facilitate an atmosphere in which God is worshipped and glorified, provide direction, oversight, and coordination of musical and technical elements of worship services.

 Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Have a passion for worship and vibrant prayer life
  • Practice and support Southern Baptist beliefs and principles as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message (2000)
  • Identify theological quality and faithfulness of lyrics
  • Personal integrity, self-motivation, and time management skills by being on time for practices, performances, and church services
  • Strong communication (written and oral), organization, and teamwork skills
  • Make arrangements when unable to perform duties as described during services or practices
  • Able to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment

 Specific Duties:

  • Along with the Pastor, direct the planning, coordination, operation, and evaluation of the Sunday morning and Sunday evening worship services
  • Learn the worship culture of the church, the vision of the pastor, and the gifts of the volunteers in the music ministry
  • Lead congregational singing in corporate worship services unless delegated to another individual
  • Work closely with the media team regarding all audio and visual needs
  • Oversee the planning and direction of annual Christmas and Easter presentations, and other special worship service events
  • Lead and direct the choir during the Sunday services, working with volunteer musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists)
  • Select & coordinate congregational songs with sermon topics and seasonal themes
  • Plan and conduct 5th Sunday singing evening services
  • Encourage the development of spiritual, musical, artistic, and technical gifts of others
  • Establish a rehearsal schedule for choirs, instrumentalists, and praise team members of various age levels
  • Assist in the development of the annual music budget