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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Director of Music Ministries


Link to job description:  Director of Music Ministries FPCCC


First Presbyterian Church, Carson City, Nevada

TITLE:            Director of Music Ministries

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Director of Music Ministries is a professing Christian who provides leadership, supervision, development, direction, and planning for the musical aspects of worship and oversight of music ministries.  The successful candidate is an experienced pianist (ability to play the organ is a plus) who is comfortable with diverse musical styles.  Preference is for someone experienced directing choirs and praise teams.  Strong organizational and people skills are essential to success.  The position requires weekend and evening time commitments.

RELATIONSHIPS: Accountable to the Pastor as head of staff and the Session through the Worship and Music Committee.

WORK HOURS: Part-Time/Hourly position, minimum of 15 hours per week.  Requires weekend and evening time commitments.

COMPENSATION: $20-$25/per hour depending on experience.

EVALUATION:  Performance reviews will be conducted annually by the Pastor, as head of staff; the Session Personnel Committee; and a representative of the Worship & Music committee.

Spiritual and Personal Qualifications

  • Lives in a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • Accepts the Bible as the inspired word of God
  • Possesses experience, training, and expertise in the field of music and worship with relevant skills in directing and overseeing choirs and praise teams
  • Ability to lead and direct others to discover, nurture, inspire, and enlist their musical gifts
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Skilled in playing a musical instrument with a strong preference for piano/organ. Reads music well
  • Ability to arrange and transpose music desired
  • Understands Liturgical Calendar
  • Ability to utilize and expand resources, and to network with the community

Areas of Responsibility

  • Plan and prepare music for worship services under the supervision of and in coordination with the Pastor and in keeping with the service/sermon themes and liturgical calendar
  • Plan and prepare music for special services such as Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Advent, Christmas Eve, memorial services
  • Coordinate and communicate with church office, technology team, and others (as needed) related to worship service information, e.g., church bulletin, audio-visual needs, etc.
  • Provide oversight and prepare Praise Team, choir, bell choir, musicians, and vocalists for worship services, to include scheduling rehearsals, arranging for accompanists, and other musicians as needed
  • Increase and strengthen music ministry teams to utilize their gifts to enhance their faith walk and connection with the congregation in worship
  • Train and develop new worship leaders
  • Manage inventory and catalog music and copyright/use subscriptions (i.e., CCLI) and reports
  • Serve as member of the Worship and Music Committee
  • Coordinate maintenance of church-owned instruments

TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume, Statement of Faith, and References to First Presbyterian Church, Carson City at admin@fpccarsoncity.org. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2022


First Presbyterian Church of Carson City - Mission and Vision

Our Mission as God’s people is to daily seek to respond in word and action to Jesus’ great commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:19-20

Our Vision is to open the gospel to Carson City and beyond.  While we are still discovering what this means, it surely seems we are to be out in the community more, perhaps to support other congregations, plant new churches, offer public service outreach, connect with other ministries in our community and beyond.