Scope: Responsible for all aspects of service, Band, Choir, Music, and Production Team
Responsible to: Senior Pastor for day-to-day operations, Personnel Committee for fulfilling responsibilities defined in the job description, defining goals, evaluation, and communication of concerns related to the performance of the position.
Primary Function: The Director of Worship and Music (DWM) will give the highest priority to leading corporate worship weekly, cultivating and coordinating the Music Ministry of the church. The DWM will develop programs and strategies that will encourage members of the music ministry teams, as well as the congregation, to deepen their spiritual lives, grow in their understanding of God. This individual will enlist, equip, empower, encourage, and evaluate church participants for possible service in music ministry.
Responsibilities: The following duties are not to be seen as a comprehensive list, nor to be used as a checklist, but rather to serve as a guide for the DWM in understanding his obligations.
The DWM will:
1. Plan and organize the music ministry which includes leading the choir, praise band, and all other components of the music ministry.
2. Coordinate with the Lead Pastor, choose the music for each service to amplify the theme of the service’s message.
3. Supervise the use and integration of audio/visual components during the worship service to ensure each service is presented in a smooth, flowing manner that enhances the worship experience.
4. Have an understanding of the different styles of worship music and the preferences of different individuals and develop the music into an integrated, blended music experience.
5. Recruit, encourage, and mentor leaders, individuals, and small groups for presenting special music during worship.
6. Produce Holiday presentations such as Christmas and Easter
7. Participate in ongoing professional development and networking to enhance knowledge and make connections that will help develop the skills required for this position.
8. Assist in providing the musicians a proper physical space in the church that will maximize opportunities for spiritual formation, as well as ensure a safe, clean, and healthy environment, while recognizing the space is shared with other organizations.
9. Meet and consult regularly with other Ministry Directors to brainstorm, communicate, and coordinate the programs of the Music Ministry.
1. The DWM will strive to be a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.
2. The DWM must be at least 22 years of age.
3. The DWM should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably with a degree in music or religious studies. Degree requirements may be met with relevant work experience.
*Master’s Degree or graduate-level classes a plus.
4. The DWM should have proven musical talent and the ability to guide the music ministry, including proficiency at reading music. The ability to lead the congregation and music participants is a must. Ability to play one or more instruments a plus.
5. Because the DWM represents the Church to the larger community, he or she should strive to live a life that is beyond reproach and demonstrate a sense of grace and forgiveness when dealing with others.
6. The DWM shall submit to and pass a background check.
Successful candidate must
• Be Humble, coachable, and teachable
• Commitment to the mission and vision of Enon Baptist Church.
• Excellent people, leadership, and organizational skills.
• A track record of excellence as a worship leader.
• Be an example by supporting the total ministry of Enon Baptist Church through attendance, verbal encouragement.
• Be available for weddings, and funerals as needed.
• Oversee Children’s and Student Music Ministries in conjunction with the Children’s, Student Ministry Director(s)
a. to have children's music offerings during worship services 2 times per year
b. to put on a Christmas children's program in the month of December
c. participates in Vacation Bible School (VBS)
d. facilitates student music offerings during worship service 2 times per year
• Duties as assigned by Senior Pastor.
Schedule and Compensation
Hours Per Week: 16 hrs average
$15,000 - $20,000/year