Director of Worship Ministries Part time

@ Palo Alto Vineyard Church
  • Mountain View, California View on Map
  • Denomination: Vineyard
  • Job Category: Music & Worship Ministries
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Application closes: 31 December 2022
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    Job Description

    Part-time position at 20 to 25 hrs per week, including Sundays and some special events on Saturdays or weeknights (limited).

    Possible opportunity for full-time status may be available with other duties added to role, as matched with giftings and necessity.

    Reports to Lead Pastor.


    The Director of Worship Ministries position is a part-time position (20 to 25 hours per week) responsible for leading and equipping our church in musical worship.


    • Ensure that all Sunday Services, Religious Holidays, and other Special Events have musical worship as requested.
    • Recruit and oversee worship leaders, musicians, and vocalists.
    • Recruit and oversee tech ministry (sound and livestream teams).
    • Manage scheduling of volunteers and teams, using Planning Center.
    • Manage Worship Facilities Specialist.
    • Oversee and manage worship budget, maintenance and purchase of necessary equipment.
    • Oversee worship for Youth & Children’s ministries in conjunction with leadership within these ministries. Support these leaders in recruitment, supervision and equipping these volunteers.


    Strong Musical Skills:

    • Advanced skills in singing lead, able to sing in tune and is clearly heard by an audience using a microphone.
    • Ability to play more than one instrument well, is preferred.
    • Ability to play guitar and/or piano well, is required.
    • Ability to lead a band, give signals/cues, give musical direction on song dynamics, style, and overall execution.
    • Knowledge of music theory, as applies to contemporary worship music.
    • Desire to improve and maintains overall quality musicianship in the worship experience.
    • Strong calling or heart for worship ministry, plus desire and ability to lead others on the worship team.
    • Previous experience leading worship, leading a band and leading rehearsals for Church Services.
    • Encourage, pray for, and support members of the team as needed. Though this role is not a pastor position, shepherding/caring for members of the team is needed for the health of the worship team and ministry.
    • Inspire the congregation to engage deeply in worship through song and exhortation both while on the stage leading worship and off the stage as a staff member of the church.
    • Host workshops & trainings, either by leading it yourself or by inviting outside speakers to equip worship team members in their craft.
    • Plan a worship set well, prayerfully discerning themes, matching them to the sermon if appropriate and being aware of musical flow and energy.
    • Communicate worship set, flow and “song map” to worship team.
    • Run rehearsals both during the week and before church services begin.
    • Work with, equip, & empower other worship leaders within the congregation to lead their teams on Sundays and special services.

    Technical Skills: 

    • Google Suite and software needed for worship teams, such as, Song select, Planning Center / Services.
    • Familiar with how music systems work regarding sound production and gear.
    • Working knowledge of band equipment and systems: Able to lead and guide the team with regards to instrument and equipment care and use within a band.
    • Able to work with tech teams to purchase and maintain equipment.
    • Continues to learn and improve as a worship leader.
      Is teachable, flexible, humble, and able to receive constructive criticism with grace for oneself and others.

    Languages: While English is our primary spoken language, we value diversity in our cultures & ethnicities. We incorporate other languages into our services from time to time. Additionally, if you are able to lead worship songs in Spanish, or are bilingual in Spanish this is a great plus!

    Application closes: December 31, 2022

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