Minister of MusicMt. Prospect Baptist Church
Mt. Prospect Baptist Church is seeking a Minister of Music to lead all aspects of our music ministry. The position reports to the Personnel Committee with day to day direction from the Pastor. The Minister of Music is responsible for growing the overall music ministry, carrying out the vision of Sunday morning worship services, and leading music ministry for special services and events consistent with the overall church vision. Additionally, the incumbent will provide day to day direction for the assistant minister of music and musicians.
*Direct and provide musical accompaniment (written and by ear) and/or leadership for all choirs/ensembles which constitute the music ministry of Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, Inc.
*Hold regular rehearsals for each choir at pre-determined times. Such rehearsals shall be held prior to the Sunday when the choir is scheduled to sing for worship service.
*Prepare, direct, and play seasonally appropriate music for Sunday morning worship service.
*Direct and provide music for special services as needed including: a) funeral of Church members or related family members; b) Vacation Bible School, c.) Church revivals; d.) Watch Night Services; e.) Juneteenth Celebration; f.) anniversary programs; g.) Church choir visitations; and h.) similar events
*Assist in securing a replacement musician when unable to attend services.
*Actively recruit and encourage other members to participate in the Church choirs.
*Be a good ambassador for the Church on Sundays as well as at other times.
*Conduct him/herself and behave in such a way as to reflect Christian virtues.
*Assume responsibility for all music and budget preparation and submittal in the Church.
*Teach and grow musical capabilities of Church choirs and overall music ministry.
*Must be faithful in prayer and have a deep passion for Christian worship
*Must demonstrate integrity in all aspects of life including academic, intellectual, spiritual, moral and financial
*Self-motivated leader with the ability to multi-task with ease
*Strong interpersonal and relational skills
*Adaptability and flexibility
*Must possess communication skills to work equally well with the various age groups involved with our music program
Education & Experience
*Experience leading music ministry
*Experience with playing a Hammond organ, piano, and keyboard
*Experience in church ministry leadership and worship planning required
*Possess the ability to sight read and play by ear
*Ability to teach music parts and develop new voices and new song leaders
*Formal music education (preferred but not required)
*Employee will provide two weeks’ notice to Chairperson of the Personnel Committee prior to absence from rehearsals or worship services
*Employee will ensure all areas of responsibility are covered prior to absence
*Employee will attend scheduled rehearsals, meetings, pertinent to the functioning of the Mt. Prospect Music Ministry
Salary - Commensurate with experience and church budget.
** Applicant must agree to criminal and civil background check prior to employment