The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:
1. SCOPE OF WORK. The musician shall lead the worship program for the Fort
Gordon Barnes Avenue Friendship Chapel Contemporary Service. The musician will
provide services as a musician and worship team leader working in accordance with the
Protestant religious program, which is planned and implemented by the Senior Chaplain
Pastor. Work shall be accomplished in accordance with the requirements set forth in
this statement of work.
a. Qualifications: The musician shall meet the following qualifications:
(1) The musician shall be a worship leader with three years or more of
experience leading a worship team in a contemporary Protestant church setting.
The musician must be thoroughly trained to lead contemporary style music on
keyboard / piano and / or guitar.
(2) The musician shall be able to sing and read sheet music. The musician
must be able to contextualize music to the projected installation community and
identify alternative arrangements to include theologically sound hymns. The
musician shall be trained and experienced in leading contemporary worship
through the use of current praise and worship songs. The musician shall have
thorough and ongoing knowledge of contemporary worship music, to include
music for weekly regularly scheduled services, and when available, special
services and events.
(3) The musician shall be able to coordinate and communicate with a team of up
to 10 or more musicians and singers. The musician must have experience using
Planning Center Online or another online data collaboration tool. The musician
must be able to use Easy worship or similar group presentation computer
(4) The musician shall be able to input data to Planning Center Online or similar
collaboration planning tools.
(5) Musician shall be able to advise pastor on technical aspects of equipment to
include microphones and stands; musical instruments to include at least piano,
guitar and drums; video projection software; sound mixers; facility acoustics;
cabling and speakers.
2. MUSICIAN PERSONNEL
a. Competency of Musician Personnel. All services under this contract are to be
performed by an adult of at least 19 years of age with verifiable moral character and
spiritual maturity. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check to include
past events and training. The musician shall be fully qualified to perform the
required services without any supervision or direction by government personnel.
b. Musician Points of Contact. The musician shall provide the Contracting Officer
and the COR with the names of a primary and alternate point of contact with telephone
numbers, in case of emergency.
c. Personal Property. The musician shall ensure that personal property is clearly
marked and identified to preclude misidentification as government property.
3. HOURS OF OPERATION. The musician shall provide the required products and
services as indicated in the delivery schedule of the contract.
a. Musician is required to be present for an entire rehearsal session, regularly
scheduled worship service, or special service, and is expected to play at appropriate
times during each as required. Musician shall be compensated on the basis of each
service provided and not on an hourly basis. Payment will not be made for partial
attendance at worship service events, rehearsals, or special services without
approval from the Government Technical Representative and the Resource Manager.
b. Regularly Scheduled Worship Services. Musician shall provide a event
during the worship service as well as two rehearsals. One rehearsal must be prior to the
worship service and one scheduled for a different day of the week. For the rehearsal
prior to the worship service, the musician’s attendance time is required from beginning
of rehearsal through the end of the worship service and will not exceed 4 hours. The
Government Technical Representative will provide the musician a minimum of 24
hours prior notice only if the time and date of a regularly scheduled worship service is
changed. The current time and location of the Worship Service is 1000 at Barnes
Avenue Friendship Chapel. Song selection will be coordinated with the Senior Chaplain
Pastor or pastoral team representative at least one week prior to the service.
c. Rehearsals are currently being held on Sundays before the service start time. The
two required rehearsals will not exceed two hours in length, each, for a total practice
time each week of not more than four hours. Any changes to rehearsal dates and times
will be pre-coordinated not later than 72 hours, prior to the requested change, with the
Chaplain leading the service.
d. Musician may provide a qualified substitute in rare circumstances when
musician is unable to provide service for a event or special service. The
musician must notify the Government Technical Representative in advance that the
substitute will be performing and must be granted approval of the substitute. The
substitute shall provide services in accordance with the terms and conditions
established in the purchase order. The Government has no contractual obligations with
the substitute. Compensation for service provided by a substitute shall be made to the
musician and not to the substitute.
e. The musician must be able to respond to a request for special service within 48
f. Document of Work/Reports. The musician shall maintain a log of the work
performed and provide a timesheet to the technical representative and the acceptor on
a monthly basis as payment request supporting documentation. The timesheet must be
signed by both musician and technical representative.
4. Anticipated Service requirements.
Worship Services: 1000 at Barnes Avenue Friendship Chapel
Rehearsals: Twice a week, with one of the rehearsals immediately preceding the
Sunday 1000 service
Special Services: TBD
Consulting Services: Advising pastor on the technical aspects of equipment and
facilities used for event
6. Definitions. For compensation purposes, the following definitions in the context of this
a. Event - A event is musician’s playing of a musical instrument
during appropriate times during one complete regularly scheduled worship service from
beginning of worship service through postlude. A minimum of one up to a maximum of 4
weekly regularly scheduled events may be required. However, one event
per week is currently required. A event includes all songs and hymns appearing
in the worship bulletin or directed by the Senior Chaplain Pastor, plus appropriate
musical selections for Preludes, Postludes, Offertories, Anthems, and special
selections. The musician shall be required to play hymns / songs at the prescribed
tempo of the pastor / technical representative. Musician will construct song lyric slide
presentations and submit to the pastor no later than four days before weekly scheduled
b. Rehearsals – Musician’s singing and playing of musical instrument at
appropriate times during a practice session with an established choir or other
musicians, or a combination thereof. Rehearsals are allowed for choir, special music, or
special services. The Government Technical Representative will coordinate all
rehearsals other than regularly scheduled rehearsals by notifying all musicians required
for unscheduled rehearsals of the rescheduled date and time a minimum of 24 hours in
advance. A minimum of one up to a maximum of 4 weekly regularly scheduled
rehearsals may be required. However, two rehearsals per week is currently required.
Musician will input data to the online planning tools used by the pastor to include song
selections, song arrangement, sheet music, music team assignments, and automated
email or text messages to music team and block-out dates. Musician will test sound
and video equipment to ensure proper functioning and request set up to pastor for
c. Special Services - Musician’s playing of a musical instrument at appropriate
times during other than regularly scheduled weekly services. Special services may
include but not be limited to special / holy day services, memorials, funerals, holy days
of obligation, and holidays such as Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Interested Candidates are requested to forward their resume together with three references from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s good work and steadiness. Candidates who do not possess at least three years of performing steadily as a worship musician and worship leader in a church or chapel need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.