Worship Leader and Musician

Fort Gordon Musicians

01 May 2021

Fort Gordon


Worship Leader



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.


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

order apply

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

upcoming events.

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.