Protestant Worship Leader Pianist Guitarist or Keyboardist

Fort Moore Chapels Musicians

01 May 2024

Fort Moore Chapels

Musicians

Pianist Guitarist or Keyboardist

Ecumenical

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The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:

Specific tasks

1 Basic Services:  The worship leader shall provide live, quality instrumental music for worship services and rehearsals as required by the Senior Pastor Chaplain of each service according to the needs of that congregation.  Music may be requested for Roman Catholic, Traditional and Contemporary Protestant, Gospel, and Praise settings.  Services are scheduled for Saturday or Sunday at one of the Fort Benning Chapels or designated government facilities.  In addition to the normal scheduled worship services, the worship leader  shall provide for occasional Special Services and Memorials. 

Qualifications  

1.1 The qualified worship leader must provide at least three (3) professional references from within last three (3) years who can confirm the worship leader’s musical and personal excellence while serving as the primary worship leader in a recurring worship service.  Worship leaders without experience in a worship setting may be considered if the criteria for references and musical abilities can be met.  Each reference shall also verify their own credibility as a professional worship leader, clergy, etc. in a recognized church setting or applicable setting.  

1.2 Each worship leader shall be able to sight read music and demonstrate musical proficiency on the piano/keyboard, and for the electric organ if used as the primary instrument for leading worship.  

 1.3 Worship leader shall present a professional and neat appearance at all times and conduct shall not reflect discredit upon this installation or the Department of the Army.

2 SPECIFIC Tasks Worship leaders: 

2.1 Worship services that require rehearsals will be predetermined by the Senior Chaplain for that location.  In the event that a rehearsal is required, the worship leader shall be required to provide 60 minutes for music rehearsal prior to the worship service; prepare music for warm-up of choir/soloist voices to ensure readiness for worship service; play preludes, postludes, offertory music, accompany congregational singing and special music; provide cues for soloist or small groups in singing special music as needed; select music appropriate for church season or to support sermon topics, if requested, for each worship service in conjunction with the presiding Chaplain; and ensure that all music selections and mode of distribution/display comply with applicable copyright laws.  Each liturgy/worship service or special event is estimated to last no longer than two (2) hours.

2.2 The worship leader shall have experience with and working knowledge of audiovisual equipment, to include sound board, laptop, and audio/video recording and editing equipment. 

2.3 Worship and Worship Rehearsals:  Accompany (play piano/organ/guitar/keyboard) or direct musical selections during designated regular worship services including accompany singing of hymns, choruses, and spiritual songs; choral responses, anthems, and special music that enhances the atmosphere of worship for the particular congregation.  Accompany regular choir rehearsals:  play the piano/organ/guitar/keyboard and/or direct accompaniment for choir/worship team rehearsals.  Proficiency with the guitar is not required but is a plus. 

2.4 All employees shall conduct themselves in an acceptable manner.  Attitude, demeanor, dress, and relationships with the Chapel staff and members of the congregation shall reflect positively on the religious program. 

2.5 Communicate with the chaplains, priests, song/worship leaders, and other worship leaders conducting the service to ensure a coordinated service of worship for the congregation.  Plan and coordinate all musical selections with the Chaplain/Pastor of the congregation or appropriate designated representative to select music in keeping with the theme of worship service.

2. 6 Select for choir/solo presentation music that enhances the atmosphere of worship for the particular congregation as directed by the Chaplain/Pastor.

2. 7 Coordinate and/or provide music for all services and adjust tempo and style of choir selections to enhance the congregation’s ability to participate in worship as directed by the Chaplain/Pastor.

2. 8 Provide music selections to the Chaplain/Pastor by the time designated for publication in worship service bulletins or worship slides.

2.9 worship leaders may be required to play at any Chapel on Fort Benning when directed by COR.

2. 10 Worship leaders shall be present at least 30 minutes prior to each Mass or Chapel Service and 15 minutes before each rehearsal. The worship leader shall not leave during the service unless the COR has approved of it.

2. 11 Worship leaders shall monitor all government provided instruments used by the worship leader and report requirements or repair or replacement to the COR or his designated representative.

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 the specific attributes/qualifications in "Qualifications" above need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.  

Apply directly at: https://music-ministry.jobsoid.com (scroll down to “Fort Moore”) in order to expedite your application.  Your application requires providing reference information for (3) individuals including one priest or pastor who can attest to your abilities as they relate to this job posting.  References must include: name, title, organization, relationship to you, email address (necessary field) and phone number. Depending on security software, candidates are requested to monitor spam folders for further application communications from MMI.