Ecumenical Director of Music Pianist Keyboardist

Camp Lejeune Main Chapel Musicians

15 Aug 2019

Camp Lejeune Main Chapel


Director and Lead Musician


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

1. BACKGROUND: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune was established in September 1941 and is the home of the “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness”. As a component of the base, the Command Chaplain’s Office has the mission to develop personal and families of operating forces and the Camp Lejeune community for spiritual and personnel readiness through ministries, pastoral care, and the provision for and facilitation of the free exercise of religion.

2.0 DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE: The music director shall perform pianist or keyboard musician services in support of the Tarawa Terrace Protestant Chapel worship services and other religious events as determined by the Marine Corps Base Chaplain’s Office and is required to support the missions and responsibilities of the Command Religious Program. The services shall include, but not limited to:

2.1 The music director shall meet with the Officiating Chaplain to plan and coordinate worship services, prior to conducting any services. The music director shall select pre-approved music and creative worship elements for worship services.

2.2 The music director shall schedule, provide and evaluate rehearsals for vocal and instrumental musicians. Rehearsals may include adult choir, children’s choir, instrumental ensembles and vocal or instrumental soloist and should last approximately two hours. Scheduled rehearsals will be conducted on a week night one per week.

2.3 The music director shall lead corporate worship during regular service times and other special services for active duty personnel.

2.4 The music director shall provide for prelude, offertory, special music, and postlude musical selections. The music director shall oversee the sound, light, and media dynamics of the worship services.

2.5 The music director shall oversee stage setup for the regular services, special services and rehearsals to reduce distractions and enhance the overall worship experience.

2.6 The music director shall plan, organize, and conduct music for seasonal programs (Christmas, Easter, etc.) and for special events such as revivals and congregational social events.

2.7 The music director shall provide support for special services which may be scheduled during the church calendar year or during civic holidays and will be coordinated by the Officiating Chaplain. The special services include such events as funerals, memorials, and special religious observations. Services for weddings are not authorized.

2.8 The music director, in support of regular scheduled services and special events, shall arrive at the appointed place of performance 15 minutes before the scheduled event.

2.9 The music director shall apprise the Chaplain of any malfunctions of the instruments and any required services needed to maintain the instruments musical integrity. Funding requests for necessary repairs, supplies, and musical literature are submitted by the Chaplain or their designated representative. The music director shall submit budget input in relations to purchase of music, equipment, and supplies.

2.10 The music director shall notify the Officiating Chaplain by telephone or email when they are unable to perform services due to illness, inclement weather, or emergency. Notification for any of the above examples should be given with as much advance notice as possible. Scheduled vacations require two week notice.

2.11 The music director shall provide and compensate a pre-approved substitute when unable to perform services required as depicted in the Performance Work Statement.

2.11.1 The music director agrees to assign to the contract the person whose resume, personnel data forms, or personnel qualification statements were submitted as required by paragraph 3.0 to fill the requirements of the contract. No substitution or addition of personnel shall be made.

2.11.2 The Music director agrees that during the first 60 days of the contract performance period no personnel substitutions will be permitted unless such substitutions are necessitated by an individual’s sudden illness, death or termination of employment. In any of these events, the Music director shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer and provide the information required by paragraph (2.11.3) below.

3.0 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: These support services require an extensive knowledge of Christian music, religious service organization, and music program development. Leadership ability to direct choirs and develop musical programs is also required.

Quotes shall submit the resume for the personnel the vendor plans to hire showing their qualifications, experience, certifications, as required by paragraphs 3.1-3.5 as specified below:

3.1 Individual shall possess a minimum of five years’ experience reading music and playing a piano, keyboard, or organ in a church congregation.

3.2 Individual shall be familiar with liturgical or contemporary worship service formats.

3.3 Individual shall possess a minimum of two years’ experience playing liturgical or contemporary Christian music.

3.4 Individual shall be able to lead/direct specific faith group music services.


4.1 The period of performance is 9 September 2019 through 8 September 2020.

4.2 One option year is authorized with a period of performance of 9 September 2020 through 8 September 2021.

4.3 The music director shall perform services on site at the Tarawa Terrace Protestant Chapel, Bldg. 2469, Camp Lejeune, NC or other sites as coordinated by the Chaplain.

4.4 30-days written notice is required prior to termination of this contract by either party.


5.1 Sunday 0830-1200 for Divine Worship;

5.2 Direction and Support of two (2) hours of rehearsal time one week night per week;

5.3 Support of non-routine Chapel programs and services.

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 "3.0 MINIMUM 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 online at this job board or you may apply directly at: (scroll down to “Camp LeJeune”).  Your application must include three (3) references 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.