Protestant Service Pianist

MCAS Cherry Point Musicians

11 Sep 2021

MCAS Cherry Point


Pianist Keyboardist


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



1.0 Background:

This contract is part-time and establishes the duties of the Liturgical Pianist at Memorial Chapel, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. The length of this contract will be one base year plus four (4) option years.

2.0 Scope:

The pianist will provide professional expertise and support for chapel services at Memorial Chapel, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, including but not limited to:

2.1.1 Prior to working in this position the pianist must:

2.1.1 Have a degree in piano/organ performance from an accredited institution and/or at least three years’ experience as a church organist-pianist.

2.1.2 Play other instruments such as the violin, guitar or other appropriate church instruments.

2.1.3 Must be able to read music from the Armed Forces Hymnal and demonstrate competence through a resume and an audition and oral interview with the Command Chaplain.

2.1.4 Obtain a background check from the local police department at the pianist’s own expense.

2.1.5 Secure a pianist badge, within five (5) working days of contract award, from Pass and ID (Bldg. 251, (252) 466-5921), regardless of any other military ID card, which the pianist currently owns. The pianist must display his/her pianist badge at all times while working in the vicinity of his/her duties.

2.1.6 Attend an orientation brief given by the Memorial Chapel staff.

2.1.7 Provide piano support every Sunday at the Protestant 0900 Liturgical Traditional Service.

2.1.8 Consult with the Protestant chaplain regarding the selection and performance of Protestant service music.

2.1.9 When directed by the Command Chaplain, piano support for memorial services, associated rehearsals and other special services and programs that are a part of the Command Religious Program.

2.1.10 When unavailable for a regularly scheduled worship service, provide a qualified substitute. Pianist will advise the chapel contracting officer of their absence at least one week in advance. If no replacement is provided, the pianist will forfeit pay for that day.

2.1.11 Appraise the Command Chaplain of malfunctioning musical instruments and required service.

2.1.12 Remain professionally current through personal study, training, conferences, workshops and seminars at your own expense.

3.0 Deliverables:

Provide a minimum of Five (5) hours of Pianist services per week. Schedule will be as follows:

a) Sunday- One (1) hour worship service

b)Monday- One (1) hour planning bulletin selections

c)Wednesday- Three (3) hours of rehearsal time

d)Provide services as need for special services i.e. memorials and weddings.

4.0 Period of Performance

The Period of Performance for this contract is September 14th 2020 – September 13th 2021 plus four option years.

5.0 Place of Performance

MCAS Station Chapel 

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 "2.1.1 Prior to working in this position the pianist must:" 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 “MCAS Cherry Point”).  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. Depending on security software, candidates are requested to monitor spam folders for further application communications from MMI.