Roman Catholic Mass Organist and Pianist

Camp Zama Chapel - Zama Musicians

14 Apr 2021

Camp Zama Chapel - Zama


Pianist and Organist


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

1. DISCRIPTION OF SERVICES. The musician shall provide all necessary personnel, supervision, management, tools, equipment, transportation, materials and any other items or services necessary to perform the Musician Catholic Organ services at Bldg 500, Zama Chapel Center, Camp Zama Japan in accordance with this Performance Work Statement (PWS), the attached appendices and with commercial and local standards.

1.1. The musician shall provide a Musician Catholic Organ to assist the Catholic congregation in worship at Bldg 500, Zama Chapel Center, Camp Zama Japan. The Musician Catholic Organ shall play the organ/piano to provide instrumental music for the following services in accordance with the estimated schedule as specified in Appendix A.

(a) Music worship

(b) Rehearsal for music worship

(c) Providing musical accompaniment for special music worship services (i.e. Christmas, Easter, etc.).

1.2. The Musician Catholic Organ shall support the Chaplaincy’s religious support mission by providing professional, technical assistance to bring worship services to the soldiers and their families. The

Musician Catholic Organ shall also:

(a) Coordinate all musical selections with the Chaplain Pastor of the congregation or his/her designated representative to select music in keeping with the theme of the worship service.

(b) Accompany choir/solo music presentations that enhance the atmosphere of worship for the particular congregation.

(c) Coordinate with the worship leader and adjust tempo, and style of choir accompaniment to enhance the congregation’s ability to participate in worship.

1.3. The Government will provide an organ/piano to the musician at the work site strictly for the performance of this contract.

1.4. The Musician Catholic Organ falls under the USAG-J Chaplain’s program as defined in the Command Master Religious Program (CMRP). The mission of the Chaplain’s program is to provide essential elements of the religious service to include worship service for all assigned soldiers, civilians, and family members.


2.1.1. Qualification Requirement. A minimum of 5 years of experience as a pianist is necessary. Sufficient communication skills in English to perform the tasks and activities described at paragraph 1.2. are required. The Musician Catholic Organ shall have an experience in church organ/piano for contemporary Christian music and choir support and special music support for funeral and wedding. The musician may provide a qualified substitute for a period of time if approved by the GR.

The substitute will have the same qualifications as the musician in the performance of their duties. Any active duty military substitute(s) must have a Memorandum for Record from their commander with permission to substitute. However, in all cases, the substitute shall have no claim whatsoever against the Government for services rendered and the compensation to be paid to the substitute shall be a matter entirely between the musician and the substitute.




Music Worship Sunday

0900 – 1000 hours 52 services

Rehearsal for Music Worship Thursday

1700 – 1800 hours 52 services

Special Music Worship To be determined

16 services


120 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 "2.0. GENERAL INFORMATIONv" 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: (scroll down to “Camp Zama”).  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.