Catholic Organist Worship Musician

USAG Stuttgart Chapel Musicians

29 Apr 2021

USAG Stuttgart Chapel




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


1.1 The Government requires Musician Services
(Organist) in support of military religious and worship
activities. The Musician shall provide support to the Religious Support Office
(RSO), Chaplains, and Religious Affairs Specialists for Department of the Army
(DA).The location(s) and time(s) specified in the PWS or modified in the
contract by the Contracting Officer.

1.2 The musician shall facilitate the communal, public
worship life enhancing full and active participation of the
assembly/congregation through provision of musical environment for Liturgical,
and Catholic worship services, in collaboration with Military Chaplain, Chaplain Staff, Religious Affairs
Specialists, and Civilian workforce.

1.3 Chapel Worship Services provide and ensure the free
exercise of religion for Soldiers, their family members, Department of Defense
civilians, and other authorized personnel in the military community. Music is a
crucial part of worship elements and plays an important role in enhancing the
worship experience of participants.


2.1 This is a Non-Personal Services Contract between the
USAG-Stuttgart/Panzer, Patch, Robinson Installations, Religious Support Office
(RSO) the musician to perform tasks and provide deliverables identified herein.
This PWS defines the requirements/deliverables of the musician; ensuring the
individual Free Exercise of Religion for military personnel, family members,
and authorized personnel; a statutory requirement under USC Title X.

2.2 This contract does not create an employer-employee
relationship between the Government and Musician, as well as any corporation,
partnership, business association, other party or legal entity with which the Musician
may be associated. The Government assumes no responsibility for costs incurred
for services performed by the musician that are not included in this contract.
There are no provisions for lodging, employee benefits, medical care,
retirement or Workmen's Compensation Insurance. Payment will be made monthly on
a per service basis.

2.3 The Musician shall provide support for those services
for which no Unit Ministry Team (UMT) members (Chaplains and Religious Affairs
Specialists), RSO Department of the Army (DA) Civilians and volunteers can
provide. The contract cannot duplicate duties required or provided by these
entities as contracted services are an exception to policy.

2.4 This contract is not a fulltime position with a
standard 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday-type work environment.
Workdays and hours may vary according to the approved Calendar of Events, tasks
outlined in the CLINs and the time of meetings. Many of the tasks will require
holiday, evening, and weekend hours.

2.5 No UMT member, military member, DA Civilian, fellow musician
or volunteer can supervise or direct the Musician or control the method by
which he/she performs the required tasks. Under no circumstances shall a work
schedule be prepared for the Musician or the impression be given that the Musician
is an employee of the Government. It is the responsibility of the Musician to
guard against any actions that are of the nature of personal services, give the
impression of personal services or portray his/her position as that of an

2.6 Under no circumstances shall a Musician provide
direction to a Religious Affairs Specialist (RAS), general military member, a
DA Civilian, fellow musician or volunteer, nor shall he/she represent in an
official capacity of the Federal Government, U.S. Army or the local
congregation that the contract supports.

3.0 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE. The Government contemplates a four-year contract
consisting of a 12 month base plus three 12-month optional periods of performance.

For Christian/Catholic Services,
the Place of Performance is at Government facility, USAG-Stuttgart/Panzer
Kaserne/Patch Barracks/Robinson Barracks.


5.1 General

5.1.1 Musician shall attend planning and coordination meetings
and provide necessary musical input for services.

5.1.2 Musician personnel shall regard personal information
on all applicants, volunteers, and participants as confidential. Musician shall
comply with all privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations. As required
by public laws and military regulations, the Musician shall divulge information
of illegal activities to the proper authorities.

5.1.3 The Musician personnel shall present a neat,
well-groomed appearance appropriate for religious worship services and other
activities identified in this PWS while performing under this contract.

5.2 Musician personnel shall behave in a professional
manner befitting US military religious support activities. Musician personnel
shall demonstrate dignity and respect, keeping in harmony with the values and
norms of the Army Chaplain Corps. Musician personnel shall refrain from using
offensive language such as swearing, cursing, disparaging language, and other
such communications.

5.3 Organ Musician Services

5.3.1 Contractor shall provide Organ Musical Support to
include preludes, postludes, offertory, accompanying singing of
hymns/choruses/spiritual songs, background music for meditation, prayers and

5.3.2 Contractor shall perform Catholic and Liturgical style

5.3.4 Contractor shall participate in rehearsal services. Weekly. To be coordinated with the Staff Chaplain. Not
to exceed 1 hour per rehearsal. Special Services rehearsals, to be coordinated with
Staff Chaplain. Not to exceed 1 hour each. The Contractor shall arrive 30 minutes prior to the
scheduled service or rehearsal and remain 5 minutes following the benediction. Rehearsal locations shall be in accordance with
paragraph 4.0 above.

5.3.5 The Contractor shall perform at all scheduled services
and miss no more than 2 per year.

5.4 Task 3 Music Support for

5.4.1 Memorial ceremonies and services are determined by,
and coordinated with, the Chapel Pastor. The Contractor shall provide worship support
to include the prelude and postlude music for the ceremony as well as
accompaniment of any musical pieces required as part of the program.

5.4.2 Standard: The contractor will be prepared to support a
memorial ceremony on short notice if necessary as commanders determine the
timing based upon operational tempo and unit needs. The contractor will need to
rehearse on the day prior and the ceremony not to exceed 30 minutes.

6.0 MUSICIAN QUALIFICATIONS. The Musician shall provide a resume and
documentation to substantiate personal qualifications. Although a specific
degree is not mandatory, any credentials pertaining to this position, training
and experience is considered in the award.

6.1 Musician:

6.1.1 Musicians shall be musically proficient on their
specific instrument, proficient in reading music, and possess experience
performing in religious worship settings.

6.1.2 Musicians shall possess sufficient experience playing
their specific musical instruments appropriate at public worship services.
Generally the Government requires a minimum of two years of experience. This
requirement is waiverable by the COR upon senior installation Chaplain’s review
and approval of key personnel resumes of primary or replacement musician
personnel. Any request for waiver must address how proposed musician employee’s
knowledge, skills, education, or training prepared the employee to perform the
tasks satisfactorily absent two years of relevant experience.

6.1.3 Musician shall provide a resume which identifies musician
personnel’s professional and spiritual understanding of church music,
determined by a history of working specifically in development of musical
worship plans.

6.2 Background Checks and Investigations: Contract
personnel shall submit to and pass a thorough Criminal History Background Check
per Public Law 101-647, Section 231, Crime Control Act of 1990; DoD 1402.5,
Criminal History background Checks on Individuals in Child Care Services, AFI
31-501 Background Checks/Investigations and 36 WG/HC OI 31-3, Background
Investigation. The background check will be coordinated by the Chaplain
Division and includes an Installation Records Check and a Child Care National
Agency Check and Inquires.

6.3 Competency of Musician Personnel. All services under
this contract are to be performed by an adult. Applicants must be willing to
undergo a background check. The Musician shall be fully qualified to perform
the required services without any supervision or direction by Government

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 Section "6.0 MUSICIAN QUALIFICATIONS" above need not apply. This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications..   

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