Protestant Pianist Worship Musician

Hohenfels Main Post Chapel Musicians

29 Apr 2021

Hohenfels Main Post Chapel

Musicians

Pianist

1

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

1.0 Introduction.

This is a non-personal services contract to provide Protestant Music Support (Hohenfels Main Post Chapel, Hohenfels, AE, Germany 92366 ) for the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, APO AE 09114. The Government will not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers. The Musician shall perform to the standards specified in this JOB DESCRIPTION. Contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the musician who, in turn is responsible to the Government. The musician shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary as defined in this JOB DESCRIPTION. The musician shall perform to the standards and acceptable quality levels identified in this JOB DESCRIPTION and associated contract documents. The musician shall perform all related administrative actions required or requested by USAG Bavaria RSO to provide services or perform work in the JOB DESCRIPTION.

1.1 Background.

This is a non-personal service(s) contract to provide Protestant Music Service Support (Hohenfels Chapel). Musician shall lead worship by playing the piano, keyboard or guitar for all scheduled regular and special worship services and rehearsals. Special worship services include memorials.

1.2 Objectives.

The musician shall provide music supports to the Hohenfels’ Protestant service within the performance of the JOB DESCRIPTION. Services rendered under this contract will be Protestant music support for Hohenfels Protestant Chapel Community in USAG Bavaria, Germany. Music provided shall be conducted for religious services in accordance with ARMY CHAPLAIN CORPS ACTIVITIES

1.2.1 The musician shall ensure all work in support of mission requirements tendered to the Government for acceptance conforms to the measurable performance standards of quality, timeliness, and quantity specified in the JOB DESCRIPTION of this contract. Without additional expense to the Government, the musician shall obtain/ensure submusicians obtain all licenses, and permits required to perform this work under this contract. The intent is to establish work requirements that are performance-based and results oriented. This approach is intended to allow the musician to determine the best and most cost effective ways to fulfill base operations and their component needs, emphasizing innovation and commercial best practices.

2.2 General Information.

2.2.1 Hours of Operation.

The musician is responsible for conducting business during the regular weekly services and special services according to a set service schedule, typically between the hours of 0900 – 1130 Sundays except when the Government facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government directed facility closings. The musician must at all times maintain an adequate workforce for the uninterrupted performance of all tasks defined within this JOB DESCRIPTION when the Government facility is not closed for the above reasons. The Government facility office hours, facility operating hours, and the musician support hour requirements often coincide, however, they may differ. Please refer to the following.

3.0 Performance Task Requirements

3.1 Standards of Music Service

The musician shall provide services for Protestant Music Service Support (Hohenfels Protestant Chapel) according to a standard for measurement of the USAG Bavaria RSO’s religious support plan and requirements.

3.1.1 Standards (STDs) for Weekly Services.

The musician shall obtain and provide the Hymn numbers for weekly services to the chapel office two days prior for the rehearsals (Deliverable A008). The musician shall be well groomed, neat and give a professional appearance at all times when exercising the tasks of this contract. The musician shall be at the chapel thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of the service/program. The musician shall begin playing music five (5) minutes prior to the start of the service/program as people arrive. The musician shall play the piano for the prelude, choral call to worship, praise choruses, congregational hymns, special music arrangements, prayer time instrumental music, and the postlude i.e. music related to the style of worship during these services. The musician shall provide a qualified alternate musician when unable to personally perform for worship services or rehearsals. The musician shall coordinate with COR/Chapel Pastor about the alternate musician and provide the name and telephone number of the alternate musician to the COR/chapel Pastor two (2) days prior to the scheduled service (Deliverable A009). In the event that the alternate musician is a U.S. military member or DoD civilian, the musician shall brief them to obtain prior proper approvals before performing.

3.1.2 Standards (STDs) for Choir / Praise Team Rehearsals.

The musician shall obtain and provide the Hymn numbers for rehearsals to the chapel office two (2) days prior to the rehearsals (Deliverable A010). The musician shall be at the chapel thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of the service/program. The musician shall begin playing music five (5) minutes prior to the start of the service/program as people arrive. The musician shall provide a qualified alternate musician when unable to personally perform for worship services or rehearsals. The musician shall coordinate with COR/Chapel Pastor two (2) days prior to the scheduled services. The musician shall provide the name and telephone number of the alternate musician to the COR/chapel Pastor two (2) days prior to the scheduled service (Deliverable A011). In the event that the alternate musician is a U.S. military member or DoD civilian, the musician shall brief them to obtain prior proper approvals before performing.

3.1.3 Standards (STDs) for Special Services (The Protestant senior chaplain or chaplain’s office will notify to the musician whether it will be a special service or not.)

The musician shall obtain and provide the Hymn numbers for special services to the chapel office two (2) days prior to the special service/program (Deliverable A012). The musician shall be well groomed, neat and give a professional appearance at all times when exercising the tasks of this contract. The musician shall be at the chapel thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of the service/program. The musician shall begin playing music five (5) minutes prior to the start of the service/program as people arrive. The musician shall play the piano for the prelude, choral call to worship, praise choruses, congregational hymns, special music arrangements, prayer time instrumental music, choral amen, and the postlude i.e. music related to the style of worship during these services. The musician shall provide a qualified alternate musician when unable to personally perform for worship services or rehearsals. The musician shall coordinate with COR/Chapel Pastor two (2) days prior to the scheduled services. The musician shall provide the name and telephone number of the alternate musician the COR/chapel Pastor two (2) days prior to the scheduled service (Deliverable A013). In the event that the alternate musician is a U.S. military member or DoD civilian, the musician shall brief them to obtain prior proper approvals before performing.

4.1 Outline the Tasks.

The musician shall provide musical accompaniment for regular worship services and special services. The musical accompaniment includes preludes, postludes, offertories, congregational hymns, and other music as selected during the worship hour; music performed by the choir, and soloists as coordinated by the choir director to include “warm-ups” of fifteen (15) minutes or less prior to the service. The weekly music rehearsals scheduled by the choir director or Pastor of the service includes meeting with the choir in coordination with the choir director to practice and familiarize oneself with the selected pieces and performing the cantatas during the designated service. Total number of rehearsals shall not exceed 52.

5.0 Technical Exhibit 2 –

Estimated Workload Data. ITEM

NAME

ESTIMATED QUANTITY

1

Music for Regular Services

52

104 hrs

2

Music for Rehearsals

52

104 hrs

3

Music for Special Services

30

60 hrs

 

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 Personnel.

7.0 Technical Exhibit 4 - Special Services/Events.

Musician shall provide musical accompaniment on the Piano during special services for memorials and funerals, to include preludes, postludes, offertories, congregational hymns, and other music as selected during the worship hour; music performed by the choir, and soloists as coordinated by the choir director to include “warm-ups” of fifteen (15) minutes or less prior to the service.

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..   

Apply directly at: https://music-ministry.jobsoid.com (scroll down to “Hohenfels”).  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.