Protestant Worship Music Director Musician Pianist Keyboardist or Guitarist

Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base West gate - Gangelt Musicians

15 Sep 2021

Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base West gate - Gangelt


Pianist Guitarist or Keyboardist


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



1.1.1. Scope of Work: The musicians shall serve as the primary musician for the Protestant Worship Service. The musician shall provide piano, or keyboard and/or guitar accompaniment during the worship services, the worship music requirements and expectation of the chaplain assigned to lead the worship service.

1.1.2. Location: Primary facilities, but not limited to for unforeseen reasons or special services, will be Chapel Bldg 3, GK NATO AB, Germany.

1.1.3. Workmanship: All work shall be accomplished within the guidelines of the assigned Protestant Worship Service Chaplain, Air Force Instructions, and the Installation Chaplain’s Policy Statements.

1.1.4. Work to be Accomplished: Coordinate all music support requirements for the Protestant Worship programs with the assigned Protestant Worship chaplain or designated representative. The Protestant Worship chaplain or designated representative (Protestant Community Coordinator) will provide the musician with the necessary information relative for the various chapel services and activities. Coordinate with the assigned Protestant Worship Service Chaplain for special services (including but not limited to “Unity” or “Ecumenical” Services). Musician shall be given a 30-day notice before performing for special services. (exception: unplanned emergencies such as a memorial or funeral services) Coordinate with the respective music team volunteers, when available, when they are to perform for a schedule activity. Be in place with appropriate instrument(s) and ready to begin on time with appropriate praise, worship and/or hymn music for the worship service in coordination with lead vocals and/or lead guitar, or other specified volunteer worship leader. Setup and take down all necessary items for rehearsals and worship services. Ensure the areas used will be properly secured upon completion of rehearsals and worship services. (This includes being responsible for enforcing the proper care and storage of contract related chapel music equipment and supplies.) Properly mark and utilize all music that is copyright protected with the Chapel's Christian Copyright License International (CCLI) number to be located on all sides of documents, presentations or media. Utilize CCLI/Song Select’s top 100 Christian songs to pick from, as well as, but not limited to one hymn per Sunday worship service.

1.1.5. Competency of Contracted Personnel: The musician must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.

Preferred to have experience playing in religious worship services but not required. Proficiently play the keyboard and/or guitar. Demonstrate both competence and capability to perform required services for which they are engaged and the ability to skillfully sight read and play music with little or no advanced preparation. Musician must be able to provide Protestant Worship music, all of which will be tailored to meet the worship needs of the service wherein assigned. Musician must possess a working knowledge of the church calendar to be able to anticipate musical needs for presentations during the special seasons of the year. Be willing to work in an interfaith environment. In accordance with DODI 1402.5, a Criminal History Background Check and/or Local Files Check must be accomplished for all individuals working with children. Consent to the background check is mandatory. Failure to consent to the background check will be grounds for immediate cancellation of the contract at no further cost to the Government. The musician shall be fully qualified to perform the required services without any supervision or direction by Government personnel.

1.1.6. Musician Points of Contact: The musician shall provide the Contracting Officer and the ProtestantWorship Chaplain with any changes to his current address, telephone numbers, and email address. He/she will also provide the names of a primary and alternate point of contact with telephone numbers, in case of emergency.

1.1.7. Performance: The musician shall arrive at the chapel a minimum of 15 minutes before the start of the practice and the worship service. Rehearsals will last at least one (1) hour, but no more than two (2) hours. Rehearsals are scheduled per the guidance of the Protestant Worship Service Chaplain, and a consensus of the lead volunteers and of the majority of the worship music team. Performances will last least one (1) hour, but no more than two (2) hours.

Rehearsals will not exceed 52 units per year. Performances shall include a minimum 10-minute warm-up session before each service. Performances are scheduled on Sundays at 1115 hrs, but are subject to change with needs of community.

Performances will not exceed 52 units per year. Other special performances, such as holy days, may be required during weekdays. Special rehearsals and performances will not exceed 16 units per year.

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 at least 2 years experience in the worship musician setting either civilian or military 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 “Geilenkirchen”).  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.