Protestant Hospital Service Musician

Ft. Campbell - Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Musicians

14 Sep 2021

Ft. Campbell - Blanchfield Army Community Hospital


Pianist Vocalist


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 Hospital Worship Musician in support of military religious and worship activities.

1.2 The musician shall facilitate the communal, public worship life enhancing full and active participation of the assembly/congregation by planning, administering, and evaluating quality musical experiences in cooperation with musical and ministries, in collaboration with all Religious Denomination Chaplains, Chaplain Staff, Religious Affairs Specialists, and Civilian workforce.


2.1 This is a Non-Personal Services Contract with the Fort Campbell, KY Religious Support Office (RSO) for 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 employee.

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 Air Force or the local congregation that the contract supports.

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

3.1 Base Year: date of award plus 12 months

3.2 Option Year 1: end of base plus 12 months

3.3 Option Year 2: end of previous option plus 12 months

3.4 Option Year 3: end of previous option plus 12 months

3.5 Option Year 4: end of previous option plus 12 months

4. Hospital Service Musician (0900 Sunday at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chapel)

4.1 Task 5 (CLIN 5 Hospital Worship Service). The length of a Worship Service is one hour.

4.4.1 Contractor shall meet with the Hospital Pastoral team to identify the Government’s

music requirements for scheduled worship services. Contractor shall select music

appropriate to the worship service and provide creative planning for the services in order to

prepare a worship set that is consistent with the common practice and theology of the

service and select music in keeping with the theme of the worship service, event, or


4.4.2 The Contractor will provide music selections to the Chaplain Sponsor in time to be

added to the presentation software for the services as needed.

4.4.3 The Contractor shall provide appropriate musical support during designated worship

services. The purpose of the Contractor is to provide music and choral performances to

assist the congregation in worship.

4.4.4 The Contractor shall provide a prelude (at least 15 minutes prior to the service) and

postlude (at least 5 minutes after the service) in consultation with the military Chaplain or

designated representative.

4.4.5 The Musician shall lead the congregation: singing of hymns, chorus, spiritual

songs, and special music that enhances the atmosphere of worship for the particular

congregation. The Contractor will coordinate with the instrumentalist to adjust tempo and

style of musical arrangements to enhance the congregation’s ability to participate in

worship through the singing of hymns, choruses, and spiritual songs.

4.4.6 Contractor shall perform site preparation (set-up) and restoration (stowing musical

equipment or other activities necessary to return facility to pre-service configuration).

Contractor shall arrive in sufficient time prior to the commencement of worship services to

prepare the facility for music performances.

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 abilities to provide the services in section 4 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 “Ft. Campbell”).  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.