Protestant Contemporary Worship Musician Pianist Keyboardist or Guitarist

Camp Courtney - Uruma Musicians

11 Jul 2024

Camp Courtney - Uruma

Musicians

Music Director

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

1.0 DESCRIPTION

1.1 REQUIREMENTS

1.1.1 Knowledge and ability to lead a variety of worship music styles including past and current hymns, praise, and worship songs, traditional and contemporary music styles.

1.1.2 Proficiency playing the piano, guitar, or comparable instrument (including singing) used in the leading of Contemporary worship services, and ability to read music and play by ear.

1.1.3 Experience leading worship in a church or chapel setting.

1.1.4 A church leader’s (or military chaplain’s) letter of recommendation regarding ability to lead worship

1.2 TASKS

1.2.1 Direct, plan, and lead music for the Contemporary service for as many as fifty-two (52) group

rehearsals/practices per year. Such rehearsals/practices shall be scheduled in coordination with the

Chaplain/COR. These sessions normally last no more than 120 minutes.

1.2.2 Direct music for the choir and congregational singing for fifty-two (52) regular services for the Contemporary service. A “regular service” is defined as a regularly scheduled religious event, such as weekly Sunday worship services that commences with an invocation/opening prayer and ends with a benediction/closing prayer. Such services normally last approximately 90 minutes.

1.2.3 Direct, plan, and lead music for no more than ten (10) special services group rehearsals/practices per year. A "special service" is any additional religious celebration that is not a regular service, as defined above. Such "special services" include but are not limited to special religious celebrations at Christmas, Easter, and other Christian holy days, memorial and funeral observances, and Command Religious Program functions. These special services normally last (ninety) 90 minutes. The officiating Chaplain/COR will provide the date and time of these special services to the Director.

1.2.4 Direct music for the choir and congregational singing for no more than ten (10) special services. A "special service" is any additional religious celebration that is not a regular service, as defined above. Such "special services" include but are not limited to special religious celebrations at Christmas, Easter, and other Christian holy days, memorial and funeral observances, and Command Religious Program functions. These special services normally last (ninety) 90 minutes. The officiating Chaplain/COR will provide the date and time of these special services to the Director.

1.2.5 Recruit and train a Praise Team (also called a “Worship Team” or “Choir”) consisting of a minimum of four volunteers. Prepare the choir to provide a weekly Choir Special as part of the weekly regular worship service and additional selections for special services as scheduled. Music Specials may include the entire choir, smaller ensembles, trios, duets, or solos. Periodically recruit additional volunteers for children and youth choirs as needed by the faith community.

1.2.6 Utilize music from Government supplied sources.

1.2.7 Submit necessary paperwork for the procurement of additional music, supplies, instruments or other items required for music program in a timely manner.

1.2.8 Schedule facilities with the Religious Program Specialist in support of music programs; and arrange for audio visual and other equipment as needed.

1.2.9 Maintain liaison with the Chaplain before, during and after all services, and be prepared to direct music for all planned musical selections in a professional and proficient manner as required.

1.2.10 Be present 20 minutes prior to the start of all services, remain in the Chapel for the duration of the service and notify the Chaplain prior to departure once the service has concluded. Both regular and special service commencement times are subject to unforeseen change and advance notice. The Chaplain/COR is responsible for ensuring the director receives at least 24-hours advance notice before such changes are made.

1.2.11 Perform all work at the Chapel or at suitable locations elsewhere on the camp assigned when such occasions may arise. The Chaplain/COR will be responsible for ensuring the accompanist receives at least (five) 5 days advance notice that his/her service is required at a location other than the Chapel.

1.2.12 Introduce new songs to the musician prior to introducing the songs to the choir and allow at least two (2) practices before any new song is performed during a regular or special service.

1.2.13 Maintain a record of music that has been played and sung by the choir with post-service notes.

1.2.14 Coordinate with the Religious Program Specialist to ensure that a sound/microphone check is completed prior to the beginning of a regular or special service.

1.2.15 Assist the substitute chaplain in the selection of music for all services when the Chaplain is absent.

1.2.16 Understand that musical services for events such as weddings are not considered ‘special services’ under this contract. Should the Director personnel perform services in support of that kind of event, any reimbursement must be negotiated between the interested parties and is not considered under this contract.

1.2.17 Maintain a professional attitude and be appropriately attired for religious services.

1.3 THE CHAPLAIN/COR WILL

1.3.1 Coordinate musical tempos and instrument volumes with the Director, if required for the service.

1.3.2 Coordinate with the Director and provide up to fourteen (14) days lead time for musical selections requiring advance preparation by the Director.

1.3.3 Provide information regarding routine music requirements and service schedules five (5) days prior to the event.

1.3.4 Provide notification of time and location changes at least twenty four (24) hours prior to the commencement of the service.

1.3.5 Provide to the Director all the necessary musical equipment (i.e. organ, piano, printed music, etc.) required by this contract in good working order and in a timely manner.

1.3.6 Coordinate and conduct all necessary practices, rehearsals and training within the guidelines of this contract.

1.3.7 Review performance of the Director and submit performance reports to COR or Contracting Officer.

2.0 LOCATION: The primary facilities for the services are at MCIPAC. The Director, upon assignment by the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), shall provide services at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.

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 "1.1 REQUIREMENTS" 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 “Camp Courtney”) in order to expedite your application.  Your application requires providing reference information for (3) individuals 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.