Gospel Worship Pianist or Keyboardist

Ft. Myer Musicians

15 Jul 2024

Ft. Myer


Pianist Keyboardist


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

1.0 INTRODUCTION. The purpose of this Performance Work Statement (PWS) is to identify the requirements/deliverables of the musician(s) needed to perform services as a musician for religious activities (Gospel Service Pianist/Keyboardist) at Fort Myer, VA for the

Gospel congregation The Musician shall provide support to the Chaplains and Religious Affairs Specialists, and Religious Support Office (RSO) Department of the Army (DA). The location(s) and time(s) are specified in the PWS or modified in the contract by the Contracting Officer.


2.1 This is a Non-Personal Services Contract between the Fort Myer Religious Support Office (RSO) and an independent musician to deliver specific requirements and deliverables to the Gospel congregation on Fort Myer, VA, GPJC. This Performance Work Statement 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. The Musician does not sustain a valid CAC in order to fulfill the requirements of this agreement.

2.2 The Musician shall serve as the musician for the Fort Myer Gospel worship service. The Musician shall accomplish the following tasks and activities effectively to provide the instrumental music services noted above.

2.3 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 shall be made monthly on a per service basis.

2.4 The Musician shall provide support for those services for which no Fort Myer 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.

2.5 The Musician shall serve the Gospel Community and the greater Fort Myer religious support community.

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

2.7 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.

2.8 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.

2.9 The Musician shall adhere to all security and weather warnings and notifications. In the event that inclement weather causes the cancellation and/or postponement of an event, the COR will notify the musician when services are not needed.

2.10 Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

2.10.1 Five years of experience playing religious music in houses of worship or military chapels
2.10.2 Experience in Contemporary, Gospel, Pentecostal, traditional, hymnic, choral, contemporary Christian, and liturgical musical trends

2.10.3 Play “by ear” and sheet music

2.10.4 Favorable background checks 


3.1 Designated Worship Service. The Musician shall play the Piano or Keyboard for the designated worship service including accompany signing of hymns, choruses; play preludes (beginning 15 minutes prior to designated start time), offertory, and background for mediation/prayers, and postlude (extending five (5) minutes after conclusion of service) that enhances the atmosphere of worship for the particular community.  Service Time begins at 12 noon Sundays.

3.2 Accompaniment for Choir/Worship Team.

3.2.1 The Musician shall play the Keyboard as accompaniment for choir and/or worship team rehearsals as needed.  Rehearsal Time has typically been on Friday evenings at 1800 (6 pm).

3.2.2 The Musician shall coordinate with the worship leader and adjust tempo and style of accompaniment to enhance the congregation’s ability to participate in worship through the signing of hymns, choruses, and spiritual songs.

3.3 Special Services. The Musician shall play the Piano or Keyboard for Special Services.

3.3.1 The Musician shall communicate with the Chaplains, song/worship leaders, and other musicians conducting the service to ensure a coordinated service of worship for the gospel. Plan and coordinate all musical selections with the Chaplain of the gospel or his/her designated representative in select music in keeping with the theme of the worship service.

3.3.2 The Musician shall provide music selections to the Chaplain in time to be published in the bulletin for the services.

3.3.3 The Musician shall notify the COR concerning any maintenance problems or requests concerning the instrument(s) of the Chaplain facility.

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 "3.0 REQUIREMENTS/PERORMANCE STANDARDS" 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 “Ft. Myer”) 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.