Protestant Music Director Pianist or Organist Vocalist

Robins AFB Chapel Musicians

09 Mar 2023

Robins AFB Chapel


Pianist Organist Singer


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

1. Title. Music Director and Musician for the Robins AFB Protestant Service here-in called “Music Director”
2. Scope of Responsibilities. Provides music activities for the Robins AFB Protestant Community. The Music Director shall provide labor and management to support the responsibilities outlined within this JOB DESCRIPTION. The contract includes, but is not limited to playing, training, scheduling, and processing music for services within the Protestant Service in collaboration with the Robins AFB Protestant Chaplain.
2.1. Directorship shall be required for rehearsals, services, and special services.
2.1.1. Special services include but are not limited to: Memorial services, Funeral services, combined services, faith specific holidays, and occasional support for special events.
3. Education and Experience. Music Director shall:
3.1. Have five (5) or more years of college in music (or related field), or equivalent years of related experience (e.g. playing the piano and/or organ in public performance setting) in a chapel/church setting.
3.2. Be able to sing and vocally lead congregation in worship.
3.3. Be able to plan, organize, and lead a Contemporary-style praise team.
3.4. Be able to sight read, arrange, improve, play, and score music.
3.5. Sing music in keeping with a Contemporary-style music service.
3.6. Possess the ability to develop and maintain a healthy and positive relationship with volunteers, lay leaders, other musicians, parishioners, Chapel Staff, and base personnel.
3.7. Be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English in order to perform all responsibilities outlined within this job description.
4. General Responsibilities. Music Director shall:
4.1. Provide musical directorship for the Protestant Service at Robins Air Base Chapel.
4.2. Provide musical directorship for a minimum of one (1) rehearsal and one (1) worship service each week.
4.3. Meet with the Senior Protestant Chaplain or their designated representative as needed to coordinate music arrangements and schedules for choir rehearsals and performances (hours to be arranged in consultation with the Senior Protestant Chaplain).
4.4. Lead the praise team and congregation in worship and vocally lead them as required by the Chaplain.
4.5. Possess sound accompaniment skills, competent sight-reading ability is preferred, and be able to perform music from various worship genres, including, but not limited to, gospel, traditional, and contemporary style music.
4.6. Coordinate all support requirements with the Chaplain or their designated representative.
4.7. Assist the Chaplain or their designated representative in developing the following in regard to Music Director Programs as appropriate: annual calendar of events, Chapel Tithes and Offerings fund budget, Appropriated Fund budget, and core volunteer training requirements.
4.8. Return any and all government-owned music scores and equipment obtained in the performance of the required duties following the last service provided under the contract.
4.9. Not engage in the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials by photocopying or any other means that would expose the government to liability for penalties under existing or future copyright laws.
4.10. Provide a replacement as necessary to ensure 100% coverage for all responsibilities listed within this job description. The replacement shall meet or exceed the qualifications of the Music Director.
This shall be coordinated with and approved by the contracting officer or their designee at least 14 days prior to the start of performance by the approved replacement. Approval of a replacement will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
5. Specific Responsibilities. Music Director shall:
5.1. Arrive at least sixty (60) minutes prior to the beginning of worship services and special services, and thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of each rehearsal.
5.2. Submit purchase/repair requests as needed for support of the music program to the Contracting Officer or their designated representative.
5.3. Recruit and coordinate volunteers within the music program.
5.4. Have experience in training amateur instrumentalists (piano, guitar, bass, etc.) and vocalists in the performance of congregational worship music and special performances.
5.5. Be accountable for opening, restoring to its neutral setting, cleaning, and securing any facilities used for music events, rehearsals, worship services, or special services.
5.6. Maintain a professional attitude and environment to include hygiene and appearance.
5.7. Sing music from a religious music, ecclesiastical, or suitable type publication resource consistent with the nature of the Protestant Service such as CCLI.
5.8. Provide arranged, improved, and scored music as appropriate for compatibility with the type of worship service or other functions of the Chaplain’s program at which it was rendered.
5.9. Provide Audio/Visual (A/V) lyrics (e.g. PowerPoint slides) for all services as required.
5.10. Attend meetings related to the music program as identified by the Contracting Officer or their designee.
5.11. Attend the monthly meetings of the Protestant Advisory Council as the music program representative.
6. Criminal History Background Check.
6.1. The music director shall submit a completed background check application (as required by DoDI 1402.05 Criminal History Background Checks on Individuals in Child Care Services) to the Chaplain Corps background check program manager within 20 days of contract award.
7. Duty Hours. Music Director shall be required to be present for the following:
7.1. Music Director shall be required to be present for all rehearsals, services, and special events. Requirements will vary per season/month and will be established by the Chaplain. The estimated number of events over the course of twelve (12) months is one hundred and eight (108), to include a minimum of one (1) rehearsal and one (1) service per week.
7.2. For any anticipated absences, the music director shall provide a replacement accompanist as necessary to ensure 100% coverage for all responsibilities listed within this JOB DESCRIPTION. The replacement shall meet or exceed the qualifications of the Music Director. This shall be coordinated with the Chaplain and approved the contracting officer’s representative (COR) at least 14 days prior to the start of performance by the approved replacement. Absences due to illness or family emergency will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The music director shall not employ/sub-contract any person to perform any of work required by this job description on Robins AFB without prior approval.
Replacements must be supervised via Line-of-Sight requirements, unless they have a previously completed background check.
7.3. Rehearsals shall be held at an appropriate time to allow for maximum participation of the chapel community and shall be an appropriate length to ensure adequate preparation for performances at weekly services or special services (no less than one (1) hour(s) and no more than two (2) hours in length).
7.3.1. Pre-performance rehearsals do not qualify as a separate event and shall be held no late than thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of worship services and special services.
7.3.2. Place of Performance: Services shall be performed in Building 769, Robins AFB Chapel.
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. Education and Experience" 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 “Robins AFB Chapel”) 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.