Protestant Worship Leader Pianist Accompanist

Arlington, Virginia Fort Myer Musicians

06 Jul 2024

Arlington, Virginia Fort Myer


Praise and Worship Leader



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

GENERAL:  This is a non-personnel services contract to perform as a Protestant Worship Leader to support the Protestant Communities at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on a weekly basis, consisting of approximately 10 hours per week.) The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the Worship leader who, in turn is responsible to the Government. The Musician is not a member of the Chapel or Installation Chaplain's Office Staff.

SCOPE OF WORK. The worship leader shall facilitate the communal, public worship life ensuring full and active participation of the assembly by planning, administering, and evaluating quality music and worship experiences in collaboration with the Protestant and Gospel Service Chaplains, Chaplain Assistants and Civilian workforce. Will primarily play piano and a Hammond B-3 Organ, may also play Korg M-I Synthesizer, and other related keyboard electronic instruments as required, for religious services.

QUALIFICATIONS. The worship leader shall possess the following minimum qualifications:

(1) Experience as a worship leader in church worship settings, with extensive (5+ years) experience on piano or musical instruments appropriate for worship, working with and directing small musical ensembles and choirs. (2) Master's degree in Sacred Music or Church Music is required.  (3) Must have professional and spiritual understanding of church music (4) Basic computer skills using email and word processing. (5) Ability to honor and maintain a high level of confidentiality. (6) Team player, pastoral and welcoming attitude. (7) Have excellent interpersonal skills. (8) Audition is required for the primary worship leader.

HOURS OF OPERATION. The worship leader shall provide required products/services on an as needed basis during the current period of performance to include 156 Protestant Services (Sundays at 0745, 1030, and 1200), and 104 rehearsals.

WORSHIP LEADER RESPONSIBILITIES. a. The Worship leader is solely responsible for all tax liabilities. No provision are implied or provided in this contract for any benefits such as medical care, retirement, or worker's compensation. This is a Non- Personal service contract. b. The Worship leader shall regard personal information on all applicants, volunteers, and participants as confidential. As required by public laws and military regulations, the Worship leader shall divulge information of illegal activities to the proper authorities. c. The Worship leader shall present a neat, well-groomed appearance appropriate for chapel worship services during all times while he/she is performing services under this contract. d. The worship leader will direct the following musicians: (1) Sunday 0745 special musicians, as requested (2) Sunday, 1030 Musical Ensemble (3) Sunday, 1200 Musical Ensemble e. Essential responsibilities will include: (1) Provides music by playing for Sunday 0745, 1030, and 1200 (Gospel) services. (2) Develops and directs annual musical calendar, plans services in consultation with Protestant Chaplains and Religious Education Coordinator. (3) Coordinates and coaches all persons involved with music ministry. (4) In consultation with Protestant Chaplains, Pastoral Council and Finance Committee, prepares and manages expenditures that have been approved for liturgy and music. (5) With input of Protestant and Gospel Community leadership, provides periodic evaluations of the quality of the worship celebrations. (6) Coordinates the scheduling of all music ministers

f. Special Liturgical responsibilities will include: (1) Potentially provides music for para-liturgical services such as Advent or Lenten Concerts/services. (2) Develops assembly repertoire for musical ensembles. (3) Prepares needed resources for musicians. (4) Invites, motivates and trains music ministers. (5) With Protestant and Gospel Chaplains, educates Worship Community members and serves as resource in matters of understanding, sensitivity and planning. (6) Keeps abreast of developments in musical practice and trends, while maintaining a substantial level of doctrine in music, in conjunction with Army Chaplain Corps regulations policy.  (7) Maintains a library with current resource material (8) Provides guidance in matters of music. (9) Provides continuing education for musicians. (10) May occasionally attend Chapel Staff Meetings weekly (Wednesdays at 9:30 AM) at their discretion, or as required for coordination.

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 five years of performing steadily  as a Worship Leader in a church or chapel need not apply.  This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.