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Director of Worship

First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield, CT is seeking a part-time Director of Worship to lead a new, contemporary worship service on Sundays. The Worship Director will work with the Worship Committee and Pastor to plan, create, organize, recruit and execute a welcoming, worshipful, family-oriented worship service.

Qualifications:

  • A passionate and deep relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A Biblical understanding of worship and personal integrity
  • An experienced musician/vocalist with the ability to develop musicians/vocalists
  • Openness to and appreciation for various styles of worship
  • Enjoyment of and successful experience as a worship leader
  • A willingness to embrace the mission and vision of FPC
  • Flexibility and an innovative and creative approach to worship
  • Self-starting, multi-tasking individual, highly organized, comfortable recruiting, proficient in Microsoft Office and other programs for selecting and presenting music to the congregation.
  • A warm enthusiastic personality, sense of humor and commitment to demonstrating a team spirit in working with pastor, staff and laity.
  • A passion for working with families and a desire to help them grow spiritually.

The Director should have clearly identified gifts of the Spirit for:

  • Music- the gift or glorified talent of being able to sing and play an instrument to praise God and bring others closer to God- Colossians 3:16, Psalm 150
  • Administration- the gift of being able to plan, set goals and help God's people reach those goals- 1 Corinthians 12:28, Romans 12:8
  • Leadership- the gift of being able to recruit, train, supervise and deploy God's people for ministry- Ephesians 4:11-13, Hebrews 13:17
  • Teaching- the gift of being able to share knowledge and build up the Body of Christ - 1 Corinthians 12:28, Romans 12:7

With the help of the Holy Spirit, the Director will work to expand the kingdom through:

  • The Director will have primary responsibility for the music and service structure at a new family service. This includes music for congregational worship led by the band, times of prayer, and any other service components (drama, dance, congregational responses to the sermon). Music selection should augment the theme of the service.
  • The Director will oversee the scheduling of band and vocal teams and lead them during weekly rehearsals. The Director is also responsible for recruiting and auditioning team members.
  • The Director will prepare the music and make it available to the band prior to rehearsal.
  • The Director will encourage the spiritual growth of all team members and develop personal relationships with them. The Director will mentor worship leaders on speaking and praying during the service.
  • The Director will work with the people who direct audio/visual teams. The director will also communicate with this team all needed information about the service and give appropriate feedback to help them perform their jobs.
  • The Director will be familiar with the sound system and projection system to the degree that they could operate and trouble shoot if necessary.
  • The Director will plan and participate in the following services and events with the Pastor and other members of the music staff: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter and Graduating Senior Recognition Sunday.

The Director will seek to grow in Christ through:

  • The fellowship of the church in Worship, Prayer and Bible study
  • Professional Development
  • Regular meetings with the Senior Pastor
  • Attendance at Staff Meetings

Max Hours per week: 20

The hours worked for this position are variable depending upon the time of year and special services (holidays).

Annual compensation for this position is $40,000. FPC will pay the employer portion of FICA and provide a continuing education budget of $1000 per year. Two weeks of vacation will be allotted.

The Director is required to provide a background check for criminal and child sexual abuse misconduct.