Contemporary Music Leader

Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church

Annapolis, MD 21409

Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Category: Worship Leader

Church Size: 100 - 250

Salary: $Less than 20,000

Posted on: December 13, 2021

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:


The ideal candidate would be creative, patient, organized, accepting, encouraging and demonstrates familiarity with contemporary Christian worship music.
The Contemporary Music Leader shall be responsible to the Session of the church through the Worship Committee and shall be supervised by the Pastor.

Position Responsibilities
Accepts responsibility for overall contemporary music planning, preparation, practice and performance; schedules, rehearses and directs the Contemporary Worship team
Joyfully and professionally leads and inspires the congregation in praising God through contemporary Christian music
Strives (along with the Pastor and Director of Music) to make the music program an integral part of the services of worship by selecting appropriate music and continuing efforts to improve the quality of music in the life of the congregation and our services
Prepares and maintains a rehearsal space suitable for band practice
Stays alert, along with others, for joint musical opportunities and worship experiences utilizing the talents of all groups within the church
Designs or assists, upon request, music programs in cooperation with other church groups or activities such as Sunday school, VBS or special programs
Recruits and enlists singers and musicians through careful and purposeful selection and screening process while appropriately utilizing the talents and abilities within COA resources
Performs duties in a professional manner to include providing weekly music to the church office by Tuesday of each week prior to Sunday services and by arriving early enough on Sunday mornings for set up and rehearsal with the band members
Develops a list of substitutes and holds responsibility for supplying substitutes when needed
Ensures tracking of music performed, including any costs associated for all Contemporary Worship services; maintains contemporary music library as appropriate
Maintains CCLI licenses; obeys all copyright laws
Communicates regularly with Music Director and the Worship Committee as to music equipment, its care and budgetary needs
Works regularly with the Technology Committee to enhance in-person and virtual service offerings
Acts as an ex-officio member of the Worship Committee and attends their meetings
Complies with all church regulations related to health and safety (i.e. Covid-19)
Other tasks as needed

This position will require 6-10 hours per week year-round

September through May
Coverage of weekly worship services (approximately 3 hours on Sundays)
Weekly rehearsal with contemporary band and vocalists and preparation for rehearsal
Mid-June through mid-September
More flexible
Alternating of music leadership for a single worship service

Salary Range:
approximately $900-1100 per month commensurate with experience and qualifications

To inquire, please send cover letter, resume and at least two references to

Application materials will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, as deemed appropriate.


About Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church:

Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church is a small and welcoming congregation in the Cape St. Claire neighborhood of Annapolis, MD. This church plans to offer two worship services for all ages; one traditional and one contemporary and is seeking a music leader for the contemporary service.  

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications
Proficiency in piano and/or keyboard and/or guitar
Comfortable with leading music in a religious setting
Willingness to comply with church regulations for health and safety (i.e. for Covid-19)

Preferred Qualification
A basic knowledge of audio visual equipment, editing software as well as platforms for virtual meetings and virtual services (i.e. Zoom) 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Contemporary Music Leader
Time Type:
Part Time
$Less than 20,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Rev. Jessica Lowry
1281 Green Holly Drive
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