Director of Music

Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church

Annandale, VA 22003

Denomination: Evangelical Free

Category: Christian Musician

Church Size: 100 - 250

Salary: $30,000 - 40,000

Posted on: March 18, 2024

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

The primary focus of the Music Director is to lead worship in Cornerstone's Sunday morning worship service. The Music Director plans for worship services, prepares the Praise Team musically to lead the Sunday morning service, and directs the congregation in worship, singing, and liturgy. The Music Director demonstrates a mature balance between leadership of both the Praise Team and the congregation as well as high-level musical and artistic talents. The Music Director exercises general oversight of Cornerstone's Music Ministry. The position is part time, estimated at 15-20 hours per week. Salary will be negotiated based on qualifications.

Interested applicants should contact Attn:. Jeff Palomino or call the church office at (703) 256-6220.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
- Brief resume addressing their experience.
- Short statement addressing these questions:
- What is your understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ and how did you come to hear the gospel and receive Christ as your Lord and Savior? What do you think leading worship in church is about?
- (Optional, but preferred) A video of the candidate playing, singing, and leading worship

- Lead the Cornerstone congregation in the Sunday morning worship service with the Praise Team
- Prepare the Praise and Audio/Video Teams for the Sunday morning worship service by leading rehearsals during the week and on Sunday mornings
- Schedule singers and musicians for the Praise Team
- In coordination with the Lead Pastor, plan the weekly music selection for the worship service
- Facilitate music ministry within the Cornerstone congregation by identifying and nurturing musical gifts and talent within church
- Recruit, develop, encourage, and facilitate participation from the congregation in Cornerstone's music ministry including vocal and instrumental performance as well as technical support
- Oversee preparation of slides for the Sunday morning service
- Schedule special offertory music to be played during collection of Sunday offerings, including individual singer, instrumentalists, and small groups, possibly accompanying others, as needed
-Plan special music for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and other holidays with congregational gatherings
- Coordinate with the Deacon of Worship to provide leadership necessary for music, technical, and audio/video ministries
-Coordinate with Choir Director for rehearsals and worship music schedule
-Report regularly to the Elders and Lead Pastor regarding the ministry of music in the church

About Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church:

Cornerstone, an Evangelical Free Church ( is a congregation of about 175 members in the Washington, DC suburb of Annandale, VA. The church is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. Cornerstone is seeking a qualified Music Director to plan, prepare, and lead our church's worship team and music. The position is part time, estimated at 15-20 hours per week. Cornerstone's present worship style blends traditional hymns and contemporary music.  

Job Qualifications:

- Have personal relationship with Jesus Christ, will exhibit an exemplary Christian walk, including the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)
- Desire to facilitate true worship of voice, heart, spirit that glorifies and praises God
- "Performance-level" musical abilities (high degree of musical talent, gifting, and calling)
- Experience in leading Christian groups in worship and singing
- Strong vocal/singing skills (extremely high proficiency)
- Prefer the candidate have strong instrumental skills on piano or guitar
- Prefer the candidate have formal biblical and/or theological training
- Experience in preparing music for congregational singing
- Appreciation of, and willingness to, incorporate various musical styles of the historic and contemporary church, including hymns and modern praise music
- Strong leadership and organizational skills
- Strong spiritual maturity based on solid theological background 

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Director of Music
Time Type:
Part Time
$30,000 - 40,000
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Church Size:
100 - 250

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Jeff Palomino
3901 Gallows Road
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