Director of Music

Chelten Church of Hope

Dresher, PA 19025

Denomination: Baptist - Other

Category: Worship Leader

Posted on: October 20, 2022

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

Reports to: Senior Pastor of Worship
Employment Classification: Ministerial, Exempt
Employment Type: Part-time


Worship Planning & Leading

1. Lead strategic planning and tactical execution for the worship teams
2. Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday worship and special services, in collaboration with the senior pastors, and coordinate with ministry directors and administrative staff
3. Build rapport with staff, lay leaders and volunteers
4. Select and plan music for Sunday worship services, as well as other ministry events (e.g. retreats, congregational meetings, special services, etc.) using a wide variety of hymns and spiritual songs that are Christ-honoring, relevant to our community and appropriate for congregational singing
5. Craft a relevant and reverent liturgy (order of service) that includes prayers, Scripture readings,
confessions, responses, etc.
6. Organize and lead (or support leading) weekly worship through singing, accompanying,
conducting, as well as coaching Scripture readers 
7. Communicate and coordinate with the A/V Team, ensuring a good sound mix in the worship
center and livestream

Worship Team Coordination

1. Oversee the creation and rotation of volunteer worship teams
2. Recruit, organize, schedule, and coordinate musicians
3. Coordinate seasonal music ensembles (such as a choir, hand bells, etc.) for Christmas and Holy Week/Easter services
4. Provide guidance for and mentor worship volunteers to become better musicians
5. Organize and lead weekly rehearsals
6. Develop a strong prayer culture for the music ministry
7. Vet, schedule and integrate guest musicians, as needed

Media Coordination/Responsibilities

1. Partner with the Technical Manager to ensure all technical aspects of worship services and
special events take place appropriately
2. Oversee preparation of worship slides (song lyrics and Scripture verses) in conjunction with the
A/V Team


1. Consistently communicate with the Senior Pastor of Worship (and other senior pastors), worship
teams, A/V Team and other church staff
2. Attend scheduled staff meetings
3. Manage the annual music and technology budget
4. Ensure the weekly setup of music, sound and A/V equipment, and maintain and update as

Essential Working Conditions and Physical Demands

1. Ability to lift and move at least fifty pounds
2. Ability to climb stairs


About Chelten Church of Hope:

The music at Chelten is God-centered, liturgically rich, and intended to draw congregants closer to Him. Songs are carefully selected to communicate theological truths and to turn our affection to God. The musical style is contemporary and diverse, with a mix of newer songs and older hymns. A large group of volunteers (professional and lay musicians) are divided into the different bands that lead music in the weekly worship service. The scheduling is based on availability and/or the creative vision of the music director. Varying ensembles each week reflect the priority of the community and the demographics of the congregation. It seeks to be multi-generational, reverent and focused on community.  

Job Qualifications:

- Agree with Chelten Church's Statement of Faith, Church Covenant, and ministry goals
- Incorporate the church's theological principles into corporate worship
- Participate, as a member, in the life and ministry of the church
- Demonstrate ability to speak, pray, and lead worship effectively in front of large groups of people
- Demonstrate vocal and instrumental proficiency
- Professional experience leading congregational singing in a formal church setting
- Organizational and prioritization skills
- Proficiency with written and interpersonal communication
- Willingness and desire to listen, learn, mentor, and teach
- Familiarity with basic computer functions

- Formal music training
- Formal theological training
- Familiarity and/or experience with Media/AV and worship technology (e.g. ProPresenter, Planning
Center, MultiTracks, Playback, Ableton, and mixing equipment, Photoshop)  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Director of Music
Time Type:
Part Time
Not specified
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Church Size:
250 - 500

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Contact Name:
Jin Lee
1601 Limekiln Pike
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