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 20-24 hours/week
Compensation: $25,000 to $28,000 annual salary
Paid time off: 2 weeks per year


Worship Planning & Leading

A. Participate in the creative planning of Sunday worship and special services, in collaboration with the senior pastors, and coordinate with ministry directors and administrative staff
B. Select music that is relevant to the sermon topics and order of worship, as set forth by the senior pastors, using a wide variety of hymns and spiritual songs that are Christ-honoring, relevant to our community and appropriate for congregational singing
C. Organize and lead aspects of corporate worship, which include music (singing and instrumental accompanying), prayer, scripture readings, and corporate confessions/responses
D. Coach and support other participants of the service (reading scripture, praying, etc.)
E. Build rapport with staff, lay leaders and volunteers
F. Communicate and coordinate with the A/V Team, ensuring a good sound mix in the worship center and livestream

Worship Team Coordination

A. Integrate into the lead role of the existing system and existing volunteers; not build it from scratch
B. Oversee the creation and rotation of volunteer worship teams
C. Recruit, organize, schedule, and coordinate musicians
D. Coordinate seasonal music ensembles (such as a choir, hand bells, etc.) for special services (such as Christmas Eve and Holy Week/Easter services)
E. Mentor and provide musical and spiritual guidance for worship volunteers
F. Organize and lead weekly rehearsals
G. Develop a strong prayer culture for the music ministry
H. Screen, schedule and integrate guest musicians, as needed

Media Coordination/Responsibilities

A. Partner with the Technical Manager to ensure the stage is prepared with all necessary instruments, microphones, amplifiers, music stands, etc.
B. Update Planning Center for Sunday worship services (slides with song lyrics and Scripture verses), in conjunction with the A/V Team


A. Consistently communicate with the Senior Pastor of Worship, other senior pastors, worship teams, A/V Team and other church staff
B. Attend scheduled staff meetings
C. Manage the annual music and technology budget
D. Ensure the weekly setup of music, sound and A/V equipment, and maintain and update as needed

Essential Working Conditions and Physical Demands

A. Ability to lift and move at least fifty pounds
B. Ability to climb stairs


About Chelten Church of Hope:

The music at Chelten is God-centered, scripturally rich, and intended to draw our congregants closer to Him. Songs are carefully selected and ordered to communicate theological truths and to turn our affection to God. The Director of Musicís role is to unite our hearts and lead us humbly to His throne in corporate worship, and they should have a passion for serving that vital role. The musical style is contemporary and diverse, with a mix of newer songs and older hymns. Thereís presently an extensive list of talented volunteer musicians to pull from each week, allowing the Director of Music both creativity of instrumentation and style, as well as flexibility of scheduling and availability. The resulting variety of ensembles from one week to the next coincidentally display Christís call for us to live in loving community, while also reflecting the broad demographics of our congregation. 

Job Qualifications:

A. Agree with Chelten Churchís Statement of Faith, Church Covenant, and ministry goals
B. Incorporate the churchís theological principles into corporate worship
C. Participate, as a member, in the life and ministry of the church
D. Demonstrate ability to speak, pray, and lead worship effectively in front of large groups of people
E. Demonstrate vocal and instrumental proficiency
F. 2-5 years of professional experience leading congregational singing in a formal church setting
G. Organizational and prioritization skills
H. Proficiency with written and interpersonal communication
I. Willingness and desire to listen, learn, mentor, and teach
J. Familiarity with basic computer functions

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

Position Information:

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Director of Music
Time Type:
Part Time
$20,000 - 30,000
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Church Size:
250 - 500

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Jin Lee
1601 Limekiln Pike
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