Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Warrenton, Virginia is seeking a part-time ($25 per hour/10 hours/week) compensated Contemporary Music Director for its Saturday 5:30 p.m. service. The service is established and has been ongoing for over a decade. The style is upbeat folk/contemporary/ praise and currently consists of singers, guitar, keyboard, and other occasional instruments, providing an opportunity to worship in a more casual and contemporary style. If you possess the calling and would like to utilize your music ministry gifts, please consider applying. This is a year-round position with paid vacation time.

Responsibilities include conducting regular weekly rehearsals (currently Thursday nights); leading the congregation in singing and learning new songs; directing a praise group of volunteer singers and instrumentalists at Saturday evening worship services and occasional special events; participating with the pastors and worship team in song selection; and meeting with the pastors and worship team on a regular basis for program coordination. The Music Leader will know how to read notated music, perform their primary instrument at a high level, and demonstrate technical knowledge centered around how to play music in a live setting with multiple musicians. Playing the piano/keyboard is desirable but not a requirement.

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Qualifications:

  1. Competent music background (voice and/or instrumental) to direct singers and musicians who accompany services
  2. Experience playing with and/or directing a group(s) of singers and instrumentalists and planning music to support/enhance a liturgical-based “blended or contemporary” service is highly desirable
  3. Effective communication skills
  4. Ability to make changes in music compositions to match needs and talents of performers
  5. Incorporate other instruments in musical selections such as guitar, drums, etc.

Estimated weekly time requirements:

10 hours

Responsibilities:

  1. Music selection for worship
  2. Conduct weekly rehearsals year-round
  3. Direct Voices of Praise in worship

All staff are required to submit to a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


To apply for this position, email your resume or questions to musicleader@oslc-warrenton.org.