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Position: Organist/Choirmaster

New Providence Presbyterian Church (NPPC) is a thriving congregation centered on Jesus Christ. Since our founding in 1737, worship has been the heartbeat of our church. We currently conduct five services each Sunday: three contemporary with praise teams, one service that is more traditional/blended and one meditative piano led. Our 700 members span generations and each service has its own 'flavor'.

We are looking for a spiritually mature, musically gifted servant of God to lead and develop our traditional/blended worship.

You will be working with an established choir and bell choir, and have support from a well resourced Production Arts team, all of whom are striving to create culturally relevant worship. You will report to the Senior Pastor and also collaborate with the contemporary worship director for special events.

The church is strategically placed in the center of New Providence, a vibrant New Jersey town with excellent amenities, schools and easy access to all that Manhattan has to offer. Our congregation is part of a relatively new group called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians

(www.eco-pres.org)


For a more detailed look at the church, please see About Us. This position is part time with a competitive salary.


After prayerfully considering this calling you can submit your cover letter, resume and relevant video links to samples of you leading worship to: musicsearch@thecornernj.com


Leadership Behaviors

•       Confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and baptized as a sign of that faith

•       Commits to the reformed faith, and the essential tenets and values of NPPC and ECO

•       Shows evidence of spiritual maturity with their prayer life, study habits, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and servant heart

•       Leads worship ministry with passion, enthusiasm and energetic desire to connect others with the Living God; adaptable and open to new ideas, having a creative vision of authentic worship

 

Core Competencies

Musical Ability

•       Expertise in directing vocal and bell choirs and conducting orchestral ensembles

•       Proficient on organ and piano

  

Leadership and management

•       Proven track record of leadership in traditional/blended music and ministry

•       Possesses the interpersonal skills necessary to manage and develop a large, complex and diverse worship program including but not limited to motivating, supervising, delegating, resolving conflict, time management and the pastoral care of both paid and volunteer personnel

•       Committed to bringing vitality to the traditional/blended worship service, not limited to hymns/historical music and elements of worship, but including the blending in of contemporary music and elements of worship for a dynamic worship experience

    Able to lead the congregation through transitions in worship elements with prayer or a spoken word

•       Able to develop a worship plan for each worship service, working with pastoral staff on theme (timing, content, participants, etc.)

•       Skilled in or adaptable to a mix of new, current, traditional and classical styles of music

•       Have ability to work with both volunteer and professional musicians


Job Responsibilities

Vision

•       Stay current on trends in traditional/blended worship

•       Develop an overall vision for worship through collaboration with church leadership

•       Implement the vision and communicate same to worship teams and congregation

Worship Services and volunteer development

·        Recruit new participation in choirs, ensembles and solo spots, and nurture volunteers in their roles

•       Collaborate with production staff on the sound, video, lighting and recording

•       Maintain existing musical instruments, including a pipe organ, pianos, bells and other instruments

•       Rehearse the various musical groups

•       Develop and maintain budget

•       Grow the musical ability of the groups

•       Select and develop special music for the traditional worship service and special services/concerts, as appropriate


Education and Experience

•       Bachelor's degree or graduate degree preferred