The Music Director is responsible for the preparation of all musical aspects of programming. This includes, but is not limited to, Sunday morning worship activities, Wednesday nights for Students, Band rehearsals, as well as other various events. Provides vision, direction and shepherding to a team, challenging them to achieve a high level of excellence in musical performance and expression.
- Partners with Worship Leaders and appropriate staff to ensure effective planning and execution of all the musical components including the instrumental production of all weekend and other worship services and events as assigned. • Sets the spiritual tone for team and volunteers. Provides daily personal discipleship, leadership, coaching, and guidance to the team. Leads the team and volunteers with a shepherding and servant’s heart.
- Responsible for supervising and scheduling the staffing of musicians for all events using the most efficient and effective combination of internal staff, volunteers, and external contractors as needed and appropriate.
- Leads weekly band rehearsals for the Sunday morning worship services with a posture of awe and sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
- Partners with worship leader to ensure that musical programming and performance matches the heart and expectations for the service.
- Develops and distributes composition and notation for instrumentalists as well as vocalists of all skill levels.
- Works alongside Worship Leader in selecting, leading, coaching and developing a team of volunteers as well as helping to recruit and train new volunteers.
- Works within established budgets to achieve the objectives of the department.
- Receives guidance with respect to general objectives; in the majority of tasks and projects assigned, is responsible for determining methods, work sequence, scheduling, and how to achieve objectives operating within specific
Qualifications: Education & Experience
- Must be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ
- Must be a member of The MET or willing to transfer membership to The MET
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, music degree preferred
- 2-5 years of related experience within industry and/or church live event production
- Minimum 2 years experience leading a team
- Extensive knowledge of musical notation software, and programming software which includes but is not limited to: Playback, ProTools, Logic, Sibelius, Mainstage
- Maintains working knowledge of musical best practices and industry standards
- Familiar with PlanningCenter Online
- You agree with and act in accordance with TheMET Church beliefs.
- You are proactive and responsive to needs of those served.
- You have a strong work ethic and are able to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, and show initiative.
- You are detail oriented and work with a high sense of urgency.
- Communication: You speak and write effectively, using appropriate convention and communication channels based on the situation; you actively listen to others, ask questions to verify understanding, and you use tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.
- Flexibility: You respond positively and adapt to change initiatives. You demonstrate ongoing support for change efforts.
- Collaboration and Partnership: You encourage and embrace dialogue from team members, while anticipating and resolving conflicting differences by exploring mutually agreeable solutions. You share key information with others involved in a project or effort. You follow the Biblical model for resolving conflict in accordance with Matthew 18.
- Managing Work: You are methodical and efficient in structuring and completing tasks. You are able to work with minimal supervision, self-motivated, and show initiative.
- Quality: You set high standards for your work and ensure quality and accuracy in every aspect of work performed.
- Coachable: You are able to receive constructive feedback and coaching from leaders and peers without being defensive. You promptly modify behavior to meet expectations.
- Maturity: You are able to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand. You are able to put the needs of the ministry above your personal needs.
- Accountability: You take personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations. You take responsibility and ownership for your own personal spiritual development.
- Responsibility: You are able to independently make and meet commitments made to yourself and others, keeping the promises you make, and acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results.
- Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature. Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
- Due to the nature and visibility of the role, planned time off, including those that involve other ministry events off campus, must be approved 4 weeks in advance and may be limited.
- Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation. Occasional work in recording studio. Typical schedule is Sunday – Thursday, as well as other times as required by the workload and by leadership. Must be able to work the week of Christmas including Christmas Eve and the weekend of Easter.