Director of worship and arts job announcement

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Director of Worship and Arts

Berkeley Mt. Zion is a contemporary church located in the beautiful city of Berkeley, California serving a diverse age demographic and community. We are passionate about building a congregation that is intergenerational and thriving. We are a loving and grace-filled church that accepts people where they are, while challenging them to grow and develop Christ-like character. We are currently searching for a gifted, people-oriented, high energy leader to join our staff as our Director of Worship and Arts.

Position Description

The person who fills this position must passionately believe worship is to the glorification of God and be able to creatively merge traditional and contemporary musical environments. We seek someone who has strong managerial skills; will manage our entire Worship and Arts ministry, which includes: all musicians, all choirs, dancers, drama, and audio/visual ministry; will seek to foster growth in all areas of the music ministry and select music that is edifying, balanced in genre using instruments and soloist as appropriate. The ideal candidate will have a heart for ministry and will possess a great love for God’s people and has mastered skills in the noted areas.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Plan the corporate worship services in consultation with the Lead Pastor, doing so with conceptual forethought and musical appropriateness

Ensuring that all the musical and technical aspects of the service are ready and working properly

Oversee song selections, media presentation, sound, and coordination of musicians and vocalists

May serve as worship leader during Sunday gatherings and develop other gifted worship leaders to expand the team

Prepare for and lead weekly rehearsals of music and special creative teams as planned (i.e. dance, drama, banners, readings, etc.)

Shepherd, develop, and disciple worship and arts volunteers

Collaborate with the Lead Pastor to implement the strategic objectives of the church, including leading change to effectively reach and engage new generations

Develop a long-range worship plan and establish short and long-term goals for worship elements and promote growth in all worship services

Participate in Senior Leadership Meetings

Will accompany church to outside worship engagements and supply musical leadership

Qualifications & Abilities

A mature faith and walk in Christ demonstrated by a life that is growing and developing

Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in ministry leadership

Demonstrated excellence in leading worship with strong vocal ability

Ability to reach a broad musical demographic traditional to contemporary

Gifted musician experienced in leading worship

Strong cultural competence and the ability to minister effectively in a multi-generational setting

Ability to organize one’s self and the tasks necessary to accomplish larger goals

Excellent interpersonal skills

One or more of the following Spiritual gifts: leadership, teaching, exhortation

A team player with a commitment to the unity of the staff and the church

Teachable and curious, continually pursuing personal growth

Ability to commit to the beliefs, mission, vision and values of Berkeley Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Days/Hours: This will be a Part-time staff position. (Less than 40 hours a week)

Compensation: Salary and benefits are negotiable and commensurate with experience.

To apply please send a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume and references (name, address and contact number) to: Berkeleymtzionjobs@gmail.com.