Now Hiring: Part-time Music Director

Old South Church in Boston is seeking a part-time Music Director to join our collaborative and creative team of ministry leaders for our Thursday evening 6pm worship service. The candidate will hire and oversee a small team of musicians to provide music for weekly services. The Thursday evening Music Director will be a creative contemporary musician who is passionate about co-creating communal experiences of worship. 

Job Type: part-time (10-15 hours/week); in-person on Thursday evenings
Salary: $22,000-25,000 based on experience and skill
Benefits: 50% of an MBTA Pass

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Design weekly worship services, collaboratively with the minister, by selecting music that supports weekly and seasonal theme
  • Hire and manage band members, including running rehearsals (currently before the service on Thursdays)
  • Perform at weekly services as pianist, guitarist, singer, or other instrumentalist serving as worship leader
  • Provide musical arrangements (charts, sheet music, etc) for band members in advance of weekly worship services, including printing, scanning, and collating. 
  • Cultivate and implement vision for contemporary worship using a diverse repertoire of music 
  • Attend regular planning meetings with the ministerial team
  • Communicate effectively with musicians and administrative staff regarding technical needs

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge and fluency in a wide range of music styles (contemporary Christian, pop, gospel, hymns, etc)
  • Creative, faithful engagement with a diversity Christian traditions and worship styles
  • Competence in organizing and creating musical arrangements
  • Performance skills as a pianist, singer, guitarist or other instrumentalist. 
  • Proven experience successfully managing a musical team for regular performances on firm deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Personable and engaging, able to connect with people in a diverse environment.

To Apply

Please send the following to Cover letter detailing your philosophy of worship leadership and a vision for a progressive, contemporary worship service; resume with three references; and video files or links that showcase your worship leadership and musicianship.

Applications will be considered as they are received. 

A Criminal Offense Record Inquiry (CORI) will be required upon hiring.

EEO Statement

Old South Church in Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity,  pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, disability status, or veteran status. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and members of other historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.