Director of Worship & Arts at Hillside Community Church (Grand Rapids, MI)

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MINISTRY TITLE: Director of Worship & Arts                                 

Ministry Responsibilities:      

  1. Lead Worship Planning
    • Continue to refine a vision for Hillside Music and Arts Ministries and review it annually during the evaluation process
    • Lead the Worship Team and the Creative Planning Team (part of the Worship Team) in planning and evaluating worship services based on the stated vision for worship
    • Promote an inter-generational worship atmosphere through music selection, etc.
    • Create and arrange music for services at Hillside
    • Create and coordinate the weekly details of Sunday worship services
  2. Lead Worship Teams
    • Work on developing leadership skills for worship both personally and to those giving leadership in this area
    • Encourage the growth and development of the musical skills of young people and adult volunteers
    • Seek to discover and encourage use of musical and artistic gifts in our multi-generational congregation (keyboardists, instrumentalists, vocalists, dance team and drama team)
    • Encourage spiritual growth and participate in fellowship among worship team volunteers
    • Lead weekly rehearsals
  3. Technical Responsibilities
    • Utilize emerging technologies for visual components of service
    • Oversee the distribution of services and events via current social media platforms
    • Oversee, recruit, train, encourage and schedule members of the audio-visual team
    • Oversee the development and maintenance of audio-visual equipment at Hillside
    • Assist with audio visual and worship needs the various ministries meeting during the week
    • Make or supervise the making of Sunday ProPresenter presentations and making song sheets for the visually impaired 
    • Maintain Hillside’s CCLI license and oversee the input of data when necessary
    • Edit and arrange digital music components (stems and loops)
  4. Other Responsibilities
    • Resource and support all areas of worship and ministries, e.g. Alpha, Women in the Word, etc.
    • Coordinate technical and personnel support for special services, e.g. funerals and weddings
    • Create and maintain a budget for worship & arts ministries at Hillside
    • Work with ministry directors to develop worship in their respective ministries
    • Oversee stage design and seasonal decoration
    • Investigate the creation and development of worship teams, i.e. Children’s Choir, Hillside Chorus, Youth Band, brass team, dance and drama teams 
    • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
    • Perform such other duties as directed by the Executive Administrator

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION (SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, & EDUCATION)

  • Possess a personal belief in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and a commitment to on-going spiritual growth
  • Be a member or be willing to become a member of Hillside Community Church and in agreement with the stated vision and mission of Hillside Community Church
  • Be an experienced, well-trained musician (vocal and/or instrumental), with a passion for worship excellence
  • Bachelor degree in music or ministry preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a management position in ministry preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a primary or secondary worship leader in a ministry environment
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing vision for a department, organization, or ministry
  • Working knowledge of technical systems (sound, lighting, video, etc.) in use at the church and the ability to troubleshoot basic problems related to these systems (along with our tech person)
  • Demonstrated ability to use various art forms to aid in the communication of a Reformed biblical message in a contemporary context.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, build, train, collaborate with, and lead strong teams
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Be able to communicate effectively and have strong relational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
  • Experienced in volunteer ministry 
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective member of a team and be able to accept direction from leadership.

 

Working relationships:

Responsible to:  Executive Administrator. There is a Worship Elder on the Church Council that will serve as a liaison.               

Works closely with:  Pastors, Hillside Staff, Worship Arts Committee (serve as chairperson), Creative Planning Team, Musicians, Audiovisual team, and other worship ministry volunteers       

Time required:  40 hours per week on average. 32 hours per week will be allocated to worship. If the candidate has gifts in either graphic arts and/or IT, 8 remaining hours per week will be allocated in this area(s).  Full benefits whether at 32 hours or 40 hours.

To learn more about Hillside Community Church, visit our website.

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