Mason County Reformed Church in Scottville, MI, is seeking a part-time Director of Worship & Technology.
The Director of Music & Technology is a full-time salaried staff position serving Mason County Reformed Church (MCRC), a church located near the lakeshore in northern Michigan and just east of the city of Ludington in the community of Scottville, MI. MCRC is affiliated with the Synod of the Great Lakes of the Reformed Church in America. MCRC is a multi-generational, diverse congregation of approximately 320 members with a total Sunday morning attendance fluctuating seasonally between 300 and 500.
Of utmost importance, the Director of Music & Technology must have a growing and loving relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and a burning desire to share this relationship with those in worship and the community in which they live.
The Director of Music & Technology will predominantly be responsible for worship leadership at MCRC, which involves offering both leadership and music at worship services in such a way that it is both irresistible to Mason County’s demographics and engaging to those within the MCRC family. As a result, all music and technology will be presented in such a way that all people are pointed to a great God, are engaged through quality leadership and will be prepared to receive the Biblical truth that is to follow.
The Director of Music & Technology will develop a strong volunteer staff by implementing evidence-based and effective recruiting programs, as well as providing or facilitating training, motivation, and support systems. This will be accomplished through an emphasis on mentoring, encouragement, acceptance, and modeling Biblical principles in real-life situations.
- A growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the ability to articulate that relationship to those within a worship setting.
- A strong sense of calling from the Lord to do worship ministry.
- Previous experience within church ministry, specifically in the areas of worship design and leadership preferred.
- A passion for the unchurched and churched alike and the personal skills to help them grow in their relationship with Christ.
- The ability to lead worship (an engaging speaker, comfortable on stage, etc.)
- An ability to lead worship with quality vocals.
- An ability to play a lead instrument, such as guitar or keyboard, the ability to read music/chord charts, and a basic understanding of music theory.
- An ability to identify, recruit & train talent both from within our community and from within MCRC for the purpose of creating powerful engaging worship experiences.
- The ability to be on time, dependable, prepared and organized.
- Committed to a vision of offering music and technology in such a way that all people are pointed to a Great God, are engaged through quality leadership and will be prepared to receive the Biblical truth.
- The ability and willingness to work with technology for the overall worship experience. Familiarity with both Windows and Mac OS preferred. Especially, with the MSOffice software and Mac OS worship software ProPresenter. Additionally, familiarity with “audio mixing” and “lighting” a plus.
- A team player who can work with other staff members and volunteers.
- Be willing to become a member of the Mason County Reformed Church or RCA’s Northern Michigan Classis.
- Work under the authority of the lead pastor to design and implement worship experiences (Sunday gatherings, Weddings, Funerals, & Special Services, etc.).
- Responsible for all technology used during the weekend gatherings.
- Meet weekly with MCRC staff for support, communication and scheduling.
- Meet weekly for “rehearsing” and “training.”
- Work with the Youth Praise Team.
- Define, recruit, train, and resource vocalists and instrumentalists who desire to be a part of the MCRC worship and provide them with opportunities to serve.
- Under the direction of the Pastor of Leadership and Teaching, establish ministry goals and objectives, plan and follow an appropriate budget, delegate tasks, and evaluate personal and organizational progress regularly.
- Maintain regular office hours and structure time in a way that balances both administrative and relational work. Mondays are set aside as mandatory “days off” and “9 am – noon” are designated as mandatory office hours.
- Work with staff to stay current in latest technology/updates and the training of others to use the technology required for a meaningful worship experience.
- Work with staff, if possible, to put together media presentations for the purpose of communication (videos, graphics, etc.), and to keep website/social platforms updated.
Terms of Employment
- This is a salary paid position based upon a minimum of 35 hours per week. The required hours and corresponding salary will be reviewed at least annually.
- Evaluations can be expected to be conducted at least annually, with the first year potentially involving more frequent reviews.
- The Director of Music & Technology is provided the freedom from within his/her terms of employment to profit from the service of teaching music or giving lessons within or outside the church community.
Compensation and Benefits
- The salary package will include use of church housing and all utilities, a health care cost allowance, travel allowance, social security, vacation and sick leave.
- The amount and provisions of the salary package and vacation time will be offered and negotiated prior to the issuing of a contract. Vacation schedules are to be coordinated with the Pastor of Leadership and Teaching. It is expected that time away will be scheduled when it has the least impact upon the yearly programming of the church.