Director/Pastor of Creative Arts
Part Time (with possibility of future full time growth)
The Mission Cincinnati seeks a creative-arts focused worship leader who values cultivating musical & aesthetic excellence, developing community through the arts, and reaching our city through their gifts.
Hours Per Week: 15 with possibility for future growth, even to full time
Reports to: Rector/Lead Pastor
Supports: Preaching & Worship Teams with possibility of also supporting Communications, Administration, Literary Arts Teams depending on gifting, experience, and personality.
Build on strong foundations of musicianship to lead our church in fostering a theologically rich, stylistically diverse (including ancient hymnody, thoughtful contemporary, and Gospel), spirit-filled, musically excellent, and passionate expression of musical worship in Sunday services.
Oversee, coordinate, lead, and care for current church musicians.
In coordination with the rector, plan musical worship sets, and create necessary audio/visual presentations for services.
Build relationships with local artists & musicians, partner for community artistic events, invite artists into our worshipping community, and raise them up as leaders of current and future worship teams.
Grow in love for Jesus and His people, and in personal understanding of the role of musical worship at the intersection of 21st century urban mission and the liturgical church.
Weekly Responsibilities (Baseline Necessity)
Attend and contribute to preaching team and staff meetings (2 hrs.)
Schedule musicians, create set lists, song charts, and slides, and practice (2.5 hrs.)
Lead musicians‘ rehearsal (1 hr)
Lead Sunday worship and assist with general Sunday service needs (2.5 hrs)
Build relationships with local artists & musicians (4 hrs)
Involvement in a Mission Community & Personal Discipleship (3 hrs)
Other Responsibilities (Taken on & Assigned at Present or in the Future Depending on Gifts & Interests of the Candidate. To be discussed during interview process.)
Bring creative leadership to church-wide communications & visual presentation including graphic design and content management of website, social media, and promotion.
Cast vision for our church musicians to write and record original music and catalyze these creative projects.
Participate in or lead our emerging Writers‘ Coalition that will create monthly articles for our church blog on impotant topics at the intersection of Christ & culture.
Assist as able or needed with church-wide special projects and/or administration.
Fully & enthusiastically embrace the vision, mission, and values of our church.
Be able to lead worship vocally and instrumentally at a high level of excellence (from either keyboard, guitar, or both) solo or as the leader of a multi-piece band.
Exhibit strong leadership, administration, and inter-personal skills.
Possess technical knowledge for A/V & production.
Demonstrate sensitivity to, and familiarity with different genres of music, art, poetry, readings, and dance that would enhance the worship experience of a diverse racial and social demographic.
Possess familiarity with liturgical worship styles or be open to learning about them and the role of musical worship within this context.
Demonstrate mature personal discipleship, passionate and contagious love for Jesus and His people, and pursue a continued commitment to personal holiness
In summary, there are core requirements for this position that a successful applicant must possess. Outside of these, there is great flexibility for what this position can become, including the longterm possibility of full-time work, ordination, and multi-team leadership. The specifics of the job description will vary depending on how the gifts and calling of the applicant intersect with our church’s needs. We will receive applications until the successful candidate is found and the position is filled.
To begin the process, please
1) fill out and submit the online application below and
2) email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we believe you may be a good fit for this position, we will contact you within 2 weeks of your application.
Director of Worship Ministry/Creative Arts - Application