Contemporary and Gospel Musician Pianist Keyboardist Job at Music Ministry International, Phoenix, AZ

  • Music Ministry International
  • Phoenix, AZ

Job Description

The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:

  • MUSICIAN POSITION TITLE: Protestant Community Worship Service (CWS) Musician
  • SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary form of worship is a blend of Traditional Contemporary and Gospelstyle music an essential element of the Protestant worship experience. The Protestant Community Worship Service (CWS) (herein referred to as Musician) provides the necessary musical support for the Community Worship Service at Luke Air Force Base (AFB). The number of units performed may not exceed 115 annual units. The performance period is from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024 (Renewable through 30 September 2025).
  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications for the Protestant Community Worship Service (CWS) Musician include:
    • Musician shall have at least five years experience playing the piano/keyboard. They must possess sound accompaniment skills competent sightreading ability play by ear and be able to play music from the gospel and contemporary genres. These competencies shall be affirmed in the applicants resume.
    • Possess two years of experience as an accompanist in a church setting.
    • Must be able to operate in a diverse worship environment and maintain healthy functional interpersonal relationships with coworkers chapel staff and parishioners.
    • Possess a high level of technical playing ability and demonstrate sightreading ability by successfully passing an audition.
    • Must be familiar with contemporary and gospel worship styles and possess the ability to blend them into a harmonious worship experience.
    • A letter of recommendation from an ordained clergyperson attesting to the applicants musical ability/experience and character is required as part of the application package.
    • Provide two additional letters of recommendation attesting to the applicants moral and ethical character consistent with the Christian faith to honor the sensibilities of the worshiping community.
  • SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities for the Protestant Community Worship Service (CWS) Musician include:
    • Musician shall demonstrate integrity through a moral upright lifestyle consistent with Christian church teachings.
    • Accompany all worship services providing preludes postludes offertories and choir/congregational singing.
    • As available provide accompaniment for special services (i.e. funerals/memorials weddings etc.).
    • All required resources and supplies must be coordinated through the designated Chaplain Corps member.
    • Conduct oneself in a professional and businesslike manner.
    • Be neatly dressed and wellgroomed. Proper attire is defined as business casual or more formal.
    • Assist the CWS Chaplain in ensuring the choir is returned to its original condition and that the facilities are properly secured and locked upon departure after each rehearsal worship service special event or any time the facilities are used.
    • Advise the CWS Chaplain or approved designee on music selection for services.
    • The Musician consults and coordinates with the CWS Chaplain and the Contract Monitor to validate the work performed.
    • Musician services will be provided during Sunday worship services typically two hours in length (.5 hrs. before 1 hr. for service .5 hrs. after). Practice sessions and rehearsals will be held before each service at a time to be determined by the CWS Chaplain with the approval of the Contract Officer. Special services and practices or rehearsals for special services are in addition to the regular weekly work units. Units (or a session) are a minimum of one hour shall not exceed two hours and shall consist of services listed in this PWS.
    • Replacement candidates may be preapproved to facilitate emergency absences.
    • All replacement candidates must meet the same qualifications as the Musician and be approved by the CWS Chaplain and Contract Monitor.

Regular Service 52

Regular Rehearsals 52

Special Services/Rehearsals 11

Annual Total 115

REPLACEMENTS: Musician is responsible for continuous contract performance through the contract period. Replacements may not be longterm (defined as more than six consecutive weeks) or on a consistently recurring basis (i.e. every other week 3d Sunday of each month etc.) but only for required shortterm absences of a personal nature (sickness vacation family emergency etc.). Replacement candidates must meet all Protestant Community Worship Service (CWS) Musician qualifications listed above and be approved by the CWS Chaplain and the Contracting Officer. Resumes and references for all replacements are required for approval. The government reserves the right to refuse any replacement candidate if they do not meet all required qualifications.

Interested Candidates are requested to forward their resume together with three references from individuals who can attest to the candidates good work and steadiness. Candidates who do not possess the specific attributes/qualifications in EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS above need not apply. This is a parttime position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidates experience and qualifications.

Apply directly at: (scroll down to Luke) in order to expedite your application. Your application requires providing reference information for (3) individuals including one priest or pastor who can attest to your abilities as they relate to this job posting. References must include: name title organization relationship to you email address (necessary field) and phone number. Depending on security software candidates are requested to monitor spam folders for further application communications from MMI.

Job Tags

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