Music Director/Band Leader
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE
Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church is prayerfully searching for a Music Director who plays keyboard/organ to provide leadership to our band and provide music in our Morning Worship Service and outside engagements. This position also includes attending staff meetings and helping the congregation to fulfill its mission of Meeting Needs and Making Disciples.
ABOUT US-Founded in 1820, Saint Bartley Primitive Baptist Church is a vibrant and growing congregation located in the inner city of Huntsville, AL that is the oldest African American Congregation in the State of Alabama. The music ministry is currently comprised of one Adult choir, one Children’s choir, one Youth choir, one Praise Team, and one Male Chorus. Saint Bartley Church currently has one morning worship Service at 10:00 AM and two Bible Studies on Wednesdays.
Must have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced in daily living
Must work well with others
Must be dependable, dedicated, and self-motivated
Possess good leadership skills and patience
At least 3 years of experience in a ministry of music
Must be willing to embrace, support, and promote the vision of Saint Bartley Church
Must be a skillful musician with the ability to play keyboard/organ proficiently and professionally in multiple keys and multiple tempos.
Must have ability to lead other band members equitably and efficiently
Must possess the ability to play multiple genres of church music:
(Traditional, Contemporary, Choir, Hymns, Christian, Praise and Worship, Spirituals,
Anthems, Easter, Christmas etc.
An ability to read music fluently is not a must but is preferred, having the ability to flow" in worship services and a sensitivity to what is appropriate is a must.
Must be punctual to all rehearsals, meetings, and worship services.
Ability to respond to suggestions and criticisms in a spiritual and effective way.
Must be coachable.
Must be able to make improvisations and creative twists to the original recorded music
Must be proficient at the art of playing with a band and not just individually
Must have schedule flexibility to be at various events in the life of the Church
Coordinates with Minister of Music on preparation of music for Sundays
Attend and participate in Choir Rehearsals
Lead and facilitate musician/band rehearsals
Reports directly to Minister of Music
Learn music when given so that you are already proficient when it is time to rehearse
Plays at Worship Services, funerals, and fellowships, Revivals, Conferences, etc.
Attend Staff Meetings