Music Director - Kiononia Baptist Church

Koinonia Baptist Church

4935 Clinton Blvd

Jackson, MS 39209


Position Summary: The music director develops and leads the worship music for the church, in consultation with the pastor and other team members, in a way that is consistent with church doctrine. The music director promotes the spiritual atmosphere of the congregation through music during church services. The Music Director must have strong faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, and the ability to share their faith with the congregation, particularly through music. The music director must coordinate with the pastor, to make sure that music follows what the church leaders want to convey. This is a part-time position with duties primarily on Sunday mornings and during choir rehearsals.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and lead the choir and the church musician.

  • Plan, coordinate, and direct musical rehearsals and performances.

  • Schedule regular maintenance of musical instruments.

  • Attend church meetings and committee meetings as needed.

  • Provide variety in types of music presented, with contemporary music blended with traditional hymns. Select and coordinate congregational songs with sermon topics and seasonal themes.

  • Participate in the planning of the Sunday and special services with the Pastor and coordinator of the special service/event.

  • Recruitment of choir members.

  • Coordinate special music programs (e.g., Easter, Christmas, Youth Sunday, and Black History) as appropriate and with the assistance of the Youth Director, the choir, and church musician.

  • In the event that the church musician will be absent from a given Sunday worship service, the church music director shall be responsible for ensuring that a replacement is available.

  • Keep an open line of communication with the Pastor and Choir.

  • Perform other duties as may be determined necessary and appropriate to the position of Music Director

Qualifications:

  • Must have a relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and adhere to our Statements of Faith.

  • Possess a strong musical background and training, with the ability to read music and lead the congregation in worship.

  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and motivate musicians and choir members.

  • Committed to the church's vision, leadership, and people.Dependable, responsible, self-motivated, and creative.

  • Because this position will work with the children of the church, must be able to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.


Working Relationships:

  • The music director, if not already a member of the church, shall become a member of the church upon assuming their duties. The music director shall be under the supervision of the Pastor.

If interested, please submit your inquiry or questions to Rev. Richard J. Morgan at 601 668-7092.