Director of Music, Worship, and the Arts

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Job Description

Full Time Director of Music, Worship & the Arts

Westminster Presbyterian Church - PC(USA) - Anacortes, Washington


Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) & Anacortes

Active in the community and providing a safe place to grow and connect, Westminster Presbyterian has been serving Jesus Christ in Anacortes since 1889. We are an inclusive congregation that celebrates diversity. We are committed to providing excellent worship opportunities, discipleship ministries, and outreach to our larger community. Located in the vibrant downtown of Anacortes, WA, WPC is rooted in a community that is considered by many to be one of the best and most beautiful places to live and raise a family on the west coast.


Position Title: DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, WORSHIP & the ARTS (Dir of MWA)


General Description: The Dir of MWA works in partnership with the Pastor to plan, develop, and lead worship services at WPC to enrich the spiritual and worship life of the congregation. These include weekly Sunday services as well as occasional services throughout the year.


Accountability/Supervision: The Dir of MWA is accountable to the Session (leadership board) through the Pastor.




1.    Maintain spiritual disciplines and grow as a personal disciple of Jesus.

2.    Maintain and grow personal musicianship skills through regular practice, lessons and other educational tools/experiences.


Worship Leadership

1.    Work closely with the Pastor to plan and lead (sing/play instrument/pray/etc.) worship for Sunday services that include both contemporary and traditional worship elements.

2.    Provide worship leadership as required during all worship services (Sunday, holiday, memorials, weddings).

3.    Schedule, direct, and rehearse Music Teams for leading worship.

4.    Recruit, train, direct, and spiritually encourage volunteers of all ages to support WPC’s worship life. 

5.    Perform other duties as assigned.



1.    Collaborate with WPC staff to help manage the visual and aesthetic design (logo, website, banners, branding, etc.).

2.    Dream, design, work to procure, and provide leadership to staff/volunteers regarding visual art/seasonal decor to be used in worship.

3.    Actively recruit outside performing groups for concerts and performances at WPC as part of our outreach ministries.



1.    Select music consistent with preaching theme for each worship service in a timely manner.

2.    Prepare music/arts portion of worship software and bulletins for all services.

3.    Maintain current knowledge of and wisely steward all WPC music libraries and worship resources.

4.    Maintain awareness of and adherence to copyright restrictions; maintain copyright licensing agreements.

5.    Regularly attend and participate in Staff meetings. 

6.    Chair Worship Committee, establishing and spending Worship Committee budget and restricted accounts.

7.    Arrange for qualified substitute Music Team Leaders as needed for any absences.

8.    Supervise the Front of House Manager (sound) and Production Manager (livestream/tech).  



1.    Develop and maintain knowledge of WPC’s Audio/Visual Systems. 

2.    Schedule maintenance and repair of church instruments.

3.    Provide orientation for guest musicians who will be using church instruments or sound system.


Skills & Knowledge of Ideal Candidate

1.     Professed and growing disciple of Jesus Christ who is passionate about sharing faith and pointing others to Jesus.

2.     Able to articulate a love of the Lord in both church and non-church settings.

3.     Proven experience as a worship leader (musical degree appreciated).

4.     Knowledgeable of or willing to learn foundations of Reformed worship/theology.

5.     Able and willing to develop disciples among ministry participants and congregants. 

6.     Able and willing to learn the culture of the congregation and blend a wide range of musical, artistic, and cultural styles and expression.

7.     Self-motivated and willing to take initiative in the workplace.

8.     Strong vocal ability.

9.     Able to confidently and humbly lead worship from piano and/or guitar, demonstrating a high level of musicianship.

10.  Working familiarity with a wide variety of musical instruments in a band setting.

11.  Able to lead contemporary music teams of various sizes and abilities.

12.  Ideally, able or willing to learn to provide direction for occasional choral/ensemble groups.

13.  Positive attitude toward collaboration and innovation.

14.  Strong organizational skills and administrative abilities.    

15.  Working understanding of or willingness to learn audio/visual technologies.

16.  Able to effectively use various types of computer software (email, ProPresenter, CCLI, Canva, Planning Center). 

17.  Strong communication skills (verbal, written, and computer).

18.  Strong people skills - able to work well with coworkers and congregants (all ages and abilities).

19.  Able to actively recruit, coordinate, inspire, encourage, and maintain worship volunteers, welcoming all who desire to participate and are actively developing their skill.

20.  Able to develop knowledge of resources within the church and community to bring music that will be well received by the congregation.

21.  Able to think creatively and collaborate with others to enhance worship with regular use of visual arts.


Compensation & Benefits

Salary 50,000-$60,000 depending on experience

Medical insurance through PC(USA) or reimbursement for alternative source

Starting at two weeks of paid vacation per year, plus 9 paid holidays

Time and funding for continuing education

Paid parental leave

Ability to participate in health flexible spending plan

Ability to participate in voluntary savings plan with limited employer matching savings

Possibility of assistance with moving expenses



1)    A cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position.

2)    A resume including: professional ministry experience, education, three professional references, and three personal references.

3)    A brief statement describing your journey in the Christian faith.

4)    Shareable/easily accessible video/audio example of your worship leadership.


Electronic Submissions (preferred)                                                                

Email with attachments to:                                                                    

[email protected]                                                                                           

Subject line: Search - Dir of MWA                                                                                                      


Mailed Submissions

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Attn: Search - Dir of MWA

1300 Ninth Street

Anacortes, WA 98221

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
3 months ago
Anacortes, Washington

Presbyterian: PCUSA

Church Size
100-200 people

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