Director of Worship Arts

Prairie Lutheran Church

Job Description

Summary of Position

A successful Director of Worship Arts will lead and enrich music and arts offerings to deepen our worship experience. The Director will work together with the Lead Pastor, the Technology Coordinator, church staff, and worship and music team members along with others to plan and lead all of the musical and artistic components of our liturgical and contemporary worship services throughout the year, making sure that our worship together aligns with our vision, mission, and worship themes. This individual will be a flexible team-player, willing to contribute to the ongoing success of this congregation and to the enhancement of our worship together.

Job Responsibilities

  • To embrace the vision of Prairie Lutheran Church and to prioritize its vision around corporate worship, integrating this vision in all aspects of this position.
  • To coordinate the efforts of worship arts which include:

-Assisting Lead Pastor in planning and implementing meaningful worship experiences for the congregation.

-Selecting theologically sound, singable music and additional worship arts elements to complement worship themes.

-Scheduling worship arts volunteers and paid musicians, cultivating a team mentality and leading weekly worship team rehearsals.

-Leading and teaching music on Sundays as well as during special services (Lenten services, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, etc.) in a way that encourages familiarity with music and congregational singing.

-Recruiting people of all ages who will share their gifts through venues such as vocal or instrumental performance, drama, art, multi-media, etc. This includes Prairie School of Dance.

-Working with the sanctuary décor team to enhance the visual aspect of our worship.

-Streamlining the worship planning process, in conjunction with the Lead Pastor, for easy, centralized access to information. 

  • To work with the Tech Coordinator in creating slides, in addition to video and audio elements for worship, and ensuring that the worship experience—from sound to lighting to music—runs smoothly.
  • To partner with other staff, especially office staff, in recruiting volunteers and other administrative aspects of worship.
  • To evaluate, recommend, and manage use of financial resources in the worship arts to achieve the highest ministry impact.
  • To provide worship and music support for live events as necessary (weddings, funerals, etc.), paid as separately contracted events. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Endeavor to nurture his/her personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to grow professionally as a minister of the Gospel.
  • Participate in conferences, retreats, theological educational opportunities, and professional development as approved by the Lead Pastor.
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks periodically upon request from supervisors or colleagues that are required for the ongoing success of this organization.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a music-related field is strongly preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience in worship planning, leadership, and administration
  • Proficient in vocal and instrumental performance (piano and/or guitar) and able to lead a congregation in worship (not just simply performing for them)
  • Demonstrated ability to bring energy and excitement to worship services
  • Knowledge of Biblical and theological principles
  • Familiarity with programs like Planning Center Online and ProPresenter is preferred
Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
2 months ago
Eden Prairie, Minnesota


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