Minister of Music
Part-time (15h/week)

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume/CV to:

Rev. Ashley Goff, pastor

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I. Who We Are

 

Moved by God’s love and through the power of the Holy Spirit, Arlington Presbyterian Church (APC) is challenged by the Word of God to welcome all, nurture spiritual growth, and to serve with compassion. We proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord

 

After years of faithful discernment, APC was called to sell its building and property to the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) to build Gilliam Place, a 173-unit affordable housing apartment building on the site of our former building on Columbia Pike.

 

This call was inspired by the stories of our neighbors and their struggle to find affordable housing in S. Arlington. This was also our way to continue to put our faith into action and break down the walls between our congregation and the community. We will transition to our new space on the first floor of Gilliam Place later this fall.

 

In the meantime, our “small-batch” congregation continues to imagine church in new and creative ways. Our intent in worship is to connect with God and our neighbors - both those next to us in the pews, and those outside our doors. We do this as we engage our whole selves -- senses, body, and soul. We sing songs from our hymnal, some printed in the bulletin, others are sung a cappella (especially when we worship in our garden space) and in different languages.

 

II. Who We Seek

Arlington Presbyterian seeks a part-time Minister of Music who shares our spiritual values and who can work collaboratively with us to plan and lead worship. We desire a candidate who can teach, introduce and adapt music that aligns with liturgy and the unique spirit of each Sunday.

 

III. Competencies

  • Ability to teach and be taught

  • Keyboard proficiency

  • Familiarity with Christian song traditions and liturgy

  • Interest or skill in global music

  • Familiar with community organizing

  • Resilient and adaptable

  • Resourceful and creative

  • Curious and enthusiastic

 

IV. Responsibilities

  • Lead music at regular worship services (currently Sundays at 11 am, both indoors and in the garden) and special seasonal services (high holy days)

  • Participate in seasonal worship planning with pastor and congregants

  • Support music required for weddings and funerals as needed

  • Nurture participation of volunteers

  • Build/organize/support music leaders in congregation

  • One-on-one meetings with congregants and folks in the community

  • Arranging maintenance and care for instruments (piano, percussion instruments, etc.)

 

V. Compensation and Benefits:

APC will provide:

  1. Salary Range of $25,000-$30,000

  2. Two weeks paid leave plus two additional paid Sundays off

  3. One week of continuing education time and $1,200 for continuing education

  4. In-kind use of facility space TBD.

 

To apply, send cover letter and resume/CV to:

 

Rev. Ashley Goff, pastor

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.