Job Description

Job Title: Music Director

Location: Santa Monica / Trinity

Reports To: Worship Director

Payroll Status: Part time or Full Time

Vintage Church relies on this role to drive musical excellence in our worship gatherings during weekend services and other events. This person would assist the worship leader in leading the musical elements of rehearsals and on stage worship services.


  • Work closely with the worship director to plan and lead weekly services.
  • Uphold the overall musical excellence of the worship team
  • Serve as the anchor musician for Sunday services, core vintage events, and other mid-week courses (preferred instrument- electric guitar and keys)
  • Direct and lead musicians on stage with a talk back system during rehearsals and live worship services
  • Oversee the musical development of our volunteer team by
  • preparing them for upcoming services
  • holding extra rehearsals
  • sending post service feedback the following week
  • sending additional resources for skill building
  • musician workshops
  • Develop and train a core group of instrument section leaders
  • Schedule teams on Planning Center for Sundays and other events; fill cancellations
  • Develop and oversee auditions for new team members looking to join
  • Plan musical arrangements for special events such as Christmas, Easter, etc.
  • Work with our production/audio department to achieve the highest quality worship mix for our in-person and online services
  • Assist Youth Worship Leader in developing musical excellence in the youth team, which may include participating on their team Wednesday nights
  • Fulfill other administrative tasks such as purchasing equipment, paying core musicians, restocking supplies, etc
  • Assist worship director with other departmental projects

Requirements (must-haves to be hired; skills, abilities, traits, characteristics, experiences, education, accomplishments, etc.)

  • Availability to work on Sundays and a few evenings a week
  • An active and vibrant relationship with Jesus
  • An ability to be led by the spirit and direct the team on how to follow the worship leader in those moments
  • High skill proficiency on electric guitar and/or keys
  • Moderate to high musical acumen across other instruments (piano, bass, vocals, drums, guitar, etc)
  • Strong leadership attributes such as confident, clear, and relational communication
  • A life giving, enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • A strong desire to develop and train other musicians
  • Previous experience playing in contemporary worship environments
  • Familiarity with modern/contemporary worship music (Bethel, Hillsong, Elevation, etc)

Experience Required
1 – 5 years
Education Required
High school diploma
Job Type

Santa Monica, California
Church Size