Director of the Worship Ensemble

Johnson University Florida invites applications for a part-time Director of the Worship Ensemble. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references via email to , Executive Vice President. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. See the job description below.

Position Title: Director of the Worship Ensemble
Reports to: Executive Vice President
Classification: Part-Time, salary, no benefits

Job Summary

The new Worship Ensemble serves as the “house band” for Johnson University Florida’s twice-weekly chapel services, as well as for special events. The Director of the Worship Ensemble recruits for the ensemble, provides musical direction, and carries out other responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in worship or music, or a closely-related field, is required. A master’s degree is preferred. At least three years’ experience leading worship, directing worship bands or ensembles, and recruiting for such ensembles is required. The successful candidate must be available for recruiting activities on Sundays as well as at other times as appropriate. Familiarity with church leaders and music programs around the state and region is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recruit students for the Worship Ensemble, meeting enrollment goals established annually through attention to both recruitment and retention, and provide musical direction for the ensemble.
  • Using the Worship Ensemble as well as other students, recruit, organize, and assume responsibility for music in the University’s twice-weekly chapel services.
  • Use the Worship Ensemble as a vehicle to mentor and disciple students in both their spiritual and music/worship development.
  • Assist with University music and worship functions as requested.
  • Serve on the University’s Chapel Committee.
  • Participate in occasional staff meetings.
  • Be actively involved in student recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Be actively involved with students outside of the rehearsal setting for the purpose of mentoring and spiritual development.
  • Additional duties that may be required or assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.