Weekly Attendance: 2,000
Neighborhood: Scranton, Pennsylvania
The role: The Music Director is primarily responsible for overseeing and leading the worship experience at one Parker Hill Campus.
Meet Parker Hill Church:
During our 165 year history, thousands of followers of Christ have taken timely steps of faith. It all began in 1853, when Stephen and Lea Parker stepped out to meet a spiritual need in their community and opened their home (which is now the Parker house, next door to the Clarks Summit Campus) for the beginnings of our church.
In the years since, through many relocations, building projects, and name changes, countless people have been obedient in their service to God, each other, and their community.
Over the past generation, Parker Hill Church has increasingly become a place that opens its doors to non-religious and nominally religious people, helping them find the way back to God and become committed followers of Jesus. At the same time, we have sought to inspire and equip our people to be Christ’s hands and voice outside the walls of this church, meeting the practical needs of our community and the world.For the last 30 years, we have seen God’s Spirit at work in incredible ways. Our church has grown from a group of 35 people to a typical weekend attendance of 2,000 people. Many of these were unchurched prior to attending Parker Hill. We have moved from one church in one location, to being one church in multiple locations, with a ministry focus that encompasses the greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region. Our attenders have volunteered hundreds of thousands of hours of time, as well as given tens of millions of dollars in resources, all to positively touch the people of Northeast Pennsylvania and around the world.Parker Hill currently has three campuses located in Clarks Summit, Dickson City, and Wilkes-Barre.
These three locations reside in the greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Region where only four and a half percent of the population claims to be evangelical Christians. In June of 2018, our Lead Pastor, Mark Stuenzi, celebrated 30 years of service at Parker Hill.There are not many evangelical churches in the area; Scranton is mostly a Catholic population.
Parker Hill’s emphasis is to engage and reach families, and we do so through excellent family oriented programming that is uncommon to this area, local impact projects, community groups, serving events, etc. Our goal is to invite everyone who walks through our door to connect to someone. Although a large church, Parker Hill strives to build small communities within.
About the Music Director:
The Music Director is primarily responsible for overseeing and leading the worship experience at one Parker Hill Campus. The ideal candidate must be musically qualified, creative, experienced in current worship, capable of providing musical direction to a band, capable of being the front person, of leading others in worship vocally, and be a skilled public communicator.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong secondary skill set in either building/creating tracks with Ableton, or in audio/sound engineering.The Music Director will be responsible for maintaining oversight of the Music Ministry experiences at their campus. This leadership role will bear a calling and character that others seek to follow. Therefore, this position’s success will be dependent on a commitment to worship competency, and not simply musical entertainment.
The Music Director will:
Planning and Rehearsal
- Learn and memorize music
- Lead mid-week band rehearsals
- Collaborate with team of Music Directors to coordinate song approach and sequence flow
- Weekly evaluation and planning meetings with Creative Team
- Lead pre-service band and tech rehearsal, run-through, and worship services
- Coordinate cues with media and sound techs and/or producer/Technical Director
- Identify, recruit, develop, and schedule musicians (volunteer and contracted)
- Develop volunteer worship leaders and music directors
- Lead devotional time with band each week
A bachelor's degree is not required for this position, but is a plus.
- Experienced in leading worship vocally. The qualified Parker Hill Music Director candidate must possess a well-developed lead voice, and the ability to hear, identify and maintain harmonies with consistency.
- Experienced in giving music direction to a band.
- Proficient in playing at least one of the following instruments (keys, guitar, or bass) and capable of leading worship vocally while playing their instrument
- Skilled in working with stems, tracks, & music arranging is required. A knowledge of building and creating tracks using Ableton or similar DAW software is preferred.
- Ability to recruit, train and develop musicians and vocalists, as well as build media, lighting and audio teams.
- Possess effective public communication skills.
- Proficiency with Planning Center Online, ProPresenter needed.
- Skills in Sound/Lighting/Stage Design helpful.
- Possess a passion for God, music and people
- Loyal team member
- Teachable and humble spirit
- Ability to follow directions and cues as outlined in service plans
- Commitment to Parker Hill’s Mission, Core Values, Staff Values, and overall Central ministry strategy
Scranton may be the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania, but the close-knit neighborhoods that surround the vibrant downtown give Scranton its small-town appeal. The metro area owes its name to the Scranton family, who helped established the region as an iron and steel capital back in the 19th and 20th centuries.Scranton's low crime rate and low cost of living make it a popular place for families. The active social scene features an abundance of engaging events, such as First Friday Scranton (a free art walk at galleries and businesses around downtown), Scranton Jazz Festival (a three-day festival held every August), and La Festa Italiana (an end-of-summer event held on Courthouse Square, featuring Italian fare and live entertainment).
Higher education facilities include the University of Scranton, Marywood University, Lackawanna College, Clarks Summit University, and a branch campus Pennsylvania State University in nearby Dunmore. The state school for the deaf and the International Correspondence Schools are also in Scranton. The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum and the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour are in Scranton’s McDade Park. The Steamtown National Historic Site next to downtown Scranton has operating steam locomotives, rolling stock, and a restored roundhouse. Also located on the Steamtown site is the Electric City Trolley Museum.
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