Worship Director Job Description


Job Summary

Skokie Valley Baptist Church is seeking a part-time (20-30 hours per week) Worship Director.  SVBC is a multicultural and multigenerational church located in Wilmette, Illinois.  The Worship Director provides pastoral and administrative leadership to the worship ministries of the church by designing, implementing, overseeing, and assessing every aspect of the church’s musical and worship initiatives under the oversight of the senior pastor. SVBC’s worship ministry has a distinctive team-based approach, led by multiple rotating worship leaders, who desire to grow together in spiritual community, musical skills, and expression of biblical worship.



  • Meet regularly (currently bimonthly) with the worship planning team to discuss music, planning, goals, and to provide support to one another as a community of fellow leaders and team members.

  • Strategize for and nurture a church-wide emphasis on worship.

  • Work with the pastoral team to plan all worship services (regularly scheduled and special events).

  • Facilitate the musical portion of worship services.

  • Facilitate all music ministries in the church.

  • Develop a process to regularly identify and deploy new volunteers in the church’s worship ministry.

  • Shepherd, train, manage, develop, and care for the volunteer worship teams.

  • Develop and oversee an annual worship ministry budget and be able to work within that budget.

  • Ensure adequate and efficient communication within worship ministries of the church.

  • Look for ways to inspire non-musical worship experiences for the church body.

  • Oversee the church’s worship tech ministry including Pro Presenter and soundboard.

  • Attend weekly staff meeting (currently mid-day Tuesday), rehearsals (currently Wednesday evening), Sunday morning services, and retreats.

  • Work with youth and children’s ministry leaders to find worship leaders for age-graded worship experiences within the church.

  • Oversee the maintenance of all musical instruments and related supplies owned by the church.



  • Two years of experience leading worship in a similar church setting.

  • Demonstrable skill as a vocalist and/or instrumentalist.

  • Broad knowledge of Christian worship music across multiple cultural styles and generational preferences.

  • Proficient in reading music.

  • Experience leading and managing teams.

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with some formal training in music (and specifically church music) is preferred.

  • A lifestyle congruent with local church leadership (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9).

  • Clear calling to this ministry.

  • Working knowledge of digital soundboards and Pro Presenter preferred.


For more information or to express interest, please email jobs@skokievalley.org

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