Music and Gospel Coordinator - Chapel Programs

Azusa, California, USA
May 11, 2017
Azusa Pacific
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for staff in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks staff who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

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The Music and Gospel Coordinator leads the Gospel Worship team and will work alongside the Worship Coordinator to oversee all aspects of chapel bands at APU. This position is also a key contributor to the accountability and attendance administration team.

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, preferably in music or related field.

Required Experience

  • Experience leading music worship in a local church or chapel setting, auditioning musicians, working with musicians in a worship setting, leading and arranging gospel style worship, and creative planning.

Primary Duties

  • Supervision and development of student leaders for four of APU's seven chapel bands, including the Gospel Chapel band.
  • Leads the Gospel Chapel band, which leads music worship in morning and evening chapels at least six times per semester.
  • Coordinates chapel band rehearsals, planning center online details, timekeeping, and support for assigned bands, in collaboration with the Worship Coordinator.
  • Lead music worship on occasion and for special chapels, including song selection, arranging parts, and collaborating with others in the planning process.
  • Collaborates with the Director, Associate Director, and Campus Pastors on creative planning for chapel.
  • Co-coordinate auditions for all chapel band leaders with Worship coordinator, including preliminary auditions, callbacks, interviews, selection, placement and assimilation.
  • Alongside the Associate Director and Worship Coordinator, co-coordinate fall chapel band off site training for all chapel band leaders, instrumentalists, and vocalists.
  • Responds to inquiries in the email account and data entry for excusal lists.
  • Provides Planning Center agendas for the weekly Chapel/Media Services meeting and weekly Chapel office meeting.
  • Attends weekly office meetings and creative planning meetings
  • Responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the UTCC Green Room and UTCC Closet.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Chapel Programs.
  • In conjunction with the Worship Coordinator, lead worship and arrange music for the winter and spring baccalaureate services, and other university events as assigned by the Associate Director.
  • Reports to the Accountability Administrator as a key contributor to the accountability team, performs data entry of excusals, processing of petitions, answers questions of students regarding their chapel attendance, and performs other support duties.
  • Coordinate auditions for all vocalists, including preliminary auditions, call backs, interviews, selection, placement and assimilation.

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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