The Crossing Worship Music Leader

Summary: The position of Worship Music Leader is responsible for planning and performing music for the weekly Vespers worship service of The Crossing. This position offers an opportunity to a student musician who intends to or is actively developing their music experience and leadership skills in a Christian worship setting. The desired applicant is someone who intentionally engages with The Crossing student community through their work and has a special care towards sacred worship yet openness to creative worship experiences and liturgies.

Hours: This is a contract position, with required presence during worship on Sundays throughout the academic year from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Two Sundays off per semester, to be agreed between the Music Leader and the Executive Director, are guaranteed.

Compensation: $80 Vesper service planned and led Starting Day: August-September The Worship Music Leader reports to the Executive Director at The Crossing.


* · Experienced pianist/guitarist; student professional musician preferred, but not required

* · Prior church musicianship experience preferred, but not required

* · Willingness to sing and play in case of emergency preferred, but not required

* · Clear and effective communication with students and Crossing staff members

* · Desire to grow in knowledge and experience of traditional and nontraditional worship music

* · Ability to be an effective leader and team member of both the Music and Worship Team

* · Willingness to learn and adapt to a flexible, laidback worship setting

Responsibilities/Expectations of The Crossing Worship Music Leader:

o · Provide music and leadership for our 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday night Vespers Service

o · Rehearse with musicians prior to service

o · Meet with the preacher to discuss theme(s) of the service to select appropriate music

o · Be in communication with the Worship Team

o · Engage with students on the Music Team and make intentional relationships with the

student community (i.e. attend our FREE Student meal after Vespers)

o · Create weekly PowerPoint for Vespers

o · 1 academic year commitment with The Crossing

Please send a letter of interest and resume electronically to If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Cody Goetz at Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

The Crossing celebrates and affirms students of every identity as they explore their spirituality in a constantly changing world. The Crossing is an ecumenical campus ministry, supported by the American Baptist Churches, the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.