Worship Internship

Job summary

We are excited to hire a worship intern for the Summer/Fall of 2017.  Part of this internship is training, another part is filling a maternity leave of our worship director.   This position requires 15-20 (negotiable) hours per week.  Position will begin working closely with the Director of Worship and then will assume all duties at the beginning of Director’s maternity leave mid-July. Hours are flexible, but night rehearsals 2 nights a week required, usually Mondays and Wednesdays.

This position is ideal for a current worship leader, college music/worship student or recent graduate.  We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.


  • This individual needs to be a devoted follower of Jesus with an ever-deepening relationship with Him.
  • As a leader of Christ’s church, this individual is expected to be of the highest moral and ethical character according to the Biblical standard.
  • This is not a place for stardom or self-promotion, but instead humble leadership.
  • This person will have a heart for raising up and training additional leaders.


This is a list of possible things – please don’t be intimidated by the length of the list of whether or not you’re able to do ALL these things!

  • Schedule and lead weekly worship team music rehearsals.
  • Coordinate with lead pastor to plan layout of weekly worship services and distribute service orders to all leadership.
  • Musically lead Sunday morning worship services.
  • Choose and compile all music (both hymns and chord charts) as needed for rehearsals.
  • Prepare slides for Sunday’s music and sermons (using EasyWorship – training provided)
  • Attend all staff meetings as needed.
  • Assist in planning atmosphere and stage setup for each sermon series.
  • Help maintain all music and sound equipment. Keep the stage area and equipment set up, ready for use and tidy week by week.
  • Communicate with key worship volunteers on a weekly basis.
  • Other duties as assigned – we want to work with the talents and skills you bring to the table!

Skills Required

  • Highly organized
  • Creative, yet focused
  • Some working knowledge of sound and video equipment
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • Ability to read and create chord charts.
  • Ability to read music.
  • Able to lead a team of vocalists and instrumentalists
  • Can lead a team from guitar and/or piano and lead singing. (We also have many volunteer leaders who can fill in as well)
  • Previous experience in leading worship with a team.
  • Studies in worship and/or worship leadership beneficial

Dates of Internship

Can start any time (the sooner, the better).  End date is flexible, recognizing a student would need to return to school late August, early September.  We are also open to extending the internship through December.

Reports to Director of Worship; This is a paid position, dependent on experience. No benefits. We are able to provide a housing placement for the summer months if needed, though someone local to the greater Cedar Rapids area would be ideal.