Director of Worship and Arts – The Journey Hanley Road

Job Summary

The Director of Worship and Arts will disciple and form our people through worship experiences that are Christocentric, gospel-saturated, and centered on the glory of God. With his/her own distinctive style, the worship leader will work hard to cultivate an atmosphere and attitude of joyful worship in the lives of God’s people by facilitating a Christ-centered, doctrinally sound, predominantly celebratory, engaging, demonstrative, consistently excellent, and uniquely creative corporate worship experience. This person will also cultivate the creative community at The Journey Hanley Road.

Core Competencies & Qualifications 

The individual in this position must possess the following skills, abilities, and attitudes to perform in this position: 

Core Competencies: 

  • Leading and supervising 
  • Working with people
  • Applying expertise and technology 
  • Learning and researching 
  • Creating and innovating 
  • Planning and organizing 


  • Fulfills The Journey’s membership requirements as outlined in the membership covenant
  • Fulfills the character qualifications and duties of Deacon as taught in Scriptures (1 Tim 3:8-13)
  • Possesses a robust biblical theology of worship that undergirds all musical skill and leadership
  • Demonstrable skill as a musician (piano and/or guitar) and vocalist 
  • Demonstrates facility in a variety of worship styles, including gospel music, contemporary Christian music, hymnody, and liturgical worship 
  • Demonstrable ability to train, coach, and unify praise team, choir, and band that shapes a consistently excellent worship experience 
  • Demonstrable ability to verbally lead/engage a diverse congregation in worship

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Lead Pastor and Worship Planning Team on planning and execution of Sunday morning and special services at The Journey Hanley Road 
  • Create a worship experience that blends gospel/soulful musical styles, CCM, and liturgical elements that connects with a broad cross-section of worshippers 
  • Shepherd, develop, and lead a team of musicians, both professional and volunteer, in preparing, executing, and assessing weekly worship services  
  • Provide vocal coaching to praise team, choir, and soloist
  • Oversee and/or lead the production team at The Journey Hanley Road 
  • Write and record original corporate worship songs annually 
  • Regularly craft unique arrangements of well-known songs and hymns for congregational singing 
  • Identify, audition, assimilate, and develop additional worship leaders and musicians 
  • Create and manage app content for Hanley Road worship 
  • Participate in the Hanley Road Leadership Team 
  • Assist with the execution of various local initiatives at The Journey Hanley Road as assigned by the Lead Pastor 
  • Builds and cultivates partnerships with the artistic community in metro St. Louis that leads to cultural engagement opportunities
  • Cultivate The Journey Hanley Road’s creative community by identifying and shepherding gifts and talents of the congregation beyond worship and music. 
  • Serve as a creative liaison to The Journey Central’s Creative Team to ensure that the creativity produced within corporate worship reflects the culture at The Journey Hanley Road 
  • Collaborate regularly with the team of Journey staff worship directors for a variety of events and ministry projects, such as Journey-wide worship nights, writing and recording projects, creative planning for sermon series, etc.

Status: Full-time, Exempt               
Hours: 40-45 hr/week (4 weekends off per year)               
Schedule: Mon.-Thurs. 9a.m.-5p.m., Sun. 9:30-1pm, plus 5-10 hours of intentional after-hours community cultivation both at Hanley Road and the broader creative community; special events and services as scheduled 
Reports to: Lead Pastor, The Journey Hanley Road 
Benefits: Health Insurance; 403b, Life Insurance; LTD; paid vacation, sick, and personal leave; cell phone reimbursement
Authored by: Carlos Smith, Russ Mohr, Lisa Haase, & Sabrine Rhodes 
Date: October 2020
Documents required to apply: Cover letter, resume, list of three references with contact information