Temporary Worship Leader, San Jose at Menlo Church
San Jose, CA 95118

Position Title: Temporary Worship Leader

Department / Location: Worship General / San Jose

Supervisor: Campus Pastor, San Jose

Direct Reports: n/a

Classification: Temporary / Part-time 15-19 hours per week / Non-Exempt



Our San Jose campus is currently in a season of transition as we look for a full time Worship Leader to join our team. In the meantime, we are in immediate need for someone to fill in on a temporary, part-time basis.  This Temporary Worship Leader will typically serve five hours every Sunday, three hours on Thursday evenings, and have the flexibility to work the remaining hours when it is convenient during the week. The Temporary Worship Leader will use ProPresenter to prepare worship slides and coordinate and lead rehearsals with volunteers. You will report directly to the San Jose Campus Pastor, have a dotted-line relationship to the Director of Weekend Experience, and collaborate with Worship Leaders from other locations. All our locations comprise one church where everyone is welcome, nobody’s perfect, and anything’s possible.


Our temporary Worship Leader must model what it means to live a faith-filled life with integrity. You must be above reproach as you provide spiritual leadership to our congregation and Menlo Church as a whole. This is a highly visible role for someone who understands worship and is not about being in the spotlight or putting on a show. We are looking for someone who knows and loves Jesus, is sensitive the Holy Spirit’s leading, creates an environment where people can draw closer to God, and is a servant leader. Our ideal candidate will be spiritually mature, flexible, and willing to embrace change. At Menlo Church, our staff is a team of humble, hopeful, and gritty Jesus-followers who do what we do so that people can find and follow Jesus.




1.     Work as a cohesive unit with our San Jose staff, volunteers, and our Central Worship & Production teams.

2.     Prepare all music elements and resources needed to direct rehearsals and services and act as the producer for Sunday morning services in San Jose.

3.     Manage scheduling and communication with volunteers utilizing Planning Center (PCO).

4.     Provide leadership over musical elements of weekend services, including utilizing and directing volunteers.

5.     Manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and intelligently delegate, if applicable.

6.     Develop and maintain positive working relationships by actively living out and championing our staff values of teamwork and being humble, hopeful, and gritty.

7.     Meet with San Jose Campus Pastor once a week to check in, see how the CP can support you, and plan upcoming services.

8.     Additional duties and special projects as assigned by the Campus Pastor, San Jose.

9.     *We would ideally prefer if you could attend weekly service design meetings.


PLEASE NOTE:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Required Education and Experience

·  Minimum 2-years’ experience leading worship in a variety of settings

·   High school diploma or equivalency


Preferred Education and Experience

·   Experience overseeing, shepherding, and leading lay leaders in ministry

·   Experience recruiting, training, and developing volunteer teams

·   Working in a church with multiple locations

·   Familiarity with Menlo Church


Knowledge and Skills

·   Ability to lead effectively in front of small and large groups

·   Must be able to lead worship from a primary instrument

·   High Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

·   Strong written and spoken communication skills

·   Proficient musical abilities

·   Knowledgeable about worship ministry best practices

·   Positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills

·  Proficiency with common office & collaboration tools (Office 365, Zoom, & Leadr)

·   Ability to learn new software and programs, including Ableton, Planning Center Online (PCO), & ProPresenter

·   Organized -Scheduling and communicating with volunteers/pastoral staff to coordinate the weekend in a way and timely manner that sets up volunteer teams and staff for success


Physical Demands

·   Stand for prolonged amounts of time

·   Walk, bend, twist, and kneel

·   Climb up and down stairs

·   Finger and hand dexterity to operate computer, musical instruments, and production tools

·  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color vision, and peripheral vision; and the ability to adjust focus

·  Lift and carry up to 20 pounds with or without assistance


Work Conditions

·  This job typically operates in a professional office or church environment with standard office equipment such as computers, printers, filing cabinets, and telephones

·  Days and hours of work are generally 5-hours on Sunday, 3-hours Thursday nights for rehearsals, and 7-11 hours throughout the week for preparations and scheduling

·   Effective November 1, 2021, all Menlo Staff will be required to abide by the Menlo COVID-19 Vaccination Policy


Menlo Church Spiritual Requirements

·   Must have an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ

·   Must be a committed disciple of Christ and committed to serving God and the body of Christ

·   Must have compatible theology in alignment with ECO essential tenets

·   Must be pursuing or active in a community of believers who can speak truth into your life


Menlo Church
5655 Gallup Drive
San Jose, California 95118


Lorianne Lee



San Jose, CA 95118
Job type
Part Time
Pay rate
$35 per hour
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Team Building
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Church Ministry