The Salvation Army

Divisional Creative Arts Director

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID
Total compensation exceeds the stated base annual salary
Compensation Min
USD $55,341.00/Yr.
Compensation Max
USD $55,341.00/Yr.
Regular Full-Time


Seeking: compassionate individuals looking to help make a difference!

If you are passionate about making a difference in someone’s life and want to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes their employee’s success, we encourage you to apply today!


Our Full-time opportunities offer:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Some of these benefits are also available to Part-time employees as well!




Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Support all corps in assessing and enhancing their quality of worship, with an intentional focus on Sunday worship.
  • Support corps with creative worship program ideas and resources, introducing and encouraging a variety in forms of expression.
  • Support corps by teaching creative arts and ensuring local leadership is trained to continue this ministry.
  • Identify, recruit, and develop leaders for Regional and Corps leadership in Creative Arts.
  • Provide Regional training and events to help develop leaders and growth.
  • 3 year Regional plan focusing on 2 different regions per year, rotating regions year over year
  • Attend corps events in support of corps creative arts performances.
  • Support corps with leadership and resources to assist in the further development of creative arts programming, including creative program ideas and resources, leadership recruitment and development, and recruitment and training of corps group participants.
  • Create developmentally appropriate activities for youth and adults in the fields of dance, drama and art, including digital and video resources.
  • Track all forms of creative arts, including but not limited to dance, drama and art in the division.
  • Coordinate the Empire Divisional Drama Team- to include Summer Ministry Team to help with VBS and Jesus Theater Training
  • Coordinate the Empire Divisional Dance group.
  • Oversee the Divisional Youth Music and Arts (DYMA) program.
  • Recruitment, training and processing of DYMA leaders.
  • Plan DYMA schedules in cooperation with the Divisional Music Director; communicate regularly with the field regarding monthly schedule and any schedule updates and changes.
  • Promote and assist corps with DYMA participant recruitment.
  • Plan, direct and recruit leadership for the Creative Arts component of Divisional Music & Arts Camp.
  • Plan, direct and recruit leadership for Arts Conservatory.
  • Create and teach choral readings, responsive readings and choreodramas to enhance worship throughout all seasons of the year, including but not limited to holidays and special occasions.
  • Create and provide meeting outlines to promote variety and innovation in worship services.
  • Create and provide themed lists of SA songbook songs, hymns and praise & worship music to promote the use of themes within worship services. Tie in appropriately themed scripture readings, dance and drama.
  • Promote the use of live music and, where appropriate, worship videos (approved according to CCLI licensing).
  • Actively participate in divisional events, including but not limited to Divisional Family Camp, Youth Councils, Star Search, Jr. Soldier Rallies, Music & Arts Camp and Conservatory, Women’s and Men’s Camp and Divisional Rallies and gatherings.
  • Attend and give stage direction for divisional events as needed/appropriate.
  • Support territorial events as requested and/or related to worship and creative arts.
  • Actively recruit young people and adults (as appropriate) to participate in Music Camp, divisional Conservatory, Star Lake, TAM, DYMA and Empire Dance.
  • Meet regularly with the Program Secretary and, as needed, the Divisional Music Director for strategic planning and information updates.
  • Participate as an active member of the Divisional Music Committee, Youth Commission and Women’s Commission; serve on other divisional committees and commissions as requested.
  • Attend divisional calendar meetings; present proposed dates for DYMA and Creative Arts events.
  • Work within the established guidelines and budget restrictions relating to purchasing materials and running specials events at corps and divisional levels.


Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.



List any special skills, licenses, certificates, or registrations that are required to perform the essential duties of this job

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in the field or a related field.
  • Must be musically inclined; experienced in reading music, singing, and dance.
  • Drama experience a must.
  • Salvationist in good standing, active at a corps
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple work tasks to meet tight deadlines
  • Must maintain confidentiality at all time
  • Valid New York State License that meets The Salvation Army insurance requirements.



We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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