The Salvation Army

  • Divisional Music & Creative Arts Director

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Responsibilities

    • Work to ensure that the primary goal of all ministries conducted out of the Music and Creative Arts department are Christ centered, leading the program participants to a deeper relationship with Christ and aligns with our mission 
    • Promote the advancement of Salvation Army music and creative arts by: 
    • Oversee and give leadership to our music camps, summer conservatories, seminars and weekly music ministries 
    • Oversee the training of leaders within each corps on how to begin and then sustain a music and creative arts program on the local level 
    • Collaborate with local educational institutions throughout the division in hopes of exploring new avenues of ministry opportunities 
    • Develop goals for the corps and division related to music and creative arts ministries and work with the music and creative arts staff to meet these goals.  
    • Oversee the music and artistic ensembles and assign leadership to each of these groups.  
    • Oversee divisional music and creative arts events each year: 
    • Music & Creative Arts Camp 
    • Junior Music & Creative Arts Conservatory 
    • Senior Music & Creative Arts Conservatory 
    • Divisional Star Search 
    • Christmas Spectacular 
    • Oversee and give guidance to divisional participation in the following territorial events: 
    • Star Lake Musicamp 
    • NYSB All Stars 
    • Singing Stars 
    • Rose Bowl Participation 
    • Territorial Star Search 
    • Territorial Arts Ministry Conservatory 
    • Oversee and provide music and creative arts support for divisional events.  
    • Youth Councils  
    • Family Camp 
    • Good Friday Service  
    • Christmas Gala 
    • SET/FET Events 
    • Other events as requested 
    • Implement an outcome based measurement tool to determine the musical progress of those in our music programs 
    • Build relationships with the five Adult Rehabilitation Centers in the division in order to lend support related to music and creative arts when needed for events or ongoing ministry.  
    • Oversee and develop plans for travelling ministry opportunities for the divisional music and creative arts ensembles (ministry weekends, mission trips etc).  
    • Oversee the development and maintenance of the divisional music library and instrument resources 
    • Oversee the development and maintenance of the divisional creative arts resources and props involved in the program 
    • Develop a yearly calendar for creative arts and music ministries in coordination with the Secretary for Program 
    • Regularly visit corps throughout the division to monitor both the music and creative arts program and the effectiveness of the music and creative arts staff 
    • Serve on the faculty of Star Lake Musicamp or Territorial Arts Ministries Conservatory as requested 
    • Teach students in two corps during the week 
    • Oversee Music and Creative Arts department personnel and schedules 
    • Perform yearly performance evaluations for each music and creative arts staff member 
    • Create department budget and special events budgets for each event on the divisional music and creative arts calendar  
    • Statistical recording and monthly statistical review of creative arts and music programs 
    • Create any music and creative arts related reports required by DHQ administration 
    • Coordinate with development department any opportunities to raise funds needed for music and creative arts events or ministry opportunities.  
    • Responsible for the preparation of program-related logistics of the special events held within the division, such as: Communication to program participants Communication with all technical vendors Preparation of tech sheets Schedule and lead production meeting 
    • Responsible for coordination of all onsite program-related logistics, such as: 
    • Running sound checks 
    • Calling the technical elements of the show 
    • Instruction to production assistants 
    • Briefing program participants 

    • Participate in the development and creative process in planning special events 
    • Assist with specific projects and events as need. 
    • Work with the development department on annual fundraising events 
    • Be the divisional liaison to the territorial music department 
    • Be the divisional liaison to the territorial creative arts department 
    • Serve on a variety of divisional and territorial committees 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Must be a uniformed Salvationist in good standing  
    • Must be willing to actively soldier at a corps in the Greater New York Division 
    • Strong Christian testimony of faith and holiness as this is a ministry position 
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree  
    • Proven experience in Salvation Army creative arts and music programming and leadership 
    • Experience in supervising people and planning programs  
    • Strong organization and communication skills  
    • Strong computer skills 


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