The Salvation Army

  • Music Coordinator

    Job Locations US-NY-Suffern
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Music has always been an integral part of the Salvation Army culture. A great number of cadets coming into training today are not only new to The Salvation Army, but new to church culture and have limited knowledge of sacred music heritage. As leaders in The Salvation Army, future officers will need to be able to utilize music to enhance the spiritual and religious experiences for soldiers and those that enter the Army’s varied ministries. The Music Coordinator will equip cadets in these areas and in the implementation of the CFOT choral and instrumental programs. 



    • Advisor for cadet Field Training music programs which would include selection of music, rehearsals, and accompaniment preparation 
    • Attendance at faculty and staff meetings as assigned 
    • Compile the CFOT Music & Arts Activity Report for the Territorial Music Committee 
    • Coordinate lesson program for cadets, officer staff, and their children 
    • Coordinate music electives – secure instructors, obtain teaching materials, and coordinate attendance and grading 
    • Coordinate and teach MEIII Worship Intensive for 1st Year Cadets 
    • Coordinate preparation of CFOT youth participation in Star Search 
    • Coordinate the preparation and implementation of music for weekly Chapel Services, Spiritual Days, and Family Worship Sundays at CFOT 
    • Coordination of contemporary music ensemble ministry – lead and advise as needed 
    • Coordination of music auditions of incoming cadets and music elective placement 
    • Create a music resource bank available to all students associated with the CFOT 
    • Lead all music rehearsals – be available for evening rehearsals as needed 
    • Lead CFOT Band and prepare the group to participate in worship and special events. 
    • Lead CFOT Cadet Chorus and coordinate master classes 
    • Lead various vocal and instrumental ensembles as needed 
    • Plan, acquire and develop music instructional materials for CFOT 
    • Provide required academic musical instruction and development for cadets 
    • Responsibility for all CCLI matters and reports 
    • Supervision of cadets on Music Detail in the following: 

      • Maintenance and care of CFOT Music Library – including digital copy 
      • Maintenance and care for CFOT music equipment inventory – include digital copy 
    • Issuance of CFOT instruments to officers, cadets and children 
    • Maintenance of humidifier systems in chapel, lecture hall and lounge pianos 
    • Setting up and moving of music equipment as needed for CFOT gatherings, events and activities 
    • Maintenance and cleaning of the band room 
    • Set-up the band room for various rehearsals 
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor




    Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and three to five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 



    • Must be a Salvationist 
    • Strong organization and communication skills. 
    • Strong computer skills.

    The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Suffern, New York, purposes to develop men and women with the theological understanding, street-level skills and Salvationist spirit required to advance the mission of the Army expressed in its international statement.  



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