This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people in this category. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required of people in these positions.

Work Team:
Reports To:
Position Classification:
Length of Service:
1 year or more


This position is open Fall of 2024. Music is an essential part of life at Holden Village, especially our time of Sacred Space. This person will work as a vital member of the worship team to facilitate music for sacred space and other significant moments in the village. This person will be responsible for providing and/or organizing musical offerings for the rhythms of evening sacred spaces. This will include organizing village staff, volunteers, and guests, to provide music. Collaboration with the worship assistant and the pastor will be integral in this person’s role. This position is part-time, and must be combined with another volunteer position.


(principal duties and responsibilities; such as categories supported, staff size, volume managed, etc)

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Organize and cultivate music resources in the village, maintain our music library.
  • Understand and be aware of the various musical instruments in the village.
  • Regularly coordinate tuning of the many village pianos.
  • Act as an accompanist for worship services, and organize staff and guests who are interested in participating in worship music


(position specifications; such as knowledge/education, skills, problem solving/decision making, risk/bottom line results, management responsibility – people and functions)

Specific knowledge and skills include but are not limited to the following:

The village musician must be competent and able to provide music on their own and also must be willing and able to work with others to empower the wider community to participate in offering music in instrument, voice, and choir.


(particular knowledge/skills related to client and/or agency needs)

  • Has enthusiasm for, and ability to work in, a remote wilderness setting.
  • Commits to work in ways that support and fulfill Holden Village’s Mission, Vision, and Values and commits to the terms of the Community of Practice Agreement.
  • Extends genuine hospitality to all Villagers and guests; Helps new staff and volunteers integrate into the community.
  • Upholds and works to further Holden Village values of diversity, equality, respect, sustainability, and spirituality as articulated in the Strategic Plan.
  • Undertakes Work of the Village including dish team, garbology, wood chaining, and stoking.
  • Abides by Holden Village’s Community Health Protocols and Practices.
  • Commits to staying up-do date on all required vaccinations.


As a Long-Term Volunteer, you are eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • $550/month stipend
  • Food (three meals/day)
  • Housing, utilities, internet access
  • Free parking at Fields Point
  • Health insurance (medical, dental and vision)
  • Basic life insurance
  • Life Flight membership (emergency helicopter transportation based on medical
  • Simple IRA account
  •  37 “out” days per year
  • 14 one-way boat tickets per year
  • 21 friends & family days and 21 half-price friends & family days per year
  • Completion bonus and health insurance grace period upon completion of term, equivalent to the length of term.
  • Access to amazing hiking opportunities, community events, teaching sessions, art studios, and other education opportunities


Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.