Overview:This position is responsible for music at all liturgical and non-liturgical celebrations; the training, development, and preparation of cantors, musicians, and choir members; and all administrative functions associated with the position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities:Plans and leads music for all liturgical and non-liturgical celebrations, including all weekend Masses, as well as all Holy Days, Funerals, Weddings, Penance Services, taped TV Masses, Easter, Christmas, and Concert, among othersManage the activities and schedules of the cantors, adult choir, and instrumentalists of liturgies and special events. Develop musicians' musical abilities and understanding of the liturgy. Prepare choir and cantor books with music.Provide sacred music of the highest quality per the instructions in the documents of the Catholic Church, themes of each liturgy, and clergy requests, including arranging or composing music to fully engage the musician(s) and parish familyFoster active participation at the liturgy through congregational singing, reflective and prayerful execution of instrumental and choral/solo musical selections combined with appropriate silenceKeep abreast of developments in sacramental theology, applicable Canon Law, liturgical practices, and Diocesan policies/guidelinesFacilitate all technology relevant to music and worship, including sound equipment, musical instruments, and the preparation of digital or tactile worship aidsOrganizes and maintains all equipment used by musicians, including but not limited to organ, piano, microphones, stands, sound system, etc.Provides accurate copyright information and coordinates all financial responsibilitiesProvide highly skilled instrument playing (organ and piano) without diverting the congregation from a focus on the liturgy, prayer, or worshipSend hymns, and songs weekly to the Rector/Clergy and Operations DirectorAssist families and the Rector/Clergy in the planning of weddings and funerals and provide music ministry for such occasionsAttend all staff, liturgy, and planning meetingsRecruits, trains, schedules, and develops all Music Ministries, including Adults, Children (School and Parish), and Teens, as Cantors, vocalists, and instrumentalistsCollaborates with other Music Directors and outside contacts to facilitate the growth of new ideasDirect and lead traditional and contemporary ensemblesCreates and maintains organized and updated music files of various styles and genresPrepare and keep the parish liturgical calendarProvide for coverage should (s)he be absent due to illness or approved time awayPerforms any other duties as directed by the Rector
RequirementsMaster's Degree in Music preferredExperience in a Catholic Church settingMust be a practicing Catholic
How to Apply/Contact:
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