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DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP AND MUSIC – HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, AVON LAKE, OH
Located in the western suburbs of Cleveland, the parish is seeking a Director of Worship and Music. He/she is responsible for assisting the Pastor in caring for the overall liturgical life of the parish. This is a full time (40 hours), salaried position twelve months of the year. The Director reports directly to the Pastor and collaborates closely with the Parish Pastoral Staff. This is an exempt position (no overtime pay) with a benefit package. Salary is commensurate with diocesan policy.
Holy Spirit Parish is a 1,400-family parish which desires to spread the Gospel message by developing a prayerful, singing assembly through celebration, preparation, and evaluation and through education and engagement in ministry.
In collaboration with and under the supervision of the Pastor, the Director will:
- plan music and hymnody for liturgical celebrations
build and sustain congregational song at the 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:00 & 10:30
- & noon Sunday liturgies, Holy Day Liturgies, and other liturgical celebrations
- help to increase regular attendance at these liturgies through the quality of music
- develop a plan to expand participation in all Music Ministries including Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Contemporary Ensemble, Cantors, and instrumentalists;
- foster active participation at the liturgy through congregational singing, reflective and prayerful execution of instrumental and choral/solo musical selections combined with appropriate silence
- help form and coordinate a newly-established Worship Committee in directing all liturgical celebrations and ministries to ensure appropriate reverence, joy, and engagement by the congregation at those celebrations;
- evaluate and revise current musical and liturgical resources, guidelines and traditions and potentially adjust them according current Church standards.
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Music or a related field preferred; equivalent experience, or certification through the American Guild of Organists, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, or other such organization will be considered.
- A strong knowledge of Catholic worship and liturgy; academic study in this area is preferred.
- Experience in conducting and performing sacred music including, but not limited to, chant, polyphony, hymnody, and other choral works.
- Proficient organ and piano abilities in solo works, accompanying, and improvisation. Ability to lead music with guitar is desirable but not required.
- Experience in training singers, as members of ensembles and as cantors, is preferred.
- Broad knowledge of various musical styles, including, but not limited to hymnody, chant and contemporary music.
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Publisher, music writing/editing software, etc.)
- Exemplary communication skills.
- Basic working knowledge of audio system functions.
- Minimum three years’ experience is preferred.
Instruments: Galanti Praeludium Organ in the Church, Knabe Grand Piano in the Church, Yamaha Clavinova in Holy Family Chapel
Music Resources: Oregon Catholic Press Today’s Missal (with readings) and Breaking Bread
Address inquiries for a more detailed job description or submit resumes for consideration to Search Committee at 410 Lear Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012 or email@example.com. Telephone: 440.933.3777. Website: www.holyspiritavonlake.org
Start Date: Negotiable (September preferred); Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Director of Liturgy and Music -- Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wilmington, NC
Do liturgy, music ministry and the sound of the surf appeal to you? Come to Coastal NC – to a growing Catholic parish seeking to further develop its liturgy and music programs. Immaculate Conception is a parish of 1,000 households ministering to the faithful coastal communities of Carolina Beach and historic Wilmington, NC. The community is administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. For more information about our parish please visit our website www.iccwilm.org
In collaboration with the Pastor, the Director of Liturgy and Music provides for the liturgical life of the parish. This is accomplished through the guidance, preparation, and direction of all parish liturgical celebrations. Responsibilities would include the formation and on-going support of all liturgical ministers and parish musicians. In addition, the Director works in relationship with other staff members to support the community to live out “Living Jesus Christ” by proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the Eucharist, nourishing our Faith, and serving all God's people with compassion, humility and gentleness.
- An undergraduate degree in music, liturgy, or related field.
- Working knowledge and understanding of, and proven experience with Catholic liturgy.
- A practicing Catholic in good standing.
- Skills as an accompanist on the piano and organ with good sight-reading skills, preferred.
- Special emphasis on leading the assembly in song, as well ability to improvise, prepare and play creative accompaniments to the hymns and liturgical music.
- Proven experience with choral conducting with volunteer choirs.
- Experience contracting professional instrumentalists and students for special liturgies and Holy Days.
- Possess pastoral, organizational, computer, communication, motivational and people skills.
This candidate will be involved with the selection of a new piano for the current worship space and giving input toward the design of an eventual new church building.
This is a regular fulltime, 40-hour per week, salaried, exempt position.
In addition to a competitive salary, Immaculate Conception provides a comprehensive benefits plan, including Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Group life, Long-term disability insurance, and a generous 403(b) plan.
Please submit your resume with cover letter expressing your understanding of liturgy and music via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTOR OF SACRED MUSIC – ST. BERNARD PARISH, MADISON, WI
St. Bernard Parish is the oldest parish on the east of side of Madison. We are considered the “mother church” of the east side, from which our neighboring parishes were founded. The parish has been in existence since 1907, and we have worshipped in our current space since 1927. Over the years, St. Bernard has enjoyed the gifts and talents of many parish musicians, and that blessing continues to the present day. The parish is comprised of approximately 600 families. We are currently seeking a director of sacred music for our parish liturgical ministry programming. The ideal candidate will have experience with Catholic liturgical music from a variety of genres, and will understand the purpose of music within the Sacred Liturgy, and how music ministers add to our divine worship and encourage the assembly to fully and actively participate in the holy Mass and other liturgical celebrations. This is a salaried position, and will report directly to the pastor.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as the primary accompanist for our three weekend Masses.
- Serve as the primary accompanist for holy day Masses.
- Serve as the primary accompanist for Quinceaneras.
- Serve as the primary accompanist for special Masses and liturgies.
- Serve as the primary accompanist for all weddings and funerals.
- Direct our adult choir of approximately 30 members, our contemporary choir of approximately 15 members, our bell choir of approximately 15 members and our resurrection (funeral) choir of approximately 10-15 members.
- Direct our children’s choir (currently not active).
- Prepare music copies for choirs and instrumentalists.
- Meet with wedding couples and assist them in planning for their wedding liturgy / nuptial Mass.
- Coordinate with parish and outside instrumentalists for liturgical celebrations throughout the liturgical year. Conduct needed rehearsals.
- Choose music for all liturgical celebrations, with the assistance of music coordinators and assistants.
- Possess an understanding of the purpose of sacred music and help parish musicians understand their role in the holy Mass.
- Encourage assembly participation through music selection and helping the assembly learn new pieces that are selected.
- Assist the pastor with preparations in the sanctuary for weekend Masses in his absence or when extra assistance is needed.
- Assist visiting clergy in the pastor’s absence.
- Assist the pastor with training of liturgical ministers
- Other duties as assigned by the pastor.
- Active, practicing Catholic.
- Ability to support, abide by and live out the teachings of the Catholic Church.
- Excellent accompaniment skills on the pipe organ and grand piano.
- General knowledge of pipe organs and an understanding of how to set stops
- Ability to cantor and accompany simultaneously.
- Ability to collaborate and work well with a variety of musicians and musical backgrounds.
- Ability to collaborate and work well with other members of the parish staff.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- General knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office, Noteworthy Composer and other applications as needed.
- Ability to collaborate with other parish musicians and outside instrumentalists and accompanists (strings, brass) for larger liturgical celebrations.
- Familiarity with the Church’s documents
- Investment in the life of the parish and consideration of this position as a ministerial role.
POSITION TYPE -- This position is approximately 30-40 hours per week, depending on the time of the liturgical year.
COMPENSATION -- The starting base salary is $42,000 - $44,000. The parish also offers health insurance, retirement benefits and paid vacation leave.
APPLICANTS -- Interested applications may submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference and other information which would be helpful in demonstrating requisite skills to:
Fr. Michael Radowicz, pastor / St. Bernard Parish / 2438 Atwood Ave. / Madison, WI 53704 or by email to email@example.com
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 31st, and will continue if additional time is needed. Applicants will be contacted for a personal interview after the application window has closed.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -- NATIONAL CATHOLIC PARTNERSHIP ON DISABILITY (Washington, DC)
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) advocates for persons with disabilites. Their current Executive Director, Jan Benton, is retiring in November. They are conducting a national search for her replacement. For further information please visit: http://www.vettedsolutions.com/Profiles/NCPD_Executive_Director_Position_Profile.pdf
DIRECTOR OF LITURGICAL MUSIC – ST. PATRICK PARISH, WADSWORTH, IL
Saint Patrick Catholic Church is a vibrant active parish of 3000 families located 10 miles south of the Wisconsin border just east of Route 41. Its ministries include a parochial school (450 students) and a religious education program (150 students). The position of Director of Liturgical Music is a full-time staff position. There is also a full-time Director of Liturgy. The present Pastor has taught Liturgy courses for over ten years in the Archdiocesan Permanent Deaconate Program. He also plays both organ and piano. The ideal candidate for this position should possess confident leadership skills and a spirit of cooperation and collaboration.
Be an active member of the Roman Catholic Church (or other liturgical church, Anglican, Lutheran, etc.)
Music background preferred; proficiency with keyboard, piano, and organ required.
Vocal performance ability
Able to direct choirs that would include both adults and children groups
Plan music for both parish and school liturgies
Plan and execute music for wedding, funeral, sacramental liturgies
Collaborate well with the Pastor and Director of Liturgy on weekly Eucharistic Liturgies
Function as part of the Full-time pastoral staff
Possess an openness to various musical styles and compositions of various liturgical music genres.
Have at least a rudimentary skills in different languages - especially Latin and Spanish.
Attend and participate in a cross-section of Parish activities
Have a knowledge of hand-bell performance techniques (there is a hand bell coordinator)
Have a workable familiarity with a variety of present day hymnals (both Catholic and Protestant)
Be present and functioning at the full schedule of weekend liturgies
Train and rehearse volunteer cantors (including children)
For any further information:
We welcome your application and thank you for your interest. Please contact the parish office between Tuesdays and Thursdays at (847) 244-4161 and please ask for Fr. Jim Merold. You may also attach your resume and email to Fr. Jim Merold @(firstname.lastname@example.org). Position available starting July 1, 2019 or until position is filled.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC -- BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH, OCALA, FL
Full time Director of Music to develop prayerful singing assembly through celebration, preparation, education and personal ministry. Responsibilities: liturgical planning; directing, scheduling, and rehearsing all choirs; recruitment of music volunteers; organist/pianist at weekend Masses, holy days, seasonal and weekly school liturgies; funerals; supervision of audio-visual equipment. Qualifications: practicing Catholic; degree in music or related field; understanding and appreciation of Roman Catholic Liturgy; solid organ, keyboard, conducting and vocal skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to promote prayerful and engaging liturgies. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date: August 1, 2019.
Send letter of interest and resume to: Fran Harwas/HR Director. 5 S.E. 17th Street, Ocala, Florida 34471 (352) 629-8092x-3212 (352) 351-8872 (fax)
DIOCESE OF DES MOINES: DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP
The Diocese of Des Moines has an immediate opening for the Director of the Office of Worship. We are seeking a strong Catholic candidate with high integrity, a collaborative style and possessing a background in both liturgy and liturgical music. The Director of Worship for the Diocese of Des Moines is a primary resource to the Bishop and the Diocese for the ongoing renewal of the liturgical life and formation of the Church. The Director of Worship manages and directs diocesan worship activities; provides consultation and resources related to worship; and also develops and administers programs of liturgical formation consistent with diocesan policies, goals and guidelines. Master's degree (M.A.) in liturgical studies or theology and some years’ pastoral experience preferred, but recent graduates with experience are welcome to apply. For more information please go to our website: Director of Worship position Qualified applicants are encouraged to send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com