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Director of Music Ministry: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, Albuquerque, NM 

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community is a multicultural, multilingual, multi-generational community of faith of 2,400 families, located on the West Mesa of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  We take to heart the Second Vatican Council’s call to full, conscious and active participation in the liturgy by all the faithful. 

The Director of Music Ministry is responsible for leading and empowering the music ministers of our community.  In collaboration with the Pastoral Associate for Worship and Sacraments, you will work to promote the full, conscious and active participation of the liturgical assembly through sung worship.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and direct the overall bilingual music ministry for Sunday liturgies, Feast days, Sacramental and devotional celebrations
  • Direct music planning for the liturgical seasons and provide resources for the preparation of appropriate music for sacramental celebrations
  • Develop musical excellence and encourage ongoing formation for parish music ministers
  • Track inventory and care of parish instruments (including 2 Rodgers Organs, 2 grand and 2 studio pianos), church sound system and music equipment
  • Maintain hymnals and develop worship aids, music supplements, and oversee copyright licenses and reporting

As a Director of Music Ministry in our Catholic Community, you will need:

  • A Bachelor Degree in music (or equivalent) and 5 years pastoral experience in parish music ministry leadership
  • Competency in piano/organ, choral direction, music arranging, and leading the sung worship of the liturgical assembly
  • A working knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy documents and their pastoral application
  • Communication (bilingual English/Spanish is beneficial), leadership, and organization skills
  • The capacity to minister in a  Vatican II pastoral environment with people of varying age, culture, background, and language

This full time position includes weekend, evening, and some holiday working hours.  In return we offer a competitive salary, health and retirement benefits, flexible office hours, and opportunities for ongoing learning and career development.

Contact Barbara Guenther at to request a complete job description and application package.   

Deadline for submission of applications is March 29, 2019.   Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

POSTED 2-13-19


DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC WEST BEND, WI Holy Angels Parish in West Bend would like welcome to its team a full time (negotiable) Director of Liturgy and Music. Our parish is a vibrant and growing parish approaching 1700 families with four weekend Masses. Our music ministry currently consists of song leaders, and choirs including a Resurrection (Funeral) Choir, Contemporary and special seasonal choirs. This person will be counted on to have the gifts to create a vision to enhance the liturgies and music at Holy Angels, as we continue to encourage full, active, and conscious participation. Additional details are available at POSTED 1-7-19


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: POSTED 1-4-19



Saint Cecilia Parish in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking a Full-time Director of Music for our parish of approximately 3,500 families. We are a welcoming, passionate, and inclusive Roman Catholic church with a vibrant program that incorporates a broad range of liturgical musical styles.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Director of Music is responsible for nurturing the prayer life of the community through music, particularly in coordinating music for liturgical celebrations, and fostering the growth of our music ministry. Through utilizing a variety of musical styles, the Director of Music helps the parish broaden its understanding of and appreciation for the role music  in deepening our relationship to God. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Music Leadership

  • Work collaboratively with the pastor and other staff members to infuse music into liturgical celebrations, ministry events and parish life.
  • Work cooperatively with our vibrant Liturgical Music Ministry, which includes professionals and approximately 80 volunteers (choir members and instrumentalists). Hire professionals, recruit new volunteers, schedule, and rehearse various musical ministers for all liturgical celebrations:
    • 5 liturgies with music per weekend
    • 3 major sung liturgies, each with its own choir/ensemble, and a broad range of styles
    • Weddings, and funerals
    • Major feast days, such as Ash Wednesday and the Easter Triduum and additional services for liturgical seasons
  • Utilize a broad range of liturgical musical genres – from Gregorian Chant and sacred polyphony to Taizé and contemporary.
  • Provide mentoring of all music ministry members. Allow ministers to develop their gifts and to share them with our community. Create a joyful ministry where members feel connected to each other through a shared vocation and purpose.
  • Assess our current program needs with respect to staffing and an eye to our future growth. Propose a plan and budget to support the music program as outlined in Saint Cecilia Vision 2022.
  • Coordinate and provide organ and vocal music for all weddings to include private consultation with each couple, assist with musical portions of their programs, hire additional instrumentalists/vocalists, conduct rehearsals as needed.
  • Oversee the development of student organ scholars or assistant organists, and volunteer accompanists and instrumentalists.
  • Coordinate the Saint Cecilia Concert Series. (Approx. 6-10 annual events). Select artists and coordinate publicity.

Music Resources & Instrument Maintenance

  • Develop annual budget with a strategic lens for the music program.
  • Oversee the maintenance of two parish pipe organs and two grand pianos.

Library Maintenance & Music Communications

  • Review new music and make additions to the choir music library as necessary according to funds budgeted.
  • Manage the digital and paper filing of all music and ensure it is organized and available for each choir/ensemble.
  • Design, develop and print music programs for all sung liturgies. (2-3 separate programs per weekend, plus additional programs for major celebrations).
  • Author educational articles for the parish to be published in bulletin, on website, social media and other outlets

Pastoral Staff

  • Actively participate as a parish staff team member including providing expertise and insights during pastoral staff meetings, engaging in retreats and other activities that further the parish mission and Vision 2022.
  • Serve as a staff partner to additional ministries. Ensure the health of each ministry and develop lay leadership.


  • 4 manual, 54 rank Smith & Gilbert pipe organ
  • 2 manual, 8 rank Antiphonal pipe organ
  • 6’ 10” Schimmel grand piano

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:  Personal characteristics are equally as important as technical skills. The successful candidate will be energetic, collaborative, engaging, charismatic, forward thinking, inviting, and pastoral. Other qualities include:

  • Excellent conducting, piano, organ, and vocal proficiency, with a mixture of contemporary and traditional music styles and improvisation skills.
  • Familiarity with Roman Catholic liturgy and the Liturgy Document, in particular Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship and The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium).
  • Organizational skills and knowledge of general computer programs. Familiarity with Finale or Sibelius notation software is very helpful.
  • A degree in music and a minimum of five years of experience are strongly preferred.

Competitive salary and benefits with additional stipends for weddings and funerals. This is both a local and nation-wide search. We intend to fill the position by March 1, 2019.

Please send resume and cover letter to Mary Kaye, Pastoral Director of Operations

POSTED 12-17-18



The Adrian Dominican Sisters are seeking a full-time Liturgical Ministries Coordinator to serve on the Motherhouse campus in Adrian, MI.

Use your liturgical training to journey in faith with women religious in the Dominican tradition. Ministering as the Liturgical Ministries Coordinator with the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Adrian, Michigan, you will deepen your own spirituality as you pray and work with Sisters, overseeing the Department of Liturgical Ministries, and serving as chair of the Liturgical Ministries Advisory Committee. Incorporating a variety of cultural and artistic expressions, the Coordinator plans, implements, and evaluates the liturgical prayer life of the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse campus, including daily Masses, Dominican and other annual liturgical feast days, Jubilees, Rites of Formation and Commitment, funerals, and communal prayer. For more details about this full-time position and to apply, visit

POSTED 12-17-181


The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is seeking to fill the position of Director for the Office of Divine Worship & Sacraments. The Director of the Office for Divine Worship & Sacraments is responsible for the ongoing liturgical formation and renewal of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Below is a list of some of the duties & responsibilities. Please click to view the full job description.
Plans/implements special projects as directed by the Archbishop (i.e. Light is On for You, Jubilee Year of Mercy, Outpouring, Year of the Eucharist, Year of Paul, etc.); researches and provides answers to liturgical questions of Archbishop, clergy, and lay persons; reads and comments on new liturgical documents at the Archbishop’s request; prepares and responds to letters/emails of a liturgical nature, including those at the request of the Archbishop; Oversee special projects related to new liturgical rites/norms/decrees; Oversee the writing and publishing of archdiocesan liturgical ministry resources/publications: Celebrating Marriage, Preparing Funeral Liturgies, Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition Guidelines, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: A Parish Formation Program, A House of Salvation and Grace, Church Musician Employment & Salary Guidelines, Guidelines for Purchasing a New Organ, and others as needed; At the request of the Archbishop, oversees development of diocesan liturgical guidelines; upon approval, communicates them to priests, deacons, and parish communities; Chairs the Archdiocesan Worship Commission and its sub-committees; Does Chair: RCIA Consultation Group, Revitalizing Sacramental Ministry; collaborates with committee chair persons, develops meeting agendas and attends meetings of the Worship Commission and its standing sub-committees; provides liturgical formation programs as advised by the Worship Commission and its sub-committees; Regularly communicates any upcoming events, liturgical announcements, and new guidelines with pastors, deacons, pastoral ministers, and parish members through Clergy Communications, AOC Worship Office web page, Worship Office monthly e-newsletter, mailings, and social media.
The Director of the Office for Divine Worship & Sacraments should possess the following qualifications: a minimum of a SLL, a STL in Sacramental Theology/Liturgy, or a Master’s degree in Liturgy or Liturgical Studies with pastoral experience at the diocesan or parish level; working knowledge of the Church’s liturgical documents; excellent communication skills, written and verbal; the ability to work with clergy, pastoral ministers and the lay faithful; the ability to develop necessary programming to meet the liturgical needs of the Archdiocese; proficient in Microsoft Office and uses modern communications technology.
Please send letter of interest, resume and Application for Employment to: The Department of Human Resources, 100 E. Eighth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or apply by email to: Application deadline is January 4, 2019.
*Employment is contingent on successful completion of all background checks and VIRTUS requirements.

POSTED 11-26-18


Spanish Language Music Editor -- WORLD LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS

A full-time position is available as of January 2, 2019 at our Franklin Park, Illinois headquarters.

Position Requirements

  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Undergraduate degree in music or its equivalent, with thorough knowledge of music notation, including keyboard, guitar, and vocal conventions
  • Proficiency in keyboard or guitar performance
  • Ability to compose or arrange music is desirable but not required
  • Knowledge of and experience with Roman Catholic liturgy and liturgical music
  • Familiarity with liturgical traditions and practices in Spanish-speaking Catholic communities in the U.S.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Proven project management skills and experience
  • Attention to detail and care for quality
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a collaborative spirit
  • Facility with Microsoft® Word®
  • Basic skills with Microsoft® Excel®
  • Familiarity with or aptitude to acquire basic skills with Adobe® InDesign® CC and Finale® music notation software is desirable but not essential

Primary Responsibilities

  • Choose music for bilingual and Spanish worship resources in collaboration with editorial team
  • Manage keyboard and guitar editions for Spanish and bilingual worship resources
  • Maintain database of Spanish and bilingual worship resource music titles
  • Acquire new Spanish and bilingual liturgical music
  • Oversee arrangements and publication of Spanish and bilingual liturgical music
  • Keep current with and advise WLP about the liturgical music needs of Spanish-speaking Catholics in the U.S.
  • Oversee recordings of Spanish and bilingual music
  • Attend conferences on behalf of WLP as needed
  • Present workshops, music reading sessions, and other educational events in English and Spanish on behalf of WLP as needed

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm in the Franklin Park office.

Submit resume to: Mary Beth Kunde-Anderson, Director of Publications, World Library Publications, the music and liturgy division of J.S. Paluch Co., Inc., 3708 River Road, Suite 400

Franklin Park, Illinois 60131-2158     Email:

POSTED  11-19-18

Editor de Música en español  WLP, CHICAGO

Este puesto de trabajo de tiempo completo estará disponible a partir del 2 de enero de 2019 en las oficinas centrales en Franklin Park, Illinois.

Requisitos del puesto de trabajo

  • Fluidez en español e inglés
  • Licenciatura en música o equivalente, con un solido conocimiento de notación musical, incluyendo teclado, guitarra y anotaciones vocales
  • Dominio en la ejecución del teclado o guitarra
  • Habilidad para componer y hacer arreglos musicales es deseable pero no se requiere
  • Conocimiento de y experiencia en la litúrgica católica de rito romano y música litúrgica
  • Estar familiarizado con las tradiciones y practicas litúrgicas en comunidades católicas hispanohablantes en los Estados Unidos
  • Sólida capacidad para comunicarse interpersonalmente
  • Habilidad y experiencia demostrable en administración de proyectos
  • Atención a los detalles y cuidado en la calidad
  • Tener una personalidad colaboradora, creativa y flexible
  • Estar familiarizado con el ambiente Microsoft® Word®
  • Habilidades básicas con Microsoft® Excel®
  • Es deseable pero no esencial estar familiarizado o tener una aptitud para adquirir los conocimientos básicos de Adobe® InDesign® CC y el software Finale® de notación musical

Responsabilidades principales

  • Seleccionar la música bilingüe y español para los recursos para el culto, en colaboración con el equipo editorial
  • Administrar las ediciones en español y bilingüe para el teclado y la guitarra de los recursos para el culto.
  • Dar mantenimiento a la base de datos de los títulos de los recursos musicales en español y bilingües
  • Adquirir música litúrgica nueva en español y bilingüe
  • Supervisar los arreglos y la publicación de la música litúrgica en español y bilingüe
  • Estar actualizado con y aconsejar a WLP de las necesidades musicales litúrgicas de los católicos hispanohablantes en Estados Unidos
  • Supervisar las grabaciones de la música en español y bilingües
  • Asistir a conferencias representando a WLP, según sea necesario
  • Ofrecer talleres, presentaciones de música y otros eventos educativos en español e inglés en nombre de WLP, según sea necesario

Horario de trabajo

Lunes a viernes de 8:30 am a 5:00 pm en las oficinas de Franklin Park

Envíe su resume a:  Mary Beth Kunde-Anderson, Directora de Publicaciones, World Library Publications, el departamento de música y liturgia de J.S. Paluch Co., Inc., 3708 River Road Suite 400, Franklin Park, Illinois 60131-2158.        Email:

POSTED 11-19-18


A large, vibrant parish located in the Metro Valley of West Virginia is looking for a pastoral musician.  Responsibilities include overseeing the selection of music for liturgies, substituting for our organist, directing the choir, cantoring when necessary, preparing worship aids and expanding our current music program. Candidates should have a BA degree or higher in a music field, or other field, if musically trained, excellent organ/keyboard/choral conducting skills and vocal technique and be familiar with music notation software. A practicing Catholic is preferred but not required.  Must have a knowledge Catholic theology.   Conversant with a variety of liturgical styles including contemporary, classical, and traditional.  Willingness to execute music planning for the liturgical year with a blended approach that will enable the assembly to sing. Working hours are flexible and include weekends and some evenings.  Complete job description available upon request. Please send résumés to: Bernadette McMasters Kime, Office of Worship and Sacraments, PO. Box 230, Wheeling, WV 26003 or email

Résumé submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

POSTED 11-1-18