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St. JUDE'S CHURCH IN LEWES, DELEWARE  Music Director

POSTION SUMMARY: Part-time, 25 hours per week.  Responsible for adminiistering and producing music ministry program at St. Jude's.  This individual will report to the Past.  The ideal candidate will be skilled as an accomplished organist and/or pianist, choral musician, director and adminitrator responsible for directing and overseeing the adult choir, youth choir (will need to recruit), cantors and general administration of the overall program.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinate all musicians and ensure quality of musical performance during masses at which these people minister.  
Planning and executing the music at all weekend liturgies, as well as special celebrations (listed below):

The regular liturgical celebrations include:

     -Eucharistic celebrations on 52 weekends (3-4 per weekend); Memorial Day through Labor Day two additional services during the summer
       months; Thanksgiving, All Saints, All Souls, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, the Holy Days of Obligation; the parish secular feasts.

     -Communal sacramental celebrations of First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation and Prayer Services as appropriate.

     -Weddings and funerals, both for additional stipend fees above and beyond the agreed-upon salary.

Weekly rehearsals with Choir (s), September through May/June.
Monthly (or more frequent rehearsals with parish Cantor.
Scheduling Musicians and Cantors.
Designing and printing weekly worship aids when necessary.
Ensuring all copyright licensing and usage reporting to the major musci publishers (GIA, OCP, CCLI and WLP).
Maintain and expand current Choral Music Library.
Serve as resource on musical and liturgical matters for all staff and volunteer ministers in the parish.
Collaborate with the Business Manager on preparation and implementation of the Music and Liturgy budgets.
Collaborate with Liturgy Committee and Religious Education in certain events.
Other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Pastor.
 

Compensation:  $35,000/annually

Poster:  4-24-18

 

 

DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE  Director of Family Life & Spirituality

POSITION SUMMARY:  The potential for authentic Catholic Family Life can be rich and beautiful.  At the same time, the signs of our times call for embracing the realism and complexity of Catholic families today.  The DIRECTOR provides leadership in all aspects of family life, administers programs in support of Catholic Family Life in parishes, provides pastoral support those on the margins of family life in the church and embraces the spirit of Amoris Laetitia/The Joy of Love.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Provide leadership in collaborating with parishes to establish a culture of inclusion for couples in all stages of their relationships; and assist in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           forming a culture of invitation and hospitality to unmarried couples.
  • Promote diocesan policies for Marriage Preparation.
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate diocesan Marriage Preparation with a focus on being parish-based.
  • Provide and/or facilitate authentic pastoral support for those who are in all stages of divorce and separation, including those separated by deployment or deportation.
  • Provide and/or facilitate authentic pastoral support for the LGBTQ community and families.
  • Develop networking among parishes to share resources and best practices.
  • Maximize creative use of all channels of communication to deliver information, including social media.

OTHER OR SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate opportunities in sacramental prep with Directors of Faith Formation and the Hispanic Apostolate to engage parents into parish life.
  • Collaborate with and support a diocesan task force to establish best practices to support couples preparing for marriage.
  • Collaborate with and support the diocesan task force to establish parish-based mentors to welcome and accompany young adults and couples into full participation of church life.

THIS POSITION SUPERVISES:

  • Natural Family Planning Coordinators.
  • Respect Life Coordinator. 
  • Supervises/coordinates with Administrative Assistant.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field required. Five years or more proven administration and leadership  working for a Catholic parish or organization preferred
  • Experience in family ministry

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, write and speak fluent English and Spanish at a professional level.  Ability to relate and communicate with a wide range of ethnic and cultural communities.  Excellent composition, writing and presentation skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, basic knowledge of internet applications and social media platforms.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The employee must demonstrate a history of effective leadership, good judgment, initiative, confidentiality, discretion; and professionalism. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and must be committed to the mission of the Church with the ability to work with various ethnic cultures.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Christina Dickson at jobs@dsj.org

POSTED 4-19-18

 

DIOCESE OF SAN JOSE -- Director, Institute for Leadership in Ministry

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide leadership and direction to the Institute and to contribute to leadership formation in the Diocese of San Jose.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

Directs the Institute: Promotes the vision of the ILM, sets and prioritizes program components and develops curriculum for English and Spanish tracks; contracts and evaluates faculty; manages promotional aspects and public relations; evaluates program components and performance; evaluates faculty; mentors and guides students; develops and updates the office budget; negotiates with the school facility where classes are held; and manages logistics.

·       Directs the Advanced Lay Leadership Program

Convenes the ILM Advisory Board on matters relating to curriculum content, pedagogy, faculty and evaluation.

       Serves as liaison to the bishop re: issues related to ministerial leadership formation

Represents the Diocese of San Jose in regional and national settings related to ministry formation and leadership development.

·       Serves on the Council of Ecclesial Ministry (ex officio)

OTHER OR SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES:

·       Works with the Director of Deacon Formation in the education and training of those in the Permanent Diaconate formation program

·       Serves on the Deacon Formation Board

·Works in collaboration with the other directors in the Department for Evangelization toward implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and Evangelization Framework.

THIS POSITION SUPERVISES:

·       Administrative Assistant

·       ILM Faculty

·       Institute students in conjunction with their pastor

Education and/or Experience: Master’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field. Minimum 7-10 years proven administration and leadership.

Language Skills: Ability to read, write and speak fluent English and Spanish at a professional level. Ability to relate and communicate with a wide range of ethnic and cultural communities. Excellent composition, writing, and presentation skills.

Technical Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office, basic knowledge of internet applications and social media platforms.

Other Requirements: The employee must demonstrate a history of effective leadership, good judgment, initiative, confidentiality, discretion; and professionalism. Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and must be committed to the mission of the Church with the ability to work with various ethnic cultures.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Christina Dickson at: jobs@dsj.org

POSTED 4-19-18

 

 

 

 

Parish and Diocesan Outreach Coordinator -- Liturgy Training Publications

Experience Required:  A college degree in communications, English or related field. Candidates must have a minimum five years’ experience working or volunteering at the parish and/or diocesan level, with an understanding of Catholic liturgy, structures of ministry and parish/parochial school organization. Experience in building and maintaining business relationships and presentation skills are also required.

Additional Requirements:  Ability to manage multiple projects and computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Strong writing, organizational and time management skills with a willingness to travel as a representative of the organization.  Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Description:  Liturgy Training Publications is seeking a Parish and Diocesan Outreach Coordinator to establish and maintain relationships with Diocesan offices, parishes, trade accounts and other membership organizations that are key customers and inform them of LTP products and training opportunities. This position will represent LTP to these constituencies and must be approachable and professional. The position will draw on their experience at the parish and/or diocesan level to work with marketing to create meaningful outreach and promotional material.

The successful candidate will enjoy working with people and have the ability to analyze and gather information that will be used by the Editorial and Training and Events Manager to develop new offerings.  Listening, synthesizing information and needs assessment are key skills that are needed for success in the position. The position requires someone with strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects, while providing consistent follow up and follow through.

Our organizational culture is a great fit for individuals that believe in our mission and enjoy working in a collaborative environment. We value accountability, respect and support of each other to reach our goals. As an agency of the Archdiocese of Chicago, we offer outstanding health, paid time off and retirement benefits with a recognition of the need to balance work and life.

If you would like to be considered, please submit:

  • cover letter describing the reason(s) for your interest and how your experience would benefit the organization
  • current resume
  • three professional references including job title, phone number, email address
  • salary history or desired salary level

to jobopening@ltp.org , 3949 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609, or FAX 773-579-4929.  Please include “Parish and Diocesan Outreach Coordinator position” in the subject or attention line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

POSTED 4-17-18

 

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORSHIP – ARCHDIOCESE OF MILWAUKEE

This person provides leadership and formation for parishes and the archdiocesan staff regarding liturgical celebrations, liturgical ministries, prayer, music, and environment.  This person has a thorough understanding and passion for Catholic liturgy, and can effectively prepare and implement various archdiocesan liturgies as well as provide trainings, resources and assistance to parishes.  The Director of the office needs excellent communication and pastoral skills in working with the Archbishop, auxiliary bishops, priests, deacons, lay leaders, and archdiocesan staff.

Position Content

  • Provides visionary, mission-oriented leadership in the areas of prayer and worship, including trainings, resources and assistance to parishes in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee   (30%)
  • Coordinate, implement and evaluate Archdiocesan Liturgical Celebrations   (30%)
  • Administer and direct the work of the Office for Worship   (20%)
  • Coordinate the Catechumenate for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee   (20%)

Position Specification/Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of liturgical documents, principles of worship, liturgical directives, and resources
  • Knowledge of the mission, organizational structure, and function of archdiocesan offices
  • Knowledge of the principles for effective worship.
  • Ability to provide leadership
  • Responsibility for administering a budget of approximately $250,000.00

Education, Training, and/or Experience

  • Master’s Degrees in Liturgy, Liturgical Music, Pastoral Ministry, or related field required
  • Experience and background in all three areas of liturgy, music and theology required
  • A minimum of five years professional experience in liturgy in a diocese or parish required
  • Catholic able to partake in the sacramental life of the church, well-grounded in and loyal to Catholic teaching
  • Knowledge of Spanish and awareness of Hispanic liturgical culture highly desirable.

Working Environment

  • Frequent weekend and evening work is required as well as travel within the archdiocese, state, and region

Supervision

  • This position is supervised by: Director of Synod Implementation
  • This position oversees: Liturgical Commission Chair, Director of the Archdiocesan Choir, and organist for the Archdiocesan Choir

For more information, please visit https://www.archmil.org/Jobs.htm

POSTED 4-10-18

 

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY -- HOWELL, MI

St. John Catholic Church – 2099 N. Hacker Rd. – Howell, MI  48855

Website:  www.stjohnhowell.com  /  Facebook:  www.facebook.com/stjohnhowell

St. John Catholic Church, an active parish of 1,450 families seeks a dynamic, collaborative individual with good leadership skills to serve as a full time (40 hours/week) Director of Music and Liturgy.  Responsibilities include:  Liturgy and music planning; selecting, preparing and accompanying the 3 weekend Masses and the 4 weekday Masses, as well as Holy Day Masses; choral direction and vocal performance; coordinating and accompanying music for weddings and funerals (additional stipend given); assisting at Faith Formation events when music is required; on-going training of Liturgical Minsters; and scheduling all Liturgical ministries.  St. John Catholic Church has a Steinway grand piano, an Allen digital organ, and a talented adult choir.  Requirements include an academic degree in music, Liturgy experience in the Roman Catholic tradition, and proficiency in organ, piano, and accompaniment, as well as in vocal music.  Salary with full benefits is commensurate with degree and experience.  Please mail, email, fax resumes to the Music and Liturgy Search Committee, in care of Rev. Francis M. George -- Phone:  (517) 546-7200 / Fax:  (517) 546-0403 / Email:  fgeorge@stjohnhowell.com  Position is available effective June 1, 2018.

POSTED 4-10-18

 

ORGANIST AND DIRECTOR OF SACRED MUSIC -- CATHEDRAL, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

Job Description: Oversee and execute sacred music ministry in collaboration with the Rector at three Sunday Masses at the Corpus Christi Cathedral. Responsibilities:  1. Prepare and conduct the sacred music for the Sunday Masses (Saturday Vigil Mass 5:30 pm, Sunday 9:30 am and 12:30 pm), holy days of obligation, weddings, and funerals. 2. Select music according to the choir’s and congregation’s abilities.  3. Conduct choir practices for adult and youth choirs.  4. Make up a music list for the choir each week. 5. Continue to grow and enhance our choirs while also developing our musical talent and programming. 6. Facilitate formation of musicians in Liturgy, sacred music, traditional Latin (chant and choral)  as well as some contemporary. 7. Meet as needed with Rector regarding Liturgy planning, including reviewing music selections. 8. Schedule accompanists, cantors, musicians, etc.

Job Qualifications

1.  Organ Studies or Organ Performance Degree.

2.  Major or a Minor in Choral Conducting.

3.  Previous experience as a church musician.

4.  Demonstrated music skills, and interest in this type of work.

5.  Able to play organ well and demonstrate keyboard ability to effectively lead rehearsals.

6.  Interest/ability in chant and Latin.

7.  Interest/openness to missionary and evangelistic efforts.

Organ: John Ballard re-did the organs in the late 1970s, early 1980s. Electric key action. Electric stop action. Four manuals. 96 ranks. The organ is in a gallery at the rear of the room and some pipes are exposed.  Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center. Draw knobs in vertical rows on angled jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard.

For more information, please contact Donald Harris:  donald.harris@cccathedral.com or (361) 883-4213.

POSTED 1-31-18

 

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF WORSHIP -- DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD, MN


The Diocese of Saint Cloud is currently searching for a creative and collaborative full-time director for the Office of Worship to assist the bishop in fulfilling his role as chief liturgist of the diocese. This person will provide leadership and formation regarding the development of liturgical celebrations, prayer, music, art and environment across the diocese.

The ideal person has a thorough understanding and passion for Catholic liturgy, and can effectively prepare and implement various diocesan liturgies. Excellent communication and pastoral skills in working with clergy, parish lay ecclesial ministers and diocesan staff are important in this role.

Master’s degree in Liturgy, Liturgical Music, Pastoral Ministry, or related field and a minimum of five years of experience with a parish or diocesan liturgical or music ministry preferred. Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Sibelius notation software, and graphic design software to produce booklets for liturgies.

Major tasks of this position include:

-       Preparing and implementing all major diocesan liturgies, including but not limited to Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, ordinations, funerals for diocesan priests and Diocesan Ministry Day

-       Coordinating the bi-weekly taping for the diocesan televised Mass

-       Collaborating with the Office of Catholic Education Ministries in the area of formation for RCIA

-       Acting as a resource and providing guidance for priests, deacons and lay leaders in the area of liturgical norms for the Diocese of St. Cloud

-       Working closely with the newly-created liturgical commission to provide liturgy and worship formation opportunities for leaders and the faithful throughout the diocese

To apply: Please submit all application materials listed on our website by January 26, 2018 http://humanresources.stcdio.org/job-openings/diocesan-job-openings/

POSTED:  1-17-18