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DIRECTOR OF LITURGY AND MUSIC -- ST. PHILIP CHURCH, BERMIDJI, MN

The Director of Liturgy and Music, under the guidance of the pastor, plans and executes all liturgical and musical details of the parish, including weekend liturgies, feast days, school liturgies, weddings, and funerals. The Director of Liturgy and Music encourages strong stewardship and delegation by encouraging parishioners to join ministries that fit their talents. This person accompanies 2-3 Masses a weekend, directs Christmas/Easter Choirs, and act as a resource to other music groups. 

St. Philip’s is a vibrant, growing parish in a city that is passionate about the outdoors and the arts.  This full-time job provides salary (determined by training and experience), flexible work schedule, health, dental, 403B plan.  

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelors’ degree in music, liturgy, or related field
  • Strong liturgical knowledge
  • Accompanying ability in organ or piano
  • Ability to coordinate and direct volunteers of all ages
  • Pastoral sensitivity
  • Strong organization, time management, and communication skills.  
  • Preferred proficiency using Ministry Schedule Pro
  • Preferred ability to direct choirs

Please send a current resume to the Pastor, Fr. Chuck: frchuck1@stphilipsbemidji.org

POSTED 11-4-19

 

LITURGICAL PRESS: COLLEGEVILLE, MN – LITURGY AND MUSIC EDITOR

Under the administrative review of the Parish Market publisher, the LME carries out editorial, educational, program development, and project management roles for liturgical and ritual publishing. The LME is also responsible for the selection and editing of music for all ritual and pastoral publications.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

1. Manage the editorial process for the quarterly publiction Loose-Leaf Lectionary, including commissioning and editing of Homily Hints and Daily Scripture Guides.

2. Manage the production process for new official ritual resources and to develop other products that are ritual in nature.

3. Coordinate the annual production of the Living Liturgy family of resources, including participation in the commissioning of authors and artists, in consultation with the Parish Market publisher.

4. Select the music (hymns, chants, responsorial psalms, Masses, etc.) for Celebrating the Eucharist (CE), Misal del Pueblo/Missal of the People (MP), Sacred Song, and other such publications as may be developed, and to approve and proofread the set copy from Finale for these titles.

5. Supervise the creation of all new music files using Finale (including proofreading and collaborating in their layout). Will also create and direct the typesetting of indices for all music titles.

6. Prepare the annual CE Music Accompaniment, CE Music Planner, and MP Accompaniment, and to proofread and approve the set copy from Finale for these titles.

7. Maintain records of all music files, and to process and maintain records of all music permissions and licenses (including OneLicense.net, other permissions agencies, and individual requests), all royalties and fees that LP is obligated to pay to composers, musicians, publishing houses, and other parties.

8. Collaborate with the Parish Market publisher and LP colleagues in the acquisition, editing, production, and marketing of music products, music-related products, and ritual resources.

9. Represent LP at conferences and events, both in-person and virtual, including through presentations and other educational activities at these events as opportunities arise.

10. Perform additional duties as assigned.

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in theology, liturgy, music, or related subject.

2. Demonstrable knowledge of liturgy and liturgical music.

3. Experience as a developmental editor, copyeditor, and music editor.

4. Familiarity with music permissions and licensing.

5. Competence in word-processing and music typesetting, using such software as Microsoft Word, Excel, Finale, and InDesign.

6. High degree of mental concentration and the ability to work under deadline pressure with minimal supervision.

7. Ability to work simultaneously on numerous editorial projects.

8. Strong written and verbal communications skills.

 

The successful candidate is expected to relocate to Collegeville, MN.  Please address any questions to Shannon Chisholm  at schisholm001@litpress.org.  You may apply directly through the University website:  https://apps.csbsju.edu/employment/default.aspx?site=osb&page=jobs