Director of Liturgical Music

Church & Missions Full Time

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Estimated: $30,000 - $42,000 a year


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Revision Date: August 13, 2021 Hours: Full-time 30 to 40 hours
Supervised by: The Pastor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; benefit eligible

St. Thérèse of Carmel Catholic Church, a Roman Catholic parish of approximately 2,500 households seeks a full-time Director of Liturgical Music. The parish offers 4 weekend English Masses, each with musical support. The ideal candidate would be a practicing Roman Catholic, have an undergraduate or graduate degree in music, and have previous experience in Catholic music ministry.

Position Overview: In collaboration with the Pastor the Director of Liturgical Music is responsible for Implementing the musical/liturgical vision of the pastor, managing the liturgical music ministers, providing overall leadership in the planning, execution, and celebration of parish liturgies, with special emphasis on musical leadership, and the formation and organization of choirs. Knowledge of Roman Catholic sacramental and liturgical practices is essential. Music Theory, Piano/Organ, vocal performance, and coaching skills required.

The Director of Liturgical Music, as described in the Job Description, will direct the parish’s main choir which serves at the 9:00 am Mass and serve at other scheduled Masses and liturgical services as directed and agreed to by the Pastor. The Director of Liturgical Music will work collegially with the Pastor, presiding celebrants, and other liturgical ministers/volunteers, to provide musical support for the celebration of the Mass, and parish liturgical programs, that fosters dynamic and inspiring community worship. This role requires the ability to work in a Catholic environment of kindness, compassion, respect, integrity, mutual charity, and dignity. The Director of Liturgical Music performs important liturgical duties that are an integral part of the Church’s functioning and its religious mission. The lives of qualified applicants must reflect the core values of the Catholic Church and be free of behaviors that contradict Catholic Social Teaching.

Salary commensurate with education, experience, and workload. Benefits offered in accordance with federal, state, diocesan, and parish guidelines. Background check and safe environment training are required of all parish employees and volunteers. Weekend and Holiday work will be required.

For more information, please see the job description posted HERE. To apply, forward a cover letter and resume, to Edith Celiceo via email Applicants may be asked to provide references, sample recordings, worship aids, and/or other relevant demonstrations of liturgical planning.

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