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Director of Music Ministries
Community of 1,000 families with school is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministries who is a practicing Roman Catholic and is proficient in playing organ and/or piano; preferably both. Must have vocal training and conducting experience. Responsible for accompanying four weekend Masses and all other parish liturgies. Candidate must have ability to lead and supervise volunteer music ministers at all levels and be able to work collaboratively. Organ: Rogers Infinity Series 361, digital 3 manual. Pianos: K. Kawaii Grand (6’) and Baldwin Upright. See parish website for full job announcement and description. Submit application, résumé and references.
St. Paul Catholic Church
9 El Pomar Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: (719) 471-9700
Fax: (719) 471-3009
HLP-8416 Posted 07/21/16
Director of Music Ministry, Organist & Pianist
Active parish community in the Diocese of Bridgeport seeks an organist/director of music. Duties include: directing both an adult choir and a handbell choir comprised of volunteers. Successful candidate will have a strong understanding of Vatican II Liturgy and appreciation of rich tradition of music in the Church. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Three weekend Masses, holy days, prayer services, weddings, funerals, and seasonal liturgical services. Two-manual Wicks pipe organ and Yamaha Piano. Position available August 15, 2016. Salary commensurate with education and experience.
St. Elizabeth Seton Parish
520 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone: (203) 438-7292
Fax: (203) 438-0600
HLP-8413 Posted 07/21/16
Director of Music and Liturgy
St. Joseph Catholic Church
5330 Babcock Street NE, Palm Bay, Florida 32905
Phone: (321) 727-1565
Fax (321) 676-2579
HLP-8431 Posted 08/11/16
We are a 2,900 family parish on Florida’s Space Coast seeking a full-time Director of Music and Liturgy who can lead our liturgy program and our choirs and contemporary ensemble into a deeper participation in the patrimony of sacred music, including polyphony, plainchant, and traditional hymnody. Should possess undergraduate degree in music, master’s preferable. A Prestige two-manual organ, grand piano, ensemble instruments, and Worship III are current assets; starting to build resources for Mass Propers. Salary commensurate with experience and education, and on scale for NPM and NGO. For detailed job description/vision and résumé submission, please email Nancy.
Director of Liturgy
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Community
5300 Old Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (407) 636-4277
HLP-8430 Posted 08/11/16
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Community, Winter Park, Florida, is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgy. This person will work in collaboration with the Pastor, full-time Director of Music, parish liturgy committee and staff, will serve as a resource to the community in liturgical matters. Responsibilities include coordinating the preparation and celebration of all parish liturgies and sacramental celebrations, and the recruitment and formation of liturgical ministers. Applicants should have significant background in Roman Catholic liturgy acquired through the study of liturgical theology. Thorough knowledge of the liturgical documents of the Church, good communication and organizational skills and teaching ability.
Director of Music
San Marco Catholic Church
851 San Marco Road, Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: (239) 394-5181
Fax: (239) 394-1385
HLP-8409 Posted 07/01/16
Resort area parish seeks dynamic and talented full time Director of Music to plan, accompany, and direct cantors, choir and guest musicians for weekend Masses, Holydays, funerals and weddings. Requirements: Accomplished in piano, organ, and vocals; understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Faith; training in Church Liturgy; bachelor’s degree in music, voice or related subject; organizational and leadership skills. Please submit cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to email address above.
Director of Music Ministries
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Atlanta
294 Peyton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Phone: (404) 696-3620
HLP-8424 Posted 07/28/16
Ideal candidate is an organist with conducting experience. Full-time position can be structured in a number of ways. Duties include: selecting and rehearsing hymns, anthems and service music in consultation with rector, rehearsing and leading the Adult Choirs (Men, Women, Sanctuary) and working with leadership of the contemporary choir and Children & Youth Choirs. Organ and piano are our primary instruments. Congregational singing is strongly promoted and encouraged. Collegiality, excellent administrative skills, and good musical hospitality to the community are top priorities. We are committed to a broad Episcopal Church worship experience. Apply attn: Director of Music Ministries Search Committee.
Director of Music and Liturgy
St. Michael Catholic Church
310 S. Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 665-2250
Fax: (630) 510-8891
HLP-8425 Posted 07/28/16
St. Michael Catholic Church located in the western suburbs of Chicago, has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Music and Liturgy. We are home to 3,000 families, a R.E. program, and a Preschool- 8th grade school of 575+ children. We celebrate 5 weekend Masses, two daily Masses, 60+ funerals and 30 weddings per year. Extensive experience in Catholic parish music and liturgy is required, as well as proficiency in organ, piano and voice. Master’s degree in music preferred with an emphasis in organ performance or choral conducting. Email a cover letter with your résumé to Rev. Hoehn, Pastor.
Director of Music and Liturgy
Holy Spirit Catholic Community
2003 Hassert Boulevard Naperville, IL 60564
Phone: (630) 922-0081
Fax: (630) 922-0085
HLP-8421 Posted 07/21/16
Seeking a full-time Music and Liturgy Director for our mid-size parish community in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Candidate should be a practicing Catholic, filled with the spirit of evangelization and mission; have a BA in Music and 3-5 years’ experience. Accomplished in piano, organ, and vocals; excellent communicator, with solid organization and leadership skills. Email a cover letter with your résumé to Rev. Dennis Lewandowski.
Coordinator of Music and Liturgy
Basilica of St. Francis Xavier
104 Third St SW, Dyersville, IA 52040
Phone: (563) 875-7325
HLP-8404 Posted 06/23/16
2000 family parish with immediate, full-time opening. The candidate, an active member of Catholic faith community, will need performance skills for organ, piano, and voice. Emphasis will be on musical leadership, coordination and formation of parish cantors, choirs (SATB, Chime, Children) and accompanists by fostering the assembly's participation in singing the liturgy. The candidate will also work with the pastor to provide leadership in the planning, execution and celebration of parish liturgies. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in music, theology, or related field. Salary commensurate with experience. Email résumé to Fr. Quint or mail to Search Committee at above address.
University of Saint Mary
4100 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 758-4359
HLP-8423 Posted 07/28/16
The University of Saint Mary is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. The Director of Campus Ministry is responsible for facilitating opportunities for the faith development of all students at the University of Saint Mary while providing necessary ministry services for the entire community. The minster encourages students to become active members of the faith community through worship, education, service, and community development while providing for the pastoral needs of each person. The minister encourages persons of all faiths to be involved in their individual faith communities.
Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
123 East Bruen Street, Midway, KY 40347
HLP-8418 Posted 07/21/16
The position of part-time Choir Director at Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) focuses primarily upon preparation of the sanctuary choir for worship services on Sunday morning. Compensation: Midway Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers a salary of $125/week for the position of Choir Director with the understanding that some weeks require a heavier workload than others. The church also pays 14% to the Pension Fund (retirement). For a more detailed job description, please see our website.
Youth/Contemporary Music Leader
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
6701 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855
HLP-8407 Posted 06/23/16
Part-time position, approximately 8 hours per week. We seek a skilled musician with both vocal and instrumental abilities to lead and develop our Sunday 5 p.m. Youth/Contemporary Ensemble. The position requires an ability to motivate teens and young adult volunteer musicians, and through excellent music leadership, enhance liturgical prayer at Sunday evening Mass. Duties include selecting music, preparing worship aids, rehearsing and directing the ensemble to inspire full participation of the assembly. A more detailed description of this position is posted on the parish website.
Assistant Director of Music & Pianist
St. Malachy Catholic Church
14115 14 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48312
HLP-8435 Posted 08/20/16
Seeking a vibrant assistant music director to serve as primary pianist for the adult mixed choir, direct the elementary children’s choir, handbell ensemble, and supplement the contemporary choir. Position is part-time, approximately 15-20 hrs/week. The candidate described is strictly the ideal scenario. The final position could include any combination of the responsibilities above with only the pianist portion non-negotiable. All competent pianists are encouraged to apply. St. Malachy is a vibrant parish in Sterling Heights, MI (suburban Detroit). The 2,000+ family parish strives to provide a safe, welcoming community where all are welcome to pray, worship, socialize, and grow together.
Director of Music/Organist/Pianist
This vibrant faith community of 900 families northeast of Grand Rapids is seeking a full-time energetic music director. The position is responsible for selecting and planning liturgical music; organizing, training and recruiting cantors; and development of the adult, youth, children choir and musician’s group. Candidate must have a knowledge and appreciation of worship in the Catholic tradition, yet be comfortable with a variety of musical styles. Music degree preferred; proficiency with keyboard, piano and organ required. Salary commensurate with experience and education; medical benefits included. Position begins January 2017.
Catholic Community of St. Charles & St. Joseph-St. Mary
505 S. Lafayette Street, Greenville, MI 48838
Phone: (616) 754-4194
Fax: (616) 754-2357
HLP-8429 Posted 08/11/16
Parish Music Director/Organist
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
511 S. Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 241-8910
Fax: (734) 241-1943
HLP-8417 Posted 07/21/16
Responsible for planning and coordinating a comprehensive music program including adult, hand bell, youth and Resurrection choirs in parish of 1,100+ families. Supervision and training of musicians and cantors for liturgies throughout the liturgical year is also integral to the position. Qualified candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, along with demonstrated organ, instrument and vocal skills, as well as an established working knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy. Well-developed pastoral skills are necessary, along with excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Apply by email to Deacon Michael Stewart, Pastoral Associate.
Director of Music/Organist
Full-time. Responsible for all parish liturgical music. Daily mass (Tues., Wed. Thurs.), weekend liturgies (Saturday afternoon, 3 Sunday morning liturgies), usual Holy Days. Accompany existing choir, willingness to work with current choir director; develop liturgical ensemble. Train and coordinate cantors, instrumentalists; creatively expand music ministry. 37 rank Berghaus organ, Steinway concert grand, 4 octaves handbells. Worship IV in use. Minimum Bachelor of Music in organ or equivalent experience. Knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy and current documents a must (GIRM, Sing to the Lord). Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and in alignment with Archdiocese of Detroit guidelines for just compen
St. Thomas More
4580 Adams Road, Troy, MI 48098
Phone: (248) 647-2222
Fax: (248) 647-8192
HLP-8414 Posted 07/21/16
Director of Music and Liturgy
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
4030 Jackson Street NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Phone: (763) 788-9062, ext. 207
HLP-8422 Posted 07/21/16
Full-time position (40+ hours/week) reporting to Pastor in parish of 1,000 registered families and parochial school (pre-school through 8th grade). Benefits included. Responsible for planning and providing appropriate music and environment for liturgical celebrations; organizing and directing all liturgies and creating an environment in which the faithful participate fully, actively and consciously in all liturgical celebrations. Bachelor’s in Music, Liturgy, Theology or equivalent experience. Strong understanding of Roman Catholic Liturgy, GIRM, traditions, and rituals. Mail or email cover letter and résumé by email to Kathy Fraser, Parish Business Administrator ASAP. Call with questions or for full job description.
Assistant Music Director
St. Gabriel's Roman Catholic Church
88 East Saddle River Road, Saddle River, NJ 07458
Phone: (201) 327-5663
HLP-8426 Posted 08/04/16
St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church in Saddle River, New Jersey seeks competent and energetic assistant for its comprehensive sacred music program. The ideal candidate will have excellent keyboard and sight reading skills and be proficient in playing our world-class pipe organ for weekend Masses. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and sacred music is necessary as is a collaborative spirit to support the Director of Music with the parish’s choir program and cantors’ ministry. Salary is negotiable. Interested applicants should contact Stacie Yao by email or phone.
Our Lady of the Lake Church
32 Lakeside Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044
Phone: (973) 239-5696 ext. 218
HLP-8402 Posted 06/23/16
Our Lady of the Lake Church, a suburban Catholic parish located in Verona, NJ, seeks an experienced, collegial bass or baritone cantor to work with the music ministry. Responsibilities include rehearsing with the parish adult choir once a month on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm and serving as the cantor for the 10:30am Sunday mass. Availability for Christmas, Easter, and Holy Week is required. Opportunities to sing for weddings and funerals are available. The candidate should have professional training in music and be comfortable singing both classical and contemporary liturgical music. Email résumé to Henry Gehman, Director of Music.
Director of Music and Organist
St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus Church
2855 St. Theresa Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 892-1900
Fax: (718) 892-1146
HLP-8427 Posted 08/04/16
Our parish seeks a dynamic Music Director to support and enable parishioners to encounter more deeply the sacred mysteries of the liturgy. The applicant must possess competent organ skills, strong choral skills, the ability to sing as well as organizational skills. Responsibilities include: providing music for 5 weekend Masses (3 English, 1 Italian, 1 Spanish), sacramental celebrations, feasts and solemnities, and school Masses. The Music Director will direct and develop the adult, youth, and Spanish choirs, and will play and sing for funerals and weddings.
Salary: Commensurate with degree and experience. Email résumés to Fr. Richard Marrano.
Director of Music and Worship Arts
Edenton Street United Methodist Church
228 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 832-7535
HLP-8420 Posted 07/21/16
Edenton Street is in search of a full-time Director of Music and Worship Arts. The Director of Music and Worship Arts will develop and lead a compelling, robust, and comprehensive music and arts program. The successful candidate will cast a vision for this program through passionate, thoughtful and caring engagement with pastoral leadership, music and arts leaders, and volunteers in a highly collaborative environment. This person will create opportunities for vibrant worship and spiritual development that lead people to encounter and serve God and neighbor. Competitive pay and benefits offered. Master’s degree preferred with experience.
Coordinator of Music and Liturgy
St. Therese Catholic Church
209 South Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Phone: (910) 256-2471
HLP-8419 Posted 07/21/16
St Therese Catholic Church, in Wrightsville Beach, NC, has an immediate opening for a full-time Coordinator of Music & Liturgy. Responsibilities: planning/ leading the music programs for three (3) weekend Masses (4 in summer), Holy Days, funerals, weddings, and other special events. Instruct adult and children’s choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists. Lead congregation in song. Direct parish Worship Committee and liturgical ministries. Requirements: practicing Catholic; Bachelor’s Degree; 3-5 years' experience in Roman Catholic liturgy and music; inspire parishioners to music ministry; skilled organist with qualifications in other instruments a plus. Email cover letter, résumé and salary history.
Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy
St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church
5384 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143
Phone: (440) 442-3410 Fax: (440) 442-2001
HLP-8408 Posted 07/01/16
Seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy who has the ability to coordinate, rehearse, and direct a vibrant music ministry that currently includes a children’s, teen, young adult, and adult choir. The music ministry provides music for the weekend masses, weekly school mass, PSR masses, Holy Days, and other liturgies throughout the year. Applicants should have a deep knowledge of Catholic liturgy, as well as the ability to collaborate with the heads of various other ministries in the parish. Full job description available upon request. Email résumé and references to Matthew Parrotta at email listed above.
Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Liturgy and Music
3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207
Phone: (513) 745-3732
HLP-8403 Posted 06/23/16
Xavier University, a Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Faith and Justice (Campus Ministry) for Liturgy and Music with a start date of August 8, 2016 or shortly thereafter. This position is responsible for coordinating two weekly Sunday student Masses during the academic year (late August to early May) through liturgical ministry training and oversight and accompaniment of the music at both Masses. The Assistant Director also oversees the planning and execution of occasional all-school liturgies. Apply as soon as possible, by emailing CFJ Director Greg Carpinello.
Director of Music Ministry
St. John the Baptist Parish
444 St. John Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Phone: (412) 793-4511
Fax: (412) 793-4311
HLP-8428 Posted 08/04/16
A large Catholic parish which loves to sing is looking for a full-time energetic Director of Music who is a practicing Roman Catholic with a clear understanding of liturgy. Responsibilities include the planning and execution of four weekend Masses; the direction of volunteer Adult, Bell, and Junior choirs, Cantors, and Praise Band, obviously employing many musical genre; playing for school Masses, Holy Days, Weddings, Funerals, and seasonal Sunday Vespers; incorporation of instrumentalists for major celebrations; collaboration with pastor and parish staff. Proficiency in organ (pipe) and piano (baby grand) is desired. Please email cover letter and résumé ASAP.
Director of Music Ministries
St. James Catholic Church
510 South Camp Street, Seguin, TX 78155
Phone: (830) 379-1796
HLP-8434 Posted 08/11/16
Vibrant parish in growing community of Seguin, TX seeks part time DMM, minimum 20 hrs/wk, full time potential within 3 years, competitive salary for education, experience and market, responsible for all parish music associated with worship, social ministry, and evangelization, recruit and direct choir, participate in 1 to 2 liturgies per weekend and major feast days as accompanist (piano or organ,) choir director, or song leader, coordinate and staff all other liturgies with volunteer musicians, rehearse with musicians as needed facilitating quality musicianship and liturgical understanding. Requirements: knowledge of Catholic liturgy, Bachelor's in Music, email résumé and cover letter.
Coordinator of Music
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish,
2541 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station, TX 77845
Phone: (979) 693-6994
HLP-8432 Posted 08/11/16
Seeking charismatic vocalist/musician to serve full-time fostering ministry growth/development and community’s full participation in liturgy. Qualifications: Catholic in good standing; motivated professional pastoral musician with minimum BA in Music; knowledge of /respect for Catholic liturgy and traditional/contemporary Catholic music; 3+ years parish music ministry experience preferred. Organ/piano skills a plus. Plan/prepare music for liturgical/para-liturgical services; Recruit, develop, coordinate, schedule and direct preschool through adult volunteer choirs, instrumental ensembles, and cantors/accompanists. Excellent administrative, organizational, pastoral and communication skills essential. Professional/personal faith growth expected. Salary/benefits commensurate with education/experience. Submit cover letter, résumé and references by email. Start: ASAP. Open until filled.
Director of Music
St. Luke Parish
322 North 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98199
Phone: (206) 546-2451
HLP-8415 Posted 07/21/16
Vibrant community (1,300 families) seeks Pastoral Associate for Music. 24 hours weekly. Salary commensurate with education and experience. 2-3 weekend masses and 2-3 weekly rehearsals. Duties include coordination of entire music program, and scheduling, preparing, leading choirs/cantors. Ability to play a musical instrument preferred. Significant financial resources invested recently, including optimizing Church acoustics and sound systems and the purchase of Steinway 6'11 inch Model B. Current program includes this position, accompanist, assorted choirs, 7 trained cantors, many talented voices and instrumentalists. Position filled by September 10th. Email résumés to Fr. Brad Hagelin. Detailed job description available as requested.
Director of Worship and Music
St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish
900 Geiger Street, Neenah, WI 54956-2302
Phone: (920) 412-0320
HLP-8405 Posted 06/23/16
Are you in love with Jesus? Have a gift for raising the hearts of others in worship? Do you see liturgy as essential to sharing the Gospel? Family of 1,600 households seeks director with parish experience, strong keyboard skills, a solid background in Catholic liturgy, excellent people skills, the ability to call forth and nurture others’ gifts, and the ability to work with pastor, staff and volunteer musicians and choir members. Full-time. Submit cover letter/résumé to Fr. Larry Seidl by July 31, describing why you think God may be calling you to serve in this corner of our Lord’s vineyard.
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