Jan 28, 2021

Worship Leader

  • St. John the Evangelist Parish
Full time Ministry, Music

Job Description

Located just 40 minutes outside of Chicago, St. John the Evangelist Parish is a growing, innovative, faith-filled Catholic parish.  We are focused on evangelization, and our music ministry is a critical part of our mission.

 We are seeking a dynamic Worship Leader to lead vibrant weekend liturgies and to help parishioners engage fully in the Mass.  Working closely with our Directors of Music/Liturgy and Choirs and our talented musicians, the Worship Leader will be focused on enhancing our music ministry both musically and through a greater emphasis on spiritual development.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with our music ministry to plan, prepare and lead moving and stirring weekly Masses, Holy Days, special liturgies, worship experiences and other events
  • Enthusiastically and energetically leading the congregation in song, prayer and reflections
  • Developing new music, including current contemporary Christian music
  • Recruiting and developing new musicians, singers and choir members to enhance our music ministry
  • Attending all music rehearsals
  • Partnering with the music team and staff at St. John the Evangelist School to plan and lead Masses that will engage and enliven the hearts of our students
  • Committing to a team approach in all responsibilities with other music ministry staff and volunteers
  • Looking for ways to spread the love of Jesus through music by seeking opportunities to bring music into the work of other ministries in the parish as well as in the greater St. John community

 Our ideal candidate will have a true love and joy for Jesus Christ that is genuine and apparent through word and action in addition to having a dynamic and outgoing personality. It is essential that candidates have the ability to lead and motivate others, as well as the flexibility, creativity and commitment to propose and develop current and new initiatives that further the scope and reach of the worship team. 

 Technical skills include:

  • Advanced musical talent in vocals
  • Ability to skillfully play at least one instrument, preferably the guitar
  • Ease at reading, singing and performing music from lead sheets, such as PraiseChart
  • Experience in playing in a band or performing solo
  • Practicing Catholic with strong personal faith preferred though Christians open to learning more about the Catholic faith for job purposes will also be considered
  • Ability to arrange music is a plus
  • Willingness to regularly work nights and weekends is required

 We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position; however, we may be willing to consider part-time if all job requirements could be met.  Interested and qualified persons should send a cover letter, resume AND a link to a video that demonstrates vocal/instrumental ability to Kris Ziegelhofer, HR Coordinator, at hr@stjohnparish.org.


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