Jun 02, 2022


  • St. John Paul II Catholic Church
  • Olathe, KS, USA
Full time Education: Elementary Education: University/College Ministry, Music Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Youth

Job Description

St. John Paul II Catholic Church

Cultivating Human Hearts & Minds

Mission: To foster evangelical fruitfulness through authentic cultural renewal and development.


St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Olathe, KS seeks an experienced and dynamic individual to serve as Head of Sacred Liturgy, Music and Art at the nascent St. John Paul II Parish.


The Head of Sacred Liturgy, Music and Art will be involved in the development and implementation of an integrated humanities approach to formation at the parish level, in conducting classes and facilitating community outreach. He or she will also be responsible for developing and overseeing the parish music program, which includes weekend Masses, devotions and special events, as well as forming parishioners to gracefully fulfill liturgical duties. Annual salary $50,000 - $70,000. Eligible for Benefits.

Primary Responsibilities

The Head of Sacred Liturgy, Music and Art reports to the Pastor. Responsibilities include:

  • Drawing upon and developing the best of the Catholic musical tradition in the context of suburban, parish life.

  • Providing music for the weekend liturgies, devotions and special events.

  • Cultivating the musical abilities of parishioners in general and identified musicians in


  • Contracting outside parish musicians as needed.

  • Maintaining musician schedules.

  • Developing the musical ability of the children of the parish.

  • Annual budgeting.

  • Participating in the development and implementation of the humanities-based formation


  • Teaching and facilitating classes in the Arts for the parish and community.

  • Participating in the design and execution of the parish campus.

About St. John Paul II Catholic Church

The parish of St. John Paull II was founded in 2016. It is located in Olathe, KS—a rapidly growing suburb in the Kansas City metro area. The parish has recently acquired a 15,000 ft2 facility for a dedicated worship space, offices, classrooms and a social hall, which will be used as a temporary home during the campaign and construction phases. Currently composed of 800 families; 2,500 households anticipated. Philosophical working document available upon request.

The preferred candidate will possess:

  • Mastery of the organ and/or piano. Master’s degree, or equivalent background knowledge, or Doctorate preferred.

  • Experience developing vocalists and choirs.

  • A pioneering spirit.

  • Proven teaching and leadership skills.

  • Admirable interpersonal skills.

  • An appreciation for the classical approach to education.

  • A mind and heart animated by the Spirit and faithful to the Catholic Church.

To Apply

Please submit: 1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae 3) Three professional references with names, relationship, phone number and email address 4) One pastoral reference. Materials should be emailed to Meredith Patterson, Head of Operations, at: meredithpatterson@jp2kc.org. Deadline: July 1, 2022.

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