St. Mark Catholic Church
Director of Sacred Music
Job Title: Director of Sacred Music
Reports To: Pastor, Director of Parish Operations
Under the direct supervision of the Pastor and in accordance with established policies and procedures and Church liturgical documents, assists in providing musical accompaniment for parish liturgies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
This job will supervise 4 paid section leaders, organists, other hired musicians, Hispanic music and Psalm 150 band music coordinators. This job also requires the hiring of musicians for various functions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred. Must have adequate experience in playing the organ in a Catholic liturgical setting. Skills in reading and improvising music and in transposing music is required to successfully accomplish the essential duties of this position.
The desired candidate must have at least 4 years’ experience directing a Catholic church music program. The desired candidate is also an active participant in the work of the Catholic Church and able to partake in the full sacramental life of the church. Must have good leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
Ability to read, analyze, write and effectively present information and respond to questions from parishioners and the general public. Must be fluent in English, ability to speak functional Spanish a bonus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The director is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach and/or direct with hands, arms and/or head. The musician must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Religious and civil holidays (15 paid holidays) Sick pay (accrue the hourly equivalent of one day of sick leave per month) Life insurance ($10,000 term life) Health insurance (Includes health, dental, prescription, and vision) Savings and Retirement Plan (eligible to participate in the diocesan 403b plan) Vacation pay (Hourly equivalent of two regularly scheduled workweeks per year) Lay Retirement Program Long-term Disability Insurance
Salary is commensurate upon the experience of the desired candidate.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is required to work some evenings and all weekend masses. As this position requires work on the weekend, a day off during the week will be provided in consultation with the Pastor and Director of Operations.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Scott Bruno, Director of Parish Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.