Aug 16, 2018
Director of Liturgical Music Featured
Director of Liturgical Music St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, a vibrant parish of over 1800 families in scenic Cedarburg Wisconsin, just 20 miles north of Milwaukee, is seeking a talented, dynamic, deeply faith-filled individual to lead its music ministry. The parish has a deep faith history dating back to the 1800's that continues today. Our strong music program has always been one of the gemstones among our many ministries and we are seeking a talented individual to continue that tradition. This position oversees the entire liturgical music program with major responsibilities including the following: Duties: Serve as primary organist and pianist for the parish Plan and select liturgical choral/handbell music for the entire liturgical year Direct adult choir weekly from September to June Direct Youth Choir Schedule rehearsals with cantors for weekend liturgies as needed Work with lector coordinator for all liturgies Responsible for planning, rehearsing, and playing at weekly school Mass on Fridays Engage instrumentalists for special liturgies such as Christmas and Easter Meet with wedding couples to advise on music selections Funeral planning Schedule tunings and other maintenance of parish musical instruments Manage parish hymnal program Attend all staff meetings scheduled by the pastor Attend monthly Prayer and Worship Committee meetings Prepare annual music and annual liturgy budgets Keep copyright licenses up to date Keep abreast of current developments in music and liturgy, integrating change where needed and in collaboration with the pastor Maintain ethics and confidentiality standards at all times Other duties as assigned Id eal Qualifications Minimum-Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Preferred) in Liturgical Music, applied organ & choral. Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in liturgical music program management preferred Proficient in organ, piano, and choir direction with both adults and children Experience with hand bells a plus Must be knowledgeable of church music literature in all forms and style for the congregation, choirs (adult, teen and children), vocalists and instrumentalists Proficient in liturgical principals of the Catholic Church, including a thorough understanding of the musical, liturgical and pastoral judgements which must be made in selecting music for liturgy This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills This position requires exceptional organizational skills in order to manage the numerous schedules and moving parts that are entailed in this position Proficient computer skills in e-mail, and also Microsoft Office Suite Must have a basic working knowledge of budgeting Have excellent team work skills Compensation: Competitive Salary commensurate with experience Excellent Full Benefit Package including a Pension Plan Stipends for Weddings (Apx 20/yr) and Funerals (Apx 50/yr) If you are qualified and interested in this position, please click the APPLY NOW button below. Thanks!
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church Cedarburg, WI, USA Full time