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Director of Music Ministry

Organization: Our Lady of Lourdes (Washington)
Part Time

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Director of Music Ministry – Part Time

Responsibilities:

•Develop, coordinate and direct music program for parish

•Recruit and schedule all parish music personnel

•Plan music for and practice with Parish Adult Choirs

•Recruit and maintain a relationship with parishioners with musical gifts.

•Plan music on occasion for special services

•Understand the proper use of sound equipment

•Organize and maintain music space and files to meet the expectations of the pastor.

•Provide music for Funerals and Weddings or assist in arranging for another organist/cantor (Stipends from these events may be paid directly to you.)

Working Hours

  • The Music Director will maintain some office hours. As a part-time position there is some flexibility as to working hours on campus.
  • The evenings when the choir practices and also time for Masses are part of the compensable time of the Music Director. The combined office hours, practice time and Masses should not be more than twenty hours a week.

Job Description does not include the following responsibilities:

•School-related activities

•Children’s Choir

•Liturgical planning or administration other than music

Qualifications of an ideal candidate

•Ability to play piano/organ as accompaniment for choir & soloists.

•Ability to read and sing music in the capacity of a cantor.

•Have an understanding of Catholic liturgy and ritual music.

•Ability to direct a choir.

•Ability to recruit musicians and assist in developing their musical talents.

•Ability to choose music which will engage the congregation rather than entertain them.

•Ability to understand the proper use of sound equipment.

•Ability to work with pastor & staff

Submit your resume with cover letter to: [email protected]