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Music Director

Organization: Sacred Heart Parish-Valley Park
Full Time

Sacred Heart Parish in Valley Park is looking for a music director. The Music Director will be responsible for planning and directing a comprehensive parish music program centered around liturgies and other musical performances throughout the liturgical year. This role will also be responsible for providing music ministry leadership through active membership on Parish Liturgy Committee.


•With the guidance of the Pastor, participates in the planning and preparation of liturgical celebrations (including but not limited to Sunday Eucharist, weekday and school masses, funerals, weddings, etc.)

•Selects music for all liturgies and prepares the musical accompaniment and any visual aids

•Schedules musical groups and cantors for community liturgies

•Facilitates musical rehearsals to provide direction and training

•Provide music for additional services during Holy Week, Christmas, sacramental celebrations, weddings, and funerals

•Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Experience Requirements

•The qualifications for the Music Director may be met in a variety of ways

•Music experience in a parish setting

•Proficient in the use of the organ preferred

•Displays working knowledge of other instruments

•Comprehensive understanding of Catholic liturgy

•Ability to lead both children and adult choirs

•Familiarity or willingness to learn various forms of liturgical music from traditional to contemporary

Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job

•Maintains and develops personal and professional skills.

•Attends in-service training opportunities

•Sharpens skills through personal practice

•Ability to sing music in the capacity of a cantor preferred

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

•Ability to choose music that will engage the congregation

•Ability to understand the proper use of sound equipment

•Ability to work under the direction of the Pastor

Relationships Requirements

•Collaborate with Liturgy Committee, Pastor, and Musicians

Resources for Which Accountable

•Typically prepares the annual budget for area of responsibility and administers the expenditures of approved items

Email resume to [email protected]

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