Worship and music positions are listed at Pray Tell as a service to the churches. To list your position, send information to email@example.com, including a 4-5 sentence description, a takedown date if shorter than 4 weeks, and application instructions.
Director of Worship
Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Evansville, IN
An active, vibrant Parish of 1049 families and 3055 parishioners in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, Good Shepherd Catholic Parish located on the east side of Evansville is accepting applications for the full-time salaried position of Director of Worship. The successful candidate will be prepared to plan, lead and participate in liturgical music at all 3 weekend Masses, all School Masses, and other Parish & School Liturgies (ie) holy days, retreats, missions, communal reconciliations, sacramental celebrations, funerals, weddings and prayer services. The ideal candidate is a competent musician capable of confidently leading, developing, and encouraging others in a positive ministry environment in order to provide quality music that draws the faithful into prayerful worship. The Director of Worship reports to the Pastor, collaborates with Parish Staff and is a key participant in executing the Pastor’s vision for reverent, transformative, and inspiring liturgy.
For a complete Job Description for the Director of Worship position, please visit our parish website at gsparish.org. Interested individuals may submit applications or inquiries to the hiring committee via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Liturgy and Music
Holy Cross Catholic Church in Deerfield, IL
Holy Cross is hiring a full-time Director of Liturgy and Music. Responsibilities include: preparation of weekly liturgy scripts; overseeing ministry teams; proficiency in choral directing; training of cantors and choir, choosing repertoire based on Gather 3 Hymnal, WLP, OCP, CCLI and ministering to a welcoming community of congregational singers at three weekend liturgies. Certification in Liturgy, Bachelor’s degree in music or commensurate experience; sight-reading skills necessary; proficiency in piano & voice; ability to arrange music; must work as a team member; strong interpersonal skills, desired. More detailed job description available during interview.
Send applications or inquiries to: email@example.com
Director of Music Ministry
St. Peter Damian Church in Bartlett, IL
St. Peter Damian Catholic Church in suburban Bartlett, Illinois, is looking for a Director of Music Ministry. The position is full-time salaried and has medical benefits. The Director of Music Ministry is a professional who holds specialized credentials in music and has a thorough understanding of the Roman Catholic liturgy. This person of faith is responsible for the effective planning, coordination, and execution of music within the liturgical celebrations of the parish. He or she is gifted with a vision of how a local church can develop its potential.
St. Peter Damian is a welcoming and friendly parish. It is a very active, vibrant, and growing church community. There are over 1,200 families in the parish who participate in various aspects of church life. St. Peter Damian has a comprehensive Lifelong Faith Formation program reaching out to every age and stage of life and encompassing pre-school, religious education from kindergarten through confirmation, teen ministry, and adult faith formation. There are opportunities to serve others who are in need through The When In Need ministry, the Giving Tree, teen ministry service projects, etc.
Bartlett is a Northwest Chicago Suburban community of 41,000 residents. It has 380 acres of parkland, indoor and outdoor pools, two golf courses, a ski facility, 20 miles of bike paths, restaurants and retail stores. There is convenient access to major highways and Metra commuter rail service to downtown Chicago.
The Director of Music Ministry possesses the qualities common to all pastoral ministers. The Director must be a person of prayer, is sensitive to the cultural experience of parishioners, and understands their spirituality and worship life. He or she must be a Catholic in good standing.
In addition to the competencies and skills needed by all pastoral ministers, the Director of Music Ministry must:
– be proficient in organ, piano, choral, and voice.
– be knowledgeable of, and comfortable with, Church music in all forms and styles for the congregation, choirs (adult, teen, and children), vocalists, and instrumentalists.
– be proficient in liturgical principles.
– have a thorough understanding of the musical, liturgical, and pastoral judgments which must be made in selecting music for liturgy.
In addition to the training for all pastoral ministers, preparation for this ministry requires professional training in music and liturgy. Minimally, a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent is required for the Director of Music Ministry. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music and Worship
St. Mary Catholic Church in Defiance, OH
St. Mary Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, a welcoming community of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members, seeks a full time Director of Music and Worship. As a member of the Pastoral staff, the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction of an active and well-formed parish liturgical ministry commission. The applicant must first and foremost have a love of the Catholic liturgy and a love of people. The applicant must also be self-motivated, organized, flexible, knowledgeable of Catholic Liturgy, have good communication skills, be skilled in piano and able to provide direction to choirs, cantors, musicians and liturgical ministry teams. Ability to play the organ is a plus. Salary competitive and commensurate with education/experience. Position open immediately. Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.
Send Resume and three references to:
Rev. Randy Giesige
Address: 715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512
You may send applications or inquiries to: email@example.com
Director of Music and Organist
St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wheeling, WV
St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wheeling, WV seeks a full-time organist and choir director. 4 Masses a weekend and weekday evening adult choir rehearsal, Holy Days, special liturgical parish celebrations (i.e. first communion, confirmation). Teach weekday music classes with the students of parish grade school. Presumed familiarity with traditional and contemporary sacred music and an understanding of GIRM with good interpersonal skills for directing cantors and leading choirs. Salary will be dependent upon education and experience. Funerals and weddings are extra stipends.
Email Msgr. Paul Hudock at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to submit cover letter and resume or CV. (304) 242-0406
Director of Liturgy
Notre Dame Center For Liturgy – Notre Dame, IN
The Diocese of Hamilton is looking for a Fulltime Director of Liturgy. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, established in 1856, is the second largest diocese in English speaking Canada and serves the needs of more than 626,000 Roman Catholics, throughout Southwestern Ontario. Reporting to Chancellor, this position is responsible for providing good liturgical practices throughout the Diocese of Hamilton. Although the position will be based in Hamilton, travel throughout the Diocese will be required.
- Provides Liturgical Ministry Formation opportunities through workshops and retreats for Ministers of the Word, Communion and Music as well as Children’s Liturgy Leaders.
- Implements the introduction of updated liturgical requirements through the coordination of workshops for the clergy and lay liturgical ministers throughout the Diocese.
- Coordinates the mandates for lectors and Ministers of Communion.
- Prepares and coordinates Diocesan Liturgical Celebrations.
- Advises the Bishop on liturgical issues, develops guidelines for liturgical practices in the Diocese and provides expertise to the clergy and other Ministers throughout the Diocese.
- As needed, makes available new books and resources relating to liturgical issues.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Graduate or Post Graduate Degree or approved Certification in Roman Catholic Liturgical studies.
- At least 5-year experience in liturgical Ministry.
- A strong background in sacred music would be highly beneficial.
- Full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, as determined at the sole discretion of the Bishop of the Diocese.
If this sounds like you, please apply by October 29th, 2018.
Please forward your resume and CV to email@example.com Please include “Director of Liturgy” in the subject line.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church – Stockton, CA
St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church is looking for an experienced organist or pianist to play for Sunday service. For information about St. Basil Church, go to http://gosaintbasil.org/
Send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Director for Office of Worship
Diocese of Stockton – Stockton, CA
This position is an extension of the Bishop’s Ministry.
A successful candidate will oversee designated, liturgical responsibilities, including preparing diocesan liturgical celebrations, coordinating masters of ceremonies and other ministerial responsibilities, implementation and execution of RCIA, overseeing liturgical music, and providing information and guidance on liturgical matters to pastors and parish ministers.
This position collaborates with the School of Ministry and Deacon Formation offices to provide liturgical training for permanent deacon candidates. It also assists in providing liturgical education and workshops in parishes as needed.
For a complete job description, requirements, and how to apply, click here.
Director of Music and Liturgy
Saint Agnes – Arlington, MA
St. Agnes Parish Arlington, Massachusetts seeks a full-time Director of Liturgy and Music. The Director serves the parish as principal musician, choir director and chair of the liturgy committee, in accord with the highest professional standards. The Director is supervised by the Pastor and collaborates extensively with staff and volunteers.
To apply, send a resume are to Fr. Marc J. Bishop, Pastor at email@example.com.
St. Luke Catholic Parish – Shoreline, WA
St. Luke Catholic Parish is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a temporary position as our parish accompanist. Candidates should have a degree in piano performance or equivalent experience, as well as experience accompanying in Catholic liturgies. This position is approximately 12-15 hours per week. Responsibilities are: accompanying parish ensembles at all parish liturgies including 3 weekend Masses, 3 weekday rehearsals, Holy Days, penance services, prayer services, weddings and funerals. The ability to play the organ as well is highly desirable. Compensation is in accord with archdiocesan guidelines.
To apply, send a resume and/or direct questions to CJ Fesalbon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Organist (PT)
The Parish of Saint Mary – Colts Neck, NJ
The Parish of Saint Mary is currently seeking an assistant organist. Commitments include an average of 1 Catholic Mass per weekend, on a rotating schedule, and Holy Days (some weekday mornings) including Christmas and Easter liturgies, on an as-needed basis as determined by the Coordinator of Music and parish leadership. The successful candidate will be familiar with Catholic liturgy, be proficient on organ and piano, have the ability to play in a variety of styles, follow a conductor, accompany a choir, and be able to improvise.
Instruments: Allen digital 3 manual and Boston grand piano.
To apply, send a resume to email@example.com
Director of Music
St. Lawrence O’Toole – Brewster, NY
The Director of Music is responsible to plan, organize, direct and lead an excellent music program. This programming is in support of religious services, parish programs, and in accordance with the Parish Strategic Plan. The Director will plan, organize, direct and lead music for 5 weekend masses, all feast day liturgies and sacraments (Confirmation and Communion); approx. 70-100 weddings and funerals; approx. 20 Praise and Worship Holy Hours for adults, teens, and families; and special events like Alpha, EDGE/Lifeteen, Divine Mercy Sunday, Corpus Christi Sunday and Vacation Bible School.
To apply, please send salary requirements, a cover letter, and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Liturgy and Music
Holy Spirit Church – Bowling Green, KY
Holy Spirit Catholic Church has a job opportunity for a full-time Director of Liturgy and Music. This position requires a skilled musician proficient in piano with a Vatican II vision of liturgy and liturgical music. Degree in music or related field, minimum of three years experience in pastoral ministry, excellent people skills, basic computer knowledge, practicing Catholic, collaborates with Pastor and Staff in facilitating the liturgical life of the parish. Holy Spirit Parish is an equal opportunity employer that provides a wide range of benefits.
All interested applicants may mail a cover letter, resume and three letters to Fr. John Thomas at Holy Spirit Church, 4754 Smallhouse Road, Bowling Green, KY, 42104 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
Director of Liturgy and Music
St. Thomas More University Parish – Indiana, PA
Saint Thomas More University Parish and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Indiana County, PA are seeking to hire a full-time Director of Liturgy & Music. A candidate must be a Catholic in good standing, must be able to competently play the organ and piano, must be able to direct choral and instrumental ensembles and must have a knowledge of and appreciation for Catholic liturgy, including the RCIA and the celebration of the Sacraments within the life of the parish community. A candidate should be energetic, have good communication skills and be able to multitask. A candidate for this position will be responsible for, but not limited to, planning and executing music for the weekend and holy day liturgies; planning and executing music for weddings, funerals and special events; maintaining, developing & scheduling parish cantors, choir(s), and musicians; interacting with the students, faculty and staff of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
To apply, send a resume to Fr. Alan Polozynski at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Youth Choir
St. John Church – Darien, CT
St. John Church is a large family-oriented parish that draws its members from an active, culturally sophisticated and economically diverse community. Two part-time positions that may be combined for the right candidate. The positions require accomplished piano skills and choral direction experience with children and youth as well as knowledge of Catholic Liturgy. The director(s) will also be expected to play and cantor at the times when the choirs will not be singing. Please consult parish website for more detailed information regarding, and requirements for, the position(s) under the “Job Opportunity” tab.
E-mail resume and cover letter to Rev. Frank Hoffmann at email@example.com
Pastoral Assistant for Music
The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater – Vancouver, WA
The Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater seeks a full-time Pastoral Assistant of Music. The candidate will serve as director of and recruiter for the Collegium Musicum (paid ensemble), Youth choristers, and organist. The Proto-Cathedral is a standard for orthodox music and Liturgy throughout the Archdiocese of Seattle. The St. James Collegium Musicum (paid ensemble) sings for two sung Sunday Masses every Sunday, which include the singing of English Chant Propers and Ordinary with motets (9am) and Gregorian Chant Propers and Ordinary, or polyphonic, with motets (11am). The position is also responsible for cantor and organist for the 5pm Vigil Mass.
Send applications or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org