Worship and music positions are listed at Pray Tell as a service to the churches. To list your position, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a 4-5 sentence description, a takedown date if shorter than 4 weeks, and application instructions.
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
Director of Music Ministries
St. Faustina Catholic Church – Fulshear, TX
The Director of Music Ministries is responsible for directing, planning, and implementing all music-related programs and activities. The Director of Music Ministries will report to the Pastor with oversight by the Liturgy Council. The goals of the Director will be to develop a prayerful, singing community through celebration, preparation, and evaluation and with the cooperation and assistance of all other parish ministers, the Director of Music Ministries will support the gospel message through song and music and challenge the community to live it more fully.
Send applications or inquiries to email@example.com
Coordinator in the Office of Worship
Diocese of Owensboro – Owensboro, KY
The Diocese of Owensboro has a job opportunity for a full-time Coordinator in the Office of Worship. This position is located at the McRaith Catholic Center in Owensboro, KY. The Diocese encompasses 78 parishes and 17 schools in western Kentucky. The Coordinator assists the Bishop in roles as a pastor and liturgist; makes recommendations regarding pastoral liturgical matters and implementation of liturgical policies. Serves as a resource for parishes and individuals for formation and training. Responsibilities include creating and overseeing liturgical formation and renewal programs for the diocese, providing consultation to parishes for the construction and renovation of worship spaces, as well as other duties as assigned.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Diocese.firstname.lastname@example.org
North American Martyrs Parish – Seattle, WA
NAM is seeking to hire an accomplished organist to play for Sunday High Masses and Holy Days. All Masses are in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. We have an accomplished choir whose repertoire consists of Gregorian chant and primarily Renaissance Polyphony, although we perform music from all periods. We recognize the positive effect that quality music has in raising the mind and heart to God. The organ has a particular role in creating and supporting a solemn atmosphere, so we are accepting applications of those who will help us provide musical excellence in the service of the Sacred Liturgy. The instrument is a beautiful Fritts tracker organ
Send applications or inquiries to email@example.com
Bilingual Director of Music and Liturgical Ministry
St. Anne Catholic Church – Wichita, KS
St. Anne is a Family of Missionary Disciples, a growing parish with a vibrant Catholic school. The Director of Music and Liturgical Ministry works to provide Mass music, direct music ministers, form other liturgical ministers, and provide music for other parish events. We appreciate a variety of musical styles relying heavily on piano and guitar accompaniment. We have 3 English and 2 Spanish weekend Masses, 3 of which have choirs with volunteer directors; the other2 rely on a cantor and accompanist.
For more information email Fr. David Marstall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate for Liturgical Music
Diocese of Saginaw – Saginaw, MI
This full-time pastoral musician serves on the staff of the Office of Liturgy of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw in the capacity of Associate for Liturgical Music and Coordinator of Music and Principal Accompanist at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. This person promotes and models sound liturgical principles so that diocesan and Cathedral liturgical assemblies may offer prayerful praise to God through appropriate musical liturgy. This person must be a practicing Roman Catholic and possess knowledge of and appreciation for the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church.
Director of Liturgy and Music Ministries
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish – Naperville, IL
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish seeks a full-time experienced Director of Liturgy and Music Ministries for a vibrant, welcoming community of 3,600 families. There are approximately 200 volunteer parishioners involved in music ministry encompassing an 80+ member adult choir, 3 youth choirs, 8 adult vocal ensembles, funeral choir, cantors, and instrumentalists. Contemporary music is the primary genre utilized.
Applicants need to be well versed in Roman Catholic liturgy; a bachelor’s degree in liturgy and/or music is desirable, commensurate experience will be considered; proficient in piano, choral and instrumental directing; work as a team member; possess strong interpersonal skills. Salary negotiable – benefits included.
To apply, send resumes by July 24 to email@example.com
Director of Music and Liturgy
St. Michael Poplar Springs – Mt. Airy, MD
St. Michael Poplar Springs, in Mount Airy, MD is seeking a part-time Director of Music and Liturgy to serve our vibrant parish. Our welcoming community fully embraces spirit-filled, enthusiastic Eucharistic celebrations to support, enhance and lead congregational praise and worship throughout the liturgical year. The Director of Music and Liturgy, in collaboration with the pastoral staff and Liturgy Committee, is responsible for fulfilling the parish mission, particularly, in supporting the Faithful to gather as disciples of Jesus in a strong liturgical life. Calling upon their individual strengths in musical expression and leveraging the skills of others (both paid and volunteer), the Director is responsible for providing music for parish liturgical celebrations that are appropriate, prayerful and beautiful. The Director, supported by the Liturgical Committee, is also responsible for ensuring the component parts of a strong liturgical life are properly envisioned, planned, and executed.
For a full job description and link to the application, click here.
Director of Liturgy and Music
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – Wilmington, NC
In collaboration with the Pastor, the Director of Liturgy and Music provides for the liturgical life of the parish. This is accomplished through the guidance, preparation, and direction of all parish liturgical celebrations. Responsibilities would include the formation and on-going support of all liturgical ministers and parish musicians. In addition, the Director works in relationship with other staff members to support the community to live out “Living Jesus Christ” by proclaiming the Gospel, celebrating the Eucharist, nourishing our Faith, and serving all God’s people with compassion, humility and gentleness.
To apply, submit your resume with a cover letter expressing your understanding of liturgy and music to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Sacred Music
Immaculate Conception Parish – Springfield, MO
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, of Springfield, Missouri, is a vibrant parish community of 1000+ families located in beautiful Southwest Missouri. We seek a full time Director of Sacred Music who is a strong organist, pianist and choral director, versatile in both traditional and contemporary styles of Catholic Church music. We have a 22 Rank, 2 Manual Schantz pipe organ, an acoustic piano and a choir room with an extensive music library. The Director of Sacred Music is responsible for planning and providing music for our weekend Masses, Holy Days, Celebration of Sacraments, weekly school Masses, funerals, weddings, and various other parish celebrations and for directing our adult choir, elementary and middle school choirs and bell choir. A successful candidate must be an active, practicing Catholic with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with strong communication and organizational skills. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits package included.
For complete job description and application instructions, click here.
Director of Music and Liturgy
Fairfield University – Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University seeks candidates for a full-time campus ministry position as Director of Music and Liturgy, starting late August 2018. The primary role is to direct choral and instrumental music at three different Catholic Masses on Sundays along with weekly rehearsals. The ideal candidate will also plan and coordinate liturgical celebrations throughout the year as well as train and supervise student liturgical ministers as greeters, ushers, acolytes, lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
For more information and to apply, click here.
Director of Music
St. Francis of Assisi Parish Sacramento
Candidates should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in music, theology, religious studies, or similar religious background and experience. Candidates should also demonstrate proficient keyboard and choral conducting skills, vocal technique, and be familiar with music notation software. A practicing Catholic is preferred but not required, however candidates must have a firm foundation in Catholic liturgy and Vatican II theology, and be conversant with a variety of liturgical styles including contemporary, classical, and traditional. We are looking for a music director who is willing to execute music planning for the liturgical year in collaboration with the parish Director of Liturgy, the Liturgy Team, and the Pastor, with a collective approach that encourages our assembly to sing. Working hours are flexible and include weekends and some evenings.
Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and presenting music at weekend liturgies, funerals, and other liturgical celebrations; Recruit, rehearse, and conduct ensembles at weekly rehearsals; Coordinate over 200 volunteers which include three adult choirs, children’s choir, cantors, and instrumentalists.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Director of Liturgy and Music
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church – Keller, TX
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas is looking for a dynamic Director of Liturgy and Music. As a large parish of over 5000 families, we have the opportunity to serve many of the faithful in the Keller area to grow in their faith and experience Christ through our liturgies. We are in need of a person with a degree in either Liturgy from a Catholic Institution or Music with a proven history of assisting the pastor in planning liturgies and directing a department. The Director will be working with a staff of three persons along with many volunteers. The ideal Director will be able to play the organ and the piano, with preference given to the organ. Additionally, the Director will work with volunteer accompanists on the organ and piano and develop a long-term liturgy plan that encourages the faithful for full and active participation at Mass. Salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits package included.
For more information and to apply, click here.
Choral Director/Music Teacher
St. Joseph’s Catholic School – Greenville, SC
St. Joseph’s Catholic School is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time choral director for 2018-2019 academic year. Weekly day-time and after-school responsibilities include, but are not limited to directing high school and middle school choral rehearsals and classes, teaching high school music electives and working with school chaplain to prepare and lead the music for weekly All-School Mass.
Candidates must, at a minimum, possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, share a passion for working with young people, and embrace the mission and philosophy of the school (available on the website below). A graduate degree and teaching experience are preferred.
To apply, send a resume to Lisa Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music
Holy Spirit Catholic Community – Naperville, IL
Holy Spirit Catholic Community in Naperville, Illinois is seeking a part-time position (up to 30 hours a week) for a Director of Music. The qualified candidate will accompany, lead, and prepare appropriate music for weekend liturgies, Holy Days, weddings, funerals, quinceañeras, and other seasonal services. Other responsibilities include directing the adult and children’s choirs, collaborating with the parish staff, overseeing the participation of instrumentalists and cantors, and recruiting parishioners to participate in the music ministry program. Salary will be commensurate with expertise and experience.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Father Dennis Lewandowski at email@example.com.
Coordinator of Liturgy and Music
St. Elizabeth of Hungary – Denver, CO
Coordinator of Liturgy & Music, part-time (average 10 hrs/wk). Responsible for planning & facilitating Sunday 9:00 am, Feast Days, Holy Days of Obligation & other liturgies. Experience required.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line.
Pastoral Assistant for Music Ministry
Jesus the Divine Word Church – Huntingtown, MD
Jesus the Divine Word Church in Huntingtown, MD is seeking a part-time (20 hours/week) Pastoral Associate for Music Ministry. Responsibilities include directing the parish choirs, selection of music for all liturgies, scheduling musicians for Sunday Masses and special occasions, training cantors, recruiting new members, participation in the National Pastoral Musicians Association, participating in staff and liturgy meetings and preparing the ministry’s annual budget. Applicants must have a background in music and be familiar with Catholic liturgies.
For more information, please send your resume to Fr. John Dakes at email@example.com
St. Stephen the Martyr – Renton, WA
We are seeking a part-time Choir Director, 20-24 hours per week, to lead music at 2 to 3 Masses each weekend and on Holy Days. Weekly hours include evening rehearsals, Sunday morning Masses, funerals, and occasional Saturday evening Masses, as well as preparation and administration time. 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 Choir Director reports to the Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy and is a key participant in executing the Pastor’s vision for reverent, transformative, and inspiring liturgy.
Send applications or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Teach and/or Music Coordinator
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish – Greenville, WI
The right candidate would have a love for teaching music to children of all ages along with the ability to gather, coordinate and direct adult choirs and choir leaders in the parish. Apply for these positions individually as part-time or together as full-time. Requirements include being an active member of the Roman Catholic Church, demonstrating a willingness to work with adults and students, possessing knowledge of the Catholic liturgy and the rituals for the sacraments, be working towards or hold a Wisconsin teaching license in general music for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, having the ability to inspire a love for music as a form of prayer
Send applications or inquiries to email@example.com
Music Ministry Director
St. Peter Catholic Church – Monument, CO
The primary responsibility of the music director is to promote, coordinate and develop the active participation of the parish community in liturgical prayer and music. Duties include, but are not limited to, the weekly direction of music and cantors for the all weekend Masses; coordinate holy days, Lenten Friday nights, Parish retreats and missions, and regional Masses; act as accompanist at weekend Masses and seasonal liturgies; oversight of all liturgical music for the weekend liturgies, assuring continuity throughout the liturgies and reviewing the music selections for each liturgy six weeks in advance; coordinate and help execute the music for children’s sacramental celebrations; partner with pastor and DRE to design, prepare and execute all liturgies including various seasonal liturgies such as Lent, Easter, etc.; meet with engaged couples and coordinate music for weddings and meet with families and coordinate music for funerals; attend staff and liturgy meetings; meet with other music leaders before every liturgical season to coordinate appropriate music for that season. The ideal candidate will possess a BA in Music, be an accomplished pianist and organist in a church environment, be an active and committed Catholic, possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills to include sensitivity and confidentiality, and be familiar with the Amazing Parish goals and objectives. The position is part-time with consideration for full-time.
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Youth Choir/Band Director (Part-Time)
St. John Neumann Catholic Church – Gaithersburg, MD
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, a parish in the Archdiocese of Washington (DC), is seeking a part-time music director for the 5:00 Sunday evening Youth Mass. Position begins August 19,2018 and is a salaried position. Responsibilities include selecting and leading music at the 5:00 Sunday evening Youth Mass, rehearsing and directing the Youth Choir/Band which sings/ plays at the Youth Mass, and putting together, with the help of the music director, a weekly worship aid for the Mass.
To apply, please send cover and resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Music Director/K-12 Choir Music Teacher
St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Effingham, IL
St. Anthony Parish & Schools is currently accepting applications for a Parish Music Director / K-12 Choir Music Teacher. We are looking for an energetic person with the ability to engage both children and adults. Responsibilities include coordinating music for weekend and school liturgies; teaching music to K-12 students; and directing youth / young adult choir(s) plus our adult choir. Eligible candidates have a demonstrated commitment to promoting Christian ethics and a strong dedication to fostering and developing a quality Christ-centered environment in the Catholic faith. For teaching, candidates with minimum of a bachelors’ degree and an Illinois Professional Educator License are preferred, but those completing licensure requirements may be considered. Diocesan salary and benefits apply for full-time positions.
To apply, submit a Letter of Interest, Resume, Application of Employment, Copy of Transcripts, and Proof of Licensure to email@example.com.