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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinator – Office of Worship
Diocese of Owensboro – Owensboro, KY
The Coordinator in the Office of Worship 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. Primary duties include advising the Bishop in his role as chief liturgist of the diocese, assessing the liturgical needs of the diocese and making recommendations to the bishop, overseeing the Art & Architecture Committee in its review of plans for the construction or remodeling of worship spaces, and handling other related duties as assigned.
Send applications or inquiries to email@example.com
Director of Sacred Music
Our Lady of Victory Parish – Cincinnati, OH
Our Lady of Victory Parish is seeking a full-time director of music, beginning August 1st. The new director will assume responsibility for providing and overseeing music at three Sunday Masses, Masses on holy days and feasts, and weddings and funerals. A successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in music or a related field and will possess strong skills as an organist and choir conductor. The new director of music will be responsible for playing the organ for at least two Sunday Masses, and for conducting the parish choir, which rehearses one night a week in preparation for a Sunday morning Mass. This position also includes the possibility of working with a children’s choir.
For a complete job description and applications instructions, please contact Mr. Bruce Laake – the parish business manager – at BusinessMgr@olv.org.
Director of Liturgy and Music
Saint Denis Church – Havertown, PA
The full-time Director of Liturgy and Music will plan, prepare, and play and direct music for Masses on weekends Holy Days, Celebration of Sacraments, weddings, funerals and various other parish celebrations. The Director reports to the Pastor and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program, including managing the music budget. The Church has an established adult choir, a children’s choir, and several cantors. The church is home to volumes of music, an organ, and handbells.
To apply, email a cover letter, CV, and list of three references (a priest, a professional musician, and one other person) to be contacted by the search committee to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary Catholic Church – Morgantown, WV
Seeking energetic person of faith to direct music ministry. Primarily responsible to promote vibrant music ministry supporting liturgical celebrations through preparing music, rehearsing/forming cantors, choirs and preparing worship aid for each liturgy; work with Middle and High Schools Youth Ministry and Faith Formation staff. Present ministries: Adult Choir, Youth Music Group, Bell choir, beginning children’s choir. Requirements: 1) minimum Bachelor’s or equivalent in music/related field; 2) experience leading Catholic parish music ministry; 3) working knowledge & understanding of Catholic liturgical practices; 4) accompaniment skills; 5) collaborate with pastoral staff.
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
Director of Liturgy & Music Ministry, Principal Organist
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish – Grove City, OH
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School, a large Catholic parish in Grove City, Ohio, a Columbus suburb, seeks a full-time Director of Liturgy & Music Ministry. Candidate will collaborate with individual choir directors to oversee, research, direct, and/or administer all music ministries of the parish including, but not limited to, children’s choir, cantors, traditional choir, folk choir, bell choir, and praise and worship band. The ideal candidate will also serve as the choir conductor and/or principal organist for the traditional choir.
To apply, send a resume with a cover letter to jobs@OurLadyOfPerpetualHelp.net.
Elementary Teacher and Music Minister
St. Louis Catholic School – Louisville, CO
Parish is looking for music minister for weekend Masses. The school needs PT music teacher for K-6 instruction. This is FT if candidate seeks both. Looking for Catholic who knows liturgy and can direct choirs.
Send applications or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church – Breckenridge, MN
The Catholic faith communities of St. Mary of the Presentation, Breckenridge, MN, and St. Thomas Aquinas, Kent, MN, are searching for a Pastoral Associate to begin as soon as possible. This is a full-time position. Responsibilities include preaching the gospel and advancing the New Evangelization by coordinating and presiding at Liturgy of the Word and Communion services in the absence of the priest; funeral liturgy planning and presiding at wake services; ministering to the sick; spiritual and pastoral support; ministry to the elders of the parishes; coordinating Adult Faith Formation and RCIA; assisting social outreach committees of the parishes; and some administrative duties and other duties as assigned.
A successful candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in theology, pastoral ministry, Catholic Studies or related theological studies. Master’s Degree is preferred.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Fr. Joseph Backowski at email@example.com.
Director of Music
Catholic Church of The Nativity – Barlett, TN
The Catholic Church of the Nativity in Bartlett, TN (just outside of Memphis), seeks a full-time music director to coordinate and lead a vibrant music ministry. Job duties include Coordinate all music for all Masses; leading multiple vocal and instrumental ensembles, including the parish choir, children’s’ choir, handbell choir, and funeral choir; train and schedule all cantors; play the organ and piano for all Masses; provide music for holy day liturgies; organizing and executing a service of Lessons and Carols during the Advent season; working collaboratively with the Spanish choir (separate director) for select programs and Masses; ensuring proper maintenance of all musical instruments; and other duties as requested.
Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree in music (or equivalent experience), along with demonstrated organ, instrumental, and vocal skills; minimum of three years of experience in parish music ministry; and experience arranging music for various instrumental and vocal ensembles.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Mr. Frank Stuppy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music Ministries
Holy Family Catholic Parish – Latrobe, PA
Holy Family Catholic Parish is seeking a Director of Music Ministries. Our beautiful Parish of 1600 families is located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in the Diocese of Greensburg. We are seeking a dynamic and talented individual who will embrace his or her position alongside parish staff and volunteers dedicated to “Divinely Renovating” our parish into a community of believers who seek to welcome all to a transformational relationship with the Lord. Music is an integral part of this process, and so we are looking for someone who can play beautiful music on the organ and piano, lead our choirs, train cantors, and plan the music for our liturgy. A successful candidate will not only have these abilities, but will also be enthusiastic about his or her work for the Catholic Church and seek to invite others to join in our musical worship at Mass. It is our expectation that the music produced by the Music Minster and choir will bring the joy of the Gospel to all those in the pews, and draw them more deeply into the mysteries of the liturgy. It is preferred that a candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in an area of music and some experience in Catholic liturgy. Our parish has recently joined the Divine Renovation Network. A strong applicant will be familiar with Divine Renovation, or be ready to learn more about it, and eager to join in the work!
Benefits are available. Salary commensurate with ability and experience.
Applicants, please send a cover letter, resume, recordings (if possible), and three letters of reference to Father Dan Mahoney, at email@example.com (holyfamilylatrobe.org)
Music Instructor (Part-Time)
St. Thomas More Academy – Raleigh, NC
St. Thomas More Academy, a Catholic, classical, college preparatory for grade 9-12 students in Raleigh, NC, seeks a part-time music instructor for the 2018-19 academic year. The music instructor is responsible for one Academy Choir music elective two days a week as well as planning music, directing the choir, and playing organ for weekly school Masses. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in choral conducting, vocal pedagogy, and organ playing, as well as familiarity with traditional Roman Catholic sacred music including chant, choral music, and hymnody.
To apply and for more information, send a resume and cover letter to Jake Noland, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Religious Education
Guardian Angels Parish – Cincinnati, OH
The Director of Religious Education is responsible for the religious education and faith formation of all parishioners; this includes children of the parish, students in the school, as well as adult parishioners. Special emphasis is to be placed on the aspects of community building and sacramental formation and celebration. The Director of Religious Education will coordinate parish liturgy, including liturgies celebrated by the school and CCD communities, working closely with the Pastor in the planning and celebration of the regular schedule of liturgies for the parish. The DRE will also coordinate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) for adults and children of catechetical age.
Send applications or inquiries to email@example.com
Director of Music and Liturgy
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School – Savage, MN
Due to the retirement of the incumbent, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School, in Savage, Minnesota is actively seeking a Director of Music and Liturgy to oversee liturgical music for Weekend Masses, Thursday All School Masses, Weddings and Funerals. The Director will foster full participation of parishioners in liturgical celebrations through the gift of music. Responsibilities include selecting all music to complement each week’s Scriptures, coordinating accompanists, musicians and cantors schedules for rehearsals and liturgies, maintaining and updating music resources including library octaves and copyright permissions, designing and publising liturgy guides, and composing Universal Prayer for every Parish Liturgy.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Tim Keegan, Director of Finance and Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organist and Director of Music
Saint Mary Gate of Heaven Parish – Ozone Park, NY
Saint Mary Gate of Heaven, a vibrant, multicultural parish in the Ozone Park section of Queens, is seeking a dynamic director of music to develop and maintain a program of sacred music that will support and enable the people of the parish to encounter more deeply the sacred mysteries of the liturgy. The applicant must possess competent organ skills, strong choral skills and organizational skills that will assist in their direction of three (eventually four) parish choirs (English and Spanish). The applicant should also possess knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy and must be capable of working collaboratively with the pastor, clergy, and staff.
Graduate degree and experience preferred but not required.
For more information and to apply, email your resume to Fr. Carlos C. Velásquez at email@example.com
Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Pineville, LA
At present Sacred Heart Catholic Church is in need of an organist for the 10 AM mass. We have a Masterpiece Signature Series 356B Rodgers Organ. The standard music for this traditional service includes a classical prelude and postlude, the first hymn is usually a traditional hymn tune with a classical interlude between verse 2 and 3, led by the choir. At the preparation of the gifts, the choir often sings a special piece alone. At communion, another traditional hymn is led by the choir. A postlude concludes the mass. All service music is sung employing a variety of settings over time. This choir does rehearse on Monday nights, but has a volunteer accompanist. It sings the more traditional music from the yearly Oregon Catholic Press Breaking Bread hymnal.
The organist would report at 9 AM prior to the mass and be free shortly after 11 AM only on Sundays. We pay per service $300.00 minimum regardless of the number per day or weekend. All planning is currently done by the directors and the music is chosen from the planning guides provided by OCP online.
To discuss the position offered, contact Pastor Bruce Miller at 318.542.9216 or at frbmiller@JesusinPineville.com
Director of Liturgy & Music
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church – Aurora, IL
The Director of Liturgy and Music is a full-time paid position with benefits. Liturgical responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and implementing a total parish program of worship that engages the full conscious active participation of parishioners; providing for the continuing liturgical formation and education of the parish, staff, liturgical ministers, Worship Commission and Art & Environment Committee; and working with the Faith Formation Commission in planning and presenting the annual Parish Mission. Musical responsibilities include developing a prayerful singing assembly, directing the adult choir and other choirs as determined, and recruiting and training competent musicians to staff all Sunday and Holy Day liturgies. The Director is expected to accompany or direct choir(s) for 4 of the 6 Sunday Masses.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or above in music and liturgy and be proficient in piano, organ, and voice. Preference will be given to candidates with 5 years of experience in a liturgy/music leadership role in a Catholic parish setting.
To apply, e-mail a letter stating your qualifications for the position, your resume, two references, and a brief statement of faith to Robert Gancarz, Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Music Ministries
Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart – Charleston, WV
Responsible for overseeing the selection of music for liturgies, substituting for our organist, choir director, or cantor when necessary, preparing worship aids and expanding our current music program. Candidates should have a BA degree or higher in a music field, or other field, if musically trained, excellent organ/keyboard/choral conducting skills and vocal technique and be familiar with music notation software. A practicing Catholic is preferred but not required. Must have a knowledge Catholic theology. Conversant with a variety of liturgical styles including contemporary, classical, and traditional. Willingness to execute music planning for the liturgical year with a blended approach that will enable the assembly to sing. Working hours are flexible and include weekends and some evenings.
For a complete job description, email email@example.com
Director of Music & Worship
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church – Rockville, MD
St. Elizabeth Church in Rockville is seeking a full-time Director of Music & Worship (DMW) to supervise all parish music ministries and to plan all parish worship. Duties include collaborating with the Pastor and other members of the parish staff to coordinate music and musicians, recruiting, supervising, and scheduling all-volunteer music ministry, directing weekly rehearsals, serving as pianist and/or cantor for at least three of the six weekend Masses and other parish events, charing worship committee meetings at least twice a year, as well as other duties. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in music or a related field or an equivalent combination of education/experience, be knowledgeable and comfortable with Church music in all forms and styles, and proficient in both keyboard and voice. Preference given to practicing Catholics.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of the Office of Worship
Diocese of Lansing – Lansing, MI
The Director of the Office of Worship supports the ministry of the Bishop of Lansing by teaching, promoting, and implementing sound liturgical practices throughout the diocese. The position is required to work at the Central Offices in Lansing with some travel throughout the ten-county diocese required. Qualified candidates must have a master’s degree in liturgy, theology, or a related field; must have at least three years of relevant experience in a diocesan or parish office; and must be a practicing Catholic who is actively involved in a parish.
To read the full job description and to apply, click here.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Washington, DC
The Liturgy Assistant works collaboratively with the Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Director of Music Ministries to support the liturgical life at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Jesuit-sponsored parish in Washington, DC. Primary responsibilities include wedding coordination, Baptism coordination, assisting liturgically during Holy Week, funerals, Sundays, and maintaining the departmental budget.
Questions, letters, and resumes may be forwarded to David Pennington, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy at email@example.com
Director of Music Ministry
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church – Saline, IL
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, a parish of 2,000 households, seeks a full time Director of Music Ministry. Responsibilities include: directing and scheduling cantors, adult choir, and children’s choir; oversight of the handbell choir (separate director); supervisor to the Youth Music Minister and other substitute musicians; oversight of the musical selections for weekend and Holy Day Masses; accompanying Masses; coordinating music for weddings and funerals; and assisting at special events.
The successful candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic with a working knowledge of Roman Catholic Liturgy and experience directing all styles of Catholic repertoire. He/She will have a minimum of a BA in Music or equivalent experience, liturgically knowledgeable, proficient in piano and organ, and have the ability to lead and train choirs, cantors and instrumental groups. The ability to sing while accompanying would be helpful. Applicant must be able to work effectively with volunteers and have strong pastoral, organizational and interpersonal skills. Salary will be commensurate with skill, education, and experience; the position is eligible for full benefits.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org
Assitant Organist (part-time)
St. John Brebeuf Catholic Church – Niles, IL
The applicant has an understanding of the place of music in the Roman Rite (Roman Catholic Liturgy), and a desire to serve in a predominantly Polish and English speaking community in a very large and vibrant multi-ethnic parish. The regular schedule consists of Polish Language Mass on Saturday at 6:30pm, Sunday 12:30pm, Wednesday 7pm, and First Fridays devotionals and Mass (Fridays at 7pm once per month). The assistant organist will also assist with the Grade School Children and Teen Choirs and attend planning meetings and become involved in the life of the community.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to Father Michael Meany, Pastor, at email@example.com.
Church of the Little Flower – Bethesda, MD
The church organist will provide organ music for worship services and other church functions including weddings and funerals approximately 30 per year. Must be able to display a professional level of musical talent from training and experience with organ and piano. Have a thorough working knowledge of the congregation’s worship services and a theological understanding of church music. Be able to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the pastor, priest, worship and music committee members, fellow employees, church choir, and members of the congregation.
For more information and to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Music Director
Church of the Little Flower – Bethesda, MD
Assistant Music Director will work collaboratively with the music director to plan for a cohesive liturgical experience for the 52 weeks of the year. The assistant music director will need to have a vast knowledge of the Catholic liturgy and best practices in contemporary and classical music styles. Duties include hiring and coordinating a piano accompanist and cantor for the 9 am and noon Masses each Sunday and preparing, recruiting, and rehearsing the choir for 9 am and noon Mass each Sunday.
Applicants must be able to display a professional level of musical talent from training and experience on piano and/or guitar as well as rehearsal techniques and choral conducting. Have a thorough working knowledge of the congregation’s worship services and a theological understanding of church music. Be able to communicate well and in a friendly manner with the pastor, priest, worship and music committee members, fellow employees, church choir, and members of the congregation.
To apply, email resume and three references of past musical experience to email@example.com.
Director of Sacred Liturgy
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish – Sun City West, AZ
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Sun City West, Arizona is seeking a full-time Director of Sacred Liturgy. The parish is unique in that there are two medium-sized churches, Our Lady of Lourdes and Prince of Peace, serving approximately 2750 families. We will also be expanding to a second mission location within our parish boundaries this coming September. Job duties include organizing, training, and providing ongoing formation for altar servers, ushers, greeters, Eucharistic ministers, readers, etc.; maintaining records of volunteers and resolving disputes that may arise in the liturgical ministers; arranging and preparing for various special liturgies throughout the year; and act as the parish sacristan.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Will Wright, Director of Catechesis and Evangelization. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacred Heart Parish – Saratoga, CA
Essential duties and responsibilities include overseeing the liturgical life of Sacred Heart Parish by chairing the liturgy committee and providing research as it relates to liturgical calendar and changes; overseeing the training of liturgical ministers, specifically lectors, altar servers, sacristans, and Eucharistic Ministers; plan semi-annual communal penance services for both church and school; and oversee liturgical calendar to ensure appropriate coordination and organization of after-Mass activities. The position also acts as the staff partner to outreach mission. Other duties as assigned.
To apply, send a resume to Janice Thornburg, Parish Administrator, at email@example.com
Director of Music Ministry, Organist, and Pianist
St. Joseph Parish – Stuart, FL
St. Joseph is a vibrant, dynamic and growing parish with 2,400 families in the Diocese of Palm Beach that seeks a full-time Director of Music. Responsibilities include training and directing Adult Choir, Contemporary Praise and Worship Team, Children’s Choir, volunteer cantors and volunteer instrumental ensembles. A Director of Music must also serve as organist and cantor at Liturgical services, funerals, and weddings. Required skills include a strong background in Catholic Liturgy, strong organizational and developmental skills with a passion to lead people through music and song to a deeper relationship with the Lord. Experience of at least 5 years in a similar situation as Director and organist is required.
To apply, email a resume and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org
Secondary School Choral Music Teacher
Marymount International School – Rome, Italy
We are now looking to recruit an experienced Secondary School Choral Music Teacher with a degree in Music (a specialism in vocal would be advantageous); experience teaching vocal music of a variety of styles to Middle School and High School vocal ensembles; experience in developing student musicians to perform at School events; experience in leading Mass as well as music for retreats and other religious events; experienced and comfortable with communicating Christian beliefs and values with teenagers of different faiths; and, understanding of a variety of styles of worship music from the greater Christian tradition: traditional hymns, ecumenical music such as Taize, contemporary worship music. The ideal candidate will preferably have experience in an international environment and will enthusiastically embrace the school’s Catholic identity.
To apply, email email@example.com and ask for the School’s Application Form.
Minister of Music
Church of the Presentation of the BVM – Stockton, CA
The Minister of Music position is an exempt position serving all liturgical celebrations including, but not limited to, weekend Masses, children’s Masses, Christmas, Easter, Holy Week, Holy Days of Obligation, Penance Services, special celebrations, funerals, and weddings. The purpose of this ministry is to assist in leading the parish community to worship and to pray in collaboration with the priest/presider, and all other liturgical ministers, fostering full, conscious and active participation.
To apply, submit a resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to Monsignor Robert. J. Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music Director (Organist and Conductor)
St. Alban’s Anglican Cathedral – Oviedo, FL
St. Alban’s Anglican Church is the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of the Eastern United States (DEUS) of the Anglican Province of America (APA); part of the worldwide traditional Anglican movement. Our liturgy is rooted in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. We are accustomed to vibrant congregational singing of psalms and hymns, led by choir, cantor, and organ. To that end, we are seeking a Music Director who will continue to challenge the intelligent and spiritual interest of the congregation through our musical life together by coordinating the music for our 10:15 service, special services (Christmas Eve, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday) and occasional events. (e.g., Advent Lessons & Carols, Ordinations) and helping the parish learn new music at an appropriate pace; (we currently draw from the 1940 and 1982 Hymnals, the Plainsong Psalter).
For a full job description and to apply, email the Very Rev. Ralph Waterhouse at email@example.com.
Director of Liturgical Music
St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church – Cedarburg, WI
This position oversees the entire liturgical music program with major responsibilities including playing at Masses including weekend, holy days, weddings, funerals and other Masses as needed; selecting Liturgical music; rehearsing with choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists; and working with the pastor on liturgical matters. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in liturgical music ministry leadership, demonstrated competencies as an organist, pianist, choral director and be well educated in Catholic liturgical doctrine. Excellent communication and organizational skills essential. A Bachelor of Arts in music (preferably in organ or choral) is required as a minimum with a Master’s degree in liturgical music preferred.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and references to Kristin Jacoby at firstname.lastname@example.org
Choral Music Director
JSerra Catholic High School – San Juan Capistrano, CA
JSerra Catholic High School Performing Arts Department is looking for a dynamic choral music educator to direct its well-established choral music program, including teaching an introductory Concert Choir, an intermediate Women’s Ensemble, and an advanced Chamber Singers. Additional teaching areas may be considered as applicable. The ideal candidate for this position would be an experience vocalist and conductor who enjoys working with high school aged students and their families. Applicants should have strong musicianship, confident leadership skills, the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and administrators in a team decision-making environment, excellent oral and written communicative skills, and proficiency in technology. Experienced teachers are preferred.
For more information and to apply, click here.
St. Peter Catholic Church – Jupiter, FL
St. Peter Catholic Church in Jupiter, FL is seeking a part-time cantor to sing for 3 weekend masses and for holidays and special events. Availability for Thursday evening rehearsals is also required. The cantor will sing as soloist/psalmist and as part of the parish choir and will report to the parish music director. The parish cantor will also have first choice for funerals and weddings. The ideal candidate should have a degree in vocal or choral performance, a thorough understanding of Catholic liturgy and music, and at least 2 years of experience as a cantor at a Catholic parish. Practicing Catholic preferred.
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Director of Music
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – Dardenne Prairie, MO
Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri seeks a full-time Director of Music to minister to a vibrant, suburban parish community of over 4,600 households. This person will lead our community in, “full, active, and conscious participation…” each Sunday in praising God by leading our Adult Choir, providing music for two additional Masses, and coordinating three additional ensembles who provide music for Sunday Mass. In collaboration with the parish staff and ministry leaders this pastoral leader plans, develops and promotes all parish liturgies, along with implementing the parish mission according to their areas of responsibility. This salaried position requires a flexible schedule as determined by the activities of the day and seasons of the year, and includes evening and weekend work. Requirements include excellent keyboard skills (Piano and/or Organ) and vocalist/cantoring abilities. Educational training and background as well as experience with liturgical/pastoral music will be considered.
Send applications or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Director of Liturgy and Music
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish – West Grove, PA
Our parish of 2,100 families located one hour by car outside of Philadelphia is seeking an accomplished organist and piano player to serve as Director of Liturgy and Music. Some of the responsibilities include playing for most weekend and holy day liturgies, recruiting and prepping cantors, scheduling music ministers, developing adult and youth choirs, serving as coordinator of the Liturgy Committee and training Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The right candidate must be an accomplished musician, conversant with the major liturgical documents of the Catholic Church, experienced in leading congregational worship, and have the interpersonal skills necessary for recruiting and training volunteers. A Bachelor or Master of Arts degree in Church or Sacred Music is required.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – Washington, DC
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, a parish within the Archdiocese of Washington, seeks a part-time Parish Musician to start in late May/early June 2018. The Parish Musician works with the Pastor to plan and provide music for all liturgies where there is music. The primary responsibilities include selecting and playing music for two Sunday Masses and for Holy Days, providing prelude and postlude music for said Masses, and recruiting and rehearsing the Parish Choir, which performs on major feasts and Holy Days.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and a recording (if available) to email@example.com
Coordinator for Liturgy and Music
Loras College – Dubuque, IA
Full-time 10-month position; the Coordinator of Liturgy & Music collaborates with the College Chaplain to plan, coordinate, and joyfully celebrate an array of liturgies on campus for the faith development of all students at Loras College. As a member of the Spiritual Life Division staff, this dynamic individual energizes and enables students to deepen their friendship with the living God in music and liturgical ministry, worship and prayer services–all in the spirit of Vatican II and the New Evangelization.
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Director of Sacred Music and Organist
St. John the Evangelist Parish – Goshen, IN
The music director will build upon the tradition of the current program, fortifying and reinvigorating those elements while expanding the existing program, increasing parish education on the liturgy, and collaborating with the pastor in any number of other areas that touch on music and the sacred liturgy. In addition to overseeing the musical planning, the director will play the organ for three weekend Masses, two weekly school Masses (during the academic year), funerals, weddings, and other services as needed. The director will also direct the regular adult choir at the principal Sunday Mass and recruit and train cantors for the other Sunday and school Masses. The Director of Sacred Music could also be responsible for supervising a part-time accompanist for Sunday Masses should the Director and the parish decide to employ such an accompanist.
The director will also teach music to children in the parish elementary school, introducing them to the Church’s rich treasury of sacred music. The school choir sings for all-school Mass weekly on Fridays.
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Director of Music
Trinity Episcopal Church – Folsom, CA
Trinity Episcopal Church in Folsom, California is seeking a salaried part-time Director of Music to begin serving in July 2018. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide music for all services each Sunday, to plan and provide music for special services throughout the year, and to direct three choirs during the church program year (August to June). The Director of Music is expected to lead and support congregational music and to encourage participation from the congregation as well as to continue the Music Scholar Program. The Director of Music is responsible for the maintenance and growth of the church’s musical programs and music library.
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To apply, send a resume to Rev’d Todd Bruce at email@example.com.
Director of Music
Rhondora J. Donahue Academy – Ave Maria, FL
The director of music coordinates all aspects of liturgical music daily and all aspects of music at special events (processions, retreats, fundraisers, events). The position includes full time teaching duties to include all normal responsibilities of a music teacher but with a specific focus on grade school instruction (2 x Week –To include vocal music, intro to music theory, introduction to Gregorian Chant), middle school instruction (2 x Week–To Include vocal music, music theory and Hand Bells/Gregorian Chant/Polyphony), and high school instruction (1 class–To include Gregorian Chant/Music theory/How to listen to an Opera/Symphony). Candidate must be a practicing Catholic able to support the Catholic and classical mission of the school
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Our Lady of the Woods Parish – Woodland Park, CO
This part-time position’s purpose is to provide support to the Music Coordinator, with specific responsibilities for providing accompaniment for rehearsals and Masses. Ensure quality liturgical music for the Parish, and enhance the liturgical celebrations.
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Archdiocese of Washington – Hyattsville, MD
The mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the archdiocese is seeking a Liturgical Assistant for the Office of Worship.
The Liturgical Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Director of Worship in coordinating all of the liturgical ceremonies for the Archdiocese of Washington, offering advice on liturgical questions to staff of the Central Pastoral Administration, parishes and individuals, and coordinating with Basilica and Cathedral staff for major liturgical events. Other responsibilities include training and guiding support staff and acting as project coordinator for special projects for the Office of Worship. The Liturgical Assistant position will work 30 hours a week and often assists at events and liturgies outside normal business hours.
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Parish Pastoral Musician
St. John Parish – Morgantown, WV
The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: playing music for four weekend (4) and Holy Day Masses; recruiting, retaining, coordinating, rehearsing, and motivating musicians and instrumentalists; being a face of welcome to all who come through our parish doors; planning music for all liturgical celebrations; working with engaged couples preparing their wedding liturgies; serving as the contact for funeral liturgies; and preparing the weekly & seasonal worship aids for liturgy.
To apply, send a cover letter addressing the above description, resume/CV and three names or letters of recommendation to Fr. Walter M Jagela, St. John at email@example.com.
Youth/Lifeteen Mass Music Leader/Music Assistant
St. Andrew Catholic Church – Roswell, GA
A large suburban intercultural parish with an established Life-Teen program seeks a talented, energetic and collaborative musician to direct/lead our music ensemble at the Sunday evening Mass. The ideal candidate would be proficient on guitar and/or keyboard, lead singing, and programming liturgical music that engages youth and other parishioners attending the Sunday evening Mass, including at least 2 years experience directing an ensemble. Working knowledge of sound systems and associated technology, with GIRM, Sing to the Lord and other related liturgy documents is preferred. Part-time contract position, with compensation commensurate with experience, reporting directly to the Director of Music.
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Assistant Director of Music and Organist
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral – Raleigh, NC
Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral seeks a qualified candidate for a newly created full-time position of Assistant Director of Music and Organist. Applicants should possess an understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy and musical tradition. The AD/Organist will be responsible for playing for 2-4 weekend liturgies, including accompanying the Cathedral choir both in rehearsal and in liturgies. Additionally, the organist would be expected to play for Diocesan liturgies, including the Chrism Mass and Ordinations, Holy Week liturgies, sacraments within the parish and certain events within the Cathedral school. The desired candidate will also assist the Director of Music with providing music for weddings and funerals for extra compensation as assigned. As Assistant Director of Music, the applicant may be called upon to assist in the creation and direction of other music ensembles, which may include youth music ensembles.
In addition to liturgies, the Organist will collaborate with the Director of Music to assemble a concert series of sacred music (in which the candidate is expected to perform) and will share in the administrative and clerical duties of the Cathedral music program.
Director of Music Ministry
Catholic Center at Tulane Unversity – New Orleans, LA
The director of music ministry reports to and works closely with the Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry, leading two Sunday Mass choirs and performing other duties related to music ministry. The ideal candidate is a professional musician proficient in keyboard (piano and organ) and vocals, has prior experience leading liturgical music and is interested in forming and mentoring college students in music and liturgical ministry. The ideal candidate is also excited about evangelization on a college campus through music (both secular and sacred).
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To apply, email a cover letter, resume, earliest date to begin work, three references, and samples of work to Fr. Thomas Schaefgen at email@example.com.
Pastoral Associate/Director of Liturgy
St. Raymond Church – Menlo Park, CA
St. Raymond Parish in Menlo Park seeks a full-time Pastoral Associate who will assist with general pastoral leadership and ministry as part of the Pastoral Team. This position will also be responsible for the coordination of a comprehensive liturgical program: planning; recruiting, training, and supporting liturgical ministers; ongoing formation for the parish in liturgy. We seek to build a diverse music program; director will supervise a variety of choirs/ensembles; may be the leader for one or more. MA in Theology or Ministry, 3 years of parish experience. Salary $70-80,000.
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First Prebysterian Church – Champaign, IL
First Presbyterian Church, a vibrant PC(USA) congregation located in Champaign, IL (home to the University of Illinois) is seeking an organist/pianist. Please see the job posting for more information. Application deadline June 1, 2018
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Director of Liturgical Music
Our Lady of Grace Church – El Cajon, CA
Vibrant, engaged Roman Catholic parish of approximately 2,000 households and K-8 school (260 students) is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgical Music. Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic, have an undergraduate or graduate degree in music, and have previous experience in Catholic music ministry. Familiarity and experience in the Roman Catholic spiritual and liturgical tradition required. Must possess: advanced choral conducting skills, strong keyboard (piano and/or organ) skills, accomplished vocal skills with the ability to supervise and train parish cantors, and excellent organizational, planning, and collaborative skills. Competency with common computer programs, Microsoft Publisher, and music-writing programs (e.g. Finale) are a plus.
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Director of Music
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church – Bluffton, SC
The position is responsible for the selection of appropriate Catholic worship music that facilitates active participation by parishioners in accordance with the pastor’s vision for the liturgy. Recruiting, directing, and conducting choirs, ensembles, cantors, instrumentalists and accompanists required. In addition, ability to perform at liturgical celebrations, parish events and concerts necessary. The ideal candidate must be well versed in a variety of musical styles and able to motivate musicians and singers of all ages and level of proficiency. Excellent communication, team building, organizational and administrative skills a must.
Submit a Letter of Application along with a Resume, three (3) professional references and at least one digital video of performance and choir direction to email@example.com
The Hymn Society – Overland Park, KS
The Hymn Society seeks a qualified and passionate individual to provide executive leadership as we enter our second century and work to expand our services to all those who value congregational song. This position is offered as a full-time, salaried position, with salary commensurate with experience. Schedule flexibility is needed to accommodate travel, meetings and attendance at the annual conference. The Hymn Society’s main office is situated in Overland Park, KS, through August 2018, with staff in other geographic locations. The future location of the main office will be determined by the new executive director.
By email only, submit a statement of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Marilyn Haskel and Jacque Jones, Search Committee Co-Chairs – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Liturgical Programs
Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI
As an Assistant Director in Campus Ministry, the Director of Liturgical Programs will lead and support our Campus Ministry programs, enhance our student focused ministry, and report to the Director of Campus Ministry. Primary responsibilities of the Director of Liturgical Programs will be to: coordinate Catholic liturgies; serve as a resource and leader, as appropriate, for ecumenical and interfaith prayer; oversee Catholic chapels (environment, the policies and guidelines, supplies, etc.); maintain communication with the Marquette University Jesuit Community, Gesu Parish and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Office for Worship; mentor, train and provide formation for student liturgical ministers. S/he will collaborate with Campus Ministry staff members to fulfill the mission of Marquette University Campus Ministry’s mission. This is a 10 month position.
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St. Mildred Church – Somerset, KY
Part-time position responsible for all music at weekend Masses, and available for weekday funerals and weddings. Leading a small parish choir, and working in liaison with the Hispanic music ministry.
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Liturgy and Faith Formation Coordinator
St. Therese Catholic Church – Portland, OR
Among other liturgical responsibilities, this position is responsible for, with pastor and Liturgy Committee, planning and implementing liturgies for the Church Year, scheduling committee meetings at least twice a year 1 – 2 months prior to Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter. The position also requires sacramental preparation, funeral planning, homebound ministry coordination, and minister training.
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St. Patrick Catholic Church – Holden, MO
Reporting directly to the Pastor, this position is responsible for planning and executing a music program for St. Patrick parish in Holden, Missouri. This is a part-time position set at six hours per week.
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Director of Sacred Music
St. Jude Catholic Church – Fredericksburg, VA
Collaborates with the Pastor to understand the needs of the parish, as well as the unique character and quality of the larger community in which the parish exists; based on the needs, works with the team to develop the overall ministry to the parish and integration of activities.
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Immaculate Conception Parish – Watertown, SD
Director of Liturgical Music and Organist
St. Patrick Catholic Church – Malvern, PA
The full-time Director of Liturgical Music will plan, prepare, play and direct music for Masses on weekends, Holy Days, Celebration of Sacraments, monthly School Masses, weddings, funerals and various other parish celebrations. The Director reports to the Pastor and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the program, including managing the music budget.
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Pastoral Associate for Worship and Music
Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle – Gibbsboro, NJ
The part-time position requires a skilled musician proficient at the organ and piano and skilled in directing choral groups. We currently have the following ensembles: Adult Choir, Festival Choir, Quartet, Children’s Choir, and Contemporary Ensemble. It also encompasses oversight of all liturgical planning, execution of all liturgies and para-liturgies, administrative oversight of all aspects of worship, administrative oversight over all musical ensembles. Requirements: knowledge of Catholic liturgy and traditions, ability to assist in preparation of worship aids and presider binders, and desire to work as a part of an energetic, spirit-filled pastoral team.
Director of Music Ministry
St. Rita Catholic Church – Clarklake, MI