The Director of Liturgy and Music at Holy Spirit Parish requires a creative, hard-working, innovative, solutions-oriented, and passionate individual. The Director of Liturgy and Worship’s main objective is to ensure a superb caliber of liturgy is experienced by all. The ideal Director is self-motivated, innovative, and able to perform key tasks independently in a timely manner. The Director of Liturgy and Worship will collaborate very closely with the Pastor to ensure his vision of liturgy for the entire parish is fulfilled. In addition, the Director of Liturgy and Worship will work closely with the volunteer liturgical ministry leaders to ensure each liturgical ministry (Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Mass coordinators, Ushers, Greeters, Cantors, and Musicians) meet the worship needs of the parish.
In addition, the Director will provide effective planning, coordination, and execution of music for all parish liturgies, wedding masses or liturgies of the Word and Masses of Christian Burial. The main goal of the music director is to prepare music that will lead the parishioners of Holy Spirit and provide a deeper relationship with God and with one another.This individual must be a self-starter who enjoys working in a team environment and is excited to be part a strong Catholic community with a diverse culture. This role will require a firm understanding of our church’s vision and values. The Director of Liturgy and Worship will require a flexible work schedule which will include weekends and evenings.
The position is a full-time, exempt position and is eligible for benefits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position
Mass/Liturgy Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for ensuring the best liturgical and spiritual experience possible for Mass attendees for both Sunday (including Saturday vigil) and daily (Monday – Saturday) Masses.
- Ensures that the schedules of Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Sacristan Assistants, Ushers, Greeters, Cantors, and Musicians are completed and communicated to all volunteers in a timely fashion. Oversees liturgy volunteers to ensure parish scheduling is accurate and up to date.
- Oversees, in conjunction with the pastor, the environment and decoration of worship area including Sanctuary.
Responsible for developing weekly Ministry notes for Sunday (including Saturday vigil) Masses which includes prayers of the faithful, coordinating all announcements, Mass intentions, etc.
- Collaborates with members of Holy Spirit School on worship and liturgy programs, including but not limited to, school masses and worship events/activities.
- Potential Future Responsibility: Responsible for leading the coordination of Children’s, Youth and Young Adult Liturgies. Collaborate with necessary staff such as Youth and Young Adult Director and team.
- Responsible for leading monthly Liturgy Team meeting consisting of Pastor, Parochial Vicar, liturgy committee, and others as needed. Responsible for developing and leading the agenda, including gathering any feedback from other staff, parishioners, volunteers as necessary for consideration by the Liturgy Team. Responsible for ordering hosts, wine, candles, and liturgical materials, as needed.Specific duties include:
- Provide for music and musicians for all Sunday liturgies and other major celebrations.
- Build repertoire and select liturgically appropriate music for all liturgies with a goal of engaging the congregation in worship.
- Train, direct, supervise and expand choirs, ensembles, and volunteer cantors, etc.
- Work to foster unity among all parish musicians and to create a spirit of harmony with the presider and liturgical ministers.
- Keep abreast of developments in liturgical practice and music nationally as well as Diocesan policies and guidelines and update the parish on these matters.
- Is open to ideas, concerns and suggestions that come from the Liturgy Committee concerning the execution of liturgies. Provides consultation in considering and responding to these inputs.
- Acts on any feedback from the formal evaluation process of parish life that is relevant to the music for worship and liturgies.
- Resource to School Liturgy
- Attends Liturgy Committees and Parish Staff meetings.
- Acts as liturgy liaison from parish to diocese.
- Develop children’s choir
- Attends appropriate conferences, workshops, training presented by the Diocese and other entities to remain current on Catholic liturgy and spiritual life.Stays current on developments in liturgy and music (e.g., attend LA Congress/national or regional NPM Conference).
- Must be a practicing Catholic and possess strong knowledge of Catholic music and liturgy.
- The preferred applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent education or experience
- Strong leadership and communication skills. Good team collaboration, morale and positive conflict solving.
- Pleasant singing voice and ability to lead congregational singing.
- Skilled accompanist with ability to lead ensembles.
- Working knowledge of sound systems, microphones and projection systems.
- Computer proficiency including slide creations.
- Dependable, responsible, self-motivated, creative, accountable, and flexible with time
- Must successfully pass required background and fingerprint check.
How to apply:
Please send your completed DSJ application through DSJ website https://www.dsj.org/carerrs and send your DSJ completed application, resume and cover letter to Fr. Ritche Bueza at firstname.lastname@example.org