The Director of Music for St. Justin Parish is responsible for the effective planning, coordination, and execution of the music for all parish liturgical/sacramental celebrations – including Sunday Masses, Holy Days, Christmas, Triduum, Easter, Confirmation, as well as any other special liturgical event.  The main goal of the Music Director is to prepare music that will lead the parishioners to full, conscious, and active participation in all of our liturgical celebrations.  The position will currently be 18hrs/week but has the possibility of increased hours depending on post pandemic environment.  The Director reports to the Pastor and will work closely with Parochial Vicar, Catechetical Director, Wedding Coordinator, and all music ministry individuals.

Specific duties/responsibilities include:

  • Provide for music and musicians for all Sunday and other major celebrations. Select liturgically appropriate music for all liturgies with a goal of engaging the congregation in worship.
  • Serving as principal musician and ensemble director.
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and ensuring proper preparation of all parish music ministers.
  • Train, direct, supervise and expand choirs, ensembles, and volunteer cantors.
  • Work to foster and create a spirit of collaboration with the presiders and other liturgical ministers.
  • Organize liturgical minister training and formation.
  • Keep well-informed of developments in liturgical practice and music nationally as well as Diocesan policies and guidelines and update music ministers and the parish on these matters.
  • Other assignments as requested by the Pastor.

Requirements:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic and possess strong knowledge of Catholic music and worship.
  • Possess a passion for liturgical music and is committed to reflecting the parish community’s needs. Must be committed to quality liturgical celebrations.
  • Experience as a director and conductor in liturgical settings; skilled in working with a variety of people and diverse teams with sensitivity to a multi-cultural parish community.
  • Skilled accompanist with ability to lead ensembles, and a pleasant singing voice.
  • Strong leadership, well-organized, and able to work in a collaborative setting; must be attentive to detail with good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated, creative, and accountable.
  • Working knowledge of sound systems and microphones.
  • Must successfully pass required background and fingerprinting check as well as all Safe Environment Training.
  • The preferred applicant will have significant music/liturgical ministry experience, knowledge of and pastoral application of Church liturgical documents and music resources, and a bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent education and experience.

 

How to Apply:

 

Complete DSJ Application through DSJ website https://www.dsj.org/careers/  Please send your DSJ Application, Resume and Cover Letter to Fr. Christopher J. Bransfield, Pastor at  cbransfield@dsj.org

 

To apply for this job email your details to cbransfield@dsj.org