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Director of Music, hours will vary, Collaborative of Immaculate Conception and Saint Jerome Parish, Weymouth

The Director of Music’s primary responsibility is to plan and conduct music programs across the collaborative in support of religious services, parish programs, and in accordance with the Pastoral Plan. He/she may also function as an accompanist as required. He/she will be responsible for appropriate weekend coverage for masses at both Parishes’ in the collaborative with most of the hours over the weekends and other mass times/holy days. This is a year-round position.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Business Functions  

  • Develop an annual budget for the Parish Music Program. This budget will be submitted the first week in April. Music Director will submit a quarterly budget status or as requested by Pastor.
  • Receive approval of the Pastor for any expenses of the music program beyond the approved annual budget.
  • Supervise maintenance of equipment, i.e. pianos, keyboards, organ and audio equipment and music library as determined by Administrator or Pastor.

Music Program Development and Implementation  

  • Collaborate with the Pastor in establishing goals, priorities and direction for a collaborative music program.
  • Provide music recommendations for religious services, particularly anthems and solos in a timely manner and have them approved by the Pastor if required.
  • Coordinate the music programs with the liturgical calendar and in accordance with the Archdiocesan guidelines for appropriate music during religious services.
  • Keep informed on current music methods, materials, utilizing them where appropriate.
  • Develop and grow adult and children’s worship choirs at each parish in the collaborative.
  • Establish regular rehearsals for the following:
    • Adult Choir
    • Children’s Choir
    • Cantors
  • Develop new opportunities for community members to participate in the music ministry of the Parish.
  • Expand and enhance the breadth and depth of the choir’s range of music, using an ever-increasing number of genres of music employed for masses.
  • Work with the Cantors to develop their skills and presentation.
  • Coordinate the performance schedules of music groups and individuals within the collaborative, ensuring adequate musical coverage for all parish liturgies.
  • Serve as organist/pianist or cantor for weekend, holy day and school liturgies to include at least 4 of the 7 weekend masses. A schedule for serving holy day masses should include at least 2. Serving at school masses as needed by the school.
  • Keep regular office hours dependent on Parish Liturgy schedule.
  • Coordinate coverage for funerals and weddings. Work performed for funerals and weddings is in addition to the job description and should not be included in hours worked.
  • Regularly attend collaborative leadership team and staff meetings.
  • Direct the planning and conducting of music programs within the church.
  • Display the page numbers for the music on the designated board.

QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience in music ministry.
  • BA degree in music is required. Master’s degree in music is preferred.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge of Catholic Church teachings with particular emphases in areas of liturgies and ceremonies.
  • Ability and willingness to work with the Pastor/Administrator in establishing a new direction for music in the collaborative, with the goal of engaging the assembly in the worship of God through music.
  • Possess knowledge of both traditional and contemporary liturgical music
  • At least 2 years of demonstrative proficiency on organ/piano.
  • Proficiency in choral direction for both adult and children’s choirs.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of musical styles and the ability to teach these varying styles to cantors, choir and accompanists.
  • Possess effective interpersonal communication skills.

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE ELEMENTS:  

  • Ability to use a computer keyboard for up to 8 hours/day.
  • Ability to sit for up to 8 hours/day.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

The duties and requirements described above are representative of those encountered during performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Please submit resumes to Fr. Huy Nguyen at hnguyen@catholicweymouth.org