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Music Director/Organist (FT), St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Bridgewater

Music Director/Organist - St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater, Massachusetts is seeking a full-time music professional to become our Music Director/Organist.  Under the right circumstances, a job-share situation could also be considered for this role.

This individual will be a direct report to the pastor and will coordinate all musical needs for the Parish.  The Music Director will be responsible for development and enhancement of a robust program that will strengthen faith in the Eucharist through music.

RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Selecting and planning music for midweek services and four weekend Masses (Saturday vigil and three Sunday Masses) as well as:
    • Holy Days
    • Holy Week Services
    • Annual Mass of Remembrance in November
    • First Holy Communion Services
    • Confirmation Services
    • Thanksgiving Services
    • Funerals (60-70 per year) including, as necessary, meeting with families
    • Weddings (5-10 per year) including meeting with the bride and groom
  • Recruit, equip, motivate, supervise and guide music team leaders, musicians and choir members including contemporary and folk ensembles.
  • Direct musical teams and ensembles for services at St. Basil Chapel at Bridgewater State University
  • Direct outreach events into the community via performances at other venues as appropriate

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Authentic relationship with our Catholic faith
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music or Theology is preferred or equivalent experience
  • Attested musical skills and competencies including keyboard skills
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and motivate musicians and technical team members
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to work well and collaboratively with others
  • Committed to the Church’s vision, leadership and people
  • Dependable, responsible, self-motivated and creative

INSTRUMENTS:

  • Rodgers 578 Digital Organ (2 manuals, 116 pipe organ stops, Velocity-sensitive “Ivory Feel” keyboard , optional tracker touch and 32-note radiating AGO pedalboard) and Integra 7

COMPENSATION:

  • 2 weeks of vacation in the first year of employment; 3 weeks after 3 years of employment
  • This position qualifies for the Archdiocese Benefits Package

Please send cover letter, resume’ and references to HR_Staffing@rcab.org or
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
103 Center Street
Bridgewater, MA  02324
Attn:  Rev. William Devine, Pastor

A description of our Liturgical Music Program at St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater           

St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater, is a large, vibrant Catholic faith community with 2900 registered families. Consequently, our liturgical schedule is very busy. Our worship life is, overall, formal and traditional in nature, and Mass is always celebrated with reverence, and with attention to the proper liturgical standards. Our liturgical music program is a developing one, under the committed guidance of the Pastor and parish clergy, in collaboration with the Music Director.

Presently, we are using the Oregon Catholic Press hymnal, Breaking Bread. Our hope is to expand and grow our music program with the energy and vision of a new Music Director.  Our exceptional pipe organ is the principal instrument around which our liturgical music program is built. We also maintain a folk band for our Sunday noon Mass, and a contemporary ensemble for St. Basil Chapel for our Sunday 10:00am Services.