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Director of Liturgy and Music

* Oversees the planning and execution of all parish liturgical celebrations

* Lead and supervise a full time assistant and a part time musician.

* Play the weekend masses.

* Direct and oversee the many volunteers and professional staff who prepare and lead communal worship

* Works with liturgical committees, and oversees liturgical ministries

* Is present at major liturgies to assist presiders and organize details 

* Develops, trains, and oversees sacristan's and direct reports

* Recruits ministers and musicians, invites and welcomes newcomers to develop a broad spectrum of talent

* Is a member of the parish leadership team

* Provides musicians and music for all events

* Coordinates and prepares the rehearsals and performances of the voice and handbell choirs.

* Research new music for worship and keeps current on all official statements regarding liturgical music

* Oversees the preparation of the annual budget

* Provides for periodic evaluation of  the quality of worship programs and ministries

* Oversees file administration and adheres to all copyright policies.


* Professional training in liturgy and music, including a Bachelors degree in either Liturgy, liturgical music or classical music

* Excellent organ/piano playing skills and the ability to perform and coordinate performances

* Vocal and cantor skills a plus

* Background in Catholic doctrine, liturgical expectations, and archdiocesan parish requirements

* Be a person of catholic faith and possess sensitivity, openness, and an ability to engage parishioners 

* Be able to delegate tasks and responsibilities

* Commonsense in carrying out responsibilities

* Able to multitask and positively change priorities as needed

* Consistently maintain high performance standards

* Prior parish experience in planning, coordination and execution of liturgy and music in a medium to large parish

* Prior experience leading choirs- vocal and handbell

* Basic computer skills and knowledge

* Supervisory and leadership experience




Salaried position with a full benefit package. Health, dental, vision are available; life insurance is given to all. A FSA, flexible spending account and 403(b) are available. Nine paid holidays, three paid personal days (after 1 year), six sick days and vacation are all awarded to this position. Salary range for this position is- $51,928 to $77,893.

Additional Information

Start Date
St. John Vianney - Brookfield (M03)
Job Category
Parishes - Music/Liturgy
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter to Fr. Edwin Kornath, Pastor, by January 26th, 2021.
Contact Name
Fr. Edwin Kornath, Pastor
1755 N Calhoun Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

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