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Director of Music Ministry

Major Responsibilities


  • Oversee music, musicians, and assembly at sacramental liturgies and other public prayer services celebrated in the parish community.
  • Select and prepare music for the sacramental liturgies and other prayer services within the parish.
  • Serve as principal musician for 2-3 weekend Eucharistic liturgies, one daily Eucharistic liturgy, and two Holy Day Eucharistic liturgies and other special occasions.
  • Serve as principal musician for all funerals (unless notified otherwise) and all weddings (by arrangement with the engaged couple).
  • Recruit members, plan music, direct and accompany the choir, funeral choir, and other musical groups as needed and desired.
  • Recruit, schedule and rehearse with cantors for Sunday and Holy day liturgies.  Act as cantor when others are unavailable.
  • Secure, schedule, request payment for and supervise all help-out musicians.
  • Develop a budget for the liturgical life of the parish and assure monthly monitoring of expenses and authorized expenditures.
  • Research, purchase, maintain, update and oversee inventory of parish liturgical music library in office and storage area in church.
  • Keep copyright permissions updated.
  • Ensure that parish-owned musical instruments and sound equipment is well-maintained.
  • Provide for the musical formation of the parish through appropriate vehicles of communication, such as bulletin and verbal announcements, etc.



  • Working knowledge of Catholic liturgical practices.
  • Skilled in piano, organ, and directing vocal & instrumental groups.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and some evenings.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required.
  • Previous parish music ministry experience.
  • Valid driver's license for the State of Wisconsin.


Hourly wage commensurate with experience.

Additional Information

Start Date
St. Gregory the Great - Milwaukee (G12)
Job Category
Parishes - Music/Liturgy
Employment Type
Part Time
Part Time

To Apply

Send resume to: Fr. Todd Budde,
Contact Name
Fr. Todd Budde
3160 S. 63 Street
Milwaukee, WI 53219

Download an application:

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