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Director of Music and Liturgy

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Position Title:  Director of Liturgy & Music         Status:  Exempt/Full Time/ Salaried

Supervisor’s Title:  Pastor / Parish Administrator      Approval Date:  May 31, 2022

 Job Summary:

The Director of Music and Liturgy’s primary responsibility is to ensure excellent liturgy and sacraments are experienced by all while supporting the values of the Church and Her mission to evangelize all peoples.  The ideal candidate is a professional who is deeply rooted in a personal understanding and appreciation of the Roman Catholic faith and Liturgy.   The Director is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of music within the many parish celebrations and events. 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

K: Knowledge

  1. Practicing Catholic required

  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, Masters in Theology / Liturgy preferred

  3. Three years of experience leading Catholic liturgies, including liturgical documents, and music to support required

  4. Knowledge of the Roman Missal, lectionary, liturgical calendar, liturgical norms and regulations, and liturgical tradition and practice required

  5. Supervisory experience preferred

  6. Working knowledge in MS Office products required

  7. Valid driver’s license required

S: Skills

  1. Professional working attitude and collaborative approach

  2. Strong verbal and written communications skills

  3. Strong organizational skills

  4. Performance skills for keyboard and/or other musical instruments and voice

  5. Direction of adult and youth choirs 

A: Abilities

  1. Ability to multitask and prioritize

  2. Ability to make decisions, attentive to details, and troubleshoot

  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality

  4. Ability to maintain a professional office atmosphere 

  5. Ability to build, support, and grow teams of engaged volunteers  

  6. Ability to work with youth and children

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative Responsibilities:

Manages, schedules, supervises, and evaluates Liturgy Administrative Assistant 

 

Ensures the initial and ongoing formation of liturgical ministries, such as Hospitality Ministers, Sacristans, Art & Environment, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, Sound / light and video Ministers, Linen and Music Ministries.

o   Recruit (new and existing), screen, train, enrich, and develop volunteers in ministries 

o   Meet regularly with ministry teams, e.g., practices, rehearsals, and meetings

o   Coordinates, prepares, and schedules special liturgies, in accordance with Archdiocesan offices

    

Budget Responsibilities:

o   Prepares departmental budget

o   Monthly monitor expenses and revenues

o   Authorizes respective expenditures within the approved budget

o  Attends Parish Staff meetings and Spiritual Life and Worship Committee meetings 

 

Liturgy and Worship Responsibilities:

 Coordinates the liturgical life of the parish with joyful and active participation

  • Fosters parishioner participation in the Mass and other liturgies

  • Prepares written special liturgical schedule for the year, 3 months in advance

  • Follows liturgical norms for Mass/service/rite with attention to needed materials/supplies, e.g., linens, bread, wine, sacred vessels, vestments, etc.

  • Forms, develops, and consults with Spiritual Life and Worship Committee

  • Assist visiting clergy

  • Plans and coordinates practice(s)/rehearsals

  • Coordinates music with liturgical plan

  • Participates fully in the liturgy and greets people after the liturgy

  • Documents hymns, petitions, etc. for each Mass and service for future reference

  • Creates operating procedures for each aspect of the position

  • Maintain/Update worship hymnals/worship aids/booklets

  • Inventory liturgical supplies

 

Music Ministry Responsibilities:

  • Oversees/Plans music for all liturgies including weekend, weekday, school liturgies, penance services, baptisms, etc

  • Fosters and grows parishioner participation in music

  • Fosters unity among all musicians to create a spirit of harmony with priest celebrant and other liturgical ministers

  • Directs and accompanies adult and youth choir(s)

  • Teaches parishioners the hymns and Mass settings to grow participation in liturgical music

  • Coordinates music e.g., instrumentalist, cantors, choirs, etc. with liturgical plan

  • Ensures organ, piano, and other instruments are maintained, repaired and tuned, as needed

  • Expands song as prayer into the spirituality of the liturgy

  • Creates operating procedures for each aspect of the position

  • Ensures copyright and licensing requirement permissions for music

Other Responsibilities:

Ensures Mass/service, funerals, weddings, etc. have qualified and competent musicians present

Collaborates with other staff and acts as a resource for parish/school groups

Fosters positive public relations in and outside the parish/school

Attends respective Archdiocesan and Deanery workshops/programs, as directed

 Other duties as assigned

 

ADA Physical Requirements:

·         The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear

·         The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods; use hands; reach with hands and arms

·         Close vision required for paperwork and computer

·         Able to utilize a computer keyboard, monitor, and telephone

·         This role functions in an office environment and uses standard office equipment

·         Ability to lift 20-30 pounds

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Nature of Supervision Received:

This position requires minimal direct supervision and Director must be capable of exercising judgment while working largely independently, while still keeping Pastor/Parish Administrator informed of the key decisions and details impacting the Parish.

Judgment Exercised/Decisions Made:

Employee is expected to take initiative and make decisions based on the mission and vision of the parish and/or school and direction from the supervisor and/or Pastor.  List the financial responsibilities, e.g., staying within budget.

 

Employee Supervised:

The Director supervises the Liturgy Department Administrative Assistant 

 

Note: The purpose of this document is to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel so classified; it is not intended to serve as an inclusive list of all responsibilities associated with this position.

 

 

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Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

K: Knowledge

  1. Practicing Catholic required

  2. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, Masters in Theology / Liturgy preferred

  3. Three years of experience leading Catholic liturgies, including liturgical documents, and music to support required

  4. Knowledge of the Roman Missal, lectionary, liturgical calendar, liturgical norms and regulations, and liturgical tradition and practice required

  5. Supervisory experience preferred

  6. Working knowledge in MS Office products required

  7. Valid driver’s license required

S: Skills

  1. Professional working attitude and collaborative approach

  2. Strong verbal and written communications skills

  3. Strong organizational skills

  4. Performance skills for keyboard and/or other musical instruments and voice

  5. Direction of adult and youth choirs 

A: Abilities

  1. Ability to multitask and prioritize

  2. Ability to make decisions, attentive to details, and troubleshoot

  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality

  4. Ability to maintain a professional office atmosphere 

  5. Ability to build, support, and grow teams of engaged volunteers  

  6. Ability to work with youth and children

Compensation

Type
Annual
Notes
Compensation based on experience. Salary / Non Exempt / Full time.

Additional Information

Start Date
2021-06-01
Location
St. Mary - Hales Corners (G05)
Department
County
Milwaukee
Job Category
Parishes - Music/Liturgy
Employment Type
Full Time
Notes

To Apply

Instructions
Contact Rev. Aaron R. Laskiewicz laskiewicza@stmaryhc.org (414) 425-2174
Contact Name
Rev. Aaron R. Laskiewicz
Address
9520 W. Forest Home Avenue
Hales Corners, WI 53130, WI 53130
Phone
414-425-2174
Fax
414-425-9432

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