Director of Sacred Music
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Director of Sacred Music

The primary objective of this position is to glorify God and sanctify the faithful through high-quality sacred music in the liturgy.  This person will build on the established foundation and continue to expand the parish and the school’s repertoire of the rich sacred music heritage of the Catholic Church including Gregorian chant, Polyphony, and sacred choral music.  This person should have a strong background in organ and choral music and be able to effectively articulate the church’s principles for music in the liturgy as found within, at minimum, Tra le Sollecitudini (1903), Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963), and Musicam Sacram (1967).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan the music for all liturgies (Sundays, holy days, school Masses, Christian Formation Masses, weddings, funerals, and any other special Masses)
  • Direct the choirs and rehearse parish musicians (adult choir, children’s choir, men’s choir, cantors, and musical families)
  • Continually recruit new singers for parish and school liturgies.
  • Serve as the primary organist and pianist for the parish.
  • Plan, rehearse, and play for the weekly school Mass.
  • Encourage a love and appreciation for Sacred Music in the parish through education and catechesis.
  • Schedule tunings and maintenance for all parish music instruments.
  • Prepare annual music budget.
  • Keep copyright licenses and digital subscriptions up to date.
  • Other duties as assigned



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

K: Knowledge

  • Minimum-Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in Liturgical Music, applied organ & choral
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in liturgical music program management preferred.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the rich heritage of sacred music in the Catholic church including Gregorian chant, antiphons, polyphony, and sacred choral music.
  • Must be familiar with and able to effectively articulate the church’s principles for music in the liturgy as found within, at minimum, Tra le Sollecitudini (1903), Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963), and Musicam Sacram (1967).
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of budgeting.
  • Have excellent teamwork skills.
  • Must be a practicing Catholic able to participate in the full sacramental life of the Church. 

S: Skills 

  • Proficient in organ, piano, and choir direction with both adults and children.
  • This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • This position requires exceptional organizational skills in order to manage the numerous schedules and moving parts that are entailed in this position.
  • Proficient computer skills in email, Microsoft office Suite, Sibelius music software, and Ministry Scheduler Pro.

A: Abilities 

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize. 
  • Ability to make decisions, be attentive to details, and troubleshoot. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Ability to handle stressful situations.


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 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.



This position is salaried/exempt.

Additional Information

Start Date
St. Francis Borgia - Cedarburg (H14)
Job Category
Parishes - Music/Liturgy
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to:
Contact Name
Kristin Jacoby

Download an application:

General Application
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