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Part Time Director of Music - Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church


These responsibilities include directing and planning regularly scheduled weekend liturgies; directing, scheduling, and rehearsing adult choirs, rehearsals, recruitment and formation of parish cantors and music volunteers; organist/pianist at weekend Masses and on Holy Days; seasonal liturgies; music for faith formation program; and music for funerals and weddings for extra stipend.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Pastoral Musician as Person of Faith:

  • As a pastoral minister, the musician has the responsibility to nurture his or her own faith in order to nurture the faith of others.
  • Pastoral Musician as Professional Person:
  • Commitment to professional development is a mutual responsibility of the musician and the parish. In order to maintain a competent level of professionalism, the responsibility of the pastoral musician includes:
    • Practicing to improve or maintain skills in voice, conducting, and the instruments upon which the musician is expected to perform;
    • Researching and mastering liturgical music;
    • Keeping current with official statements and documents on music, liturgy, and developments in the pastoral field;

Pastoral Musician as Liturgical Minister:

Under the leadership of the pastor, the responsibility of the pastoral musician as a liturgical minister involves:

  • Coordinating the music ministry for all parish liturgies;
  • Assuming the role of leading musician (accompanist or choral director);
  • Recruiting, scheduling, and rehearsing various music ministries (e.g., choirs, cantors, instrumentalists);  Securing proper copyrights for all worship participation aids;
  • Coordinating with the Faith Formation Coordinator in the preparation of 1st Communion and Confirmation.
  • Meeting with engaged couples for the preparation of wedding liturgies and preparing music for funeral liturgies.

Pastoral Musician as Administrator:

The responsibility of the pastoral musician as an administrator involves:

  • Formulating a music for the parish worship program;
  • Developing and maintaining a liturgical music library of various styles and genres for assembly, choir, cantor and instrumentalists;
  • Maintaining the parish's musical instruments;


  • Bachelors or Master's degree in music or its equivalent.
  • Musical leadership requires skills in the following areas: keyboard, voice and conducting.
  • Skills and experience may be required in other areas such as contemporary instrumental ensembles, orchestration, hand bells, children's choirs, composition and familiarity with musical styles of various cultures within the community.
  • A thorough understanding of Roman Catholic liturgical Theology and praxis.
  • Knowledge of the history and repertoire of sacred music
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and make responsible judgment calls.
  • Ability to work effectively with Diocesan employees, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capacity.
  • Ability to stay focused and organized.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and consistently exercise discretion and good business judgment.
  • Strong ethical values.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
  • Frequent extended periods of sitting
  • Occasional periods of standing, kneeling and climbing
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. loud noises, sirens) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in conversation)
  • Occasional time spent working closely with others

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To apply, download and complete the Employment Application and submit along with your resume, salary requirements and list of references to the attention of Christine Winters at


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