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Part Time Liturgical Musicians - Our Lady of Lourdes

Description:

The responsibilities of the Parish organist and of the Pianist include working together with the Coordinator of the Liturgical music program and Choir director in planning and selecting liturgical music for the four English Sunday Masses, for Holy Days, Holidays, Funerals, Weddings, or any other special Music event if needed. This is a team effort.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • It is the responsibility of the Parish organist and the Pianist to play organ/piano for all liturgical services of the Parish including the four English Sunday Masses (Saturday Vigil at 4:00 PM, Sunday Mass at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:15 AM), and extra services during Christmas and Easter, Holy days of obligation, and any other special liturgies and services.
  • Other responsibilities are to play for Parish funerals, Weddings, and other needed services and to rehearse weekly with the Adult choir or as needed depending on the liturgical season or for any planned Choir concert.   
  • The Liturgical musicians will assist the Religious education coordinator in providing music for any special event if needed, and will notify the Coordinator of the need for maintenance of the music instruments, organ and piano.  
  • Liturgical musicians are expected to maintain a climate of teamwork, service and efficiency within the music ministry, staff, choir members, other Parish musicians and volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • 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 Rev. Eduardo Medina at secretary@lourdesboca.org.

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