Organist / Director of Music Needed
  • jdeviese
    Posts: 3
    St. Patrick Parish & School in Weston, WV, continues to search for a Director of Sacred Music. St. Patrick's is a medium-sized parish in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston that celebrates the Roman Rite in both forms.

    As the Director of Sacred Music, this person works under the direction of the pastor to continue developing a sacred music program. This includes but is not limited to playing the organ at Masses, directing and building choral programs, training cantors, maintaining the parish music library, increasing volunteer participation in music ministry, planning sacred music for all liturgical celebrations in the parish, and providing/arranging for music at "non-scheduled" liturgies (funerals, weddings, baptisms, etc.).

    Other particular activities and duties:

    Directly oversee/play/direct the sacred music at three weekend Masses.

    Rehearse weekly and direct the parish's adult choir and children's choir.

    Periodically organize and execute volunteer drives to increase participation in the parish's music program.

    Schedule all rehearsals of choirs, coordinating that schedule with the parish calendar through pastoral staff meetings and calendar planning meetings.

    Publish weekly worship aid, as well as periodic catechetical pieces for the weekly bulletin.

    Teach music one day per week in our parochial school (Grades K-8) and oversee the School Choir, building a Catholic musical repertoire.

    Salary commensurate with degree level and experience. A candidate with knowledge of Gregorian Chant and familiarity with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite is preferred.

    To apply, please send resume, cover letter and references to Fr. James DeViese ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
  • NihilNominis
    Posts: 319
    I know people will wonder... full or part-time?
  • jdeviese
    Posts: 3
    Full-time. Though am open to part time, if need be.
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