Assistant Organist - Parish of St. Thomas More (Manalapan, NJ)
  • The Roman Catholic parish of St. Thomas More, a vibrant and active parish of over 5,000 families in Manalapan, NJ, is forming a position for an Assistant Organist. St. Thomas More Sacred Music is seeking a talented, driven individual to assist in providing musical accompaniment for weekend as well as weekday liturgies. The individual will work collaboratively with the Director of Sacred Music (DSM) and the Pastor to continue building a program committed to the musical excellence and spiritual virtue of the parish community. The unique location of this large parish in central New Jersey allows for regular collaboration with artists in the tri-state area, in particular musicians from many of the area’s colleges and conservatories.

    The ideal candidate would possess the following qualities:

    - Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
    - Holds (at minimum) a Bachelor's degree in music.
    - Has (at minimum) two years experience in a related field.
    - High level of skill in playing both organ and piano, as well as in singing and vocal training.
    - Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with a variety of age levels.
    - A working knowledge of traditional Catholic music and Catholic liturgy.
    - A preference for classical music and organ works.
    - Ability to work with Director of Sacred Music (hereafter, DSM) and Pastor regarding musical selections for liturgies.
    - Ability to speak, read, and cantor in English.
    - Ability to cantor and lead congregation from organ/piano.
    - A pastoral, prayerful person committed to personal and professional growth.
    - Computer competence, with easy access to email and Google applications.

    Please see attached PDF for further details.

    Competitive pay commensurate with experience. Details will be discussed during in-person interviews.

    Additional Information
    Start Date: September, 2018
    Location: St. Thomas More - Manalapan, NJ
    County: Monmouth
    Diocese: Trenton, New Jersey
    Job Category: Parishes - Sacred Music/Liturgy
    Parish Music Resource: International Liturgy Publications (ILP) - Credo Hymnal, Book of Divine Worship, Word & Eucharist
    Instruments: Allen Renaissance Quantum, 3-manual; Allen 2-manual; Boston grand piano
    Hours: Part-time

    Application Materials
    - Letter of Interest
    - Curriculum Vitae
    - Repertoire List (single page)
    - Three professional references
    - Links to professional website and/or video footage (strongly preferred)

    It is preferred that all requested applications materials are submitted in a single email by Friday August 17 to:

    Materials may also be mailed to:

    Parish of St. Thomas More
    Attn: Fr. Mark Crane
    186 Gordons Corner Rd
    Manalapan, NJ 07726

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