Organist and Director of Sacred Music, Saint Mary Gate of Heaven Parish, Ozone Park, NY (NYC)
  • Organist and Director of Sacred Music Job Description Saint Mary Gate of Heaven Parish
    103-12 101st Avenue Ozone Park, New York 11416

    Saint Mary Gate of Heaven, a vibrant, multicultural parish in the Ozone Park section of Queens, is seeking a director of sacred music to develop and maintain a program of sacred music that will support and enable the people of the parish to encounter more deeply the mysteries of the sacred liturgy. The applicant must possess competent organ skills, strong choral skills and organizational skills that will assist in their direction of three parish choirs (English, Spanish and Youth). The applicant should also possess knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgy and must be capable of working collaboratively with the pastor, clergy and staff.

    Responsibilities of the director of music:
    Provide music for 5 weekend Masses (4 English, 1 Spanish) as well as feasts and solemnities.
    Direct and develop the Adult Choir, Spanish Choir, and Youth Choir
    Provide music for holy day liturgies
    Provide music for monthly First Friday Holy Hours and Masses
    Provide music for sacramental and seasonal celebrations (Benediction, Stations of the Cross, etc.)
    Provide music for outdoor processions
    Provide music for Solemn Vespers Sunday evenings in Advent and Lent
    Produce hymn programs to facilitate congregational participation at Mass for special celebrations throughout the year
    Play and sing funerals and weddings
    Organize and execute a service of Lessons and Carols during the Advent season Organize and execute an annual concert series of sacred music
    Direct and develop the school choir
    Provide music for school Masses

    Salary: Commensurate with degree and experience; medical benefits provided, if needed. Weddings and funerals provide additional income. The parish averages 65 funerals and 25 weddings per year.

    Instruments: 3-manual Allen

    Graduate degree and experience preferred but not required.

    E-mail your resume for consideration to Fr. Carlos C. Velásquez at:
  • Tournemire
    Posts: 68
    Good luck finding one person to do all of that.
  • irishtenoririshtenor
    Posts: 1,009
    I'm not looking for a position right now, but I could do all of those things competently, FWIW.
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