Director of Sacred Music - 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 (consisting of Our Lady of Mercy church in Englishtown and St. Thomas More church in Manalapan, NJ), is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Sacred Music. The Director of Sacred Music (DSM) answers directly to the Pastor and works closely with the Pastor to plan all liturgies for the parish. Applicant must be proficient in both organ and piano, and have both vocal and conducting ability. Applicant must have a knowledge of various forms of Sacred Music, including hymnody, chant and sacred polyphony.

    The DSM will collaborate with 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 following qualities are preferred in an ideal candidate:

    - 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 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.
    - Some experience with a bell choir.

    For more details concerning the position and the application process, please email Thank you.

    Additional Information
    Start Date: August, 2019
    Location: St. Thomas More - Manalapan, NJ
    County: Monmouth
    Diocese: Trenton, New Jersey
    Job Category: Parishes - Sacred Music/Liturgy
    Title: Director of Sacred Music and Principal Organist
    Compensation: Competitive salary + Benefits; Funerals/Weddings are extra
    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: Full-time
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