Arlington, VA: Director of Sacred Music (FT)
  • chonakchonak
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    Director of Sacred Music
    St. Agnes Catholic Church

    Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Arlington, VA, a suburban parish ten minutes from Washington, DC with 2,000+ households and a preK-8 school, seeks a full-time Director of Sacred Music. Candidate must have a thorough knowledge and good sense of Catholic liturgy and strong organ, vocal, conducting and organizational skills. Must relate well to clergy, staff, parishioners and school students. Key duties as follows:

    • Prepares and schedules all choirs and cantors.
    • Plays organ and leads choirs/cantors at two weekend Masses (10:30AM and Noon) and other liturgies, including weekly school Masses, Triduum, Christmas, Holy Days, First Communions, Confirmations, 8th Grade Graduation, Christmas Pageant and special events.
    • Ensures music coverage of Saturday 5:00PM Vigil Mass and 9:00AM Sunday Mass.
    • Meets with couples/families to coordinate programs and music, and obtain cantors for weddings and funerals.
    • Prepares Order of Mass notes, lector memos for special readings (Palm Sunday etc.), binders and scripts for special liturgies (Christmas, Holy Week, RCIA rites, etc.). 
    • Prepares liturgy programs for Holy Days, Confirmation, Graduation, weddings, funerals and special events.
    • Recruits new choir members and cantors.
    • Collaborates with the Director of the St. Agnes Ensemble and school music teacher.
    • Assures maintenance of the organ and other musical instruments.

    Knowledge of Catholic documents on liturgy required. Master’s Degree in Sacred Music and previous experience preferable. Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing whose way of life bears witness to the faith. Ability to work with Microsoft Office products, Google applications and other information technology. Three references requested. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Send cover letter to jobsearch@saintagnes.org.
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