Position Open: FT Music Director- Louisville, KY (St. Louis Bertrand)
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    Opening for Music Director & Organist

    St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, Kentucky, is accepting applications for a full-time (salaried) director of sacred music and organist. The director of music will answer directly to and work closely with the pastor in planning liturgies. The applicant must be proficient in the organ and must have vocal and conducting ability. The applicant must have a sound understanding of sacred music in its various forms (chant, hymnody, and polyphony). This is a great opportunity to build a chant (Latin and English) choir. Preference will be given to one who possesses at least a bachelor’s degree in music.

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
    • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
    • High level of skill in organ, as well as singing and vocal training.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to train and lead choirs.
    • A working knowledge of Catholic music and Catholic liturgy.
    • Ability to work with the pastor in planning liturgies.
    • Give several lectures (3-4) yearly to the parish on the nature and history of liturgy and sacred music.
    • Offer at least one choral concert (e.g., Advent/Christmas Lessons & Carols) yearly.

    Start date: As soon as possible
    Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, but competitive, with benefits
    Four weekend Masses (Sat. evening + three Sunday) + Holy Days; weddings and funerals extra
    Parish Music resource: St. Michael Hymnal/Ignatius Pew Missal
    Instrument: Holloway 2 Manual, 25 ranks

    For more details, contact:
    Fr. Peter Fegan, O.P., Pastor
    St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church
    1104 South Sixth Street
    Louisville, Kentucky 40203
    pfegan@stlb.org
    (502) 583-4448, x23
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