Church Organist/Choir Director, School Music Teacher - Charleston, SC
  • Frwest
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    Summary of Position:

    This is a combined position of organist and choir director for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston, SC, as well as music teacher for the Charleston Catholic School, the K4-8 parish school located on the same campus.


    Essential Job Functions:

    -Develop and direct the sacred music program, including adult and children’s choirs and cantors
    -Play for 3 weekend Masses, one of which is in the Extraordinary Form
    -Plan and play for weddings and funerals, as well as one weekly school Mass
    -Effectively teach and support K-8 students in their developmentally appropriate understanding, appreciation of, and ability to perform music, including sacred music
    -Teach 8-10 music classes per week to grades K4-3
    -Develop children’s choir(s) in grades 3-8, prepared to sing occasionally at Sacred Heart on Sundays, as well as for community and school events
    -Participate fruitfully as a member of the parish and school staff
    -Manage the music budget and maintain instruments belonging to the parish
    -Oversee the creation of worship programs for selected liturgical activities
    -Perform other position-related tasks as deemed necessary or assigned by the pastor or principal


    Knowledge and Skills Required:

    -Knowledge and love of the Church’s tradition of sacred music and the relevant documents governing sacred music
    -Personal maturity and flexibility, an appreciation for the role of music in the path of discipleship, and commitment to assisting the faithful in their understanding of and participation in the sacred liturgy
    -Proficiency in choral conducting, voice instruction and development, organ, and the teaching of chant and polyphony
    -An ability to sing in a style conducive to sacred music
    -Ability to sustain a program of vibrant singing that encourages congregational singing
    -Excellent interpersonal skills and zeal for evangelization
    -Proficiency in use of office equipment and digital media, including Microsoft Office Suite, and some program for the design and presentation of worship booklets such as Publisher, Pages, or Photoshop
    -Completion of annual diocesan safe environment training.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to our Pastor, Fr Renaurd West: rwest@charlestondiocese.org.
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