FT Director of Music/Organist St. Augustine FL
  • The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine in historic St. Augustine, Florida – America’s first parish, founded on 8 September 1565 – seeks a full-time Music Director/Organist.
    The successful candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; knowledge of and passion for the Church’s rich tradition of musical excellence; thorough familiarity with choral repertoire, including sacred chant and contemporary compositions; thorough familiarity with Roman Catholic liturgy; and the ability to inspire and nurture the members of three parish choirs, as well as the parish community and its many visitors.
    Candidates must possess strong organ skills in all aspects of service playing, and an understanding of organ music as integral to, and in service of, the Church’s liturgy. The successful candidate will share the accompaniment of six weekend and six weekday liturgies with the Cathedral’s Principal Organist. The organs are a 2003 Casavant Frères (3 manuals/56 ranks) and a 2015 Colby-Walker digital (3 manuals, 70 ranks).
    Additionally, the Music Director will have responsibility for oversight of approximately 50 weddings and 24 funerals per year.
    Candidates should also be capable of developing musical offerings (Liturgy of the Hours, First Friday “Art Walk” concerts, organ recitals, and community events), and advertising and promoting such events via the media.
    In addition to coordinating the parish’s multi-faceted musical program, the Director of Music will also be responsible for musical planning of Diocesan liturgies (Ordinations, Chrism Mass, etc.), and other events throughout the year.
    Full details concerning the position are available upon request. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Fr. Jeff Johnston at frjeffstaug@gmail.com on or before 1 September 2021.
    Ideally, the successful candidate will begin service to the Cathedral community on 17 October 2021.
    An overview of the Cathedral Parish may be obtained at the Cathedral’s website, www.TheFirstParish.org.

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