Indianapolis, IN: University Minister, Worship, Music, and the Arts
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    Position Title: University Minister, Worship, Music, and the Arts

    Job Description

    As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a University Minister, Director of Worship, Music, and the Arts to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by creating rich and dynamic worship experiences through liturgy, music and the arts, which draw students, staff, and faculty deeper into prayer. The minister does this through interculturally competent forms of faith expression, integrating prayer throughout university life, and responding to the experience of those s/he serves. This includes the preparation and coordination of Mass, direction of choir(s) and musicians, and creating unique prayer experiences in order to inspire lives of intentional missionary discipleship.

    The minister will be deeply rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, and, from that tradition, engage Marian University community, in meaningful moments of prayer, reflection, and contemplation which give energy to our Franciscan way of life. The ideal candidate will be joy-filled, creative, highly organized, and seek out new opportunities and collaboration. Students should see the University Minister as a Christian witness, leader, and mentor. The option for a ten-month contract is available.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    · Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.

    · Worship Ministry: create, organize, and implement all university liturgies and prayer services. Promote participation in the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, penance services, and other popular devotions. Special attention will be given to helping the university community prayerfully respond to the liturgical, secular, and university calendars through interculturally competent forms of prayer. (30% of responsibilities)

    · Music Ministry: Promote engagement with the liturgy through congregational singing by creatively utilizing the full treasury of music (Catholic & Protestant/Evangelical Christian, ancient & contemporary, as well as “praise and worship”) to make the prayers of the community more alive fervent. To do this the campus minister will recruit, organize, and direct liturgical choirs, ensembles, and bands, including the Sacred Choir (a credit bearing opportunity for students through the Department of Performing Arts). Additionally, the minister will have opportunities to teach courses for the Music Ministry track in the Department of Performing Arts. (25%)

    · Arts and Environment Ministry: Foster prayer through beautiful prayer environments in the four university chapels and interfaith prayer space. Engage the artistic talents of students and faculty in liturgical celebrations and prayer services. (15%)

    · Leadership Responsibilities: Form and organize student leaders and teams to accomplish all of the above. Mentor students in the Music Ministry track, Pastoral Leadership major, and San Damiano Scholars Program. (20%)

    · Other Responsibilities: Manage the sacristies and supplies for all chapels. Manage budget for above programs and responsibilities. Actively participates in Mission and Ministry and Campus Ministry teams and supports programs. Complete other duties as assigned. (10%)

    Required Qualifications:

    · Baptized Catholic in good standing with the Church

    · Hold a bachelor’s degree in Theology, Liturgy, or ministry, or possess significant experience in ministry and/or
    · Hold a bachelor’s degree in Music, Music Education, or Sacred Music

    · Experience coordinating worship and the liturgical life of a parish or university
    · Experience working with university and/or high school students, and providing leadership formation opportunities to them.
    · Choral conducting and piano accompaniment skills
    · Familiar with the documents of Vatican II and the rich heritage of the Catholic intellectual tradition
    · Knowledge of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, Sing to the Lord, and other documents relevant to preparing Catholic liturgies
    · Excellent communication skills
    · Regular/frequent work during evenings and weekends
    · Proficiency in utilizing audio/visual equipment
    · Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite
    · Proficiency in liturgical planning software

    Preferred Qualifications:
    · Hold a master’s degree in Theology, Liturgy, or ministry, or possess significant experience in ministry and/or
    · Hold a master’s degree in Music, Music Education, or Sacred Music

    · Knowledge of the Franciscan charism and tradition
    · More than five years of experience coordinating worship and the liturgical life of a parish or university is strongly preferred
    · Competency in organ
    · Competency in guitar

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

    Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
    https://www.marian.edu/faith

    Posting Number
    P078S

    Number of Vacancies
    1

    Open Until Filled
    Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
    https://www.marian.edu/faith

    Quick Link for Internal Postings
    https://marian.peopleadmin.com/postings/456



    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How do you think Marian University’s mission, as well as the Catholic Franciscan identity, will support your work as a professor/administrator?
    (Open Ended Question)

    2. * How will the work you do in your role at Marian University be different in light of the mission and identity of the University?
    (Open Ended Question)

    3. * How will you promote the success of those from marginalized groups?
    (Open Ended Question)

    4. * In what ways will your work promote and support transformational leaders that are trustworthy, healthy, skilled and inquisitive?
    (Open Ended Question)


    Applicant Documents: Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
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