McLean, VA; Director of Music (FT)
  • chonakchonak
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    Director of Music – St. John the Beloved Catholic Church (McLean, VA)

    St. John the Beloved Catholic Church is seeking applicants for the full-time Director of Music
    position to continue and grow the tradition of sacred music at the parish in both the Ordinary Form
    and Usus Antiquior of the Roman Rite. With an emphasis on Gregorian Chant, balanced with
    traditional hymnody and sacred polyphony, the music program eschews performance, seeks to
    foster prayerful participation in the Holy Mass, and strives to provide musical and liturgical
    formation. Through educational opportunities for parishioners and through a Sacred Music
    Apprenticeship for budding organists and choir directors, the Music Director will be an important
    leader in effort to transform the culture.

    • Full-time with benefits
    • 40 hours/week, flexible
    • More hours committed during Christmas and Holy Week seasons

    • Shepherded by a Pastor with a background in piano and plainchant
    • Aided by a Part-time Assistant Music Director
    • Complimented by a Full-time School Music Teacher / Choir Director
    • Provided with professional Cantors
    • Equipped with a Rodgers, 3-manual hybrid pipe organ, built/installed in 2005

    • Provide musical support for Sunday Masses (5 p.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and Noon Missa Cantata) and Sunday Vespers (weekly in Advent and Lent, otherwise monthly)
    • Coordinate with parish musicians including choristers, cantors, and organists
    • Assist parishioners planning weddings/funerals in Ordinary Form and Usus Antiquior
    • Collaborate with Assistant Music Director and Academy Music Teacher in training youth
    • Create programs for the Sacred Liturgy
    • Provide opportunities for musicianship such as parish recitals
    • Oversee the conditions of the organ and pianos on campus

    • Masters Degree in Sacred Music or Organ
    • Skilled in organ, singing and directing
    • Knowledgeable in Gregorian Chant
    • Previous experience directing music at a parish
    • Sincere, orthodox Catholic who can profess the Creed without mental reservation
    • Ability to positively work with the clergy, staff, and the general public
    • Knowledgeable of liturgical documents pertaining to sacred music
    • Thorough understanding of the Sacred Liturgy and the role of music proper to it

    Send applications (cover letter, resume and references) to:

    Rev. Christopher J. Pollard, Pastor
    St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
    6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA 22101
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