Director of Liturgical Music (PT) - SS. Philip & James Catholic Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • Summary: The Director of Liturgical Music, in collaboration with the pastor and other staff members, is responsible for providing sacred music, directing the cantor/choir, and promoting the full, active, and conscious participation of the faithful in accord with the Church documents on sacred music. This is a part-time, 15 hours per week position.


    -Plan and provide organ music (Casavant) and direct cantor/choir for weekend liturgies (Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 10:30 am) and other special liturgies such as Holy Days, Triduum, weddings, funerals, and other devotions
    -Communicate music selection to cantors and choir members well in advance, ensure that they are prepared, and update the hymn board in the Church
    -Lead weekly choir rehearsal, recruit volunteers for choir, recruit musicians for special liturgical celebrations, and if necessary recruit and train new cantors
    -Ensure that musicians and singers who express interest in becoming involved in music ministry possess an appropriate level of musicianship and knowledge of/love for Catholic liturgy
    -Coordinate liturgical services for weddings and funerals, and ensure coverage if necessary
    -Create programs/worship aids for special liturgies
    -Perform administrative duties such as preparing and adhering to budget, scheduling maintenance of instruments, and attending staff and liturgical meetings


    -Bachelor's degree in music or related field strong preferred
    -Practicing Catholic preferred
    -Proficient in organ, piano, choral conducting and vocal coaching
    -Prior experience as liturgical musician, preferably in a Catholic parish
    -Knowledge of the treasury of sacred music in the Catholic Church as well as Catholic liturgical rites and Church documents on the liturgy and sacred music
    -Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skill; ability to supervise volunteer and paid members of the music ministry

    If interested, please email your CV to
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