Gaithersburg, MD: Director of Liturgy and Music
  • Position Description

    The mission of the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. In the faithful pursuit of this mission, the Archdiocese is seeking a Director of Liturgy and Music for Saint John Neumann Parish. The ideal candidate will have a considerable knowledge and reverence of the Roman Catholic faith and its liturgy.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Report to the Pastor and work collaboratively with other parish staff to manifest the parish’s mission that calls to enable its parishioners to live the life of Jesus Christ and to share their God-given talents for the benefit of each other and of society.
    • Planning, preparation, and execution of music for all liturgical celebrations including weddings and funerals. Play organ/piano for most English Sunday Masses as well as weddings and funerals.
    • Rehearse, direct, and accompany Parish Choir; Supervise Assisting Organist, Contemporary Choir Director, and Spanish Choir Director. Schedule all musicians, choirs and cantors
    • Maintain inventory of liturgical supplies
    • Prepare worship aides
    • Attend parish leadership meetings and administer Liturgy and Music budgets.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Catholic music and liturgy.
    • Catholic in good standing.
    • Leadership, communication, planning and organizing skills and responsiveness to facilitating the worship life of the parish are required.
    • Supervisory experience preferred.

    Education and Experience
    • Master’s Degree in Music or equivalent education or experience
    • Three to five years in a parish setting.
    • Excellent organ, keyboard, conducting and vocal skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Experience in building a children’s choir preferred
    • Experience with establishing and maintaining budgets.
    This is a full-time position with expected weekend and evening hours.
    Please send resume and letter of interest to:
    Mr. Richard Roa
    Business Manager
    Saint John Neumann Parish
    8900 Lochaven Drive
    Gaithersburg, MD 20882

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