Director of Liturgy and Music - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Houston, TX
  • Ally
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    Director of Liturgy and Music

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, a large suburban parish in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, seeks a talented and motivated Director of Liturgy and Music with a passion for musical excellence and love for the sacred liturgy. The successful candidate will serve a vital role on the parish staff. They will serve as principal organist for three Sunday Masses, as well as all major feast days and school Masses, rehearse and supervise paid staff singers, collaborate with the school music teacher in the thriving school music program at large concerts, develop solo organ repertoire, and build the parish choir program. Liturgical responsibilities include scheduling ministers and making weekly worship aids, in addition to other duties. The parish has a twelve-rank Moeller and Sons pipe organ. Both the parish and Classical school music program are thoroughly grounded in the rich treasury of sacred music of the Church’s tradition. The Director of Liturgy and Music is expected to program Gregorian chant, polyphony, and hymnody from the sacred treasury. They should be proficient on organ, as well as have experience in choral conducting and vocal training. The successful candidate must have an appreciation for the liturgical tradition of the Church, along with a pastoral zeal, living as a witness to Christ.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Reports to the Pastor
    • Collaborates with the music directors for the Spanish and Vietnamese Masses
    • Collaborates with the school principal and music teacher in supporting the school music program
    • Planning, preparation, and execution of music for all English-language liturgical celebrations including weddings and funerals. Serve as organist for most English Masses, all school Masses, as well as weddings and funerals
    • Rehearse and accompany choirs; supervise assisting organist, staff singers, schedule all musicians, choirs, and cantors.
    • Work collaboratively with the school music teacher, who conducts the school choristers with the choir for the principal Sunday Mass
    • Maintain inventory of liturgical supplies and other liturgical duties as assigned
    • Prepare worship aids in English and Spanish
    • 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
    • Bachelor’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

    Hours: This is a full-time position with expected weekend and evening hours.
    Please send resume and letter of interest to:
    Rev. Stephen B. Reynolds, Pastor
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
    Houston, TX
    frsbr (at) seascatholic (dot) org
  • Ally
    Posts: 227
    Personal note: I am an assistant principal at the school and the school music director. I currently conduct the school choristers/principal choir. We have an extremely supportive pastor and a growing music program with a great staff in place already. I invite you to PM me with any questions. God bless!
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