Organist - St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish
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    St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish
    1351 W Evergreen Ave
    Chicago, IL

    St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, in Chicago, seeks a qualified part-time Organist, beginning March 1, 2022 (or earlier pending availability). St Stanislaus Kostka Parish is a vibrant parish in the city of Chicago serving a multi-ethnic community of English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and Polish-speaking parishioners. The Organist works collaboratively with the Pastor, Director of Music and Choir Director in planning and implementing the music and liturgies at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, incorporating the rich tradition and range of sacred music.

    Organist Liturgical Celebrations Responsibilities:

    - Accompany the two Sunday English liturgies (7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.)

    - Opportunities to accompany Funerals, Weddings, and Quinceaneras which are all compensated additionally to what is offered for this position

    - Accompany liturgies for major Holy Days, Christmas, Holy Week, First Friday Mass (once a month at 7:00 p.m.), and holy days of obligation, etc.

    - Work with and help schedule professional cantor(s) for liturgies with music

    - Play music selected by Director of Music for liturgies (propers, hymns, psalmody, solo repertoire) with guidance from the Director of Music

    - Rehearsal with cantor and choir prior to Sunday liturgies, funerals, and weddings (usually occurs immediately preceding the mass)

    Administrative Responsibilities:

    - Coordinate with couples to plan music for weddings (~20 per year)

    - Coordinate with families to plan funerals and memorial Masses

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to . No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

    Qualifications Include:

    - Excellent organ skills (hymnody, repertoire, and improvisation)

    - Experience in playing organ and singing in English for Mass while playing

    - Experience in choral conducting and vocal skills

    - Experience with traditional Catholic music (Gregorian chant, Latin and English chant)

    - Degree in music or equivalent experience

    - Practicing Catholic

    - Good understanding of Catholic liturgical practice, liturgical music, Catholic values and teaching

    - Even though this position is in English-only, the applicant has a desire to serve in a multi-ethnic parish: English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, and Polish-speaking

    - Exhibits flexibility and responsibility

    - Pays attention to detail

    - Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English

    Special Directions:

    Internal Candidates (existing employees) – Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: “Internal Candidate – Job Title – Full name”

    External Candidates - Please complete the subject field of your email with the following: “Job Title – Full name”

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