Music Director-Orefield PA
  • Music Director, Orefield PA

    St Joseph the Worker in Orefield, PA is seeking a full-time Music Director. This is a full-time position with benefits, and includes directing music for the parish, as well as teaching music at our thriving, accredited elementary school of 400 students.

    Responsibilities:

    • Developing and training a parish choir
    • Scheduling, recruiting and training cantors
    • Developing a youth music program in conjunction with the school
    • Playing the organ for 3 weekend masses, holy days, school masses and other scheduled liturgies
    • Programming music, particularly with a goal of integrating the church’s rich music tradition into our weekend liturgies
    (e.g. traditional, hymnody, chant etc.)
    • Working office hours as agreed upon with the pastor
    • Other responsibilities as agreed upon with the pastor
    • Working with and providing direction for 2 contemporary ensembles

    Requirements:

    • Practicing Catholic in good standing
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music or commensurate experience working in Catholic music ministry
    • Ability to play the organ or the willingness to learn
    • Good communication skills, ability to accompany congregation from the keyboard

    Salary commensurate with experience. Additional income possible from funerals and weddings.

    St. Joseph the Worker Parish is a thriving suburban parish with 3200+ families. The parish continues to grow as the area around the parish continues to develop. This church is ripe with potential to grow a music program. We are seeking someone who can integrate more traditional styles of worship into our liturgical life, as well as revive and train our choir, which has been on sabbatical since the Covid-10 pandemic. This position is a great opportunity for someone looking to build a program in one of the most vibrant and dynamic parishes with the Diocese of Allentown.
    To apply, send resume and cover letter to: St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church 1879 Applewood Dr. Orefield PA 18069 ATTN: Msgr. Victor Finelli or email to vfinelli@stjwchurch.org
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