Director of Sacred Music | Jordan Minnesota
  • frneil
    Posts: 1

    Saint John the Baptist is looking for a full time Director of Sacred Music who can work with our adult choir and cantors, as well as our school-aged children and our Cloisters in our Schola Cantorum.

    Musical Responsibilities:
    - Honor the Sacred Tradition of music in the Catholic Church. Sacrosanctum Concilium 116 - “The Church acknowledges Gregorian chant as specially suited to the Roman liturgy: therefore, other things being equal, it should be given pride of place in liturgical services. But other kinds of sacred music, especially polyphony, are by no means excluded from liturgical celebrations, so long as they accord with the spirit of the liturgical action.”. Sacrosanctum Concilium 120 - “In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up man’s mind to God and to higher things. But other instruments also may be admitted for use in divine worship, with the knowledge and consent of the competent territorial authority only on condition that the instruments are suitable, or can be made suitable, for sacred use, accord with the dignity of the temple, and truly contribute to the edification of the faithful.

    - Directs all aspects of the parish music program.
    - Accompaniment: Responsible as the primary organ accompanist for Weekend, Holy Day, funerals, and other liturgical events.
    - Choir Director: Provide direction, supervision, on-going support, timely communications, and music needs as addressed for parish and school groups.
    - Direct and lead weekly rehearsals of choirs.
    - Oversee music selection in consultation with the Pastor
    - Recruitment new members
    - Schola Cantorum: manage & direct the young choristers in the Schola Cantorum.
    - Musicians: Recruit & schedule and provide on-going formation for accompanists and instrumentalists for Sundays, Holy Days, and other liturgical events as needed.
    - Cantors: Recruit, train, schedule, and provide on-going formation for cantors for necessary Sundays, Holy Days, and other liturgical events as needed.
    - Planning: Work with the Pastor to plan, develop and implement Sunday liturgies, Holy day, and special liturgies throughout the year.
    - Plan and print Sunday Worship Leaflet for every weekend.
    -Work with office staff to help them prepare worship aids for special events, such as funerals & weddings
    - Weddings: Work with the presider and wedding coordinators with wedding preparation.
    - Assist priests (others) with learning Liturgical music.
    - Music Library: Oversee, maintain, organize, and update Music Library.
    - Hymnals. Responsible for oversight, upkeep, and recommendations on hymnals.
    - Copyright laws: Responsible for licenses and copyright laws. Adhere to copyright laws for all music and worship aids.
    - Participate in ongoing professional education [in related musical field] and attend all required workshops offered by the Archdiocese related areas of ministry.
    - Handle emergency needs and develop alternate plans for such situations as they arise.
    - Music Teaching (School Year – September through May) – Offer elective for Liturgical Choir for parish school.
    - Develop an appreciation for music history.
    - Lead music for school Masses.

    General Responsibilities:
    - To be present, on time and ready for work at all times that the position requires. Includes recognizing when situations require more efforts, seeking approval to put in more time if needed, satisfying responsibilities in a timely manner, providing an example of punctuality and attendance, and generally ensuring all is ready and taken care of.
    - Help create a productive environment, where there is harmony, good morale, and cooperative teamwork; evaluate and take corrective action as appropriate. Help to facilitate effective communication between employees and volunteers at the parish.
    - Perform the job in a manner consistent with moral, ethical,l egal, and financial standards of civil and canon law, and Catholic Church teaching.
    - Maintain professional standards of confidentiality.
    - Recognize, foster and maintain appropriate boundaries with fellow employees, parishioners, visitors and vendors.
    - Other responsibilities identified as needed by the employee and approved and/or assigned by the supervisor.
    - Maintain appropriate confidentiality of all work data.
    - Meet all communication requirements including interpersonal skills with the employees and parish. Includes keeping superiors, co-workers, volunteers and appropriate others informed.



    Thanked by 2ServiamScores Bri
  • chonakchonak
    Posts: 8,865
    [closing the item to comments as usual. --admin]
This discussion has been closed.
All Discussions