Full Time - Director of Music (Saint Rose of Lima, Roseville MN)
  • jjuaire
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    Full-time (benefits eligible). Twelve-month position. 40+ hours per week as generally outlined below:

    Presence for weekend Masses (4:30pm Saturday and 9:00am Sunday), holy days (typically 1-2 Masses per holy day), all-school Masses (every other Wednesday during the academic year) and special liturgies/events with music as noted in the parish liturgical calendar.
    Office hours during the week, including evening rehearsals and staff meetings.
    Personal practice for several hours each week.

    The primary role of music ministry at Saint Rose of Lima is to glorify God through the prayerful worship of the parish community during liturgies, prayer services, and parish events. Saint Rose has a history of robust musical excellence and parishioner participation in our various musical groups. The music ministry program is made up of several musical ensembles, accompanied with the piano and organ as liturgically appropriate, that assist in fulfilling the mission of raising hearts and souls in praise. Along with striving for musical excellence, all ensembles strive to incorporate spiritual growth into their rehearsals and performances to enhance the faith life of choristers and thus the broader community.

    All the faithful at Saint Rose of Lima are a priestly people, called to actively celebrate and participate in the liturgy. Since sacred music is integral to the liturgy, music ministry at Saint Rose unites the assembly in one heart and mind, and enables each worshiper to enter into the paschal mystery of Christ.

    The primary music ensemble of weekend and holy day liturgies is our 30-member Adult Choir that performs works ranging from renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century choral compositions, in addition to hymnody that embraces the principles of Catholic music set forth in the Church’s magisterial documents. This ensemble has a great sense of community with many members sharing life together outside of rehearsals and liturgies, as well as being a great support system for one another in the ups and downs of life.

    In addition to the Adult Choir, Saint Rose has a sizable mixed voice Funeral Schola that serves at the approximately 45 funeral liturgies Saint Rose celebrates annually. This ensemble is set up to be flexible to allow for participation as member’s personal schedules allow. The Funeral Schola supports families that have recently lost a loved one through their presence at funerals in addition to creating an atmosphere of beauty and lifting up the community in song.

    The Saint Rose of Lima Children’s Choir was recently restarted in 2022 and has grown to 20 youth members in grades 2-8. The Children’s Choir assists in worship during the weekend liturgies about once a month during the school year while also teaching excellent choral skills and instilling a love for music in the hearts of its members.

    Qualifications (Essential):
    Dedicated commitment to the mission of the Church.
    Proficiency in piano performance.
    Ability to conduct from the bench.
    Skilled leadership and management of professionals and volunteers.
    Knowledge of Catholic liturgy, including the Roman Missal, the Lectionary, and the Sacraments.
    Proficiency in computer skills (e.g. productivity and communication software).
    Knowledge of pertinent copyright law.
    Enthusiasm, initiative, and follow-through.
    Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills.
    Ability to work under pressure.
    Successful completion of Archdiocesan background check.

    Qualifications (Preferred but not required):
    Proficiency in organ performance.
    Proficiency in singing.
    Proficiency in arranging and improvising.
    Experience in Catholic music ministry.
    Knowledge of principles of sacred music and Catholic musical patrimony.

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to: Joseph Juaire, Parish Business Administrator - jjuaire@saintroseoflima.net
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