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  Music Director-Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Westmont, IL
02/04/2019

Music Director
Hours:
29 or less hours per week.

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish
25 E. Richmond St.
Westmont, IL 60559

Description:
The Music Director for Holy Trinity Parish is a person of faith who has a thorough understanding of the Roman Catholic liturgy.  Responsible for the effective planning, coordination and execution of music within all the liturgical celebrations of the parish, including five weekend masses from 4:30 p.m. on Saturday through and including the  7:00 p.m. mass on Sunday.

Collaborates with the Pastor, under his supervision, and with other members of the parish staff, integrating his or her own area of responsibility with the overall parish mission.  Selects and plans music in cooperation with the Pastor, Principal and the liturgy teams/committee for use in parish and school liturgies. Selects and develops participation aids for the congregation, selects and maintains musical instruments, coordinates services and schedules of parish musicians, assures copyright permission, etc.   Prepares and manages the budget for the parish music program in collaboration with the Pastor. Collaborates with other staff members (e.g., Principal, DRE, Youth Minister, etc.) to coordinate and ensure appropriate music for all parish sacramental celebrations, and provides them with consultation and needed assistance.  Other projects as they develop.

Requirements:

  • Five or more years of experience in music ministry.
  • Demonstrates competency as a vocalist, keyboardist including organ and piano, and choral conductor.
  • Lead song when needed.
  • Direct an adult choir and children's choir on a regular basis.
  • The candidate must be knowledgeable of church music literature in all forms and styles for the congregation, choirs (adult, teen, and children), vocalists, and instrumentalists.
  • Proficient in liturgical principles. Has a thorough understanding of the musical, liturgical, and pastoral judgments which must be made in selecting music for liturgy.
  • Available for funerals and weddings.
  • Able to attend staff meeting during the day.
  • The Music Minister must have proficient computer skills and competency in at least one publications program.

This ministry demands professional training in music and liturgy. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent is required, though a more professional qualification, such as the equivalent of a Master’s Degree in music and liturgy, is preferred. All candidates must pass a criminal background check and become VIRTUS certified.

Please submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to apply@holytrinitywestmont.org.



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