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  Accompanist - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Lisle, IL

Job Description
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 820 Division, Lisle, IL  60532


Position Title:                          Accompanist

Pay Scale:                                Stipend – per service or rehearsal

Reports to:                              Director of Music



  • Rehearsal and Mass Accompanist for Parish Choir.  The Parish Choir sings from early September through mid/late June (Solemnity of Corpus Christi)
    • Rehearsals:  Tuesday evenings, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    • Sunday Liturgy:  9:30am Mass (8:45am call) 


  • Accompanist for Parish Choir for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Holydays of Obligation (when the parish choir sings), First Communion, Confirmation, Graduation, and other liturgical celebrations at which the Parish Choir sings


  • Rehearsal and Mass Accompanist for Elementary Choir.  The Elementary Choir sings for Student Body Masses during the school year.
    • Rehearsals:  Tuesday afternoons, 1:30pm to 3:15pm
    • Student Body Mass:  Friday mornings (when school is in session), 8:15am


  • Accompanist for Elementary Choir for All Saints Program, Christmas Eve, Lights of Lisle Concert, Holydays of Obligation, and other liturgical celebrations at which the Elementary Choir sings (for example – Feast of St. Benedict, Feast of St. Joan of Arc)


  • Substitute accompanist at additional liturgies, when needed (ie, weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings)



This position can be filled by one person, or it can be split into two (2) individual positions – Accompanist for Parish Choir, and Accompanist for Elementary Choir.




  • Highly-Proficient on organ; able to effectively lead congregation through hymn playing; thorough knowledge and understanding of organ registration; advanced capability to play solo repertoire and also for improvising


  • Proficient on piano; able to lead congregation through hymn playing;  solo repertoire and improvising skills helpful


  • Capable and comfortable with sight-reading;  ability to play individual parts from choral score or chord/lead sheet; comfortable with teaching parts and leading pre-service rehearsal (when needed)


  • Basic understanding and familiarity with Roman Catholic liturgy and rituals



The individual will be subject to a background check, and will also be required to attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop.


For additional information or to apply for the position, please contact Mr. Jim Susic, Director of Music, via email at jsusic@sjalisle.org.

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