Director of Music (Yalesville, CT)

Date Posted: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

Job Title: Director of Music
Organization Name: Our Lady of Fatima Church
Organization Website:
Salary Range (optional):
Job Description:
Position Overview:      The Director of Music is a key member of the pastoral
ministry team, having responsibility for leading the musical expression of
worship and developing the members’ appreciation and participation. The
Director of Music/Music Minister is the principal musician, organist and
vocal director according to the highest professional standards established by
his/her profession. The position is part-time and is paid on a “per diem”

Essential Ministry Functions:

•       Plays organ and/or piano, leads choral singing, and may also cantor  at
the regular parish liturgical celebrations including, but not limited to,
weekend Masses, Holy Days of Obligation, Stations of the Cross, Confirmation,
First Holy Communion, weddings, and funerals
•       Recruits, trains, directs and cantors and choral groups
•       Conducts liturgical planning with the pastor’s oversight.
•       Introduces new repertoire in ways that seek to elicit acceptance and
participation by the members
•       Provides musical, liturgical education to the congregation as needed
•       Seeks input and feedback and consultation with parish council and/or
advisory committee
•       Obtains suitable alternate musicians when unable to be present for
regular parish liturgies
•       Oversees the maintenance and proper functioning of the organ, pianos,
sound system, and electronic carillon
•       Maintains and develops personal and professional skills for organ (and

Attributes, Skills, and Knowledge Desired:

•       Active participant in a Christian faith-based community desired.  (Roman
Catholic preferred.)
•       Proficiency in use of electronic three-rank Allen Organ and piano
•       Ability to incorporate other musical instruments to enhance liturgical
•       Knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic Church’s liturgical
tradition as well as current liturgical practice
•       Ability and desire to lead and sustain vibrant singing by cantors, choir,
and congregation
•       Knowledge of available repertoire of liturgical music for adult and
children choirs, cantors and congregation, including a familiarity with both
traditional and contemporary music
•       Effective communication and interpersonal skills
•       Vocal ability a plus, willingness to continue developing his/her vocal

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Music, Music Education or similar designation
required; Master’s Degree a plus

Working Environment:  Weekend and evening work hours are required

Reports to:     Pastor

Supervises:     Cantors, guest musicians, volunteer musicians, substitute

Resume and References Required:  Submit to

Start Date for this Position: January of 2018/negotiable

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