Choir Director (Bridgeport, Connecticut)

Date Posted: 
August 10, 2023
Organization Name: 
Diocese of Bridgeport
Salary Range: 
Part-time / Hourly - 10-15 hrs per week
Job Description: 

Job Description - Choir Director



Reports to: Diocesan Director of Music/Director of Music for the Cathedral Parish
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Part-Time (10-15 regular hours per week)

The Choir Director will be responsible for working collaboratively with the Diocesan Director of Music and Music Director for the Cathedral Parish to develop a liturgical choir program for the weekly  Bishop’s Mass on Sundays at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport, and to assist with other special events of the Cathedral Parish and Diocese of Bridgeport, for example, the 70th Anniversary Mass of the Diocese.


  • Recruit, form, train and manage a liturgical choir of adults (with paid cantors/section leaders) for the 10am Bishop’s Mass each Sunday and on special occasions at St. Augustine Cathedral Organize and attend a regular rehearsal schedule of Sundays (9-10am prior to the Mass) and occasional weeknight rehearsals
  • Select appropriate liturgical choral music in close collaboration with the Diocesan Director of Music
  • Establish regular communications with choir members and potential members
  • Ensure that all adult choir members are in full compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environments Policy, including Virtus Certification and background screening
  • Assist the Diocesan Director of Music in coordinating the music for special events, inclusive of rehearsals and logistics prior to the event
  • Assist the Diocesan Director of Music in administrative tasks involving preparing music, setting schedules, preparing the annual budget, advertising for professional singers, sending communications, creating worship aids and preparing rehearsal space
  • Assist with the direction and formation of the Cathedral Children’s Choir
  • Assist with the Cathedral Christmas Concert and other special events as announced
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in music (piano, organ, conducting, or music education) or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a liturgical music leadership position at a Catholic parish or entity, including responsibility for conducting choirs of varying ages and abilities
  • Experience in recruiting and managing volunteer and professional singers
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings
  • Proficiency in keyboard and voice with the ability to lead church worship service
  • Familiarity and comfortability with a wide spectrum of musical styles from traditional to contemporary
  • Able to work independently with little supervision and multitask efficiently and effectively, completing work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
  • Great interpersonal skills, with solid decision-making and leadership capabilities and ability to work with the Bishop, Pastor, Parish employees, volunteers and others as a team