Director of Music (Marion OH)
Saint Mary Catholic Church and School in Marion, Ohio seeks a full-time Director of Music.
The Director of Music works with the Pastor to offer a full array of beautiful, reverent, and prayerful sacred music in accord with relevant liturgical documents, drawing on the full continuum of the Western Church’s musical heritage, as embodied in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite. He/she plans and leads an integrated program of hymnody, chant, polyphony, and organ literature from various periods, with texts in English, Latin, and Spanish. The Director serves as organist for all liturgies and teaches general music and sacred music to children in the parish school (enrollment 110). Mixed adult choir of 16 members, a men’s choir of 9 members, funeral choir of 10 members. 10 adult cantors. A children’s choir is planned.
There is one Saturday evening Mass and three Sunday Masses, one of which is in Spanish. One school Mass per week.
II/20 Wicks organ (1975) with upgrades, in the choir loft, new console being planned.
I/4 Zimmer tracker organ in the South transept.
The Director of Sacred Music has an office in the Commons building and a workroom in the choir loft. The Director chairs the parish worship commission, which meets quarterly.
Salary range from $45,000-55,000 depending on qualifications and experience, including full diocesan benefits package. Additional income from funerals and weddings. Detailed job description available on request. Job offer contingent on passing a background check and completion of Protecting God’s Children training.
Send resume and references along with a letter of interest to: Fr. Thomas Buffer, Pastor. firstname.lastname@example.org