Director of Music (Southington, Connecticut)
We are seeking a full-time Music Director. This person will coordinate all aspects of liturgical music for parish life. The Director will select music, rehearse choirs and cantors, and play for all Masses and services (weekend liturgies, Holy Day Masses, Sacramental services – like First Holy Communion, weddings, funerals, etc.). The Music Director will develop a schedule to cover all services while ensuring all services are equally distributed. This position requires monitoring instruments and having them maintained and serviced to be in proper working order. This person will help us to grow our music ministry in new areas, such as creating a children’s choir. We are seeking a music director who can both play the organ and sing.
We have five services a weekend. There are two Saturday vigil Masses at 4:00 and 5:30 PM, and two Masses in English on Sunday mornings at 8:00 and 11:00 AM. (There is a 9:30 Am Mass in Polish, but we currently have a musician covering that service who sings in Polish.) We average about 3 funerals a week, and we already have 9 weddings booked for 2023.
We are seeking someone who can play and sing a wide range of music from chant, to traditional hymns, and contemporary pieces. We are merged parish community (five parishes uniting into one), and a vibrant and dynamic music ministry will help promote further unity.
Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational and communication skills, and willingness to work collaboratively. This person must be able to work on weekends and holidays. Candidates should possess good computer skills and be able to operate programs in Microsoft Office. This person must be able to play the organ and piano, and be able to sing while playing. All employees must understand and be committed to the social, moral and ethical teachings of the Church; have excellent knowledge of sacramental life; and be able to keep confidences of those who seek the office for assistance.
A high school diploma is required. A BA in music would be preferred. Previous experience playing for a church preferred.
As a full-time job, you will be eligible for health insurance and access to the diocese 403b retirement plan.
To request a copy of the full job description or to submit a letter of interest and resume, please email Reverend Joseph Cronin at: Fr.Cronin@aohct.org. All applications should be submitted by Friday, December 9, 2022.