Music Minister/Organist (Killingworth CT)

Date Posted: 
June 29, 2023
Organization Name: 
St. Lawrence Church
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Job Description: 

St Lawrence Church in Killingworth CT has an immediate opening for a Music Minister/Organist to revitalize the parish music program.  This is a part time position.

The music minister/organist will head the music ministry program by serving as principal musician, organist, pianist, and choir/cantor supervisor according to the highest professional standards by the profession.

Ideal candidates must have a high degree of proficiency in the use of the organ and piano with proven credentials.  Familiarity of other instruments a plus.  The parish organ is an Austin Pipe organ with 3 manuals (Positive, Great & Swell) and the parish piano is a Yamaha spinet.

A Bachelor’s degree in music and/or 3-5 years of consistent work experience as a music minister is preferred.  Ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge and familiarity of the Catholic Church’s liturgical practices and possess a willingness to work collaboratively with the pastor and liturgy committee.

Candidates must possess an energetic personality, be self-motivated, have excellent oral and written communication skills, have familiarity with computer programs such as Word, significant choral direction experience with both children and adults, and the willingness to recruit and rehearse with cantors and choral members.

In addition to the regular liturgical schedule of three Masses each weekend, the music minister will work with the pastor to select music and coordinate additional services for Holy days, sacramental celebrations including First Holy Communion and Confirmation, weddings, funerals and rehearsals.  Availability for Christmas, all of Holy Week and Easter Sunday is required.

Salary range is $21,000-$25,000 without benefits.  Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and level of expertise. 

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  For additional information or to submit a letter of interest and a resume, please email Father Joseph DeCosta, Pastor, at