Director of Music Ministry – St. John the Baptist Church, Harrison, OH

St. John the Baptist is seeking a full time DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY. The primary function of this position is as follows:

The Director of Music Ministry serves the parish as principal musician, organist, and choir director according to the highest professional standards established by this profession.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provides service by playing for the regular parish liturgical celebrations including weddings and funerals
  • Provides for liturgical music-related updating and education of the parish
  • Maintains and develops professional and personal skills
  • Develops and performs to budget for liturgical music
  • Cooperates with the liturgical music projects of the Deanery and or Archdiocese when feasible
  • Involved in the parish school liturgical music program

Key Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities

  • High degree of proficiency in the use of the organ as attested to by formal credentials and a personal performance audition
  • Working knowledge of other instruments which might be used in liturgical music
  • Effective choral conductor as demonstrated by formal credentials and/or a choral audition
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the Church’s liturgical tradition as well as current liturgical practice
  • Ability and desire to lead and sustain a program of quality congregational singing
  • Good knowledge of quality repertoire available for liturgical music programs for adult and children’s choirs, organ, and congregation
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree in music performance or music education OR a depth of musical experience
  • Active member, in good standing, of the Roman Catholic church

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Full-time benefits will be provided.

To apply for this job, email a cover letter and resume to Fr. Paul Ruwe at [email protected]