Director of Music Ministry – full time
St. Mary of Vernon Parish
236 US Hwy 45 Indian Creek, Il 60061
Contact Person: Rev. Joseph Curtis
Parish Website: www.maryofvernon.org
An active, vibrant parish of 2000 families in Lake County, Illinois, St. Mary of Vernon is accepting applications for the full time position of Director of Music Ministry. The successful candidate will be prepared to plan, lead and participate in liturgical music at our 4 weekend Masses. Youth Choir, Teen Choir, Adult Choir and the cantors within each group, along with development of a handbell choir for special occasions, will all be under your direction. Gather 3 (GIA) and Breaking Bread (OCP) form the basis of the parish repertoire. Piano, guitars, percussion all support the weekly liturgies, while parish instrumentalists on strings, brass and woodwinds enhance Christmas and Holy Week events. Your musical, organizational and spiritual leadership qualities and experience will make you a good fit in this position. In our parish, all will feel welcome to be a part of the music at Mass, and our Music Ministry, beginning with the congregation. This is a pastoral staff-level position with appropriate responsibilities. Worship aids, copyright reporting, maintenance of music library and instruments will be features of the job. A moderate number of weddings, funeral, and other special rites will provide additional opportunities for you and other parish musicians at your direction. Interaction and cooperation between the areas of responsibility among the staff (Religious Ed, Youth Ministry, etc.) and Music Ministry are key. Collaboration is the foundation of parish life here.
Bachelor’s degree or better in Performance on Piano or Voice (or other instrument), Music Education, Liturgical Music or related field is ideal. 3-5 years experience as Director in a parish setting is preferred. Demonstration of piano and vocal skills will be required. Familiarity and experience in the Roman Catholic spiritual and liturgical life are a must. Comfort level with communication and social media, common computer programs and music writing programs (Finale) are a plus. Background check and Virtus training are required of all parish employees and volunteers. Availability is preferred beginning early May—mid June 2018. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education according to Archdiocesan guidelines.
For a full job description, or to submit your resume and professional references, contact Rev. Joe Curtis via phone or e-mail listed above.
Date listed: 2-20-18