Director of Music/Liturgy – Part Time/Full Time
St. Viator Parish
4170 West Addison St.
Chicago, IL 60641
St. Viator Parish is seeking a versatile director to lead the music ministry of this bi-lingual faith community. The parish is located on the north side of Chicago, encompassing both the Avondale and Old Irving Park neighborhoods, and is made up of over 1000 households with liturgies in English and Spanish.
The Director of Music/Liturgy works directly with the pastor and associate pastor and is part of the leadership team of the parish. The music ministry position is part time; professional credentials in liturgy could make the position full time.
An energetic and collaborative spirit, a strong background in Roman Catholic liturgy, and professional music skills and credentials are critical assets for success in this position.
A person of faith and prayer who understands the importance of Eucharist and communal worship in the life of the Catholic community and is familiar with Catholic traditions and teachings regarding liturgical music and worship.
Professional education in music, with skills in piano, organ, choral direction and vocal performance. An academic degree in music and/or liturgy is preferred.
The ability to work with volunteers and persons of culturally diverse traditions, to communicate effectively with all age levels within the parish community and to organize musical and liturgical programs sensitive to parishioners’ spiritual needs.
Bi-lingual skills in English and Spanish.
Selection and direction of music for all liturgical celebrations of the parish, including four weekend liturgies, school liturgies, sacramental celebrations, weddings, funerals, and other liturgical events.
Direction and supervision of parish choirs, cantors, and musicians: adult choir, youth choir and ensemble, Spanish choir and ensemble.
Work with the pastor, associate pastor, and other liturgical ministers in planning the celebrations and seasons of the liturgical year.
Collaborate with other members of the parish staff in planning and decision making relative to the life of the parish community.
Send resume to:
Rev. Patrick Render, csv
Date Listed: 5-04-17