St. Gertrude Church
1420 West Granville Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Contact person: Rev. Richard J. Prendergast, Pastor
Parish Website: www.stgertrudechicago.org
St. Gertrude Church, a Roman Catholic parish of 1500 families in the Edgewater area of Chicago is seeking a Full-time Music Director to lead all areas of our music ministry.
Selecting and directing music for all parish liturgical services; direction and accompaniment (piano) for all liturgical music ministers (Cantors, Adult Choir and Children’s Choir) for liturgies, rehearsals and special occasions; recruitment and training for music ministers; recruitment and direction of instrumentalists, assisting parishioners in music planning for weddings (15-20 per year), funerals (25-30 per year), First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, maintaining and updating music library and instruments, development of annual budget and responsible for operating within budget; active participation in collaborative planning meetings; serve as a member of the Parish Pastoral Staff; encourage full, active and conscious participation of the Assembly.
- Experience in choral conducting, teaching, sight reading, transposition, writing/arranging accompaniments
- Proficient on keyboard, vocal abilities
- Adept at playing in a variety of musical styles (eg. Classical, Gregorian chant, contemporary, gospel, jazz, etc.)
- Able to work with people of various levels of musicianship, patient with learning curve of volunteers
- Proven leadership and motivational skills; enthusiastic
- Organizational and communication skills to bring order to music library, liturgical planning, scheduling and communication with choirs, cantors and instrumentalists
- Working knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Office, e-mail for methods of communication, normal office and organizational systems.
To apply, email or mail resume with references to the contact above.
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Usual Archdiocesan requirements for background check, etc. For a full job description and more information on St. Gertrude, please connect to the Parish website: www.stgertrudechicago.org.
Date Listed: 12-27-17