Director of Music and Organist

Posted 2 years ago

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Chagrin Falls, OH is seeking a Director of Music and Organist with a good understanding of Catholic liturgical practices and capable of using a variety of musical genres. The parish currently uses both Gather and OCP as our music resources.

The Director will function as a member of our pastoral staff and be responsible for nurturing the prayer life of the community through music. The Director must demonstrate expertise as a pianist and an organist on our new Allen G340 DK digital organ. The successful candidate will have experience in both vocal skills and choral conducting.

Responsibilities include

  • Selecting and directing music for weekend liturgies, holy days, and special celebrations
  • Directing and accompanying cantors and the adult choir from the organ/piano
  • Recruiting and training of adult choir members and cantors
  • Directing the children’s choir that meets twice a year (Christmas and Easter)
  • Playing for wedding and funeral liturgies (stipend by contract)
  • Maintaining and updating music library, instruments and overseeing all administrative aspects of music ministry.

A degree in music preferred and/or extensive music ministry experience. Prior work as a Parish Director of Music is required. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Interested applicants, please send resume by email to no later than September 11, 2019. Include “Director of Music and Organist” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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