Director of Liturgical Music
Company: Musica Sacra
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Director of Liturgical Music - Our Lady of Grace Parish, El
Cajon, CA (Diocese of San Diego) Vibrant, engaged Roman Catholic
parish of approximately 1,550 households and K-8 school (250
students) is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgical Music.
Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic, have an
undergraduate or graduate degree in music, and have previous
experience in Catholic music ministry. Familiarity and experience
in the Roman Catholic spiritual and liturgical tradition required.
Must possess: advanced choral conducting skills, strong keyboard
(piano and/or organ) skills, accomplished vocal skills with the
ability to supervise and train parish cantors, and excellent
organizational, planning, and collaborative skills. Competency with
Microsoft Office 365 and Publisher, as well as music-notation
programs (e.g. Finale), also required.
Candidate should be available for three of four weekend Masses,
four daily morning Masses per week, Masses for holy days of
obligation, prayer services, weddings, funerals, school liturgies,
and other seasonal liturgical celebrations. Candidate should have
the ability to lead and supervise paid section leaders and
musicians as well as volunteer choir members and musicians at all
levels. Direct: adult choir, parish-wide children's choir, and
school choir (grade 5). Oversee high school youth/young adult/adult
contemporary choir with its own director.
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits offered
according to diocesan and parish policies. Background check and
safe environment training are required of all parish employees and
volunteers. Demonstration of keyboard and vocal skills will be
Complete job description and application instructions are available
HERE . Job is open as long as position is posted on parish website.
Start date is late December 2020 / early January 2021. [Closing the
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