Director of Music

Holy Family Parish
Employment Type
Part Time
Hillsborough, NC
Posted Date

Part Time – Four to Six hours per week; may vary by liturgical season


Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

  • Select appropriate music for pastor approval for each week of the liturgical year
  • Provide piano/keyboard accompaniment for the 8:00 am bilingual Sunday morning and 9:45 am English Sunday morning Masses
  • Schedule rehearsals with ensemble groups and musicians at a mutually convenient time (preferably Sunday morning between Masses)
  • Provide accompaniment and singing for Funeral Masses and Holy Days as needed
  • Provide a point of contact for volunteer singers and musicians
  • Recruit new volunteer singers and musicians to participate in the Music Ministry
  • Attend required staff meetings and other meetings as needed


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in music performance or conducting (or currently enrolled/seeking degree in one of these areas)
  • Strong understanding of Catholic liturgy and liturgical appropriateness of music
  • Performance-level piano and vocal skills
  • Living a professional and personal life consistent with Catholic moral teachings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing church choirs preferred
  • Basic Spanish language skills preferred


Parish or school background information

Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillsborough, NC, is seeking a part-time Director of Music. We are a rapidly growing parish and desire to begin intentionally investing in our music program. The Director of Music position will be responsible for providing guidance to our volunteer singers and instrumentalists and for choosing liturgically appropriate musical repertoire for congregational singing each week. Additional duties would include making him/herself available for funeral services and Holy Day Masses as needed. As the parish continues to grow, this may become a full-time position in coming years.

Position Start Date: Immediately