Director of Music and Organist

St. Catherine of Siena
Employment Type
Full Time
Wake Forest, NC
Posted Date

Hours per week: 40

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

  • Collaborates with clergy, staff, ministry leaders, volunteers, and musicians to plan and execute parish music.
  • Administers a multifaceted music program including planning, budgeting, scheduling, and timely communication with other liturgical ministers.
  • Develops specific choirs or ensembles and Cantors for Weekend liturgies.
  • Selects music for liturgical celebrations, with the pastor’s approval.
  • Participates in and directs the liturgical music for the weekend English masses and some Bilingual masses.
  • Supports and collaborates with the Spanish Choir for special occasions.
  • Maintains choir library and liturgical/musical resources as needed.
  • Meets with the bride and groom regarding wedding music. Provides music for weddings.
  • Provides music for funerals.
  • Approves non-parish musicians.
  • Participates in staff meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum level of Education: Advanced degree in Music.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience: Three years of experience in a pastoral setting.
  • Successful completion of background check.
  • Completion of Safe Environment training within 60 days of hire. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient on both organ and piano.
  • Must be a skilled choral director, including the ability to direct from the bench.
  • Must be able to compose or arrange parts for various solo instruments, including transposing music.
  • An understanding of GIRM and the rubrics of the Roman Missal.
  • Active member, in good standing, of the Roman Catholic Church.