Associate Director of Music & Liturgy

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
Employment Type
Full Time
Cary, NC
Posted Date

Hours per week: 40

Position Summary:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh is seeking an Associate Director of Music and Liturgy to join St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary, NC. The Associate Director of Music and Liturgy is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Music and Liturgy and assists in managing all aspects of divine worship for a large Catholic parish: playing organ/piano and leading choirs/instrumental ensembles; managing music and musicians; coordinating liturgical ministry volunteers; overseeing liturgical materials and supplies, instruments, and sound/video equipment; and other duties as assigned.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accompany (organ/piano) and/or conduct parish choirs as required including vocal choirs, children’s choirs, handbells, and contemporary music in both English and Hispanic communities.
  • Help train and coordinate liturgical volunteers.
  • Assist the Director with upkeep of instruments, maintenance of the music library, liturgical planning, preparation of music and worship resources, and liturgical formation for the parish and music volunteers.
  • Maintain and improve parish technology systems for worship, including sound systems, video recording and broadcast, and audio/video production.
  • Accompany periodic school Masses during the academic year, assist with school choir as needed.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist other parish staff as needed with video and audio resources for events.
  • Participate in full staff meetings and projects.
  • Accompany as needed for weddings and funerals.

 Minimum Requirements:

  • A practicing Catholic preferred with thorough knowledge of the Catholic faith and ability to communicate it to wider audience in both words and actions.
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music (or equivalent), preferably with specialized training in organ and piano, sacred music, and music technology.
  • At least 2 years of experience in accompanying liturgical services.
  • Must be comfortable with multiple technology platforms such as volunteer management systems, Finale music software, audio/video equipment, and Microsoft Office.
  • Fluency or at least some basic proficiency in Spanish language desirable but not required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills a must, with the ability to lead adults and children/youth, direct/provide instruction from the piano or organ, and provide liturgical catechesis.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • A general sense of culture.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training.

Position Start Date: 04/01/2024.