The Director of Music and A/V is responsible for the effective planning, coordination, and execution of music in the celebrations and devotions of the church, with particular attention to the liturgy of the Mass. The Director of music and A/V continuously strives to develop a prayerful singing assembly, ensuring that music "assists the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them, and strengthens their interior commitment of faith." (Music in Catholic Worship.)
The Director of Music and A/V works to ensure that all audio and visual technologies add to and enhance the experience of the faithful at liturgies such as weekend Masses, weddings, and funerals. The director assists all other liturgical ministers to ensure the proper role of technology within all liturgies.
• Directs music and oversees scheduling of musicians for all the following liturgies:
o Weekend masses (Sat. 5:00 Vigil, Sun. 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 1:00 (Spanish), 5:00)
o English/bilingual weddings and funerals (substitutes will be available based on the Director's approved days/time off).
o Communal Sacramental celebrations
o Holy Days and major Liturgies
Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
Solemnity of the Assumption
All Saints Day
All Souls Day
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
o Other celebrations, or events (retreats, novenas, etc.), as deemed appropriate by the Pastor and Director of Pastoral Ministries
o Collaborate with Spanish Music Minister who plays/sings for all liturgical celebrations in Spanish, including the 1:00 Sunday Mass in Spanish
• Creates and fosters Children's Choir to be integrated at the weekly family Mass
• Directs annual Christmas Angels Choir at the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve liturgy.
• Publishes schedule of all music and relevant study material for English liturgies and musicians through Planning Center software. Coordinates with 1 pm Spanish Music Minister on music selections as needed.
• Plans and coordinates music rehearsal schedule to create and maintain excellent musical programming at all liturgies.
• Recruits, coordinates, and supports Music Ministry team members, including spiritual formation
• Maintains parish musical instruments and all music-related equipment. Forecasts need for replacement equipment and plans accordingly.
• Oversees the creation of all worship aides (ProPresenter slides) within the church for all parish liturgies.
• Oversees copyright licensing and usage reporting for all music selections.
• Oversees the management of the music budget.
• Attend staff meetings, pastoral team meetings, and liturgy committee meetings
• Initiate, coordinate and execute community-building initiatives
• Collaborates with Pastoral staff for all liturgies pertaining to sacramental preparation throughout the year.
• Collaborates with Pastoral staff and volunteers for all ministry efforts with liturgical or musical components
• Collaborates with school personnel and school liturgical music director as needed to help plan and prepare music for school Mass, celebrations, graduation, etc. May be asked to lead music for these liturgies.
• Collaborates with the Marriage Prep Staff as couples are prepared for marriage in the church. Provides music consultation and guidance; and helping to schedule any musicians if needed.
• Collaborates with Funeral Coordinator to assist families with selection of appropriate sacred music and scheduling any musicians if needed.
• Ensures all volunteers are in compliance with Diocesan policy, including Safe Environment Training.
• Coordinates continuing development and fostering of Audio-Visual experience for Liturgy.
• Coordinate the implementation of weekly video announcements, including recording sessions, script editing, etc.
• Edit together raw files from videographer to produce weekly video announcement segments to be played before mass.
• Directs tech team through recruitment, hiring and training to create liturgically appropriate programming at a high-quality, including the Sunday livestreamed masses
• Oversees the maintenance and use of the audio/visual equipment and sound system(s) and all related equipment.
• Assist with the creation of slides for general church programming and advertising.
• Oversees all access to the A/V system and ProPresenter software, coordinating with our schools and any outside organization that seeks utilize that technology.
• Attends parish events; is visibly present and active.
• Will assume additional responsibilities as requested by the Director of Pastoral Ministries and Pastor.
• Ensures all A/V and tech volunteers are in compliance with Diocesan policy, including Safe Environment Training.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing
• Bachelors in Music (BM)
• Exceptional piano skills, competency as an organist a plus
• Proficiency in the following areas: Singing, conducting from the keyboard, directing a contemporary worship ensemble or church choir, musical literacy (both piano/SATB scores and lead sheets), sightreading, musical arranging, improvisation on keyboard instruments, working knowledge of healthy vocal ensemble techniques for both traditional and contemporary styles, and choral conducting
• Basic understanding of audio technology and sound design
• Thorough understanding of sacred music within the Roman Catholic liturgy
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Catholic Liturgy and possesses extensive knowledge of Church documents with regard to sacred music.
• Knowledge of various styles of Catholic music, including, but not limited to, traditional hymnody, folk, gospel, and contemporary praise & worship music
• Previous parish experience in liturgy and experience with liturgical ministry formation desired
• Understanding and familiarity with Ignatian Spirituality
• Bi-lingual is preferred.
Essential job functions
• Must be able to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time
• Requires weekend, holiday, and evening work for events. These times include but are not limited to Christmas season, Holy Week/Triduum/Easter, ministry events, after mass functions, weekend retreats, etc. Requires some variable hours and on-call response after regular business hours to meet the needs of the parish.
• Must be capable of lifting 30+ pounds
Please submit the following documents to [email protected].
• Cover letter detailing your understanding of sacred music and its role in the liturgy, your experience of Ignatian Spirituality, and how you meet the qualifications for this position.
• Sample music schedules (which include repertoire) that you have created at previous institutions.
• Include a link to a video or separate videos (uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo) that include:
o 30-60 second video introducing yourself
o Singing and playing the piano
o 2-3 contrasting examples of leading a musical ensemble in performance (preferably in a liturgical context)
o OPTIONAL: 10-15 minutes of rehearsal footage