Salary: $45,000+ (commensurate with experience)
Supervisor: Pastor (works closely with the Director of Campus Ministry)
Proposed Start Date: August 15, 2023
Benefits eligible for September 1st, 2023 (or 1st of following month after hire)
Parish Mission and Overall Job Description
Saint John XXIII Catholic Church is a personal parish of the Archdiocese of Denver whose role and mission is to serve the faculty, staff and students of Colorado State University and Front Range Community College. We are committed to personal prayer, the Sacraments and the discipleship and formation of college-aged students in the Fort Collins, Colorado area. The goal and mission of St. John XXIII is to teach and show our students how to have a personal relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by building an authentic community, growing our students as lifelong and committed disciples of His Holy Church through our Campus Ministry program, RamCatholic. The Coordinator of Music and Liturgy will have a heart for the Lord, making their relationship with Him the priority. Their desire will be for college students and permanent parishioners of St. John XXIII to worship and know the Lord through the Music and Liturgy of the parish. The Coordinator will have an ability to serve the students through providing music at some Masses in a traditional style and at other Masses or liturgical events in a reverent contemporary style (either through their own personal giftings or assisting others who have this gift). This role will desire to form and walk with college students in their giftings to serve in the Liturgy, both during their time at Saint John XXIII as well as after as the students continue serving the greater Catholic Church once they leave RamCatholic.
The position will have an initial 90 day probationary period where the organization and employee can determine fit. The employee will receive an evaluation and possible raise after the 90 day period.
The employee will work closely with the Interim Director of Music for the first 90 days while transitioning into the role.
Candidate is an active and practicing Catholic.
Willingness and ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and community members to achieve the parish mission, which is primarily related to serving college-aged students in Fort Collins.
Experience in working with college-aged individuals and forming them as disciples of Christ.
Degree in liturgy, music, or equivalent work experience and 2+ years experience.
Strong understanding of the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, with knowledge of the Roman Missal, GIRM, and church documents pertaining to the liturgy.
Extensive knowledge of documents of the Catholic Church on sacred music.
Knowledge of resources for traditional Catholic music programs, including resources published by CMAA and Corpus Christi Watershed.
Proficiency in keyboard playing.
Experience with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.
2+ years of study or experience conducting a group which sings Catholic music.
Responsibilities and Expectations:
Collaborate with Pastor and staff to fulfill the Pastor's vision by planning, developing and overseeing the liturgies for St. John XXIII.
Work with the Campus ministry team to plan appropriate music and liturgies for campus-specific events (Mass on the grass, Ram Awakening, monthly adore nights, weekly candlelight, and healing masses).
Collaborate with the presider to plan special liturgies.
Ensure, with the help of volunteers, new and ongoing formation and scheduling of liturgical ministers: greeters, ushers, altar servers, sacristans, extraordinary ministers of holy communion, lectors, and musicians (estimated 1 hour of work per month).
Collaborate with the campus ministry team to provide liturgical training for students.
Maintain liturgy supplies and ordering of supplies as needed.
Weddings: coordinate with the wedding coordinator(s) when music is requested for a wedding and meet with the couples to plan the music.
Funerals: be the first contact for the funeral homes, coordinate with scheduling to determine Church and priest availability, set up priest meetings with families, and provide (either personally or by reaching out to musicians) music for funerals.
Coordinate equipment and technical support for liturgies.
Estimated average time: 5-10 hours/week
Fulfill the Pastor's vision and goals for music ministry and sacred music in the liturgy.
Oversee and coordinate the recruitment of student musicians, cantors, choir members, and musicians. Also select sacred music for all liturgies.
Walk with and mentor students who wish to participate in sacred music and form them in understanding of Church teachings as well as assisting them in growing as disciples of Christ.
Direct weekly choir rehearsals.
Maintain current level of liturgical integrity and continue to improve the implementation of sacred music as directed by the documents of the Catholic Church.
Foster congregational participation through music selection, taking time to teach new Mass settings or hymns when introduced.
Prepare worship aids as needed, especially for the special liturgical celebrations such as Christmas and the Triduum.
Provide, maintain, and update hymnals for use at parish liturgies. Ensure all copies of music used at the parish are legal, authorized copies.
Schedule choir for significant liturgies (Sunday Masses and Holy Days) as able from August-May, with cantor/organist for significant liturgies not covered by choir.
Estimated average time: 20-34 hours/week
Ensure cleaning of liturgical items and vestments occurs by sacristans and/or volunteers.
Attend weekly staff Rosary on Tuesday at 10am.
Collaborate with staff to propose an annual budget for music and liturgy.
Work within the budget for music, sound ministry, liturgy supplies and equipment, and flowers.
Maintain the sound system.
Train appropriate staff, musicians and sacristans on the use of the sound system.
Respond to communications (email and phone) within 24 hours or on the next working day.
Vacation time should be pre-approved through paycom and appropriate coverage should be arranged, if able.
Other tasks as appropriate to assist parish staff, students, and/or parishioners.
Estimated time: 1-5 hours/week
Please send resume, cover letter, and reference sheet to Sasha Schmidt: [email protected]