St. John the Evangelist Parish in Goshen, Indiana invites applicants for the position of Associate Director of Sacred Music. This new staff position will direct music at our Sunday Masses in Spanish. We are seeking a candidate with excellent knowledge of Catholic sacred music who wants to be a part of the transformation of the liturgical culture of our parish, moving from guitar-based accompaniment of popular devotional hymns to properly liturgical, sacred music according to the vision of the Catholic Church, while preserving a culturally sensitive music program that incorporates the best of Hispanic devotional traditions. Candidates will benefit from the guidance of an experienced Director of Sacred Music and pastor who have patterned this transformation of our sacred music program in our Masses in English and are now ready to bring the Church's vision of sacred music to our Masses in Spanish as well.
Position title: Associate Director of Sacred Music
Exempt full time
Reports to Director of Sacred Music
Start date: July 1, 2023
Compensation: Salary with full benefits, according to abilities, experience, and education
The duties of this position include:
Lead weekly choir rehearsals
Provide accompaniment and direct small ensembles for four Sunday Masses weekly.
Saturday 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Sunday 2:45 p.m. (August - May)
Assist with music at the 11:00 a.m. Mass in English in order to promote collaboration between our English-speaking and Spanish-speaking music programs.
Provide accompaniment and direct music for weddings, quinceanera celebrations, and funerals as assigned by the Director of Sacred Music (will involve additional compensation).
Serves as a bridge between parish staff and Spanish-language music program.
Ensure compliance with safe environment regulations during activities as applicable
Excellent keyboard skills
Organ proficiency is preferred but not strictly required for consideration
Proficiency with other liturgical instruments
Excellent vocal skills
Ability to direct musical ensembles
Knowledge of Catholic liturgy and sacred music and willingness to learn and be formed
Full professional Spanish and English written and oral language capacity
Familiarity with traditional Spanish-language devotional music and liturgical culture
Willingness and ability to help parishioners and musicians transition from a parish music culture that relies on devotional music with guitar-based accompaniment to one that incorporates properly liturgical, sacred music
Ability to work with a wide range of individuals and build consensus and support for a newly unified parish music program
Interested applicants are invited to submit a completed application via the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend (https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=d1337&fs=1.0em or diocesefwsb.org/careers). To learn more about the position or St. John the Evangelist parish, please visit www.stjohncatholic.com or contact James Richardson at 574.533.3385 or [email protected].