St. Thomas More University Parish located in Indiana, Pennsylvania is seeking to hire a full-time Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Evangelization. The Pastoral Associate for Music and Evangelization is responsible for overseeing the liturgical music program for the parish and assisting with evangelization efforts. This person, serves the parish as principal musician, pianist and choir director. This person of faith is responsible for the effective planning, coordination, and execution liturgical music for the parish liturgical celebrations.
The Pastoral Associate Liturgy and Music is responsible for ensuring quality liturgical celebrations and music that enhance the "full, conscious, active participation of the faithful" of St. Thomas More University Parish.
• Function as principal organist and choir director.
• Regularly rehearse with music ministers (choir) for weekend and special liturgies.
• Attend Weekly Staff Meetings and quarterly Liturgical Planning Committee.
• Foster the parish cantor program.
• Collaborate with the pastor and with other members of the parish staff, integrating his or her own area of responsibility with the overall parish mission.
• Collaborate with Director of Faith Formation and staff for sacramental liturgies, e.g., Confirmation, First Eucharist.
• Ensures that all licensing and copyright regulations are followed.
• Maintain choral music library.
• Prepare and manage the budgets of the liturgy, music, in collaboration with the pastor.
• Schedule and provide music and musicians for all Sunday and other major parish celebrations, including weddings, funerals, liturgical celebrations (Advent, Lent, Easter, and Christmas).
• Build repertoire and encourage participation of parish community in singing at various liturgies.
• Train, direct, supervise and expand choirs, ensembles and volunteer cantors, in accordance with parish evangelization efforts.
• Meet with couples families for sacramental liturgies.
• Serve as primary musician for weddings and funerals. (Additional compensation provided.)