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Music Director

Category: Parish Position

Divine Mercy Parish - Manistee

Status: Full Time


Divine Mercy Parish has an immediate opening for full-time Music Director to oversee the parish music services.  Ability to play piano and organ preferred.  Prepare and lead music ministry at all weekend Masses, weddings, funerals, Holy Days of Obligation, Masses at the school and other liturgical services as necessary.  Responsible for and have the ability to lead choir.  Candidates must be familiar with the Catholic faith and ritual, or be willing to become so.   

Major Areas of Responsibility:  Preparing Sunday, Saturday afternoon, holy day, school and all other music services according to Church norms, including the General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM), in collaboration with the parish priest; responsible for forming and directing different choirs; responsible for forming instrumental music groups or individual soloists; responsible for recruiting and training cantors; be a member of, or consultant to, the parish worship/liturgical commission.  Be ready to prepare and play music at weddings and funeral rites; responsible to introduce new music and Mass settings to the congregation and respective choirs; responsible for obtaining from publishers proper permissions for reproduction of music where; responsible for preparation of all printed programs containing musical selections for the parish; responsible to work within the budget for Music Ministry and meet with the business manager on a regular schedule.

Interested candidates should forward a resume along with the Diocesan job application and background check forms found below.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.