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Job Type: Full-Time Position
Location: Hiawatha, IA
Primary Music Responsibilities
Lead the worshipping assembly as an instrumentalist/cantor as needed.
Recruit, train, rehearse with musicians, cantors and instrumentalists for Sunday liturgies, Christmas liturgies, Holy Week liturgies and holy days of obligation.
Develop a repertoire of both traditional and contemporary music for the various choirs and for the assembly.
Schedule all musicians, cantors and instrumentalists for Sunday liturgies, Christmas liturgies, Holy Week liturgies and holy days of obligation using the parish scheduling tool.
Plan an outline of music and prepare worship aids to be used for weekend liturgies 3 to 6 months in advance. Provide necessary preparation materials to musicians involved and to the Audio/Visual (A/V) Team lead.
Oversee the operation, maintenance and repair of parish owned musical instruments and the sound system.
Maintain music library, organize and maintain the music room storage area, and maintain records of music purchases, copyrights, contracts and other music related transactions.
Assist with Archdiocesan liturgies hosted at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Additional Music Responsibilities
▪ Assist families in the selection of music and planning of funeral liturgies.
▪ Rehearse vocalist/musicians for funeral liturgies as needed.
▪ Play piano for funeral liturgies as needed.
▪ Create worship aids.
▪ Assist engaged couples in planning wedding liturgies; this includes music, cantors, musicians as needed.
▪ Play piano for weddings as needed.
▪ Create worship aids.
▪ Collaborate with A/V team lead member
▪ Assist with creation of livestream slides
Coordinate and plan the overall direction of liturgy, liturgical needs, and overseeing liturgical ministry needs of the parish.
Supervise the planning and preparation of the worship space environment.
Oversee, recruit, train, schedule, and engage all liturgical ministers in their ministry: Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, Lectors, Greeters, Ushers and Altar Servers.
Plan and establish ongoing workshops and training dates annually for liturgical ministers.
Collaborate and coordinate with other parish staff for special liturgies (RCIA rites, First Reconciliation, First Communion, Confirmation, etc.).
Coordinate the Anointing of the Sick, communally twice a year.
Coordinate weekend liturgies in the pastor’s absence.
Order liturgical supplies as necessary.
Assist SEAS Environment Committee with preparations for liturgical seasons and overall church environment.
Serves as staff liaison and a resource to the Liturgy Committee, and the two sub-committees: Music and Environment.
Attend and participate in parish staff meetings.
Maintain regular office hours, as approved by the pastor.
Maintain database and distribution lists for musicians.
Prepare and administer an annual budget for music and liturgy.
Contribute to weekly parish bulletins as needed.
Engage in a yearly assessment/evaluation process.
▪ Degrees or experience in Liturgical Music, Music Education, Music Performance or a related field preferred.
▪ Experience with Catholic liturgy preferred.
▪ Be an active member of the Catholic Faith and live a lifestyle that is reflective of the teachings of the Church.
▪ Highly skilled at the piano (our church does not have an organ) and capable of providing musical leadership during liturgies.
▪ Comfortable with serving as both accompanist and cantor when the need arises.
▪ Ability to learn and use technology as needed, including assisting with sound board and livestream equipment.
▪ Ability to build relationships and connect with leaders and other people of impact.
▪ Continues to grow in The Four Characteristics of a Disciple: Pray, Learn, Share and Witness.
▪ Basic knowledge of sound, video, lighting, audio recording and editing is helpful.
▪ Knowledge of music writing software such as Finale or Sibelius.
▪ Ability to compose/transpose music.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, a Catholic faith community of over 1900 families in Hiawatha, Iowa, is an “Amazing Parish” (cf. amazingparish.org). Hiawatha, Iowa is a suburb of Cedar Rapids, IA. Founded in 1989, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, is committed to “bringing people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.” As growing disciples we focus on four characteristics: pray, learn, share, witness.
Application (found at: https://www.seasp.org/job-opportunities) and cover letter can be sent to Deacon Frank Easton (firstname.lastname@example.org)