Pastoral Associate Music & Liturgy
COMPANY: St. Pius X Catholic Church
LOCATION: Greensboro, NC

DESCRIPTION

SAINT PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH
Greensboro, North Carolina

Pastoral Associate Music & Liturgy

We are seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate for Music & Liturgy, well-versed in a variety of musical genres, to lead our congregation and volunteer choir. A successful candidate must be familiar with the broad musical tradition of the Catholic Church, a singer, organist and/or pianist, choral director, comfortable working with adults and children, self-motivated, able to work collaboratively under the supervision of the Pastor to encourage full and active participation by the faithful during the liturgy. Preference is given to those who are proficient organists. Talented pianists, with a capacity to develop as organists, also will be considered. The Pastoral Associate of Music & Liturgy must exhibit a love and knowledge of sacred music and liturgy, that flows from a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. They should have a respect for both traditional and contemporary styles of worship.

The minimum requirements for the position of Pastoral Associate of Music & Liturgy are:
• The person must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
• A Bachelor of Arts degree in music, theology, or related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Catholic parish music ministry.
• Demonstrated proficiency as an organist and/or pianist.
• Demonstrated experience and competency directing volunteer choirs and working with adults and children.
• Diocesan background check and completion of diocesan ministerial training of “VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children.”
• Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and volunteers.

The Pastoral Associate of Music & Liturgy is primarily responsible for:
• The direction of choirs, musicians, cantors, soloists, and ensembles that serve the primary weekend Masses.
• Weekly rehearsals, with extra rehearsals for the liturgical seasons, as well as for other special events, as needed.
• Weekly children’s choir rehearsals and occasional presentations of the choir at Mass or other events.
• Scheduling and training sound technicians for all Masses.
• Scheduling cantors for all Masses.
• Planning, selecting music, and playing for the St. Pius X School weekly liturgy.
• Planning, selecting music, and playing for all primary liturgies (weekend Masses and Holy Days).
• Composition of the Universal Prayers for the weekend Masses and various parish liturgical celebrations.
• Work collaboratively with parish staff for a wide variety of parish activities.
• Report directly to the Pastor.

ABOUT PARISH/ SCHOOL/ ORGANIZATION

HOW TO APPLY

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with educational credentials and experience with full Diocese Benefits Package.

Please send cover letter, résumé, three professional references, and two performance video links (one organ solo piece and one choral conducting) to: P.O. Box 13588, Greensboro, NC 27415-3588 or spxmail@stpiusxnc.com.

DESCRIPTION

SAINT PIUS X CATHOLIC CHURCH
Greensboro, North Carolina

Pastoral Associate Music & Liturgy

We are seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate for Music & Liturgy, well-versed in a variety of musical genres, to lead our congregation and volunteer choir. A successful candidate must be familiar with the broad musical tradition of the Catholic Church, a singer, organist and/or pianist, choral director, comfortable working with adults and children, self-motivated, able to work collaboratively under the supervision of the Pastor to encourage full and active participation by the faithful during the liturgy. Preference is given to those who are proficient organists. Talented pianists, with a capacity to develop as organists, also will be considered. The Pastoral Associate of Music & Liturgy must exhibit a love and knowledge of sacred music and liturgy, that flows from a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. They should have a respect for both traditional and contemporary styles of worship.

The minimum requirements for the position of Pastoral Associate of Music & Liturgy are:
• The person must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.
• A Bachelor of Arts degree in music, theology, or related field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Catholic parish music ministry.
• Demonstrated proficiency as an organist and/or pianist.
• Demonstrated experience and competency directing volunteer choirs and working with adults and children.
• Diocesan background check and completion of diocesan ministerial training of “VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children.”
• Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and volunteers.

The Pastoral Associate of Music & Liturgy is primarily responsible for:
• The direction of choirs, musicians, cantors, soloists, and ensembles that serve the primary weekend Masses.
• Weekly rehearsals, with extra rehearsals for the liturgical seasons, as well as for other special events, as needed.
• Weekly children’s choir rehearsals and occasional presentations of the choir at Mass or other events.
• Scheduling and training sound technicians for all Masses.
• Scheduling cantors for all Masses.
• Planning, selecting music, and playing for the St. Pius X School weekly liturgy.
• Planning, selecting music, and playing for all primary liturgies (weekend Masses and Holy Days).
• Composition of the Universal Prayers for the weekend Masses and various parish liturgical celebrations.
• Work collaboratively with parish staff for a wide variety of parish activities.
• Report directly to the Pastor.

ABOUT PARISH / SCHOOL / ORGANIZATION

HOW TO APPLY

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with educational credentials and experience with full Diocese Benefits Package.

Please send cover letter, résumé, three professional references, and two performance video links (one organ solo piece and one choral conducting) to: P.O. Box 13588, Greensboro, NC 27415-3588 or spxmail@stpiusxnc.com.

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