Music Director Posted: March 9, 2015
Saint Joan of Arc Parish, located in Hamden, CT is a small parish with approximately 600 families, and a very active music department. This very active parish has an opening for a music director who will select music for masses in collaboration with the Pastor and the liturgy committee. In addition, the qualified candidate will facilitate regular choir rehearsals and work with children and facilitate rehearsals for children’s liturgies and special programs during the holiday season.
Under the supervision of the Pastor, the music director will be responsible for keeping all music in order and also share responsibility in purchasing new printed music, as needed.
The music director will also be the principal leader of song at all masses, funerals, weddings, and special events at the parish. Organist duties are not included in this position.
As a member of the liturgy committee the music director will actively participate in meetings and coordinate programs relative to the music ministry of the parish.
Qualified candidates must have skills as an effective choral conductor as demonstrated by formal credentials and/or a choral audition (rehearsal) as well as a thorough knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic Church’s liturgical tradition as well as current liturgical practice. Additionally, must have the ability and desire to lead and sustain a program of quality singing.
Strong communication skills, a high level of organization and productivity, as well as exemplary written, verbal, and interpersonal skills will be required.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and salary expectations to the Pastor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the Human Resources Office:
Karen Kean, Director of Human Resources
134 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06105