Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Job Opportunity in Indianapolis

Director of Music - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana

Position Purpose: The purpose of this position is to lead worship and devotion music for the parish and various other needs of visitors and friends of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. St. John’s is the oldest Catholic Church in the city and is currently celebrating its 175th anniversary. It is a growing parish with 45% of its congregation under the age of 30. The young adult movement in the heart of the city, combined with an outstanding traditional parishioner base, makes it a wonderful place to minister and serve. Check out the active parish life at http://www.stjohnsindy.org
Major Responsibilities: The Director of Music for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church will lead all liturgical and devotional music for the parish and various special events of the highly visited downtown parish. Specific responsibilities include:
+ Preparing, accompanying (organ and piano)and leading music for all Solemnity Masses including Weekend Masses, Holy Days and various special Masses hosted throughout the year.
+ Preparing, accompanying (organ and piano)and leading music for special devotional prayer including weekly Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Sunday, Processions, and special devotional worship during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.
+ Recruiting, growing, teaching and leading volunteer Traditional Choir and Young Adult/College Choir.
+ Recruiting, growing, teaching and leading volunteer cantors for all Masses, special liturgies and devotions.
+ Preparing and leading music for all parishioner weddings and funerals.
+ Coordinate music for various special liturgies hosted by St. John’s including but not limited to: St. John Girls Academy Annual Mass, Serra Club Mass for Vocations (September), Archdiocesan Race for Vocations Mass (First Weekend of May), Red Mass (October), Ancient Order of Hibernians (Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day), Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, and any other Archdiocesan, Ecumenical or Church related liturgies hosted by St. John’s
+Verify the maintenance and upkeep of the 50-stop Goulding & Wood Pipe Organ and Baldwin Piano.
+ Program and maintain the control unit for tower bells and carillon.
+ Attending Ministry Team meetings and retreats as requested by the Pastor.
+ Serve as a liaison and resource to the Worship and Devotion Parish Commission.
+ Working collaboratively with the Pastor to prepare excellent worship and devotional music for requested events.

Qualifications: St. John the Evangelist is seeking a highly motivated and faith filled member of the Roman Catholic Church to serve as Director of Music. Additional qualifications include:
+ Knowledge and love of the Catholic Church and Committed to all Church teachings
+ Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
+ Excellent Musical Skills
+ Excellent Leadership and Organizational Skills
+ Knowledge of Universal Church Liturgical Documents and GIRM
+ Ability to lead choirs in a variety of Traditional and Contemporary Sacred Music
+ Experience in accompanying, singing and conducting
+ Team Oriented and Visionary

Submit letter of application and resumes to:
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
c/o Father Rick Nagel
126 West Georgia Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225

For questions or more information contact Father Nagel at fathernagel@gmail.com
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