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Martin Michniewicz

Posted 7/5/2018

Job Title:

Music Director


Full time


St. Alexander Church
7025 W. 126th Street
Palos Heights, Illinois


Basic Functions: Primarily responsible for overseeing music preparation and performance for all Masses, funerals, weddings and other liturgical celebrations scheduled within the parish. Effectively works with parishioners and parish staff. Be an active participant in parish life. General Duties and Responsibilities: 1.Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of music for all parish liturgies. 2.Performs for school and other special liturgical celebrations during the week. 3.Works with families to plan funeral and wedding liturgies. 4.Performs at wedding and funeral liturgies. 5.Responsible for hiring additional musicians for special occasions. 6.Promptly returns calls from parishioners, wedding couples and survivors of the deceased. 7. Performs at all weekend Masses or as directed by the Pastor. 8. Assists Pastor in selecting appropriate hymnals, songbooks and other music resources 9. Assists Pastor with the formation of music/liturgy/ministry organization of the parish. 10. Director of Parish Choir, Children’s Choir. 11. Willing to teach parishioners new music for congregational music and mass parts. 12. Attends Monthly staff meetings. 13. Being open to new ideas. 14. Work well with staff and parishioners 15. Office hours


Education Required:Significant formal training in vocal and instrumental music Education Preferred: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Music or Liturgy Experience Required: Two years as Music Director or five years as musician in parish ministry. Experience Preferred: Five years as Music Director or 10 years as lead musician in parish ministry. Skills required: Proficient in organ and keyboard. Good strong singing voice, ability to sing solo and to lead the congregation. Ability to direct parish choirs.

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