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Dawn Isaia

Posted 7/15/2022

Job Title:

Director of Music


Part time


St. Patrick Church
991 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, IL


St. Patrick Church in Lake Forest seeks a qualified, permanent part-time Director of Music. The Director of Music works collaboratively with the Pastor in planning and implementing the music and liturgies at St. Patrick Church incorporating the rich tradition and range of sacred music. This individual will exhibit proficiency in voice, piano, and organ. This position is benefits eligible, exempt, and salaried.


Responsibilities: • Sing and accompany weekend Masses. Mass schedule is 5pm Saturday and 8am, 10am, 11:45am Sunday. • Opportunities to sing and accompany Funerals and Weddings which are compensated additionally to what is offered for this position. • Sing and accompany liturgies for major Holy Days, Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, First Communion, Confirmation, Thanksgiving, holy days of obligation, etc. • Direct, train, and build choir. • Plan and prepare annual Christmas program. • Plans, prepares, and provides the singing/playing of music. • Recruit/rehearse cantors, musicians, and adult choir. The choir sings at one Mass from mid- September through Pentecost. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7pm-9pm. • Other duties as assigned. Requirements/Qualifications: • Proficient in voice, organ, and piano. • Degree in music or equivalent experience. • Thorough knowledge and understanding of organ registration. • Experience in playing organ and piano and singing for Masses while playing. • Advanced capability to play solo repertoire for instrumentalists and solo singers. • Comfortable with teaching parts and leading rehearsal. • Experience with traditional Catholic music. • Understanding of Catholic liturgical practice, liturgical music, Catholic values and understanding. • Exhibits flexibility and responsibility. • Pays attention to detail. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and references to Dawn Isaia, Director of Music, at No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

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