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John Chrzan

Posted 11/16/2022

Job Title:

Director of Music & Liturgy


Full time


St. Gilbert Catholic Church
301 E. Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL, 60030


St Gilbert Church seeks to hire a full-time Director of Music and Worship, who will direct an adult choir, oversee a mixed-age contemporary ensemble, play organ and piano in worship, and invite people of all ages to deepen their faith through participation in the musical life and tradition of the church.

Our Church - St Gilbert, is a large, active Catholic parish in Grayslake, a community of around 20,000 people situated in central Lake County, Illinois. We’re committed to vibrant worship, lifelong faith formation, fellowship, and service, and to working together in witnessing the Gospel of Christ. Music is central to our common life and our worship draws on a wide variety of musical expressions, including traditional and modern European, American folk, and gospel, as well as music from around the global church.

We prioritize use of the latest and best available congregational song books and other resources to encourage participation by the whole assembly. Our primary instruments in worship are a two-manual electronic organ and a late-model Steinway baby grand piano. We also own a large and varied percussion collection, and enjoy using all these instruments regularly.

St Gilbert is a community rich with musical talent, which offers exciting opportunities for collaboration, mentoring and growth. In all we do, we seek to mirror the openness and hospitality practiced by Jesus.



• Exceptional ability as an organist and pianist.

• Previous experience directing adult choirs.

• Facility in a broad range of music traditions such as Catholic church music, Renaissance polyphony, or European organ repertoire.

• Familiarity with Catholic liturgical worship and the cycle of liturgical seasons.

• Commitment to collaboration with clergy, and other parish and music staff.

• Ability to work joyfully and productively with singers of a wide range of ages and skill levels.

• Commitment to St Gilbert’s Catholic mission, vision, and values.

• Proficiency with email and Microsoft Office.

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