Director of Sacred Music (FT)
Date Posted: March 3rd, 2021
The Church of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic Parish of 600 families, located in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, just west of Minneapolis. A tradition of fine liturgy and music, a parochial school, a beautiful acoustical space with dedicated parishioners the parish is now accepting applications for a full-time, salaried position for the Director of Sacred Music.
The successful candidate will be a Catholic who participates fully in the sacramental life of the Church, has 5-10 years of experience in parish music ministry and will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Music, Sacred Music, Music Education, Organ Performance, or other related field. A Masters or DMA is preferred. He or she will have exceptional skills, vision, and leadership qualities, is intimately familiar with the bi-millennial treasury of Sacred Music, yet ready to use excellent newer compositions in order to give glory to God and sanctify the faithful through Catholic Worship. He or she will exhibit knowledge of Catholic Liturgy and its related texts and documents and should be proficient in all musical genres suitable for Divine Worship in order to support assemblies, choirs, cantors, and instrumentalists.
The Director of Sacred Music is proficient in organ and piano, as well as congregational accompaniment, choral conducting including ability to conduct from the bench when necessary, and instrumental leadership. He or she will have solid organizational skills, has competence utilizing MS Office (Word, Outlook, etc.), Publisher, or other layout software, and uses social media to advance the mission. Knowledge of digital music programs is a plus. As a member of the parish staff, he or she must be self-motivated, team-oriented, and collaborative with strong administrative and communication skills. Our congregation is excited to welcome a new Director of Sacred Music to both reestablish aspects of the music program as we move beyond Covid-19, and build upon our 110 years of Worship, Education, and Service.
The Church of the Sacred Heart offers a full-time salary and benefits package in an inviting, team oriented working environment. Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience.