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Music Minister

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 4/1/2019
Job Reference #: 8a7885a867ba0cc30167eb78e19f73ff
Keywords: music

Job Description

Position: Music Minister
Location: St Rita In the Desert Parish - Vail, AZ
Job Id: 798
# of Openings: 1

St. Rita in the Desert
Diocese of Tucson
Job Title: Music Minister Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Department/Location: St. Rita in the Desert - Vail, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor is responsible for coordinating the weekly liturgical music program for Sunday and liturgical celebrations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform as a lay minister in support of the parish’s spiritual and pastoral mission.
  • Shall abide by Catholic principles in the teacher’s professional and private life, and shall govern his/her professional and private life in strict accordance with Catholic morals and principles to demonstrate complete adherence to Catholic moral strictures;
  • With the approval of the pastor develop the liturgical music program for the parish including the formation of a choir and musical groups as necessary for liturgical celebrations.
  • Ensure that all liturgical musicians and choir members are well-versed in the liturgy of the Church and the propriety of their duties including an understanding of the rubrics of the Church
  • Ensure that musicians and choir members are aware of Church protocol including maintaining an environment of respect and solemnity at all liturgical celebrations
  • Meet on a regular basis and maintain open communications with volunteer musicians and provide training as necessary
  • Recruit and form musicians and choir members as necessary
  • Develop and manage a budget including as necessary, supplies, mailings, and song and music books for the music ministry
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Requirements: Requires coordination and manual dexterity, normal mental and visual ability; ability to lift as required in a normal music and office environment.
Required Activities: Walking; sitting; standing; stooping; reaching; talking; handling, hearing; carrying; and keyboarding.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Possess a working knowledge of, and a strong commitment to the mission of the Catholic Church; must also be a practicing Catholic in full communion with the Church
  • Employ flexibility and follow direction; be a team player and be self-motivated
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously and work with a sense of urgency
  • Exercise courtesy to fellow employees, parishioners and the general public
  • Research and retrieve information from the internet
  • Computer skills to include word-processing and spreadsheet preparation; Minimum typing skills of 50 WPM
  • Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to successfully pass a background and criminal history check.
  • Clean and neat personal appearance
Education and Experience:
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in music
  • Experience with Catholic liturgical music
Other/Preferred Skills:
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English)

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