Job Opportunity Details

Director of Music/ Organist

Posted: 5/18/2023

Hiring Location: Christ the King Catholic Church - Parish
Address: 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75225 (Map)

Job Type: Full Time
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, Minimum of 35 Hours
Weekends/OT Required: Often
Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Catholic Required: No
Bilingual Required: No

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

Organist/Director/Conductor for Masses on Sundays, Holy Days, Vigil Masses, including Solemnities and Holy Week.

Organist for weddings/funerals for additional fees.

Organist-Director for special liturgies/masses for outside organizations for additional fees.

Plan and select liturgical music, Mass settings, Psalm settings, hymns, choral, organ and instrumental for Masses. Create schedules.

Create liturgy sheets for the choir.

Provide Order of Mass information for weekly bulletin and occasional worship aids, including hand-outs for Christmas Eve and Easter masses in the Community Center.

Oversee, hire and assign musicians for Christmas Eve and Easter masses in the Community Center.

Audition, select and hire associate/assistant musicians, including assistant organists/directors, administrative assistants, professional singers, instrumentalists and contract musicians.

Organist/Director for School Masses, collaborating with school religion and music teachers, selecting liturgical music, rehearsing with student cantors, assigning adult cantors as necessary, directing choristers.

Prepare and administer music budget for the Church Music Ministry.

Direction and/or Supervision of choirs, professional singers, cantors, choristers, assistant organists, instrumentalists, handbell choir, additional music personnel.

Continue building The King’s Choristers program founded in 2018, and revived post-COVID in 2022.

Supervise maintenance of all musical instruments in the Church, Parish Center and Community Center.

Oversee music library maintenance/additions/budget/purging.

Assign/collaborate duties with Assistant Organist/Director.

If relevant, compose/arrange/publish music for us at Christ the King; copyright remains with the composer/arranger.

Perform other duties as determined by the Pastor of Christ the King.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Disciple of Jesus Christ

Organized, resourceful, excellent communication skills, team builder, team leader

Understanding of liturgical theology and worship

Strong interpersonal skills

Comfortable with managing employees, musicians, and cantors

Open to continued professional growth and development

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

Positive, practical attitude with balanced initiative

Comfortability working with children

Education and Experience:

Previous experience in coordinating Church liturgy

Trained organist

Physical Requirements Specific to the Job:

Job requires individual to be mobile (including climbing stairs to choir loft), hearing, and seeing.

Special Requirements:

Ability to work regular, and sometimes, extensive, evenings and weekends

Additional Information

Director of Music/ Organist Detailed Job Description

Hiring Contact

Name and Title: Katie Aguilar
Phone: 214-365-1209

How to submit resume: Email

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