Friday, May 23, 2008

Music Director Position Announcement

Our Music Director here at St. Stanislaus is leaving us in a few weeks, in order to return to school full-time.

So, we are now searching for a new Music Director/Organist. I hope to fill the position by early July.

St. Stanislaus is a parish in the Diocese of Kalamazoo of about 250 families. We have a school whose enrollment is approximately 90 students, which I believe is one of the best little schools in our diocese.

The position is 1/2 to 3/4 time, depending on how we integrate certain aspects of the school music program. We may be able to combine this position with other responsibilities to create a full-time position.

The candidate should possess competency in organ: ability to accompany congregational singing and familiarity with simpler organ repertoire. Competency in other instruments would be a plus. He/she should also have basic knowledge of choral conducting. Knowledge of Gregorian Chant would be a plus.

The Music Director/Organist plays at the two Sunday Masses (Ordinary Form), and directs the adult choir, which rehearses once per week. The Music Director, in consultation with the pastor, also plans and provides music for the weekly school Mass.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Download the full job description.

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact me! And please get the word out!