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Music Minister - Section Leader, Part Time

at Diocese of Tucson

Posted: 10/24/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 8a78839e6cb58442016cda5af2e32604
Keywords: music

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Position: Music Minister - Section Leader, Part Time
Location: St Mark the Evangelist Parish - Oro Valley, AZ
Job Id: 1117
# of Openings: 1

St. Mark the Evangelist
Job Description
Job Title: Music Minister Exemption Status: Part-Time - Non-exempt
Department/Location: St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Oro Valley, AZ
Primary Function: Under the direction of the Pastor is responsible for coordinating the weekly liturgical music program for Sunday and liturgical celebrations. The employee shall be a minister of the Gospel and Catholic Teaching both academically and behaviorally while at work and in his/her personal life, "Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received." (Eph. 4:1)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this Ministerial Position:
  • Recognize and support the unique Catholic Mission of the School by speaking, acting, and instructing consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The teacher may not espouse, in word or deed, any doctrine inconsistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Give evidence of living Gospel values by being an active member of a faith community and being open to the importance of a personal faith journey; strive to model the teaching of Jesus by attitude and example.
  • 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
  • At the direction of and consultation with the Director (or Assistant Director) of Music, strengthen the core sound of the choir
  • 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
  • Attend scheduled rehearsals, masses, and other choir or church functions as scheduled by the Director (or Assistant Director) of Music and provide technical, theoretical, and historical assistance in rehearsals and sectionals as necessary
  • Work collaboratively with other section leaders to insure a healthy balance of sound both musically and spiritually
  • Be professional and perform as liturgical role models for other choir members, in accordance with Church protocol including maintaining an environment of respect and solemnity at all liturgical celebrations
  • 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:
  • A working knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of fostering lay leadership in the Roman Catholic Church. If a baptized Catholic, must be a practicing Roman 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
  • Level I of the Diocesan Ministry Certification with renewal every three years
Other/Preferred Skills:
  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English)
Covenants of Employment:
St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic religious organization and that all employees are expected to respect and conduct themselves in accordance with the values, teachings and morals of the Roman Catholic Church and by Arizona state law. Under the "Zero Tolerance Policy", no one will be knowingly assigned or retained to serve in the Parish when that person is determined to have engaged in the abuse of a minor or to have violated boundaries in dealing with minors.

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