The Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier, located in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is seeking to fill the position of Music/Choir Director. We are a vibrant welcoming community where the Eucharist is the center of Parish life. We are a parish that likes to sing. Our goal for music ministry is to strengthen, grow and enrich the spiritual life of our parishioners by encouraging enthusiastic active participation in liturgy, especially with regards to congregational singing.

The responsibilities of this part-time position are:

  • plans all music for scheduled liturgies
  • schedules and rehearses the choir, musicians, and cantors
  • schedules all ensembles and accompanists for seasonal liturgies
  • meets with engaged couples to plan their wedding ceremony/Mass and schedules cantor and accompanists
  • meets with grieving families to plan funeral liturgies and schedules cantor and accompanists
  • produces and works within annual budget
  • schedules maintenance for all Church-owned instruments
  • maintains music library and ensure compliance with copyright laws
  • attends staff meetings as necessary

Required knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Knowledge of the Roman Catholic Liturgy
  • Minimum of two years experience in liturgical music
  • Experience as a worship leader
  • Ability to lead and inspire congregational singing of traditional music, contemporary praise music, and music for youth
  • Ability to pass requirements for the Office of Child and Youth Protection, including State and Federal criminal background checks

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Proficiency in piano and organ playing
  • Bachelor’s degree in music

Apply for the Music / Choir Director