The Community of the Good Shepherd, a large Catholic Cincinnati suburban parish in Montgomery, Ohio, seeks a Music Minister. The job is part time but could be developed into a full time position in the future.
Part time position includes: The primary focus of this job includes direction of an established Contemporary Mass Worship Group (Mass held weekly on Sunday at 4 p.m.). The job includes planning of repertoire and integration of participatory aids (CCLI, etc.) with existing AV projection equipment. The music minister will serve as the keyboardist and supplemental vocalist in the group. The contemporary group utilizes the services of paid professional side musicians and vocalists, who rehearse prior to the mass on Sunday afternoons. This job also includes a Saturday 4:30 p.m. mass with a folk ensemble, utilizing paid professionals with a weekly rehearsal prior to mass for this group. This mass utilizes Gather Comprehensive 2nd edition and also a parish supplement. This musical group wishes to develop prelude selections from traditional, folk, and American Gospel traditions.
This job could move to full time in the future depending on the skills and commitment level of the musician. Added responsibilities would include assisting the Director of Music by providing music for other parish liturgies, Christmas, Easter, some rehearsals, funerals, etc.
The ideal candidate should be a skilled musical leader of the assembly who is accomplished in either piano/organ or guitar, with a degree in music, experience in planning Catholic liturgies, using a variety of liturgical musical styles and must also be an effective and enthusiastic director in settings with volunteer musicians. The candidate should be an organized and collaborative individual who is proficient in technology, including MS Office and Finale notation software.
Submit resume, a sample MP3 of voice and piano/organ or guitar to Steve Lindner (Director of Liturgical Ministries), The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 East Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249.
Questions? Please contact Steve Lindner at 513-489-8815 ext. 702 or by e-mail at email@example.com.