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Last updated: June 21, 2017

Westchester County

Organist.  Part-time.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Pelham Manor. 4 weekend Masses and 3 during the summer months. Approximately 36 funerals and 12 weddings per year. Children’s choir sings once a month from October-March.   Résumés should be submitted to the pastor, Fr. Robert DeJulio, at: olph10803@msn.com

Music Director / Organist. Full-time. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 1377 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY 10588.  Phone: (914) 528-3547; fax (914) 528-4216. Website: www.seton-parish.org. SEAS is a vibrant suburban parish of 4,500 families, located in Northern Westchester County. We are seeking an energetic, organized, collaborative musician with strong keyboard (organ and piano) and directing skills, knowledge and appreciation of diverse styles of music, and competency in supporting liturgical worship. Principle responsibilities include the planning and implementing of music for parish church, Religious Education Program and parish school liturgies.  Also, the individual is expected to train and oversee a volunteer cantor program and numerous choirs: traditional, contemporary, children, and youth bell. A thorough familiarity with the Roman Rite is essential, as well as a Master’s Degree or equivalent training. Proficiency in voice, choral music, choir development, keyboard skills, orchestration and conducting is expected, as are computer and word processing skills for the creation of bulletin articles, worship aids and programs. The applicant must have a good rapport with all age groups.  Weddings and funerals provide extra income.  We have an Allen 2-manual electronic organ (looking to upgrade) and an upright piano.  Salary package commensurate with qualifications and experience.  An applicant should submit a curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of his or her philosophy of Catholic liturgical music to setonshruboak@gmail.com by April 3, 2017.

 

Putnam County

St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster – Organist/Choir Director

Part-time position: 3 masses on Sunday, feast days and director of choir(s)
Parish holds approx. 50 weddings, funerals (compensated separately)

Responsibilities:
-Play/sing/lead cantor at 3 Masses each weekend
-Extra Masses on holydays
-Choir Mass at 11:00
-Direct choir, build it up and recruit (men, young people) and begin a children’s choir
-Integrate other instruments
-Train and director cantors
-Annual concert
-12 Special parish events annually
-Work with lyrics on screens in church
-Responsible to secure substitute organists whenever needed
-Approx 8-10 hours onsite weekly plus planning

Submit résumé and cover letter to Julie Noce at: juliannnoce@comcast.net

 

Manhattan

The Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles Borromeo in Harlem is seeking a part time musician who would be expected to provide service at minimally two Sundays per month with rehearsals for a Men’s Chorus.  Additional early morning Sunday service is required to accompany a Catholic Mass with a soloist at 3 Sundays per month.   Familiarity with the Catholic liturgy is not required but an openness to learn about, and have a respect for, parish musical traditions is required.  The musician must be able to play the Allen Organ (Renaissance-Quad Suite) and the Baby Grand piano, as well as lead a small ensemble of male voices (10 voices).  Comfort with traditional and contemporary church music is highly desirable.  Interest in music from the African American church tradition is very much welcomed.  Contact information: Fr. Gregory Chisholm, SJ, Pastor: pastor@scbrchurch.org