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Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary is a Roman Catholic graduate, theological institution in Weston, Massachusetts dedicated to the preparation of men aged 30 and older for priestly ministry. Those who successfully complete the formation program are awarded the Masters in Divinity degree. The seminary especially respects and utilizes the life experiences and accomplishments of the seminarians as it prepares them for priestly ministry.


MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR POPE SAINT JOHN XXII NATIONAL SEMINARY, WESTON, MA

Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary is seeking a director of music to coordinate the liturgical music program for the seminary community.  This quarter time position for the 10-month school year requires approximately 10-12 hours per week.  Previous experience is required in preparing music for liturgical rites, providing organ accompaniment for congregational singing, directing a choir and training cantors. 

JOB DESCRIPTION 

The seminary director of music:

  • reports to the seminary director for worship
  • selects music and accompanies singing at Masses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and  major  liturgical celebrations listed on the seminary master calendar
  •  selects music for liturgical celebrations in collaboration with seminary students and other liturgical ministers
  • recruits and trains cantors for all Masses and other rites  
  • prepares worship aids for major liturgical celebrations
  • recruits, rehearses and leads the seminary schola cantorum for major liturgical celebrations
  • Oversees the maintenance of chapel organ, Phelps Casavant 1964, 2 manual ranks, two manuals; three divisions, 14 stops, 14 registers, 20 ranks.

The position comes with the opportunity for teaching a one semester practicum (one 50-minute class per week) “Singing the Liturgy,” which trains seminarians in understanding and singing the sung parts of the Mass and other rites.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in music/organ preferred
  • Previous music experience in Catholic liturgy and music

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSON WHO:

  • is a practicing Catholic
  • has an understanding of Catholic liturgy and has training and experience in liturgical practice
  • has experience in accompanying and leading music from a wide variety of styles both classic and contemporary 
  • can play two-manual Casavant organ and utilize other instruments and instrumentalists to  support congregational singing
  • can recruit membership for, train and direct the schola cantorum 
  • is committed to supporting the weekly Spanish celebration of the Eucharist 
  • is respectful of the seminary formation process
  • enjoys working collaboratively with faculty and student leaders
  • is committed to continuing liturgical and musical formation for one’s self and for the seminary community  

APPLICANTS 

Send resume with three references to Msgr. James A. Mongelluzzo at msgr.mongelluzzo@psjs.edu

 

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