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Position (Full time):  Cathedral Director of Music and Organist

Position to be filled by August 2019

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than June 1, 2019 to:

Rev. Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor
Cathedral of St. Patrick
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

or via email:  chancellor@norwichdiocese.net

The Cathedral of Saint Patrick, located in historic Norwich, Connecticut, is seeking a full time Director of Music and Organist.

Position to be filled: August, 2019

Director of Music Responsibilities:
  • Select, plan and coordinate liturgically appropriate music for all liturgies of the parish and various diocesan liturgies held at the Cathedral
  • Direct the following choirs:
    • Cathedral Choir (20-25 members, weekly rehearsals)
    • Cathedral Children’s Choir (15 members, gr. 3-6, weekly rehearsals)
    • Cathedral Bell Choirs (Adult, High School, Youth, weekly rehearsals)
    • Norwich Diocesan Choir (30-40 members with paid section leaders)
  • Administer the Diocesan Music Budget
  • Oversee maintenance of Cathedral musical instruments
  • Maintain Cathedral Music Library (choral and brass)
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the choir room and choir loft
  • Coordinate the scheduling of concerts by visiting musical organizations
  • Nurture the existing liturgical music program and develop areas where needed
  • Oversee the operation of the Schulmerich Digital Carillon
Organist Responsibilities:
  • Organist for three weekend Mass (5:00 PM Saturday, 9:00 & 10:30 AM Sunday)
  • Organist for Holy Day Masses, Easter Triduum, and additional services and liturgies (e.g. Stations of the Cross, Confirmation, First Communion, etc.)
  • Organist for funerals and weddings
  • Organist for Cathedral School Masses

Musical Instruments:

  • Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Opus 1267  (restoration in 2002) 3 manuals, 42 ranks
  • McNealy Chamber Organ  (1992)  1 manual, 4 ranks
  • Yamaha 6’ grand piano  (choir room)
  • Technics Digital Piano  (choir loft)
  • Technics Digial Piano  (Cathedral front)
  • Schulmerich Handbells  (4 octaves)
  • Malmark Handchimes  (3 Octaves)
  • Schulmerich Digital Carillon
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Thorough knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgical practice, as well as familiarity with the Church’s patrimony of Sacred Music and documents on the Sacred Liturgy
  • Excellent organ and piano skills
  • Excellent choral conducting skills
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Committed to living, i.e., conducting one’s public activities and relationships, in a manner that is compatible with the mission and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in music and minimum of three years experience
Salary:

Competitive salary and benefits (commensurate with education and experience) with additional stipends for weddings and funerals

Rev. Peter J. Langevin, Chancellor
Cathedral of St. Patrick
213 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360

or via email:  chancellor@norwichdiocese.net


Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich
201 Broadway
Norwich, CT 06360-4328
Phone: 860-887-9294