Employment Opportunities


IconbigDec 1, 2020 - Our Lady of Grace parish - a vibrant, engaged Roman Catholic parish of approximately 1,550 households and K-8 school (250 students) - is seeking a full-time Director of Liturgical Music. Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic, have an undergraduate or graduate degree in music, and have previous experience in Catholic music ministry. Familiarity and experience in the Roman Catholic spiritual and liturgical tradition required. Must possess: advanced choral conducting skills, strong keyboard (piano and/or organ) skills, accomplished vocal skills with the ability to supervise and train parish cantors, and excellent organizational, planning, and collaborative skills. Competency with Microsoft Office 365 and Publisher, as well as music-notation programs (e.g. Finale), also required.

Candidate should be available for three of four weekend Masses, four daily morning Masses per week, Masses for holy days of obligation, prayer services, weddings, funerals, school liturgies, and other seasonal liturgical celebrations. Candidate should have the ability to lead and supervise paid section leaders and musicians as well as volunteer choir members and musicians at all levels. Direct: adult choir, parish-wide children’s choir, and school choir (grade 5). Oversee high school youth/young adult/adult contemporary choir with its own director.

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Benefits offered according to diocesan and parish policies. Background check and safe environment training are required of all parish employees and volunteers. Demonstration of keyboard and vocal skills will be required.

For more information, please see the job description posted HERE. To apply, send a cover letter, resume (or curriculum vitæ), and references to the pastor, Fr. Peter McGuine. In addition, send via email, U.S. mail or other delivery service sample recordings, programs, worship aids, and/or music lists demonstrating liturgical planning. Address: Fr. Peter McGuine, Our Lady of Grace Church, 2766 Navajo Rd, El Cajon, CA 92020.

Job is open as long as position is posted here.

Start date is late December 2020 / early January 2021.