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Parish Coordinator of Music Ministry

St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, Van Nuys

Posted 6/21/2019 until 9/6/2019



The Parish Coordinator of Music Ministry helps musicians and the congregation grow as disciples of Jesus Christ through worship and music. Under the supervision of the Pastor/Administrator, he/she is responsible for ensuring quality music and liturgical celebrations that enhance the active participation of the church in worship and prayer life of the community.



Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

In fulfilling his/her responsibilities, the parish music coordinator needs to function in collaboration with the pastor and pastoral team, i.e., pastor, associate pastors, deacons, DRE, school principal, initiation director/team, and with the parish liturgy committee and coordinator.

The following tasks and responsibilities are considered essential functions of the position.  To perform the job successfully an employee must possess the abilities and aptitude to perform each duty proficiently.

 The parish music coordinator:

·      Selects or oversees music repertory for the Sunday and Holy Day liturgies and

other parish liturgical celebrations during the various liturgical season or during the various seasons of the liturgical calendar(e.g., weekend Eucharist,  solemnities, St. Bridget Feast, penance services, Liturgy of the Hours and devotional services).

·      Develops and coordinates and oversees the formation and training of all persons involved in musical ministries for every mass: choirs, cantors, ensembles, organists, pianists and other instrumentalists.

·      Conduct weekly rehearsals with choirs

·      Oversees the scheduling of all music ministers.

·      Maintains current records (e.g., salary, evaluation, etc.) on all music ministers

·      Collaborates with the pastor and other appropriate persons (e.g., the parish liturgy coordinator) in the hiring of music personnel

·      Prepares an annual music budget in consultation with the pastor and others

·      Oversees the formulation and implementation of parish policies and guidelines

concerning music in liturgy

·       Oversees the ordering and maintenance of all music materials (library)

·      Is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the organ and other parish

musical instruments.

Will be required to maintain an inventory of all music ministry equipment.

·      Attends meetings including staff, and liturgy ministry meetings



Musical Qualifications

The specific musical expertise of the coordinator may vary. His/her principal musical skill

might be as a choir director, cantor, guitarist, or other related musical field. In any case, the candidate should possess or be pursuing a degree in Music or equivalent skill and experience.

Liturgical Qualifications

The parish music coordinator should possess fundamental expertise in the Catholic liturgy and in liturgy preparation. The candidate should have completed the Archdiocesan Liturgical Formation and Certification Program for parish music director, or some equivalent program and/or possess demonstrable skill and knowledge of Roman Catholic liturgical practice as well as a willingness for continuing education in liturgy. This requirement must be completed within 12 months of hiring.

Pastoral Qualifications

The parish music coordinator should have experience in pastoral/parish ministry. This includes skills in relating to and managing groups of people, organizational and leadership ability, a life of faith proportionate to a parish minister, preferably within the Roman Catholic Church, and a willingness to engage in continuing education in the pastoral areas.

Cultural Qualifications

The parish music coordinator ideally should possess some direct knowledge and experience of multicultural issues, especially relative to those cultures and ethnic groups living within the parish, and at least the desire to learn about multicultural and related themes.


MUST BE BILINGUAL (SPANISH/ENGLISH)- needs to have the skill of conversational Spanish.


The resume must be submitted to: 

Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​

Information/Application Contact:

St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, Van Nuys
16711 Gault Street
Van Nuys CA 91406
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