Coordinator of Worship (part-time)

Archdiocese of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD, US

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St. Mark Parish, located in Fallston, Maryland, has an opening for a part-time Coordinator of Worship. This is a 20 hours per week position.

The Coordinator of Worship is a member of the Parish staff with professional preparation and pastoral sensitivity to the celebration of Catholic liturgy and ritual and the importance of music to the liturgy. In conjunction with the Pastor, provides leadership in the planning, execution and celebration of all Parish liturgies including music leadership by directing, planning, and coordinating the parish music programs. Position is an exempt position that reports to Pastor.

Job Responsibilities:

Coordination and Administration
  • Participate in decision-making regarding overall and liturgically specific parish direction and activities.
  • Prepare and manage the Liturgy/Music portion of the annual budget.
  • Coordinates with Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Welcome Teams to recruit, train, and maintain groups.
  • Coordinates Parish livestreaming. Maintains livestream and reprint licenses/reporting
  • Maintains performance of equipment: organ, piano, sound system and livestream. Maintain the parish music library.
  • Directs and rehearses Parish traditional choir, contemporary group, and youth band.
  • Work with the Pastor to discern parish worship and prayer needs and to assure quality liturgical celebrations and sacramental services including Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses, Holy Days of Obligation, Christmas, Easter, and the Paschal Triduum.
  • Coordinate scheduling and training music ministers for all liturgies. Provide input as needed for scheduling and formation of liturgical ministers.
  • Provide materials and/or training for the preparation of cantors/song-leaders, musicians and other parish related music programs/events; Assists couples and musicians to select appropriate music.
  • Coordinates annual Christmas concert and Living Stations of the Cross.
  • Maintains awareness of Catholic liturgical theology and music including contemporary praise and worship and traditional Catholic church music.
  • Serve as a resource to religious education/formation staff and catechists in selecting music and planning liturgies and prayer services.
  • Invite, encourage, and enhance assembly participation in the ongoing expansion of the parish music repertoire and liturgy.

Job Requirements:

  • Practicing Catholic willing to engage in the faith life of our parish.
  • Degree in Liturgy, Liturgical Music, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated vocal and keyboard/piano proficiency.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to collaborate/coordinate with parishioners and parish staff.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

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Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential – spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally.  Catholic Schools offer a balanced curriculum, integrating music and arts, world language, and Catholic faith while challenging students in the areas of science, math, and technology. Catholic schools emphasize critical thinking and encourage students to collaborate, communicate, and problem-solve. 

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools enroll over 16,000 students each year and is the 11th largest school system in Maryland. There are currently 34 Catholic elementary and middle schools, 6 Catholic high schools, and 1 Catholic early learning center located throughout the archdiocese's nine jurisdictions which include: Baltimore City, Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Washington Counties. 

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