St. Raphael Parish
St. Petersburg

St. Raphael Catholic Church & School seeks a dynamic, faith filled, music director to foster a
culture of sacred music in our liturgical prayer and worship. St. Raphael was founded in the 1962
on beautiful Snell Isle in St. Petersburg, Florida, and we have grown to 1500 families. Our parish
and school are committed to working together to strengthen families and raise our children in the
love of God and accompany them to find their place in this world in building the Kingdom. Our
Catholic identity is grounded in prayer and a strong sense of community, rooted in our
sacramental life, while growing in discipleship, serving the poor, working for justice, and
reaching the lost.

The full-time music director will collaborate with the pastor, other clergy, staff, and the entire
parish community to provide for prayerful and participatory liturgies. The ideal applicant is be a
committed Catholic confident in ministerial roles with a strong understanding of church and
liturgy. We seek a skilled organist (we have a Rodgers Infinity Organ with 3 manuals and 61
draws) and pianist who can foster talent within and build a sense of team among our cantors and
various choirs, including working with school-aged children. The music director also, in keeping
with the parish vision for music liturgy, collaborates with the youth ministry musician who
provides music to the youth ministry and Life Teen Mass.

The salary for this position is guided by the National Association of Pastoral Music Ministry
Guide with respect to Florida standard of living, musical talent, education, experience, and years
of service. Degrees in Music are preferred but not required. Additional stipends are provided for
funerals and weddings.

Professional Qualifications:
• Skill and experience in playing the organ and piano, along with choir direction, music
selection and ensemble selection.
• Familiarity with Catholic liturgy and working with various choirs, including adult and youth/
children choir.
• Strong sense of collaboration
• Organizational and administrative skills

Job Duties:
• Provide and facilitate organ, piano, choral, or other appropriate music at principal liturgies of
the church, including Saturdays/Sundays, holy days of obligation, weddings, funerals, bimonthly
holy hours, special services, and occasional parish concerts.
• Develop musical ability and sense of community and ministry with the choir.
• Select all music for worship with guidance from the pastor.
• Hire special musicians to enhance worship and improve the skills of the choir, as required.
• Recommend and oversee maintenance and tuning of all church-owned musical instruments,
projection, and sound system.
• Maintain and update the parish music library, including management of subscriptions,
licenses, & copyrights.
• Guide and collaborate with the Youth Ministry Musician who provides music to the youth
ministry and Life Teen Mass.
• Serves as a member of the the parish staff, including efficient communication, staff meeting
attendance, and participation in liturgical and other parish event planning.
• Complete all diocesan requirements for employment, including background check and safeenvironment
• Oversee communication of events in the bulletin and other parish communications such as
• Collaborate with the pastor in planning and preparing an annual budget for music ministry in
the parish.

Candidate must successfully pass a Level II FBI Background Screening and complete Safe Environment Training prior to employmet.

Please submit a resume with cover letter to: fr.curtis@st-raphaels.com
Fr. Curtis Carro, Pastor
St. Raphael Catholic Church & School
1376 Snell Isle Blvd. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

For more information call Mr. David Wright, Parish Manager: 727-821-7989.