St. Ignatius Parish
Tarpon Springs

The goals for the Director of Music Ministry will be:

  • to develop full, active, conscious, and fruitful participation of the faithful at each liturgy.
  • to foster a prayerful, singing assembly through celebration, preparation and evaluation, education, and personal ministry;
  • with the cooperation and assistance of all the parish ministers, the Director of Music Ministry supports the gospel message through song and challenges the assembly to live it more fully.

The goals for the overall music ministry program will be:

  • to build and sustain congregational song at the parish liturgies;
  • to help to increase regular attendance at these liturgies through the quality of music selected and learned;
  • to develop a plan to expand the adult, children, and teen choir membership; Including but not limited to the adult choir, children’s choir, the Polish Children’s Choir, and helping with the Early Childhood Center’s programs.
  • to recruit, train, and sustain cantors/scholas for the parish liturgies.

The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Music Ministry are:

  • to be responsible for all music associated with worship, faith formation, and evangelization in the parish;
  • to be responsible for coordinating and staffing all other liturgies with competent musicians;
  • to participate in planning the liturgies with the Parish Liturgy Committee and will be primarily responsible for the music selection of all regular and special celebrations including but not limited to Sunday and other eucharistic celebrations, Easter Vigil, Holy Week liturgies, holy days of obligation, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, All Souls Day, First Communion, confirmation, reconciliation, wedding, funeral, etc.); and daily Masses when not off.
  • to select and maintain musical instruments;
  • to attain copyright permission for music;
  • to provide liturgical formation, music education, and practical preparation for cantors/leaders of song, choral, and instrumental groups;
  • to keep current concerning developments in liturgy and in music and to serve as a resource consultant for parish staff and groups regarding pastoral music;
  • to supervise powerpoint and live stream ministries;
  • to supervise and maintain the sound system;
  • to meet with couples in preparation for their wedding to select the music;
  • to meet with families preparing for the funeral of their loved ones to prepare the liturgy;

    The Director of Music Ministry will continue to develop their personal and professional skills by taking
    courses and/or participating in non-degree workshops and conferences that are generally related to their
    work, the mission of pastoral liturgy, and the future direction of the parish.

    The performance of the Director of Music Ministry shall be evaluated twice a year by the pastor and parish

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

    To apply send resume to: sperenich@ignatius.net