Director of Liturgy & Music (Full-Time)

Holy Family Parish, Woodruff Wisconsin (see us at:, a vibrant 1400 family parish in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, has an immediate opening for a seasoned liturgical musician. A full time, dynamic and creative director of music, with broad experience of Catholic liturgy, will be the successful candidate. The position also includes some liturgical responsibilities, including overseeing liturgical ministers schedules and planning Seasonal and special liturgies, and oversight of liturgical paraphernalia and supplies. Congregation and choirs ready for leadership. Primary musical instruments feature a Rodgers Trillium digital organ and Kawai grand piano, in a beautiful church of wood, stone and glass (seating 800). Three masses every weekend during the winter season and four in the summer. Salary commensurate with experience and expertise; benefits follow diocesan guidelines.  Resume & cover letter to Fr. Aaron Devett:
Deadline is January 31, 2019.


Full Position Description

The Director of Liturgy and Music is a professional who holds appropriate credentials in liturgy and/or music, is trained in the Liturgy of the Catholic Church, and is responsible for facilitating the worship life of the parish community. The Director coordinates and provides quality liturgical and musical experiences, which celebrate and nourish the community’s journey of faith. The Director is an active member of the parish team.

First and foremost, the Director of Liturgy and Music is responsible, under the direction of the Pastor, for prayerful, sound and professional Liturgy.

As liturgist, to this end, the Director:
– Plans and oversees all public worship, including weekend masses, holy days of obligation, and seasonal rites & celebrations.
– Prepares and administers the budget for the parish liturgical needs.
– Assists the pastoral staff in planning special liturgies, worship and rituals.
– Attends regular staff, liturgical, and planning meetings.
– Assists in the liturgical formation of the parish.
– Oversees recruitment, training, scheduling and coordination of the liturgical ministries
of the parish.
– Oversees purchases of and maintains liturgical vessels, appointments, and supplies.
– Oversees the worship environment.
– Develops working relationship with diocesan organizations and liturgical events.

As musician, to this end, the Director:
– Is responsible for selection and distribution of music for parish liturgies.
– Prepares and administers the budget for the parish music program.
– Plans, researches, and provides appropriate music for cantors, choirs and ensembles,
serving as resource to those groups not under his/her personal direction.
– Plans and conducts rehearsals for all musicians, as needed.
– Ensures that all copyright regulations are followed regarding reprinting of music.
– Maintains parish musical instruments and related equipment (tuning, purchase, etc.).
– Implements diocesan and parish policies concerning music.
– Recruits, trains, schedules and manages volunteer musicians.
– Oversees worship and music materials for congregational use.
– Ensures musical and liturgical formation of parish musicians of all ages to maintain and improve their ministry.
– Fosters a spirit of enthusiasm, cooperation, and unity among the parish musicians.
– Facilitates “full, active and conscious participation” and builds the repertoire of the
worshipping assembly.
– Maintains and deepens skills through regular personal practice.
– Develops working relationship with diocesan organizations and liturgical events.