Coordinator for Liturgical Music (Part-time)

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs.

Mount Mercy University is accepting applications for a part-time (10-12 hours a week) Coordinator for Liturgical Music. This position includes planning and providing music for liturgies and worship services; the recruitment and development of student leaders for liturgical music, worship planning and music ministry; assisting the Chaplain and Campus Minister in the overall planning for the liturgical celebrations and worship on campus. Responsibilities include collaborating with the Chaplain and Campus Minister to maintain a vibrant pastoral ministry office; planning, supervising, and administering the overall music for liturgical celebrations, worship and other services (Sunday and weekday Masses, Hour of Grace, retreats, special seasonal and pastoral services); assists the Chaplain and Campus Minister in the overall planning of liturgical celebrations and worship on campus and recruiting, developing, and supervising student leaders for liturgical music, worship planning and music ministry; and coordinating the maintenance (including tuning) of instruments with appropriate units (i.e., facilities and music department).

The successful candidate is willing and enthusiastic to work with young adults while being grounded in Catholic liturgy, music and documents and understands liturgy and liturgical music as a means for evangelization. Candidates should have experience and knowledge of both traditional liturgical music and contemporary worship music with proficient keyboard skills for piano/organ. Experience and knowledge of musical arranging and a thorough understanding and ability to coordinate, plan and lead appropriate music for Catholic liturgy and other Christian worship services are essential skills. The candidate should be capable of engraving music in a notation program and creating PowerPoint presentation that can be projected on the worship space screen. Preference to a practicing Roman Catholic with a BA in Music or pastoral music. Additional ability to play guitar is also desired.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references.

Submissions must be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: hr@mtmercy.edu with the subject line “Coordinator for Liturgical Music”. Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed. The review process will begin July 1, 2020. Position is open until filled.

Visit www.mtmercy.edu for further information. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.