Director of Music Ministry

St. Wenceslaus Parish (Omaha) - Omaha



Name of Facility: St Wenceslaus Church
15353 Pacific Street
St Wenceslaus Church
Omaha, Nebraska

Submitted By

Name: Jeffrey Beulke


Department: Music
Reports to: Pastor

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Person in the position of Director of Music Ministry will lead the music program for the parish, helping the parish community to pray by supporting liturgies with vibrant and inspirational music.

Plan and plays music for all Weekend liturgies, Holy Day liturgies, School masses, Funeral Masses, special liturgies (including but not limited to: Confirmation, First Holy Communion), and other parish events (including but not limited to: retreats, school graduation) as needed.

Scheduling, directing, rehearsing choirs and volunteer musicians.

Introduces new music and encourages congregational participation.

Create presentations for Masses using the projection capabilities of the Church.

File and maintain music records.

Coordinate music ministry bulletin communications.

Cooperates with the liturgical music programs of the Archdiocese (including but not limited to: Rite of Election, Deacon Ordination, Priest Ordination) as needed.

Works with the school Music Teacher on selecting the music for school Masses and children’s choir.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Position Specifications/Requirements:

Must have a high degree of proficiency in the use of musical instruments to lead the congregation.

Be able to read music and have suitable vocal skills.

Candidates should be passionate about the Church’s liturgical tradition as well as today’s current practice.

Should possess a working knowledge of other instruments used in liturgical music.

Must have skill as an effective choir conductor.

Must have the ability and desire to lead and sustain a program of congregational singing.

Must have good knowledge of quality repertoire available for liturgical music programs for adult and children’s choir, organ, piano and congregation.

This position requires experience in parish liturgical music programs.

Regular weekend, evening & office work hours required. Along with the regular parish liturgical schedule, musicians are required to provide music for additional services during Holy Week, sacramental celebrations, weddings, and funerals.

Education and Experience

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music or 5 years related experience

Strong familiarity and comfort with Roman Catholic liturgy

Ability to perform and lead both contemporary and traditional style of music using a varied selection of music that would be considered Catholic based songs as well as contemporary Christian sources

Solo performance experience

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a current resume to: