JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Music will oversee the music department consisting of over ten performing choirs (2nd
Grade Choir, 3rd & 4th Grade Boys Choir, 3rd & 4th Grade Girls Choir, 5th & 6th Grade Boys Choir, 5th & 6th
Grade Girls Choir, Middle School Boys Choir, Middle School Girl’s Choir, Men’s Chorale, Women’s
Chorale, Honors Choir) and two Gregorian chant ensembles that perform on a rotational basis for daily
Mass, and the curriculum used to instruct the students. All students in the school have choir every day, with
the exception of the Pre-kindergarten classes, which have music class twice a week.
Responsibilities
 Direct several choirs; assign other choirs and classes to assistant director
 Play the organ for daily school Mass, Stations of the Cross (Lent), and occasional Evensongs
throughout the year or assign organist duties to other staff as needed
 Oversee two Gregorian Chant ensembles (Men’s Schola & Women’s Schola)
 Oversee the preparation for annual upper and lower school Christmas and Spring concerts; prepare
Honor’s Choir students musically for annual All Soul’s Requiem with the Parish Adult Choir
 Establish calendar designating when choirs will sing for daily Mass and once per month for the
Sunday 9am Mass in coordination with the Parish Music Director; distribute calendar to faculty
before the 1st of each month
 Maintain and oversee the budget for the music department
 Maintain the choral music and liturgical propers library
 Create weekly hymn sheets, gospel acclamations (tracts during Lent), and graduals for daily school
Mass
 Create monthly Altar Server/Greeter Calendar for daily school Mass
 Sponsor and prepare students for the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Middle School
and High School Choirs, the TPSMEA (Texas Private School Music Educators Association)
Children’s Honors Choir, Solo & Ensemble Competition, and Concert & Sight-Reading
Competition, and other competitions as appropriate
 Ensure that the choral program maintains an active involvement in the community

QUALIFICATIONS

 Be a practicing Catholic
 Hold Bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in voice, piano, or organ and teaching certificate
or credential
 Preference will be given to candidates who have experience playing the organ

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email a cover letter, resume, and unofficial copy of your transcripts to the Mrs. Cassandra Johnston at cjohnston@atonementonline.com

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Instruments: 3-manual, 50 rank Casavant pipe organ and 1-manual, 7 rank Laukhuff organ (chapel)
Salary commensurate with experience. Medical and other benefits offered.