Music Minister

Saint Leo, FL
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Music Minister is a critical position in University Ministry, by your talent and use of resources you aid the liturgy and by your ministry you encourage the faithful to encounter God with greater depth. The Music Minister works under the supervision of the University Chaplain in the development, preparation, planning and execution of a dynamic liturgy that engages the spiritual and faith lives of students, faculty, and staff. The Music Minister should seek to cultivate full, conscious, active participation of the members of the university community through music and song.

Music Minister position is a 10 month assignment starting July 1- April 30.


  • Assist the Chaplain and Campus Minister with the planning of campus liturgical-worship services at Saint Leo University.
  • Plan, organize, and administer music for all liturgy-worship on campus, including but not exclusively: Sunday masses, Weekday Masses, President's Opening mass, Holy Spirit Mass, Baccalaureate Mass, prayer services, blessings, retreats, and, praise and worship nights.
  • Leads and directs student ministry choir.
  • Schedule and lead all musical practices with singers and musicians.
  • Conduct meetings and trainings for student ministry choir as needed.
  • Supervises and coordinates additional musicians and members of the band.
  • Encourage participation and excitement in liturgy and worship.
  • Recruitment and development of student ministry choir members.
  • Be willing to participate in continuing education in Catholic liturgy.
  • Candidate will be expected to work a full time schedule Sunday - Thursday with occasional evening hours. Local overnight travel may be required.



  • A Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution required. Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and a major related to music/liturgy worship strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge and familiarity in both traditional and contemporary liturgical music.
  • Extensive knowledge and lived praxis in Catholic Liturgy.

  • Excellent Musical skills: The ability to perform on piano, guitar, organ, and other liturgically appropriate musical instruments.
  • Ability to sing in a manner that fosters singing in others.
  • Understanding of acoustics, especially as it relates to space in which the campus community worships.

  • Thorough understanding and ability to coordinate, plan, and lead music for Catholic liturgies.
  • Personally and professionally committed to promoting liturgy and worship.
  • An outgoing, innovative, gregarious person who is skilled at working with and motivating volunteers to sing in the Mass Choir.


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means a person with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success.

Job ID 2017-1457
Category ..
Job Locations US-FL-Saint Leo


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