Roman Catholic Music Director Pianist or Organist

Fort Hood Chapel Roman Catholic

24 Jul 2019

Fort Hood Chapel

Roman Catholic

Music Director

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The successful candidate for this position will be a 1099 contractor with Music Ministry International and be responsible for the following:

C.1.1. SCOPE OF WORK.  The music director must coordinate with the Senior Roman Catholic Chaplain who serves as Program Element Manager (PEM) the planning, coordination, execution and ministries of the Roman Catholic Community liturgical music program.  The music director ministries fosters the active participation of the liturgical assembly in singing; coordinates the preparation of music to be sung at various liturgical celebrations; and promotes the ministries of choirs, psalmists, cantors, organists, and all who play instruments that serve the Liturgy.

C.1.2.  HOURS OF OPERATION.  The hours of operation may vary due to chapel service schedule.  Contract Period 30 September 2019 through 29 September 2020.

C.1.3.  AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.  The music director must coordinate with designated PEM liturgical music for liturgical celebrations in accordance with norms of the Roman Catholic Church.

C.1.4.  PERSONNEL.  The music director shall provide work force possessing the skills, knowledge, and training to satisfactorily perform the services required by this contract.   Personnel performing work under this work statement shall remain employees of the music director and will not be considered employees of the Government.

C.1.4.1.  In the temporary absence of the music director, the music director must identify to PEM the individual assuming the duties of the music director.

C.1.4.2.  The music director must conduct him/herself in a professional manner at all times, to include a neat and well-groomed appearance appropriate to the conditions under which the services are being conducted.  Because this is a non-personal service contract, music director and music director’s employees must avoid representing or allowing themselves to be represented as chapel staff or government employees.

C.1.5.  MINIMUM PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS. 

C.1.5.1.  The music director must have knowledge of a basic theology and understanding of the structure of Roman Catholic Liturgical celebrations such as Mass, Holy Triduum, Baptism, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.

C.1.5.2.  The music director must have understanding of ritual dimension, spiritual dimension, and cultural context of sacred music.

C.1.5.3.  The music director must have the knowledge and understanding of present day Roman Catholic faith and liturgical norms.

C.1.5.4.  Since the position of music director is an essential ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, the music director must be in good standings with Roman Catholic Church.

C.1.5.5.  The music director must have ability for teamwork in pluralistic environment.

C.1.5.6.  The music director must have ability to lead singing, conduct choir, and play an instrument.

C.1.5.7.  The music director must have the ability to communicate effectively in English language for coordination with PEM and for satisfactory completion of the administrative tasks required of a music director.

SECTION C.2 – SPECIFIC TASKS

C.2.1.  The music director must communicate, plan, and coordinate with the PEM, or his designated representative Roman Catholic Community’s liturgical music program in accordance with guidelines of the R.C. Church.

C.2.2.  The music director must coordinate the preparation of music to be sung at liturgical celebrations in accordance with liturgical norms.

C.2.3.  The music director must promote the ministries of choirs, psalmists, cantors, organists, and all who play instruments that serve the Liturgy.

C.2.4.  The music director must coordinate rehearsal times for both liturgical celebrations and special worship services, when authorized by the contract and coordinated with the PEM.  At a minimum rehearsal will last 30 minutes, and at a maximum the rehearsal will last 1.2 hours.  A rehearsal shall be in support of a choir, not for personal preparation.

C.2.5.  The music director must prepare and execute liturgical music for 52 Sundays, Ash Wednesday, Holy Triduum, Holy Days of Obligation (6), First Communion, Confirmation, funerals, and special worship services.

C.2.6.  The music director must perform special worship services when authorized by the contract and coordinated with the PEM.

C.2.7.  The music director must provide music selections to the PEM or his designated representative in time to be approved.

C.2.8.  The music director must notify the PEM concerning any maintenance problems or requests concerning the musical instrument(s) of the chapel facility.

C.2.9.  The music director must submit to the PEM for verification, an invoice for the previous month’s contract services Not Later Than (NLT) the 10th working of the next month.

C.2.10.  The music director must brief the PEM at least once per month concerning upcoming events, problems, or suggestions, with respect to the worship service unless one of the parties is legitimately absent (sickness, leave, TDY, etc.).

C.2.11.  The music director must submit to the PEM any requests for supplies and materials to support the music portion of the worship service.

C.2.12.  If the music director signs for a key to the building to conduct rehearsal or any other activity, that music director assumes responsibility for any loss or damage to both Real and Installation property that may occur during the period that the building is open with said key.

Interested Candidates are requested to forward their resume together with three references from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s good work and steadiness.  Candidates who do not possess the qualifications in "C.1.5.  MINIMUM PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS" above need not apply.  This is a part-time position with compensation based on budget and the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.