Cincinnati Music Ministry Director

Dec 12, 2018

– Position Objective –

The Cincinnati Music Ministry Director seeks to deliver an experience consistent with the standards and parameters set by Eagle Eye Ministries for the use of music in its celebration of Holy Mass and its participation in the Liturgy of the Hours at Retreats.

– Organization –

Founded in 2003, Eagle Eye Ministries’ mission is to form, unite, and inspire young Catholics for the new evangelization by deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ, through prayer, study, culture, and community.

– Responsibilities –

  • Report to the Eagle Eye Director of Retreats and the Cincinnati Retreat Director, available for meetings year-round as needed/mandated by the same
  • Recruit volunteer musicians and choir members for Retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area
  • Work with volunteer musicians and choir members to prepare for Retreats in the Greater Cincinnati Area
  • Select music for Retreat Masses and hymns for Liturgy of the Hours according to the standards and parameters set by Eagle Eye Ministries, and with the approval of the Eagle Eye Director of Retreats
  • Direct volunteer music ministry at Retreat Masses
  • Learn chant modes/methods from members of the Community of St. John and/OR recruit volunteer to do so, with the intention of being available to lead chanted Liturgy of the Hours at Retreats in the absence of a Sister of the Community of St. John
  • Provide written and graphic information as needed to enable Retreat participants to participate at Mass and in the Liturgy of the Hours

– Qualifications –

  • Able to lead and organize music with organ and voice
  • Committed to the mission of Eagle Eye Ministries
  • Committed to adhering to the standards and parameters set by Eagle Eye Ministries
  • Understands his/her position to be one which is facilitating, inviting people to join in authentic worship, not to put on a performance which is not conducive to prayer or an authentic encounter with Our Lord
  • Joyful and engaging personality
  • Good time management
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to receive direction/critique/constructive criticism well
  • Self-driven; will need to work year-round to recruit and adequately prepare volunteers for two to three retreats per year
  • A degree in Music, preferably Sacred Music, is not required, but comparable experience is ideal

– Practicalities –

  • No set time commitment (number of years in role), but expected to find and train a replacement when ready/wanting to move on
  • Sets own schedule, invests appropriate amount of time to carry out assignments
  • Must be available every last Sunday in February, every first Sunday in March, and every first weekend (Friday afternoon through Sunday evening) of November
  • May be asked to serve at other retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area
  • Preferably resides in the Greater Cincinnati area, but not required if distance does not impede the Music Director from fulfilling his/her duties

– Meeting Schedule –

  • Meet with the Eagle Eye Director of Retreats as needed
  • Meet with the Cincinnati Retreat Director as needed
  • Sets meetings with members of the Community of St. John as needed
  • Sets rehearsals with members of music ministry as needed

– Compensation –

  • Registration fees, food, and lodging will be completely covered by Eagle Eye Ministries at every Retreat at which the Cincinnati Director of Music is serving.
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