Music Director/Accompanist

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

West River, MD 20778

Denomination: Catholic

Category: Christian Musician

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: $30,000 - 40,000

Posted on: February 23, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

The position is designed to enhance the music ministry of Our Lady of Sorrows by providing organ/piano music and accompanying the Choir at regularly scheduled church functions, including worship services and rehearsals. The average weekly hourly commitment is a minimum of five hours per week, to include playing at two Sunday and one Saturday worship services, choir practice between those services and personal practice time. Funerals, weddings or other events are determined by availability and are paid separately.

Reports to Pastor

Demonstrates the ability to perform music, on the organ/piano, as needed by church and choir functions. Demonstrates a commitment to the vision and spiritual life of OLOS.


With the Music Director, possess skills in selecting and performing a variety of styles of music appropriate to the needs and requests of the church community. The worship music includes a wide range of styles, classical to gospel to contemporary. Possesses skills in organization and use of resources. Is able to work in a team setting with other staff members and lay volunteers.

Major Responsibilities

Teamwork and Communication
To work collaboratively and communicate frequently with the Music Director and Pastor. To coordinate music with the Scriptural and Liturgical themes for each week's worship with the Music Director. To keep lines of communication open and bring concerns directly to the Music Director and Pastor. To promote the spiritual life of OLOS through the music ministry. To attend staff meetings as available.

Music Selection and Performance
Under the supervision of the Music Director, provide organ/piano accompaniment for OLOS and choir. Musical offerings on Saturday and Sunday may include hymns, anthems, special music, prelude, offertory, postlude, recessional, response, communion and prayer time music. Accompanies weekly choir practices.

Additional Responsibilities May Include

May provide organ/piano accompaniment for OLOS and possibly choir for special services as discussed with Pastor and Music Director. May provide music for weddings and funerals which will be compensated by the respective family. If the family wishes to have a guest pianist/organist, this will be coordinated with the Music Director and attending Pastor.

Supervision The Pastor and the Music Director are the direct supervisors of the organist/pianist.


In the first year of employment, the Pastor and Music Director, will conduct a 3-month review. After the first year, an annual review of the employee will be held to evaluate performance.


Compensation is paid by-weekly and is based upon experience, education and successfully passing all background checks and clearances (including criminal and child abuse history). Compensation to be negotiated and discussed during the interview process. This is a part-time salaried position with an average of 5 hours per week.


The above description is a reasonable guide to meet the objectives of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Activities should include the above but are not intended to be limited solely to the specifics herein. It is intended that flexibility be provided when necessary and to include changes in the OLOS program.

After receipt of applications, candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview and audition.


About Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church:

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Music Director/Accompanist
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Full Time
$30,000 - 40,000
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250 - 500

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Marie Simeone
101 Owensville. Rd
West River
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