Pianist (On-Call)

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7063521 (Ref.No. 1825381)
Posted: February 14, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Salary:
Job Type: On Call
Job Number: 2015-1602479
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: MISSION & MINISTRY DEPARTMENT
Closing: 3/17/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Background

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Responsibilities
Seeking an immediate, on-call, temporary, Pianist.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Liturgy, On Call Liturgical Musicians assist in the planning, preparation, rehearsal, and liturgical ministry of music for the liturgies of the Mission & Ministry Center. On-Call Liturgical Musicians should be personally prepared (rehearsed) prior to each liturgy, and knowledgeable about the Service as a music minister should foster the full and active participation of the liturgical assembly as the primary function of music ministry. Assisting the cantor and Assistant Director of Liturgy in the preparation, rehearsal, and leadership of the choir and the liturgical assembly.

The liturgies of the Mission & Ministry Center include the weekly 8pm Sunday liturgy (held on almost all Sundays of the SMC Academic Year), and a varying series of seasonal and special liturgies held on specific, non-Sunday dates: Welcome Liturgy

(August), Mass of the Holy Spirit (September), All Saints Day (November 1), Immaculate Conception (December 8), Ash Wednesday (February/March), Commencement Liturgy (May), and others as determined by supervisor.

Experience- At least 2 years of experience with Catholic liturgical music ministry in a parish or higher education setting, including providing musical leadership and . accompaniment in Roman Catholic Liturgy

Experience and Qualifications
Skills/ Abilities- Professional level fluency in piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, or another musical instrument. Knowledge and familiarity with Catholic liturgical music, traditional, modern, and new trends. Ability to serve as a rehearsal accompanist. Flexibility to arrange, rework, and improvise music during liturgy as needed.

Other Requirements- Evening and weekend work required, in addition to hours during weekdays to meet with supervisor.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply online at http://jobs.stmarys-ca.edu
  1. A resume- Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

?Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/public-safety/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report-0. To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


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