Director of Liturgy and Choirmaster – Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, GA

Director of Liturgy and Choirmaster, Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, Georgia
June 2022
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Cathedral of Christ the King (CTK) is a thriving parish serving close to 6,000 families in Atlanta, GA. The Cathedral was founded in 1936 and became the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 1956. Currently, CTK serves the parish through three daily masses Monday – Friday, ten weekend masses, and over 100 ministries.
The Director of Liturgy and Choirmaster is a full-time position and reports to the Rector of the Cathedral. The Director is responsible for all adult choirs, children’s choirs, and cantors in collaboration with the Director of Music/Cathedral Organist. In consultation with the Cathedral Rector, the Director of Music/Cathedral Organist and other Music Ministry Staff, the Director is responsible for promoting the development of authentic liturgical music based on a strong knowledge of sacred music from Gregorian chant to contemporary compositions. A description of the current music follows. As Choirmaster, this role oversees five masses on Sundays, two with choir and organ, and three with cantor and organ/piano. Other masses would include, but are not limited to, Holy Week, Christmas, Holy Days of Obligation and Archdiocesan Masses.
The Director is also responsible for general oversight of liturgical matters at the Cathedral covering the Parish and Archdiocese. The role has responsibility for coordinating the liturgy team members with support from the Liturgical Assistant.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES
• In consultation with the Cathedral Rector and the Director of Music/Cathedral Organist, continue to advance the existing music program to ensure the highest quality of choirs, individuals, ensembles, and instrumentalists.
• Ensure that all masses and events have the appropriate Music Ministry staff and liturgical support.
• Primary responsibility for planning and conducting the choir anthems with the Cathedral Choir for the Sunday 10:30 AM and noon mass.
• Responsible for all music and scores being ready for rehearsals and masses.
• In collaboration with the Director of Music/Cathedral Organist, recruit, interview/audition and accept members to participate in choirs.
• In collaboration with Director of Music/Cathedral Organist, audition volunteer and paid choir members and coordinate the hiring and payment of other musicians as needed for Cathedral liturgies and concerts.
• Determine and assist in financial arrangements with Staff Singers.
• Assist other Adult Music Ministry Choirs and ensembles as requested (Coro Hispano, Modern Liturgical Ensemble, Life Teen).
• Produce several weekly ordos for cantors and choirs to sing from at Masses.
• Directly responsible for coordinating liturgy team members (Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers, Ushers, Flower Guild, Wedding Guild and Sacristans) for all Cathedral liturgies (week day and weekend).
• Additionally responsible for general oversight of various liturgical matters at the Cathedral (Archdiocesan and Parish).
• Organize and run monthly meeting of Parish Liturgy Committee.
• Provide latest canonical and ritual information regarding liturgy to Team Leaders.
• Oversee or provide the preparation and distribution of the appropriate scripts, materials and notifications for special rites and liturgies (Baptism scripts, RCIA scripts, Blessings etc.).
• Directly responsible for oversight and direction of Liturgy Assistant.
• Joint responsibility for oversight and direction of Music Assistant.
• Participates in periodic review with the Rector of the Cathedral Parish and executes other duties as assigned.
• In collaboration with the Director of Music/Cathedral Organist prepares the annual budget for the music program.
• Attends regular staff meetings and department head meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
• Active, practicing Catholic, living a moral life according to the tenets of Catholicism
• Master’s degree of choral conducting or sacred music
• Experience at a Cathedral or large parish
• Excellent choir directing skills
• Excellent skills in communication, collaboration, supervision, administration and development of print materials
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Proficient in computer skills related to music
• Experience in developing a pastoral approach to church music and liturgy
• Familiarity with Catholic Church documents on sacred music and liturgy
• Availability to carry out responsibilities in the evenings, weekends, and holidays
• Membership in professional organizations (CMAA, AGO, CRCCM, etc.)
• An exceptional reputation as a musician and individual
COMPENSATION
• Highly competitive salary for today’s job market
• Professional development opportunities
• Vacation, health benefits, sick leave pre-established per Archdiocesan policy
Please apply by June 30, 2022 with a resume, cover letter (in which you should explain your personal vision of sacred music for a modern Cathedral parish), and some video examples of live Masses and printed materials you have put together. These materials should be submitted to jobopening@ctking.com.

[Posted 2 JUN 2022]