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Job Opening: Children's Choir Director

Updated: May 3

Saint Andrew’s is currently looking for a Children’s Choir Director to start in September 2022.

The role is part-time and consists of approximately five (5) hours per week.

The deadline to apply is Monday, August 22nd, 2022.

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Children’s Choir Director

Saint Andrew Catholic Church, Newtown, PA


The Children’s Choir program currently has two ensembles that are active September through May. (They may be consolidated into one ensemble if necessary)

Cherub Choir, Grades 1-3

Rehearsals are Mondays, 4:30-5:15pm

Youth Choir, Grades 4-8

Rehearsals are Mondays, 5:30-6:15pm

Both ensembles sing at Sunday Mass once a month, First Holy Eucharist, and perform in the annual Christmas Concert.

This is a part-time position for approximately 5 hours / week.
Saint Andrew’s adheres to Archdiocesan guidelines in regard to safe environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Music and music staff to develop a dynamic, inviting weekly children’s music ministry that is in line with Catholic music directives.

  • Help to recruit and support children for weekly music education, development and fellowship.

  • Direct and supervise weekly rehearsals, and in presenting music offerings at Sunday Mass and special events.

  • Engage children in relevant learning about the liturgy, Church seasons, feasts, and other aspects of the faith throughout the year.

  • Research and plan developmentally and liturgically appropriate anthems.

  • Help to coordinate parent volunteers at rehearsals, Mass, and concerts.

  • Communicate effectively with Children’s Choir families.

  • Perform administrative duties as assigned including overseeing the maintenance of children’s choir music library and materials.

Professional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of vocal and musical pedagogy.

  • Desire and demonstrated ability to work with young children.

  • Conducting, teaching, and motivational skills appropriate to the age group.

  • Basic keyboard proficiency; knowledge of other musical instruments is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Vatican II documents on liturgy and music.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and parents.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff and volunteer personnel at Saint Andrew’s.

Please send cover letter, CV, and list of three (3) references to:
David Kimock, Director of Music


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