Posting for Associate Organist and Assistant Director of Music

November 7, 2016

  1. St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a full time Associate Organist and Assistant Director of Music.
  2. Duties include accompanying the Cathedral choir (17 paid positions plus volunteers) and the Cathedral’s professional Schola, and playing liturgies, choral concerts, special events, and recitals. There would also be significant administrative duties involved as well as intermittent conducting responsibilities. A full job description will be given to finalists.
  3. Applicants should be organists of extensive experience. Audition repertoire should demonstrate great facility and a mastery of disparate styles of literature and expressive character. Comfort with liturgical improvisation is required; outstanding improvisation skills are a huge bonus. Composition skills are also a plus. More details on the audition process will be given to finalists.
  4. St. Joseph Cathedral is home to the 99/III Paul Fritts Grand Gallery Organ (2006), ‘Big Red’. See http://cathedralmusic.org/organs/ for more information.
  5. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Music to implement a program of liturgical music in accord with Church doctrine on sacred music. Specifically, the music program at the Cathedral is based on substantial choral and organ repertoire, various types of English chant and Gregorian chant, and hymnody. Past and present repertoire lists are available at www.cathedralmusic.org.
  6. Learn more about the Cathedral’s music program at www.cathedralmusic.org
  7. Ideally, the position would begin in February 2017, although there would be some flexibility in this regard.
  8. This position offers a competitive salary including comprehensive health care.
  9. Please send a letter of interest, resumé/CV, at least three professional references, and any supplemental information/recordings (as desired) to Dr. Richard K. Fitzgerald, Cathedral Director of Music and Organist at: Saint Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Please send all material in hard copy format. At this time, please do not make inquiries via e-mail or phone. The application window closes on December 19th and all applicants will be contacted by January 1st.
  10. Passing a background screening and completion of the VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” course are mandatory.
  11. The person currently holding this position will retire on January 31st, 2017.