Director of Sacred Music
St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, Minnesota/ Office of Worship, Diocese of Saint Cloud
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Terms: Full-Time Employee; 3/4 time St. Mary’s Cathedral; 1/4 time Diocesan Office of Worship

Education: BS in music, liturgical studies, or similar experience in parish music

Experience: 0-2 Years

Base Pay: Salaried, according to qualifications

St. Mary’s Cathedral is an active and vibrant parish family comprised of over six hundred families and engages in a wide variety of ministries and apostolates.  In addition, it is the seat of the Diocesan Bishop and hosts various diocesan liturgical celebrations and special events throughout the year.  The Diocese of Saint Cloud stretches across 16 counties of Central Minnesota, serving its 131 parish communities.

Qualifications: The Director of Sacred Music is a faithful Catholic who demonstrates a love and zeal for the Church’s mission; who has a capacity and desire to lead others in the worship of God; who has a desire to form intentional disciples after the heart of Jesus Christ; who can identify and cultivate the gifts and talents of parishioners for service in developing and fostering the beauty of the liturgical life of the Cathedral and Diocese; who demonstrates a high level of organizational skills and team building abilities; and who has a BS in music, liturgical studies, or similar experience in parish music.

Job Function: Plan, direct, and oversee the sacred music program at St. Mary’s Cathedral parish; assist in preparing rich diocesan liturgies and serve as sacred music resource to diocesan parishes.

As Parish Director of Sacred Music, primary duties are (3/4 time):

  • Collaborate with the Rector to plan, direct, develop and oversee the sacred music of Cathedral,
  • Direct and rehearse the 9:30AM Sunday Mass Choir; and oversee or direct choirs for other Masses and special liturgies throughout the year, i.e., Christmas, Holy Triduum and Easter,
  • Collaborate with sacred music leaders to oversee and coordinate the recruitment and selection of cantors, choir members, musicians, and the selection of sacred music for all liturgies at the Cathedral,
  • And provide ongoing training, renewal, and appreciation for all sacred music ministers.

As Diocesan Associate Director of Music, primary duties are (1/4 time):

  • Act as a resource to parishes, schools, offices, and institutions on matters of liturgical music,
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Worship to prepare meaningful diocesan liturgies,
  • Be responsible for the selection of music, recruitment of singers and musicians, procurement of music, scheduling of rehearsals, conducting rehearsals, and directing the music for all diocesan liturgical events,
  • And help in the recruitment of musicians for the Diocesan TV Mass.

To apply, send cover letter, application, and 3 professional references to:

Any inquires can be sent to:

This position is posted until filled.

The following application is only for position openings at the Diocesan Offices and not to be used for parish, school, Mission Office, or Catholic Charities openings.

Instructions for completing the electronic employment application:

  1. Save this document to your computer.
  2. Open the document in your word processor, complete the Application, and save the document again. (Your signature can be gathered at a later time).
  3. Before the application deadline, e-mail this document and three professional references to the Office of Human Resources with the Diocese of Saint Cloud at:

Note: If you are having difficulty saving or e-mailing the form, you may print the application form and mail or fax it to the contact information below.

Office of Human Resources
Diocese of Saint Cloud
305 North 7th Avenue
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
FAX: 320-258-7652