NPM Austin Chapter

National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Diocese of Austin

Associate Music Director - St. Catherine of Siena

Contact Name: Eric Carreiro
Email Address: [email protected]
Job Description: 

The celebration of the Eucharist at Mass is a living and dynamic sacred celebration - the source and summit of the Catholic life. At St. Catherine, the celebration incorporates a diverse musical offering. The Associate Music Director will lead the congregation, with and through the music ministry members, in singing music that serves, supports and amplifies the ritual and prayer of the Mass, subject to the sacramental and scriptural elements that it embodies as well as the relevant prayerful concerns of the community.


Choose and schedule music for weekly Catholic Mass, including hymns and sacred songs, psalms, acclamations and other congregational singing, as appropriate for the particular liturgy or season.
Prepare selected materials for use by assigned ensemble, including volunteer vocalists and instrumentalists of varying skills, using available parish materials, choral settings and octavos, etc.
Direct rehearsals for assigned ensemble to facilitate ongoing successful preparation of scheduled music as well as the care and enrichment of the members’ abilities and capacities.
Direct music at one or more weekly Sunday or Saturday Vigil liturgies, integrating prepared music with movement and flow of other liturgical components.
Provide musical accompaniment for ensemble where required or at professional discretion.
Fulfill the above duties in like fashion for seasonal liturgies such as Christmas, the Triduum and Easter.
Participate with the assigned ensemble in the life of the parish and community by being present and/or offering music at seasonal events.
Ensure compliance of the assigned ensemble and its members with all parish and diocesan policies and procedures; including those concerning Ethics In Ministry, the safeguarding of individuals, and the scheduling and care of parish facilities and assets.
Engage in effective collaboration with the Pastor and Clergy, with the Director of Liturgy & Music and with other parish staff and ministries.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Applicants with native knowledge and fluency in Catholic liturgy and musical traditions will be given primary consideration. Knowledge of the broader scope of Christian music will be helpful.
The ability to accompany an ensemble is preferred. Applicants with exceptional keyboard skills will be given enhanced consideration, as will those with formal conducting and/or arranging experience.
The best-qualified individual will be able to: observe and absorb the existing ensemble’s methods and repertoire; accurately assess the needs of the worshiping community; and lead the ministry, its members and the assembly toward deeper worship.

How to Apply: 

Please send resumé and letter of introduction to: Eric Carreiro, Director of Liturgy and Music, Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Road, Austin, TX 78749, or via email to [email protected]. If seeking further information, please send all inquiries via email.

Full-Time Music Teacher - St. Gabriel Catholic School

Email Address:  [email protected]
Phone Number:  (512) 327-7755 Fax: (512) 328-4192
Job Description: 

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, an independent Catholic Day School for students in Early Childhood through 8th grade, is seeking a high-energy candidate for the full time Music teacher. The Music teacher will be responsible for teaching new and traditional songs to students, world music, American music, and music theory, integrating music into school-wide events and ceremonies, and collaborating with instructional staff to support, manage, optimize the use of music in the classroom. This skilled professional works independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
He or she will oversee the middle school choirs, teach third grade through middle school music classes, and serve as the musical director for the third through middle school theatrical productions. The ideal candidate will have exceptional skills as a pianist and vocal coach, possess comfort and/or fluency of the Catholic Mass, strong knowledge of choral music, successful experience in working on theatrical productions, teaching/working with young people, managing multiple priorities, and working well both independently and collaboratively.
The music educator will be part of the school's fine arts faculty and will be responsible for helping to envision and implement the arts program and support the integration of the arts into our curriculum.


• Develop and implement a music curriculum for students in third through eighth grades.
• In collaboration with classroom teachers, plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program that guides and encourages students and teachers to use music as an educational tool relevant to their grade-level curriculum.
• Participate in the planning of school-wide events and celebrations.
• Provide musical accompaniment to programs and assemblies in school and in the community.
• Develop and expand the school's choir program and expand our participation in community-wide events, concerts, and performances.
• Direct the middle school play.
• Participate in school and parent meetings, as necessary.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

This position requires an individual with a strong background in music (Jewish and World), proficiency with an instrument (guitar and/or piano preferred); excellent communication and organizational skills; a proven ability to promote a positive and collaborative working environment; demonstrated ability to engage students across grade; experience using current and emerging technologies to support learning. A minimum of 3 years teaching experience in an educational setting is preferred.

How to Apply: 

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Pre-Kindergarten - 8th grade Music Teacher - St. Theresa's Catholic school

Contact Name: Ann Walters, President/Principal
Email Address:  [email protected]
Phone Number:  (512) 451-7105 Fax: (512) 451-8808
Job Description:

The School Music Teacher will plan, guide, and evaluate the learning process of students in grades PK - 8th grade. This position reports to the president/principal, the administrative team and has decision-making responsibilities within the framework of school policies, philosophy, organization, and curriculum.

Essential Duties:
Provides music instruction to PK-8 grade based on TEKS.
Directs a minimum of two all school concerts per academic year.
Participates in Diocesan Choir Festival.
The ideal candidate will have experience in working in a parochial school setting with a love for children and music.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.
Act as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.Provides music instruction to PK-8 grade based on TEKS.
Plan for instruction with logically sequenced objectives based on adopted curriculum and submit plans according to the school policies.
Provide appropriate material and resources for students to engage in learning.
Use effective instructional methods and models according to professional standard practice.
Use varied assessment tools to perform both formative and summative assessments.
Provide instruction and assessment for understanding.
Maintain current and accurate records according to school policies.
Practice positive, consistent discipline in the management of the classroom.
Communicate with parents regarding academic, behavioral, and safety concerns.
Knowledge of subjects taught, instructional methods and strategies, and curriculum differentiation.
Knowledge of child development, learning, and behavior.
Skill in pacing and differentiating instruction.
Skill in motivating and engaging students in the learning process.
Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
Able to work well with others in the school community.
Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format.
Skill in job appropriate technology.
Skill in critical thinking and planning.
Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding school matters.
Skill in demonstrating professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Skill in collaborating with peers to enhance the work environment and support instructional planning.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree in subject taught or related field from an accredited American university or equivalent in a foreign country.

Five years of directing children’s choirs and classroom music teaching preferred.

Certifications and Training:
Must meet the minimum requirements for teaching field as set forth by the Diocese and TCCED.
Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.
Must meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese and school administration.
Must complete Religion Certification Part 1 within two years of the date of hire, completing a minimum of 25 hours each year.
Must maintain membership in professional associations as applicable to position, such as NPM and TMEA.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a letter of introduction and resume to Mrs. Ann Walters, [email protected]. Thank you!

Music Coordinator (Queen of Angels Chapel) - Emmaus, Lakeway

Phone Number: (512) 261-8500
Job Description: 

Queen of Angels is a small Roman Catholic chapel located in Spicewood, Texas outside of Lakeway. The chapel boasts beautiful architecture and a vibrant congregation. The chapel holds mass once a week on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. There is a small choir that sings on Sunday and rehearses on a predetermined evening during the week.

  • Play the organ and/or piano at choir rehearsal and Sunday mass
  • Direct the choir for one weeknight rehearsal and Sunday mass
  • Select special music for the choir

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Ability to work independently a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Keyboard Skills

How to Apply: 
Please contact John Guarino, Director of Music Ministries, Emmaus Catholic Parish, by email: [email protected]

Director of Music Ministries - St. Luke Parish, Temple

Job Description

The goals for the Director of Music Ministries:
• With the cooperation and assistance of all the parish ministers, the Music Director will support the gospel message through song and challenge the worshipers to live it more fully.Build and sustain congregational songs at the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Liturgy; and at the Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 am Liturgies. Foster active participation at the liturgy through congregational singing, reflective and prayerful execution of instrumental and choral/solo musical selections.
• Evaluate current musical resources and traditions, and eventually adjust them
according to the ministerial vision of the parish and pastor.
• Help the parish grow in its understanding and appreciation of the various musical styles and the role of music in the liturgy.


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for all music associated with worship, religious education, and evangelization in the parish.
• Responsible for coordinating and staffing all other liturgies with competent musicians, utilizing other musicians as necessary.
• Coordinate all musicians (guitar, bass, wind instruments, etc.) and ensure quality of musical performance during masses at which these people minister.
• Plan and execute the music at all weekend liturgies, as well as special celebrations, holy days of obligation, communal sacramental celebrations - Confirmation, First Communions, Reconciliation, Prayer Services as needed, Weddings, Funerals, Choir Rehearsals.
• Work with those involved in the preparation of parish liturgies
• Consult with the DRE, Youth and other staff in the preparation of liturgies for children.
• Design/Print special worship aids as needed including any additional music not found in the parish hymnal.
• Recruit and coordinate special volunteer musicians for Christmas and Holy Week/Easter celebrations, as well as conduct rehearsals and arrange music as necessary for these musicians.
• Ensuring all copyright licensing and usage reporting to the major music publishers (GIA, OCP, WLP, CCLI).
• Maintain and expand current Music Library.
• Communicate with volunteers of the Parish Music Ministry by providing calendars and informational messages of upcoming events.
• Execute management and effective utilization of sound system in the church.
• Serve as resource on musical and liturgical matters for all staff, faculty, and volunteer ministers in the parish, as well as provide catechesis to the parish on matters of corporate worship and musical celebration.
• Develops and administers the budget for the liturgical music of the parish.
• Participate in Liturgy Committee Meetings, attend Diocesan Meetings pertaining to Liturgical Music, and Pastoral Staff Meetings.
• Directs a comprehensive program for the parish liturgical environment, including church/seasonal decorating, managing liturgical supplies, and care of altar linens/vestments.
• Oversees coordination of lay liturgical ministers, including recruiting, training and scheduling lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers, sacristans and hospitality ministers.
• Coordinates, supports and trains Eucharistic Ministers of the Homebound and Hospitalized; and helps find substitutes for current ministers and (regularly) communicates with ministers on new patients, etc
• Supports the various ministries involved when a funeral arises to help families in their preparations for their loved ones.
• Other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary by the pastor.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Music or a related field required
• Proficient on piano, conducting, and singing
• Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Publisher, other programs as needed.
• Exemplary communication skills (working well with adults and children as well as high school students)
• Ability to improvise on keyboard instruments as well as reading music
• Knowledge of Catholic liturgy, including liturgical documents and music resources
• Musical knowledge and styles including standard modern
Catholic music, traditional hymns, and Praise & Worship style of music
• Working knowledge of basic sound system functions
• 3-5 years’ work experience preferred
• Detail oriented, with strong communication, organizational skills
• Abide by the Ethics & Integrity Program in the Austin Diocese
• Background Check required

How to Apply

Please email or fax your cover letter and resume to [email protected] or fax number (254) 773-3710.

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