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Part Time
Quantico, VA, United States
6 days ago
Introduction: Sanford Federal, Inc. (SANFORD) headquartered in Stafford, VA., is a premier, Service- Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides federal professional services, primarily engaged in providing advanced information technology, cybersecurity, management systems support, as well as business and infrastructure management services. We are among the most innovative, respected, and ethical providers of technology solutions to the United States government. Our mission is to provide superior quality, innovative, information technology solutions that help federal agencies best aid, serve, and protect the American people. Job Overview: Sanford Federal is looking for an experienced Catholic musician/organist /cantor to provide musical support for the Roman Catholic Masses at the Marine Memorial Chapel and for special/seasonal Masses, as well as funeral and memorial services. Job Details: • Job Title: Catholic Musician/ Organist & Cantor • Location: Marine Memorial Chapel, 3250 Catlin AVE Quantico, VA 22134 • Schedule: Sunday Mornings (Part-time). Requirements & Skills: • Must have written evidence of at least five (5) years of current experience as an organist in a military Catholic chapel community or Catholic Church with professional knowledge of the Catholic Liturgy/music provided by the Catholic publisher, Oregon Catholic Press (OCP). • Must have at least four (4) years of experience with the organ since most of the musical settings are arranged for the playing of the organ during the Mass. • Demonstrated keyboard proficiency in playing hymns and service music and in accompanying choirs and soloists. • Must have written evidence of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) certification at the basic level. • Must have written evidence of formal training in the organ. This training may have been in the form of college courses. • The musician shall possess a level of musicianship to include the ability to read and sight-read musical text, shall be able to play the piano or organ, and be able to transpose musical text up and down the scale at sight. • Proficient in music harmonization and accompanying Cantors, leaders of song, choirs, and soloists, with at least two (2) years of experience in this area. Tasks, Duties & Responsibilities: • Must be responsible for all music associated with worship and provide instrumentation for all music (preludes, postludes, congregational music offertories, anthems, choral music, and service music). • Coordinate with and recommend to the Catholic Priest on all instrumental music and songs for each Mass/service, as well as the special/seasonal Masses/services. There will be a 10 – 15-minute prelude before the Mass. • Must be responsible for all music and choir rehearsals associated with the Catholic Masses/worship. • Must provide instrumentation for weekly scheduled choir rehearsals (times to be determined by the Catholic Priest), soloist rehearsals when they are part of the musical program, and seasonal/special rehearsals, as required. • Recommend and provide instrumentation for funerals and memorial services for active-duty Marines, for active-duty Marine Corps Base Quantico personnel, and/or for family members of active duty MCINCR-MCBQ personnel of the Catholic Faith, as needed. • Provide recommendations to the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) concerning the proper maintenance of the chapel organ and pianos. • Provide in advance the music plan for all regular and special/seasonal Masses/services, when possible. For Masses/services scheduled on short notice, the plan of instrumental music will be passed to the Musician as soon as possible. • Provide all instruments, other than the organs and piano in the Marine Memorial Chapel (MMC) or designated worship location on MCINCR-MCBQ Quantico. • The Musician shall agree to provide instrumentation (or appropriate substitute) and soloist accompaniment when required for scheduled Catholic Chapel Wedding Masses. • Show flexibility with regard to musical selection and be willing to include both contemporary and traditional music in the preparation of all worship Masses/services. • Show flexibility with regard to volunteers who play instruments other than the piano or organ and welcome the accompanists and or instrumentalists. Why choose Sanford Federal? You can take pride in working for a company dedicated to serving our government by providing the best, most cost-effective solutions for the US Government. Our work helps the US Government secure our nation, support the efforts of our military and intelligence communities, and provide lifesaving medical services to our soldiers, vets, and their families. Please submit your most up-to-date resume. Please be sure to highlight your relevant experience. Sanford Federal, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.