Career Opportunities

The Basilica of Saint Mary is a community rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our parishioners, volunteers, staff, and visitors contribute to our 150 events we host each week. As disciples of Jesus Christ we

  • Practice biblical stewardship,
  • Share our faith with others in word and deed,
  • Pursue ecumenical and interfaith relationships,
  • Extend Christian hospitality, and
  • Rejoice in rich diversity.

Interested in joining our team? Please see the career opportunities below. If no positions are currently open, please consider sharing your talents with us by volunteering in our many programs and activities.

 

Director of Contemporary and World Liturgical Music 

Purpose of Position

In collaboration with the entire liturgy team, the Director of Contemporary and World Liturgical Music is responsible for the visioning, the planning and execution of the liturgy in its contemporary musical expression, while integrating music of the World Church in service of the mission of The Basilica of Saint Mary.

This full-time exempt position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, employer matched 403(B) plan, life insurance, HSA/FSA, paid vacation and sick leave. 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send the following to Audra Johnson, Director of HR and Finance.

  • cover letter
  • resumé
  • two letters of professional reference
  • a video or link to a performance

Position Requirements

  • Sunday and Holy Day availability
  • Intersect with multiple departments
  • Work with outside partners (e.g., downtown houses of worship)
  • Have flexible schedule to accommodate unexpected needs (e.g., funerals)

Position Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in liturgical music
  • 5 or more years of working in a parish setting
  • Experience of working in a Cathedral setting preferred
  • The following active and demonstrated skills, knowledge and abilities:
  • Good knowledge of liturgical music, especially contemporary music & music of the church throughout the world
  • Excellent piano skills to lead the liturgies, play piano literature, accompany soloists and choirs, as well as improvisation skills
  • Ability to direct choirs and musical ensembles
  • Familiarity with ritual texts and documents
  • Pastoral sensitivity
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience and ease in working with youth/children
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative setting
  • General computer literacy and familiarity with Finale music notation software and Adobe InDesign)
    • Budget and office skills

Primary Functions and Major Activities

  1. In collaboration with the entire liturgy team and the other musicians, envision and plan the music for the contemporary celebrations of the 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM Sunday Eucharist.   
  2. Coordinate and oversee all the musical groups, which provide music at the 11:30 AM, and 5:00 PM Sunday Eucharistic celebrations.
    1. Oversee, and direct Mundus, the Basilica’s contemporary/world choir which is to assist with the music at the 11:30 AM Sunday Eucharist.
    2. Oversee, and direct Juventus, the youth ensemble which is to provide music at the 5:00 PM Sunday Eucharist, once per month, September through May.
    3. Oversee, and direct the Basilicas contemporary musicians’ ensemble which is to provide music at the 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM Sunday Eucharist when choirs or guest musicians are not present.
    4. Invite and coordinate visiting world music ensembles which provide special music at the 11:30 AM or 5:00 PM Sunday Eucharist.
  3. Coordinate music and musicians for Taizé prayer services.
  4. Manage the budget for the above-mentioned musical groups.
  5. Manage the music libraries that pertain to the above-mentioned groups.
  6. Assist with worship leaflet music engraving and layout/production as needed.
  7. Assist with any other special liturgies when needed (i.e., morning prayer, vespers, funerals, baptisms, liturgies during retreats, etc.)
  8. Be a resource to the learning department, especially in terms of children’s, youth, young adult ministry, and RCIA.
  9. Coordinate maintenance of Basilica campus pianos.
  10. Coordinate the sound technicians and communicate all sound needs with them.

Other Responsibilities

The responsibilities listed above are representative responsibilities intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by staff members assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications required of the position.

Physical Demands

  • Able to walk up and down stairs
  • Work 40 hours per week or more when needed

*The Basilica of Saint Mary is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Basilica of Saint Mary recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.

*Employment in and by the Church if substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner, which is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese, such that it can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. This position does not require that the employee be a Catholic. It is expected, however, that non-Catholic employees will respect Catholic doctrine and religious practices. Reasonable accommodations for the religious practice of non-Catholics will similarly be provided.

 

Development Officer

Support the vision, mission, and values of The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Basilica Landmark by managing a portfolio of donors and prospects. Secure annual, major, and planned gifts for The Basilica and The Basilica Landmark. Performs and manages campaign calls and other fundraising initiatives for The Basilica of Saint Mary, Saint Vincent de Paul and The Basilica Landmark. Daily and regular communication with prospects and donors is required.

This full-time exempt position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, employer matched 403(B) plan, life insurance, HSA/FSA, paid vacation and sick leave. The Basilica will consider applicants interested in less than full-time hours (30-40 hours per week). Job could include some remote hours, but definitely requires in-person and onsite work. 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Audra Johnson, Director of HR and Finance.

Position Qualifications:
As a “Traditional Church with a Modern Message,” a high level of comfort with the mission of The Basilica is vital, along with an understanding of the mission of The Basilica Landmark. Must have a demonstrated commitment to working in a collaborative environment.

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years experience in planned/major gift solicitation or equivalent
  • Proven effectiveness in prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the solicitation, transfer, and management of charitable gifts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic business terminology, financial matters and the ethical, legal and tax-related issues regarding the solicitation, transfer, and management of charitable gifts

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge 7 and RENXT

Primary Job Responsibilities

Manage a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects. Identify, initiate, cultivate, prospects and solicit and close major and planned gifts for the growth of The Basilica of Saint Mary and The Basilica Landmark.

· Maintain a full schedule of personal meetings with donors and prospects

· Manage a portfolio of 125-150 major gift prospects

· Match donor philanthropic goals with institutional needs

· Identify planned giving prospects and strategize for long-term engagement

· Meet weekly with the Director of Development and provide a summary of donor initiatives

· Enter contact reports into RE7 / RENXT within 48 hours of all appointments

· Work with development staff to evaluate and prioritize donor prospects

· Conduct on-going cultivation and stewardship practices to recognize donors and donor prospects

· Use Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge / RENXT to maintain contact and gift records for all prospects and major gift donors/prospects

· Attend and assist with cultivation and fundraising events (some nights and weekends required)

Secondary Job Responsibilities

Maintain gift administration policies, procedures and reports and coordinate as needed with Director of Development, Advancement & Research Coordinator, Finance Director and support staff.

· Stay informed on legislative and tax changes affecting major and planned gifts and keep Basilica staff informed.

MENTAL DEMANDS

Possesses good people and listening skills

Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision.

Able to follow instructions

Able to work independently on routine and regular responsibilities to accomplish tasks within appropriate deadlines

Possess the ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality

Work well with others while maintaining a positive and helpful attitude at all times, even during times of high intensity.

 

*The Basilica of Saint Mary is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. The Basilica of Saint Mary recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.

*Employment in and by the Church if substantially different from secular employment. Church employees must conduct themselves in a manner, which is consistent with and supportive of the mission and purpose of the Church. Their behavior must not violate the faith, morals or laws of the Church or the Archdiocese, such that it can embarrass the Church or give rise to scandal. This position does not require that the employee be a Catholic. It is expected, however, that non-Catholic employees will respect Catholic doctrine and religious practices. Reasonable accommodations for the religious practice of non-Catholics will similarly be provided.