Fr Phillip Harris
15 Manor Crescent
We are seeking to appoint a Director of Music for the Catholic parishes of English Martyrs, Didcot and St John, Wallingford. The Director of Music needs to be a competent organist and experienced choir trainer. He/she needs to be able to work with, help and organise other musicians and be sensitive to the needs of the parishes. Principal duties include playing the organ or keyboard at two Masses each week (Didcot and/or Wallingford, depending on the Sunday), working with, directing and developing the other musicians and singers in both parishes and liaising with the parish priest. A new initiative will be establishing a children’s choir and forming existing singers into an adult choir.
Hours per week (on average over a year), with the possibility of more when an adult choir is established: 8 hours
Salary: £7,360 p.a. (based on £20.00 p/h)
Fees: Funeral £50 (negotiable), Wedding £100 (negotiable), Baptism (when required if not part of Sunday Mass) £40.00.
There is a 2 manual Viscount organ in English Martyrs and a keyboard. In St John's there is (currently) just a keyboard.