Office/Agency: 
St. Gerard Majella Parish (Kirkwood, MO)
Position Description: 

St. Gerard Majella seeks a part-time Youth Music Minister for a thriving middle school ministry (Grades 6-8) which meets weekly on Thursday evenings. This position will require 2 hours of direct ministry with middle school teens and 1 hour or less of prep per week. St. Gerard Majella is a parish founded in 1955, that serves 1,400 households, with a grade school enrollment of 370 and a PSR/CCD enrollment of 190. It is located 18 miles west of downtown St. Louis, MO in the beautiful and bustling Kirkwood suburb.

The Youth Music Minister is a person committed to Jesus Christ and His Church, faithful to the Gospel and devoted to bring the love of Jesus Christ to all people through the gift and ministry of music. He/she must be a Catholic in good standing.

Responsibilities of Youth Music Minister – Middle School:
1. Oversight and coordination of music ministry to middle school teens of St. Gerard Majella Parish.
2. Coordinating music and attendance at weekly middle school youth gatherings.
3. Coordinating music and attendance at annual retreats. Typically: Luke 18 weekend and possible one day retreats/lock in events.
4. Ability to give talks or lead small groups as needed at youth ministry gatherings or on retreats.
5. Willingness to learn new music and implement during youth ministry gatherings as needed.
6. Continuing their own personal formation through study, annual retreats, etc. in regard to music or youth ministry.

A Youth Music Minister should have:
1. Knowledge, understanding and acceptance of the teachings and traditions of the Catholic faith.
2. Committed to living a life of Christian virtue.
3. A genuine love and concern for young people.
4. Some measurable experience in music for youth ministry through professional or volunteer efforts.
5. Organizational skills and flexibility to handle multiple tasks at one time.
6. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
7. Basic computer and media skills.

Position reports to the Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Pastor.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Contact Details: 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to youthministry@sgmparish.org.