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Good Samaritan Episcopal Church 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121

The Director of Music Ministries is responsible for the enhancement of worshippers’ spiritual lives through high-quality music and the congregation’s participation. Good Samaritan’s eclectic worship music style ranges from traditional to contemporary church music of the last three decades to world music, and it is delivered with high energy. The ideal Director of Music Ministries is innovative, collaborative, encouraging and passionate about music in a variety of styles.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Using various resources, select and prepare music in keeping with the readings for the day, the liturgical season, sermon themes, and the musical style of Good Samaritan.
  • Rehearse the chancel choir weekly, subject to schedule modification during the summer, as well as conduct and accompany the choir on Sundays, seasonal liturgical services, and other special services
  • Supply, as needed, suitable piano and organ music at all weddings and funerals conducted at Good Samaritan, with additional compensation provided for these services.
  • Conduct occasional children’s choir for special services throughout the year.
  • Work occasionally with the Newman Center Catholic Community clergy and music director on joint worship services and concerts.
  • Hire paid vocal and instrumental soloists as needed.
  • Arrange for substitute pianist/organist as needed.
  • Maintain Good Samaritan’s musical instruments, keeping them tuned and in good condition, with funding provided in the budget.
  • Insure that the Music Ministry complies with all legal requirements related to the performance of copyright-protected works or music, including upkeep of licensing and reporting duties.
  • Recommend a budget for the Music Ministry.
  • Meet regularly with staff and Worship Ministry participants.
  • The Director is directly accountable to the Rector of the parish and will accept the provisions of all Good Samaritan personnel policies.


  • Demonstrates a high level of skill in choral technique and choral conducting.
  • Demonstrates a high level of skill in piano and organ playing and a high level of general musicianship, encompassing a wide range of musical styles.
  • Is comfortable conducting from the organ console and piano.
  • Is familiar and comfortable with the liturgical church and its music
  • Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with others

To apply:

  • Please email a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF to The Rev. Janine Schenone, Rector of Good Samaritan Episcopal Church ( by April 15, 2016.