Employment Opportunities

Self-Accompanying Cantor, St. Mary Star of the Sea


St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Longboat Key is seeking a self-accompanying cantor to lead the music during the Saturday afternoon masses.

Duties and Responsibilities

The cantor / pianist / organist will be asked to provide the music at the mass liturgies on Saturday afternoons at the church. Duties and responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Provide music for the Saturday vigil masses at 5 p.m. during the SUMMER schedule (May through December) and at 4:30 p.m. during the WINTER schedule (January through April).
  • As Music Minister will be required to cantor at the masses and accompany oneself on the piano / organ (optional).
  • Reading and review of the weekly readings for that particular weekend’s liturgy, and select songs accordingly.
  • Work with the Music Director on Music Planning for the various liturgies in the parish.
  • Provide music for the overflow mass in the Parish hall on East Sunday.
  • May be required to provide music for funerals, baptisms, weddings, and other events/liturgies at the parish.
  • May be asked to fill in to lead the music at the Sunday masses as needed.


  • Previous experience leading music during Catholic mass liturgies a MUST.
  • Solid music background and excellent vocal ability is REQUIRED.
  • Must be able to self-accompany via the piano (and optionally, the organ).
  • Must be familiar with the Catholic religion and the mass liturgies.

Interested applicants should send a resume along with names of at least three references to ReneMNG@yahoo.com.