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St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral, Brisbane

Cathedral Organist 

The Archdiocese of Brisbane is the face of the Catholic Church in South East Queensland. St Stephen's Cathedral is positioned in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. As the central metropolitan church of the Archdiocese, the Cathedral provides the highest standard of liturgical celebrations across daily weekday masses, six weekend masses and numerous special events. The St Stephen’s music program is provided by both professional and voluntary musicians.
The Cathedral of St Stephen strongly encourages the vocal participation of the assembly in its worship. Its organists, cantors and choirs provide effective leadership in the congregational singing of hymns, psalms, responses, and parts of the mass.
A part time Cathedral Organist is required to assist the Director of Music in the organisation of the Cathedral Music Program including organ performance and accompaniment, choir direction, rehearsal and accompaniment, organ and other instrument maintenance, general music related administration, and assistance with the coordination and support for special events and concerts. The Cathedral Organist also assists with the strategic planning of the music program so that it continues in the future to contribute energetically and creatively to the mission of the Catholic
The suitable applicant is required to work 28 hours per week over 5 days. There are non-negotiable working days of Tuesday, Friday and Sunday but flexibility is required in this position especially on holy days and Archdiocesan Events.
The position reports to the Director of Music.
Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Professional standard of organ performance / accompaniment
  • Understanding of music within the Catholic Treasury
  • Conducting and choral support
  • Education of music program participants
  • Music administration and coordination
  • Weekend and after-hours commitments (5 day week, but not Monday to Friday)
  • Music editing
  Requirements for applicants include:
  • Bachelor of Music or equivalent (minimum)
  • Cathedral or Basilica experience (demonstrated)
  • Knowledge of and proven experience in Finale and/or Sibelius music software
  • Preferably an advanced knowledge of Catholic liturgy and music
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Internet searching; Adobe acrobat pro
  • Conducting skills and knowledge
  • Able to arrange music for various ensembles
  • Broad and sound knowledge of appropriate Catholic Church repertoire

Remuneration for the position is negotiable based on experience and there is 10% superannuation.

Interviews will be held the week of the 15 March 2021 with a possible start date in May 2021.

For further information please copy and paste on the link below for a copy of the position description

Applications close 8 March 2021.

Apply now! Do not miss out on this opportunity to work with the Archdiocese of Brisbane and add value to a young and vibrant music department. For further information contact Christopher Trikilis on 07 3324 3865 or send an email

Christopher Trikilis
07 3324 3865

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