Leader of Liturgy
St Mary’s Cathedral College, Sydney
Commencement Date: Term 1 2023
Closing Date: Sunday, 9 October 2022
About Sydney Catholic Schools
Catholic schools have been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 students, 10,000 staff and a large alumni community.
About the College
One of 150 schools in the Archdiocese of Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral Catholic College is situated in one of the great cities of the world. Adjacent to St Mary’s Cathedral and central to the city landscape, St Mary’s Cathedral College provides an education that utilises the arts of the city, and in particular music.
A new direction where students can utilise the city’s history and cultural enterprises will provide a unique opportunity to fully engage students in the exploration and love of learning. Utilising New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and an integrated Liberal Arts education, enhanced by the city enterprise, students and staff will provide an extraordinary learning platform. Students develop critical thinking strategies that prepare them for post school pathways and the complexities of an international world beyond school.
In conjunction with the Dean of Mission, the Leader of Liturgy role focuses on the liturgical, sacramental and prayer life of the College. This is evidenced in the diversity of communal and individual events and experiences that occur in the community. This role prioritises strengthening people’s engagement with local parishes and the wider Church. The Leader of Liturgy is responsible for establishing and coordinating new and innovative programs that give vitality to Catholic life and culture and integrate faith and life. The position is responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to facilitate opportunities for students, parents and staff to strengthen their understanding of and commitment to the Catholic faith.
To be considered for this role, you must have experience demonstrating that you can deliver in the following areas:
- promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools’ mission: To know and love Christ through learning and the Vision of creating Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning
- co-leading the school community as an expression of the evangelising and catechising mission of the Church
- animating the Catholic life and culture of the school to strengthen people’s engagement in the life of the Church
- collaborating with staff and local pastors to plan and conduct vibrant liturgical and prayer celebrations to ensure a thriving Catholic community
- strengthening the connection between school community members (students, staff and families) and their particular local Catholic faith community
- coordinating a comprehensive 3-12 approach to sacramental programs and opportunities.
- ensuring that students are appropriately trained for a range of liturgical ministries
- nurturing quality relationships and ensuring regular opportunities for collaboration with the Parish Priests from the region
- working with various stakeholders to coordinate an innovative and sustainable music ministry program for the college
- demonstrated experience in leading staff in professional learning
- demonstrated success in improving student outcomes
- demonstrated success in implementing school-wide initiatives
- demonstrated ability to effectively plan various individual and communal liturgical and prayer experiences.
You will have attained or be pursuing the following:
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Working With Children Check (WWCC)
This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment.
To know and love Christ through learning.
Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning.
Truth, empathy, excellence, curiosity, and collaboration.