The flagship resource of the RCCO "The Employment of a Church Musician: A Guide for Canadian Churches" / “Engager un musicien d’église : Guide à l'intention des églises canadiennes" (3rd edition) is a 50 page booklet containing thorough listings of the skills required and the work that a church musician does. It also contains chapters on writing a job description, where a church should advertise, interview procedures, starting and maintaining the relationship, exit interviews and ending the relationship. Appendices include the RCCO salary table, sample contracts, the RCCO position statement on the use of pre-recorded music in worship and an annotated reading list. While aimed at Canadian churches, most of the material is applicable in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
The booklet is published in English and in French and may be purchased in either language through the RCCO Store.
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