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Members who are seeking employment are urged to refer to The Employment of a Church Musician , available from the RCCO Store, and the salary table and model contracts. Members may also wish to contact the Chair of the Professional Support Committee or their Centre professional support liaison for further information.

  • 19 June 2020 12:36 PM | Anonymous

    The Cathedral Church of St. James, in downtown Toronto, Ontario, is seeking a Music Director with extensive knowledge of and experience in the Anglican Church music tradition. We seek candidates with a minimum of 10 years experience as a professional organist and choir director and a Masters Degree in Music or equivalent, as well as experience in conducting mixed (SATB) choirs.

    The successful candidate will play the organ and lead at least two choirs (the current format) as well as supervising an Organ Scholar. Our Parish Choir is primarily volunteer and sings at 9:00am services on Sundays. The Cathedral Choir needs to be restored with a base of eight paid singers and volunteers to sing at Sunday Eucharist at 11:00am and Choral Evensong at 4:30pm.

    The Cathedral’s organ, originally built in 1888, has a solid-state console built in 1979 and a console platform and hydraulic locking system built in 2001. Reporting to and in collaboration with the Dean, the Music Director selects all music for all religious services including major festivals, Diocesan celebrations at the Cathedral, weddings, and funerals. The appointee will motivate and inspire musicians and congregations while exploring ways to engage the broader community, including children and youth, in the choral life of the Cathedral.

    This is a salaried position in accordance with the RCCO's Table of Recommended Salaries. Hours and compensation will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. The Music Director must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, ensure the music program is administered efficiently and on budget, attend meetings with church leaders and contribute to the overall strategic vision of the Cathedral.

    The tentative starting date is December 1st, 2020, pending Covid-19 restrictions.  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants may submit resumes, direct inquiries, or receive a copy of the full job description by contacting Lisa Scapillato at lscapillato@stjamescathedral.caPlease note that Ms. Scapillato will be away the week of July 12. For Cathedral information and organ details, please visit our website at www.stjamescathedral.ca.

    Applications must be received by July 24, 2020.

  • 18 June 2020 1:40 PM | Anonymous

    Music Director

    St. Andrew’s United Church in downtown Sudbury seeks a part-time Music Director (8 - 12 hours/week) who is enthusiastic about working as part of a team with ministry, lay staff and volunteers to present traditional and contemporary music that will appeal to and involve congregants of all ages.

    Music is a high priority for this 200-member congregation. St. Andrew’s sanctuary has a 1972 Casavant (Phelps) II-35 pipe organ (relocated and revoiced 1992), a Yamaha DC7 Pro Disklavier 7’ 6” grand piano, and a Kawai 7’ 1” grand piano.

    Our ideal candidate will have strong skills and proven experience to play these keyboard instruments with a high degree of musicality and technical ability (preference will be given to those with organ experience), record music for online worship services during COVID-19, and work with singers of all ages in a way that builds the members’ choral confidence and enjoyment as worship leaders.

    There are ample opportunities for private teaching in our university and college city of 161,500. Use of the church’s keyboard instruments for this purpose can be negotiated.

    Please visit St. Andrew’s web site for a detailed Job Description and Conditions of Employment. The salary will take into account the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

    The start date for this contract position is September 1, 2020. We invite interested candidates to apply to the Search Committee at standrewstaffing@gmail.com by Friday, July 17, 2020.

    Please include a covering letter, resume including references, and video or audio clip demonstrating keyboard proficiency (required) and choral conducting skills (if possible).

  • 24 April 2020 10:39 AM | Anonymous

    Position: Music Director (Part-time – 24 to 32 hours/month)

    The Music Director leads, develops, and enriches the congregation’s worship experience by providing appropriate musical and choral support at regular Sunday services as well as other special services and events. Grace United Church is an
    inclusive and affirming place of worship.

    The Music Director will be hired by the Ministry & Personnel Committee and accountable to the Worship Committee.

    Specific areas of accountability
    The Music Director will:

    1. Nurture the spiritual life of the congregation through music.
    2. In collaboration with the minister and the organist/pianist, assist with the selection of music and hymns for Sunday and other services, with reference to liturgical seasons, lectionary readings and special services, and occasions throughout the year.
    3. Provide leadership in music during services: direct the congregation and choir in the singing of hymns and anthems.
    4. Lead rehearsal of the musicians/choir/youth in preparation for weekly worship services.
    5. Facilitate, support, and regularly lead youth to participate in worship, instrumentally and/or vocally.
    6. Plan and prepare special music for events through the year in collaboration with the minister and the organist/pianist.
    7. Plan for a continuing ministry of music during summer in conjunction with the organist/pianist.
    8. Encourage the inclusion of various genres of worship music including traditional, contemporary, choral, instrumental.
    9. Recruit and train choristers.
    10. Search out new music for the choir and other groups as required; oversee music collection.
    11. Contribute to and monitor the annual music budget.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • A Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music is an asset
    • Above average competence and understanding of fundamental music principles
    • Knowledge of choral repertoire and familiarity with a variety of choral rehearsal techniques
    • Skill in choral teaching, conducting and voice development for a choir where not everyone reads music
    • Ability to play a musical instrument(s) and/or direct instrumentalists would be an added asset
    • Openness to introducing a variety of worship musical styles, both vocal and instrumental as well as traditional and contemporary
    • An appreciation of how music integrates and enhances Christian worship in a United Church of Canada setting
    • Experience with worship planning
    Leadership and Communication
    • A clear concept of being an integral part of the Worship Team along with the minister, instrumentalist(s) and others
    • Self-directed and time efficient
    • Willingness to meet regularly with the minister regarding worship planning, and to meet monthly as a member of the Worship Team to determine the musical direction of worship services (Sunday or otherwise)
    • Computer skills; e-mail, report writing, digital audio software (asset, but not essential)
    • Team building skills
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to use tact, diplomacy and sensitivity

    Pay commensurate with experience.

    Send electronic submissions only to: Pauline@chappellfarms.ca

414 - 15 Case Goods Lane
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4

Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info@rcco.ca
414 - 15 Case Goods Lane
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C4

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info@rcco.ca

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