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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.

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Il est fortement recommandé aux membres cherchant un emploi de se référer à Engager un musicien d'église, disponible sur la Boutique du CRCCO, et aux tables des salaires et contrats-types. Il pourra également être bénéfiques à ces membres de prendre contact avec la présidence du comité au soutien professionnel ou la liaison au soutien professionnel de leur centre pour plus d'informations.

  • 09 April 2021 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CMUC is an inclusive, progressive Christian community in Vancouver, BC, and we’re searching for a permanent, part-time Director of Music Ministry. This is a salaried position with an average of 20 hours per week. The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician and accomplished choral conductor, and experienced in providing leadership to a worship band and professional and amateur singers. Salary will be guided by the RCCO salary scale for church organists and based on education and experience.

    Application deadline: April 30, 2021.

    Full details, including how to apply, are on our website: www.canadianmemorial.org/blog/news/director-of-music-ministry.

    For further information contact Sam Wyatt, Chair, Music Search Committee at communications@canadianmemorial.org.

  • 08 April 2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Music Director
    First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

    The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (FirstU) is one of Canada's largest Unitarian Universalist congregations, with nearly 300 people and a choral music program that involves approximately 80 choristers. These numbers may increase as the neighbourhood is expecting a surge in growth with an LRT station being built near the street entrance to our campus. The Worship Hall is noted throughout Ottawa as a top-tier concert venue with excellent acoustics and a Steinway B piano.

    We are seeking a creative, collaborative and inspiring Music Director for up to 26 hours per week, to continue the successful operation of the congregation's music program.  Starting date: Monday, August 16, 2021.

    A complete job description is available at http://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca/job-postings.html.

    FirstU weaves its commitment to social and environmental justice throughout its programming and values a work environment that is free of discrimination, respects differences, and allows employees to bring their whole selves to work. We strongly encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply for this position. If you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify us.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, FirstU has continued its active music program, both rehearsal and performance, mainly through use of Zoom technology. Plans are to increase live and hybrid music activities as public health restrictions lessen or end.

    For more information about our congregation, our music program, and Unitarian Universalism, please visit our web-site at www.firstunitarianottawa.ca.

    Application Process

    All interested applicants should submit
    • a cover letter
    • a resume
    • names of and contact information for three references
    • links to 2 to 5 pieces of media (audio and/or video recordings) that show the applicant’s musical ability, including at least one example of the applicant’s conducting skills and one showing the applicant leading a song or hymn they might program for a Sunday service (on unlisted You Tube or similar files that will be accessible only by members of FirstU during the competition period)

    Applicants should email their materials to fm@firstunitarianottawa.ca.

    Application deadline:  Sunday, April 25, 11:59 p.m.

    We encourage applicants to submit these applications as soon as possible.

    All submissions will be acknowledged, but only finalists selected for interview will be contacted. Finalists will have a virtual meet and greet session with FirstU choristers as part of the selection process. Because of the COVID pandemic, there will be no live auditions.

  • 31 March 2021 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Search for Director of Music

    Application Deadline: June 15, 2021. Early applications are appreciated.

    Location: 36 Henderson Street, Elora, Ontario, N0B 1S0, Canada

    Contract salary: Compensation in line with RCCO recommendations

    The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora invites applications for the position of Director of Music.

    Music at St. John’s
    The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora is committed to excellence in liturgy in all its services. We follow the Anglican liturgies according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. We are dedicated to an Anglican musical tradition and practice. Such practice includes a strong choral performance, hymnody, Anglican chant, and excellence in organ performance and accompaniment. This standard applies to both volunteer and professional musicians within the parish and, in particular, supports a fully professional choir as a significant contributor to the church’s outreach program. Part of this outreach is the cooperative working relationship with the Elora Singers and the Elora Festival, both of which are significant associated organizations of the church.

    Position Description
    The Director of Music (DM) is responsible for the music ministry at St. John’s and will work in close collaboration with the Rector and Organist to integrate word and music. Together with other music leaders, the DM will organize all regular and special services and occasional performances. This is a half time position up to 20 hours per week.

    DM Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for inspired programming, rehearsing, and conducting of the fully professional Parish Choir (PC) which represents a significant component of the 11:00 AM services, Lessons and Carols, and Evensongs.
    • Lead in outreach elements of the PC as agreed with the Rector and Corporation in accordance with St. John’s ministry of music. This choir occasionally performs concerts as well as services in other churches and has a significant recording discography.
    • Creatively expand St. John’s online presence and viewership through the music program.
    • Responsible for recruiting, evaluation of performance, and day-to-day organizational activities for the PC
    • Collaborate with the Rector and the Organist/Librarian to review planned activities, performances, and repertoire for the church’s various musical seasons.
    • Responsible for budget planning and maintenance as determined within the guidelines set by the Corporation.
    • Work respectfully at all times to ensure a safe and healthy workplace in accordance with Diocesan policies.
    • Connect with parish community/congregation

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A graduate degree in music, or undergrad degree with equivalent choral conducting experience.
    • Familiarity and understanding of the Anglican liturgy and choral repertoire.
    • Piano skills required for leading rehearsals. Ability to play the organ an asset.
    • Experience developing online musical programming.
    • Experience in recruiting and working with professional singers.
    • Ability to create a supportive environment, and inspire musicians to reach their full potential.
    • Ability to work as a team member.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to plan and maintain a budget.
    • Administrative excellence, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

    How to Apply:
    Send the following by e-mail to the Search Committee at music.stjohnselora@gmail.com

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum Vitae

    We will acknowledge receipt of applications and initially communicate with applicants by e-mail. We will make every effort to respect the confidentiality of all candidates.

    Please note: Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview and references will be requested. Further evaluation will be required by successful applicants.

  • 11 March 2021 10:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ascension of Our Lord Church, a Catholic parish in Westmount, Quebec is seeking a Director of Music and Organist. A vibrant congregation a stone's throw from downtown Montreal, Ascension is a historic church with beautiful acoustics. We are proud of our heritage 1929, four-manual Casavant organ which is currently undergoing a full restoration by Casavant Frères. The Ascension Choir is an SATB choir of 20-25 voices that sings sacred polyphony from the Renaissance through the 21st Century. The ideal candidate will be a solid organist and choral conductor with a degree in at least one of these fields, possessing fluid familiarity with Roman liturgy and strong interpersonal and planning skills. A fine singing voice is also an asset. This is a 20-hour position with one weekly rehearsal and two weekend liturgies, in addition to Christmas and Holy Week liturgies and an annual concert. Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience, following the RCCO salary scale. Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV before April 5 to the pastor (pastor@ascensionofourlord.ca).

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