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  • 06 May 2022 10:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Church Musician
    (Organist/Choir Director)
    Knox United Church, Sutton
    Position Description
    April 2022

    Knox United Church Mission Statement
     

    We are called to be Christ’s witnesses by being a church that is welcoming, inclusive of everyone, and spiritually nurturing, reaching out in support and service to all people in our local and worldwide communities.

    ABOUT US
    Knox United Church is located in the Town of Georgina (Sutton) on the beautiful south shore of Lake Simcoe.
    Founded in 1863, and approaching our 160th anniversary, we are a mature and family-oriented faith community with a well-established tradition of music as an integral and valued part of our worship experience. Several accomplished musicians are members of the congregation and would lend enthusiastic support to new music leadership. We have a small, but dedicated volunteer adult choir which is eager to begin singing together again during in-person worship services. We are seeking to become an affirming church and are growing an online presence.

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION
    This contract position is for a combined organist/choir director. This person will play for Sunday worship services on the organ or piano according to what suits the music. The organist will also be available for special services through the church year. As choir director, this person will conduct and accompany the Senior Choir for weekly rehearsals and worship. The musician works as part of a staff team, coordinating with the minister and chairperson or designate from the Worship and Music Ministry. It is expected that these responsibilities will be fulfilled in a manner that embodies the mission of Knox United Church as stated above.

    LINES OF AUTHORITY
    The musician is accountable to the Worship and Music Ministry on a monthly basis, attending ministry meetings as an ex-officio member. The Ministry and Personnel Ministry will conduct an annual review as well as being available to assist in any personnel matters.

    WORKING HOURS
    The workweek of about 8 hours consists of rehearsal time once a week with the Senior Choir, Sunday morning worship, preparation time as needed for music selection and practice.  Occasionally there will be extra rehearsals for special services/concerts.  This is a 10-month contract position—July and August are excluded as well as the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

    JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Prepare and play music for Sunday worship services that correlates with liturgical themes and lectionary passages.
    • Select choir music with likewise correlation and with an openness to a variety of musical styles.  
    • Ensure copyright conditions for use of music are met.
    • Practice with the Senior Choir once a week and direct/accompany the choir for worship.
    • Liaise with the Minister and appropriate church ministries for worship planning and selecting music for various special services such as seasonal, baptisms, and communion.
    • Provide organ/piano music for weddings at the church (including rehearsals) when available.
    • Play the organ for funerals when available.

    QUALITIES AND SKILLS
    Passion for building up the music ministry of Knox United Church
    Competence on organ (Cambridge 730 Rodgers), piano (Yamaha), and in choral conducting
    Openness to a variety of worship and music styles
    Knowledge and understanding of United Church practices and repertoire a definite asset.
    Creativity
    Initiative
    Flexibility
    Enthusiasm
    Collegial working style
    Sense of humour
    Commitment to the mission and ministry of Knox United Church

    REMUNERATION: $900-$1200/month based on qualifications and experience.  Compensation may be provided for extra time required for special concerts and events.

    START DATE: September 2022

    Resumés may be sent:

    by mail-                                    
    Knox United Church                
    Box 989
    Sutton West, ON L0E 1R0
    Attn: Office Administrator

    by email-
    officeknoxsutton@gmail.com

    CLOSING DATE for applications – June 30, 2022

  • 05 May 2022 12:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Employment Opportunity:
    Director, Chapel Music


    The University of King’s College seeks to offer an education that is transformative. The transformative power of music is well known, and often discussed in the history of culture, philosophy, religion and art that are central to several of King's educational programs. The Director of Music therefore serves the whole University community by offering opportunities to sing, to listen, and to think about music. The Director offers to students the opportunity to sing in an auditioned choir in the Oxbridge tradition as choristers in the Chapel Choir, and to any member of the University the opportunity to sing challenging and beautiful music, regardless of previous experience or level of skill, as part of the King's Chorus. The Director supports music and musical education around the University in other ways, too, as opportunities are created or present themselves. This is a full-time, permanent position. 

    Specific Duties/Accountabilities:

    • Direct the Chapel Choir, providing choral music for Choral Evensong each Wednesday in term and Solemn eucharist each Thursday in term.
    • Recruit students for the Choir at the commencement of Fall semester.
    • Direct The King’s Chorus, a student-run choral society (and assist with budgeting, fundraising, concert logistics, singer recruitment, and all other aspects of administering a choral society).  
    • Conduct weekly rehearsals for both the Choir and the Chorus.
    • Develop programming, including during the summer months, geared toward Community Outreach and Collaboration with Halifax-area Choirs, other music initiatives (public concerts, for instance), and learning opportunities.
    • Provide music for the University Matriculation Service, the College Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols, Holy Week worship (including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the great vigil of Easter), and Encaenia.
    • Coordinate organ and choral music for Sunday mornings in term, and choral leadership of the weekday sung Compline service in term.
    • Oversee the regular maintenance of the organ and supervise the work of the Organ Scholar(s).
    • Acquire and catalogue sheet music.
    • Establish the music program budget, in consultation with the Chaplain.
    • Manage the music program budget, in consultation with the Chaplain.

    The above accountabilities are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described. 

    Key Skills and Aptitudes:

    1. A strong sense of community spirit
    2. Excellent interpersonal skills (including patience, clarity of purpose, and effective communication)
    3. A commitment to the College’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives
    4. Ability to inspire and motivate young people (challenging and supportive)
    5. A commitment to outreach and collaboration

    Education, Experience and Key Attributes:
    The successful candidate will have:

    • Extensive experience as a Choir director (in an ecclesiastical and/or university setting)
    • Organ proficiency
    • Experience and deep appreciation of the choral tradition associated with Oxbridge college chapels
    • Performance credentials
    • A record of successful participation in the choral music scene in the city of residence
    • Demonstrated leadership skills working with young people
    • Experience managing program budgets (incl. financial statements, cheque requisitions, etc.)
    • Graduate study in music an asset
    Closing Date: May 30, 2022
    Anticipated Start Date: August 01, 2022

    Salary will be commensurate with level of education and experience. A comprehensive group benefits package is offered including membership in the Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan (PSSP). 

    To apply for this position, please forward a CV and covering letter in one PDF file:

    Dolly McIntyre
    Human Resources & Compensation Officer
    University of King’s College
    6350 Coburg Road
    Halifax, NS B3H 2A1
    dolly.mcintyre@ukings.ca

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The University of King’s College is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We encourage and welcome applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversification of our community. 

  • 05 May 2022 9:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ST. PETER'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
    DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, KITCHENER, ONTARIO
    Website: www.stpeterskw.ca

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    The community of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, ON seeks a Director of Music due to the upcoming retirement of our incumbent. The successful candidate will be competent to assume choral and keyboard music leadership with a pastoral focus, a willingness to embrace Community Music and actively contribute to our nationally broadcast bi-weekly television ministry/worship on the CTV network.

    The successful candidate will be a highly organized individual, expected to conduct weekly rehearsals with the choir (plus 5 paid choral scholars), coordinate with clergy, administration and the Worship and Arts committee as well as engage with the wider Kitchener-Waterloo community. The appointee will meet periodically with the Church Board of Directors to evaluate progress and assess future plans.

    RESOURCES

    • Include a well-maintained 3 manual Hallman organ with 48 ranks and a 3 rank Brunzema portative. Upgrades to Hallman are imminent as part of St. Peter's forthcoming renovations.
    • We have a 6'1" Kawai RX3 grand piano, a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano and a Yamaha upright which are all in good condition
    • 3 octaves of Schulmerich handbells.

    COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

    • Thriving Arts Community - top 10 in Canada
    • Fully professional Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
    • Numerous teaching opportunities
    • 2 Universities with Music programs
    • Centre in the Square an event location in the neighbourhood

    SALARY

    This is a Part-time, Independent Contractor position based on approximately 20 hours per week. Remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined by the RCCO Table of Recommended Salaries. Please direct Resume and salary expectations by May 31, 2022 to info@stpeterskw.ca. Our congregation’s profile can  be viewed at www.stpeterskw.ca

  • 04 May 2022 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organist Position Grace United Church Peterborough Ontario

    Grace United Church in Peterborough Ontario is seeking a permanent, part-time Organist to offer, collaboratively with our Choir Director, the joy and familiarity of traditional and contemporary musical selections including hymns, anthems, preludes and postludes for our weekly services and occasional special events.  This position is for 10 hours per week, with compensation commensurate with experience and guidelines of the RCCO and includes 4 weeks paid vacation usually taken in the summer months.  The start date is September 1, 2022.

    Using our faithfully maintained two manual Phoenix organ and Samick grand piano, or other appropriate instrument, the ideal candidate will lead weekly hymns and other musical selections for our traditional worship service and provide a musical prelude and postlude.  The organist accompanies the adult choir (usually on the piano) during the weekly evening rehearsal (1 to 1.5 hours) and on Sunday morning.  Due to Covid and other changes, the choir is currently only SAT but hopes to fill out again when the Covid situation improves. In collaboration with the Minister and Choir Director, the organist will choose hymns that, where possible, reflect the theme or Scriptures for the day.

    The organist reports to the Ministry and Personnel (M & P) Committee of Grace United Church for staff related needs, financial compensation, working conditions and safety concerns.  The M&P Committee is comprised of members who are accountable to the Board under the local governance structure of Grace.  

    Both our Contemporary and our Traditional Worship services are live-streamed weekly and can be viewed through our website, www.graceunited.ca where a full job description is also available.

    Please send your resumé and cover letter or any questions to
    gray.pauldonald@gmail.com by June 15, 2022, with Organist in the subject line.  All applications will be received and reviewed in strict confidentiality. 

  • 29 April 2022 12:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Opportunity
    Minister of Music
    Westminster United Church, Whitby, ON

    Westminster United Church in Whitby is seeking a part-time Minister of Music to join their dynamic Ministry team. Westminster is an affirming church that welcomes diversity and all age groups to be part of a church community of 350 and includes an active Sunday School group as well as a growing online presence.

    Job Overview

    Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Lead Minister, the Minister of Music will create an atmosphere of celebration and reverence to God through music for all worship services. The Minister of Music leads and directs the church music program to include choirs, vocal, instrumental, and other expressions of musical experience. The church has a 3- Manual Phoenix organ (2003) and a 6’ grand Heintzman piano (2017).

    The Minister of Music fosters an innovative, blended style of music to enhance and support the worship message goals. The Minister of Music is responsible for directing a Senior Choir of 20 and a Praise Band of 8-10, in addition to providing music for additional musical presentations.

    It is estimated that this position will require a commitment on average of 20 hours per week.

    Westminster United Church is an affirming congregation where all are welcome to participate fully in the life of the church.

    Duties

    Worship

    • Provide inspiring and motivational music ministry during all worship services (in-person and virtually) and Westminster program/events, being sensitive to the involvement of all age groups and our affirming stance.
    • Lead the congregation, utilizing a variety of styles of music.
    • Uplift our United Church values through the exploration of world music sounds.

    Planning

    • Plan, organize and lead the music ministry.
    • Lead rehearsals for Senior choir and the Praise Band, Salt, September-June and arrange special music in the summer months.
    • Assist in developing opportunities for Youth involvement in worship services and Westminster special events.
    • Lead and direct the various components of the music programs including the choir(s), vocal, instrumental, and other expressions of musical experience.
    • Collaborate with the Minister and Worship Committee to select all worship music.
    • Utilize technology in planning and presenting music to enhance the worship message and experience.
    • Work with the Minister and Worship Committee to recruit and schedule special music to add variety to worship and supplement in-house assets.
    • Arrange for and prepare music components for special worship programs for Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Longest Night and Easter Sunrise services, which may vary.
    • Plan and provide music for scheduled weddings and funerals.
    • Participate in the weekly staff meetings, meetings with the Minister and Worship Committee, monthly Council meetings and other relevant planning sessions as they may arise.

    Administration

    • Ensure copyright conditions for music are met.
    • Maintain effective communication with the Minister, Worship Committee and other Ministry team members.
    • Oversee the orderly maintenance of the music library and a database of hymns, anthems and praise music used in worship. The actual filing may be delegated to a volunteer.
    • Acquire the music, equipment and supplies required to perform designated duties in accordance with Westminster’s financial policies.
    • Ensure musical instruments such as pianos and organ are regularly maintained.
    • Manage the Music Ministry budget and submit required reports, estimates and requests by specified deadlines.
    • Adhere to Westminster employment policies.

    Qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates with the following skill sets:

    • Extensive musical leadership and performance experience in church settings.
    • Willing to explore a variety of music and how it is expressed.
    • Good communication skills which include an ability to problem solve.
    • Consistently demonstrates a generous warm and welcoming presence to all, in keeping with Westminster United Church’s commitment to inclusion and it’s designation as an affirming congregation.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a closely knit ministerial team.
    • Self-motivated learner and adept at sourcing materials.
    • Ability to maintain a holistic view of church activities to understand how they are connected and impact each other.
    • Excellent and accurate oral and written communication skills.
    • Confident and able to plan and organize own work to meet established objectives and deadlines.
    • Collaborative problem- solving and conflict resolution skills.
    • Able to use interpersonal skills effectively when working with congregation members, visitors, tenants, and vendors.
    • Can be trusted and relied upon for discretion when dealing with matters pertaining to privacy and confidentiality of information.
    • Has working knowledge and proven experience with MS Office products, Zoom, YouTube and various social media platforms, software.

    Special Considerations

    • Preference will be given to those with a post-secondary education in music (degree/diploma)
    • Satisfactory criminal reference check (including vulnerable sector) completed within the last 3 months.
    • Current registration/ professional membership in a recognized(church) music association.
    • Familiar and comfortable with United Church liturgy and practices.

    COVID19 considerations: following current government and local health authority guidelines.

    Application deadline: May 27

    Expected start date: June 20

    Salary: $23,000 - $30,000.

    United Church of Canada Benefit Package offered

    Interested applicants please apply by email to m.dingman@rogers.com with the words ‘Minister of Music’ in the Subject heading. In your application, please explain your interest in applying and include your resume and references. Any questions may also be addressed to this address.

  • 28 April 2022 9:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Rexdale is Seeking an Organist

    The Church of St. Paul the Apostle Rexdale (Anglican) located on Kipling Avenue in Rexdale Ontario is seeking a competent organist and choir director to serve primarily on Sunday mornings and to work with a small choir of about 6-7 voices. The organ is an AGO spec Allen electronic organ. A digital piano is located in the sanctuary and is used occasionally during worship services.  There is one service on a Sunday which includes music at 10:30 am.  Choir practice is for approximately half an hour following the Sunday service (not during Covid-19 restrictions). There is no choir practice in July or August.  Service is primarily on Sunday except through Holy Week/Easter and the Christmas season when there are additional services (for which the organist is compensated). The organist should be available to play for the occasional funeral or wedding.

    The position is part-time for 4 hours a week, most of which is for the Sunday service and includes an allowance for practice time. Ideally the person hired will have experience playing the organ, but we will consider a proficient pianist willing to learn the organ. Familiarization with Anglican services is a plus, however training will be provided for those without this experience.

    The position will appeal to an individual seeking to serve in a church environment for a few hours a week. Compensation will be according to experience/RCCO guidelines. The individual will report to the Incumbent and Churchwardens.

    The start date is as soon as practical after May 15, 2022. Enquiries are welcome. Applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. Should you wish further information, you are welcome to leave a message on the church phone at 416-743-1993 and we will be in touch with you. Applicants may send their resume to Organist Search Committee by email at stpaultheapostlerexdale@gmail.com
  • 27 April 2022 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. George’s Anglican Church
    77 Randall Drive, Ajax, Ontario L1S 6L4
    Phone: 905-683-7981 www.stgeorgeschurch.ca

    Parish Music Director for St. George’s Anglican Church – Ajax, Ontario

    The Position:

    The Parish Music Director provides leadership for the music ministry at St. George’s Anglican Church, Ajax by enhancing the church’s liturgies through music, by leading the St. George’s Choir, and encouraging congregational singing and musical participation. The Director works in consultation with the Incumbent to execute and implement the musical elements of our Anglican worship and liturgy. This includes, but may not be limited to, providing music for Sunday, feast-day and pastoral worship, empowering and equipping the parish in its musical expression of our faith, playing our 3-Manual “Classic” organ, and bringing their particular musical gifts to light. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to learn, grow, and develop as a musician.  The relationship between the Parish Music Director and the Incumbent is one of the most important in the liturgical life of the parish. Together, they share a ministry, supporting a hybrid model of church that enables the faithful worship of the congregation and the neighbourhood both in-person and online.

    The candidate will be energetic, have a sense of humour, possess excellent leadership and communication skills, and have a broad range of musical talent and knowledge. Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills are required, along with an ability to work equally well with all members of the congregation and ministry team.

    Our Parish:

    St. George’s is an Anglican Church, in the heart of Pickering Village in Ajax, Ontario. We are a growing, diverse community of faith, seeking to love God and serve our neighbours.  We are a warm community serving and praying with our neighbours and inviting people into a relationship with God’s love and joy, known in Jesus Christ. We embrace both traditional (Book of Common Prayer) and Contemporary (Book of Alternative Services) worship and have engaged in the exploration of fresh expressions of worships, including Dinner Church. Our worship is currently live-streamed on Facebook, and in-person, with our main service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  Prior to the pandemic, two Sunday services were held, at 9:00 a.m. in our Historic Church and 10:30 a.m. in our Worship Centre.  As we learn and grow with our changing congregation post-pandemic, we look forward to exploring the forms of worship that will best serve the community.

    Application Details:

    This position’s start date will be negotiable. It is a part-time position, with an average of 10 hours a week. Compensation to be determined based on academic credentials, years of experience and weekly time investment in accordance with RCCO guidelines. Funerals and Weddings will be separately compensated.

    Detailed job description and qualifications required can be viewed at https://stgeorgeschurch.ca/availablepositions/.

    If this position is of interest to you, please submit your résumé by May 20, 2022 to applications@stgeorgeschurch.ca Inquiries about the position are also welcome!  Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

  • 26 April 2022 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Posting: Music Director/Organist

    St. Matthew’s is a neighborhood church in the classical Anglican tradition. Our mission is to proclaim and embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our neighborhood and to invite others to join us as we follow in the way of Jesus.

    Music is vital to our life as a church. In our Sunday morning worship, in our life in the neighborhood and in our work with youth and children, music has a central place. Our music director thus plays a large part in our parish life. We value the great music of the Anglican tradition, which includes a variety of hymns, anthems and service music from Bach to Britten, Harris to Vaughan Williams and Howells. We value excellence in music of all styles and traditions.

    The church has a Morel pipe organ with Casavant console (2 manuals, 16 ranks, well maintained) and a grand piano in the sanctuary. We currently use piano as well as organ regularly in our services. We have a small and committed group of talented singers and instrumentalists.

    Job Description
    The music director shepherds the music ministry of the parish by planning and leading music for the Sunday services and special services throughout the church year and by directing the singers. The director also has the opportunity, working closely with the Priest-in-Charge, to develop music initiatives to reach out to the larger community. We enjoy caroling for the neighborhood at Christmas; we have held an organ-concert fundraiser for refugees, and we have had a music-centred youth group and a small children’s choir. In this neighborhood full of children – with a daycare onsite – we are particularly interested in developing a music ministry to children.

    We are looking for a creative, energetic and flexible individual who:

    • is familiar with Anglican musical tradition and liturgy
    • plays the organ and piano well
    • has excellent communication skills
    • enjoys working with children
    • is familiar with technology and can incorporate music beautifully in online worship
    • experience and interest in recording is a plus

    The chosen applicant will:

    • seek to express and nurture Christian faith through music
    • have a vision to grow the music ministry
    • boldly lead excellence in music
    • incorporate and develop the musical skills of parish/congregation/choir, including use of a variety of instruments

    Terms
    The position at present is 10 hours per week: Sunday morning worship (and other services of the liturgical year), Sunday morning choir rehearsal, and assistance with bulletin preparation. As well, there are occasional recording sessions for the online services. There is opportunity to play for weddings and funerals. There is ample opportunity for the position to grow, and we would encourage new initiatives in music.

    Students, pianists with an interest in organ, and beginning as well as experienced church musicians are encouraged to apply. Compensation commensurate with experience and guidelines of Royal College of Church Organists (see rcco.ca).

    Application Deadline: 15 June, 2022
    Start Date: 28 August, 2022

    Details upon request.

    Apply with resumé to:
    The Priest-in-Charge, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Riverdale. 135 First Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 1W9
    By email: catherine.hamilton@utoronto.ca / stmatthewsang@outlook.com

    All applications will be treated confidentially. References will be requested.

    Please indicate availability to start if selected.

  • 20 April 2022 1:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Posting for MacNeill Baptist Church
    Director of Music
    Deadline for applications: May 27, 2022

    MacNeill Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario is seeking a part-time (approx. 10 hrs/week) Director of Music to work cooperatively as a member of our shared ministry teams.

    MacNeill Baptist Church is a small, self-governing congregation with a strong core of dedicated members, including a small SATB choir and an instrumental ensemble. We are an affirming and welcoming church with a heart for social justice. We enjoy a team approach to worship, and music is an integral part of that experience.

    The ideal candidate will have choral music and conducting experience, and strong piano skills, along with a post-secondary degree in music, or equivalent. An interest in church liturgy is an asset. As an energetic team player, you will be accountable to the congregation through the Board of Deacons and will have the support of a Music Committee. It is expected that the responsibilities of the Director of Music can be managed within a 10 hours of work per week. The salary is in accordance with the RCCO scale.

    For further information visit our website at www.macneillbaptist.ca. Please direct your letter of application and resumé to the Chair of Search Committee for Director of Music by e-mailing to contact@macneillbaptist.ca or by land mail to MacNeill Baptist Church, 1145 King Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1L9. Applications must be received on or before Friday, May 27, 2022.

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    Position of Director of Music at MacNeill Baptist Church, Hamilton.

    MacNeill Baptist Church seeks Director of Music. We are a welcoming and affirming faith community in the heart of Westdale, Hamilton, Ontario, where music is an integral and valued part of our weekly worship. Services are both in-person and live-streamed.

    Our primary instrument is a Yamaha C3 grand piano. The church does not have an organ. We have a balanced, skilled and loyal choir of 12-17 members who sing an introit and anthem each service, with a rehearsal on Thursday evenings [8.00pm – 9.30pm].

    Our choral library is quite extensive with traditional church anthems [e.g. Willan, Mendelssohn, Bach, Handel, Parry, Byrd], with recently composed anthems [e.g. Sirett], spirituals, Taizé, Iona. We possess a set of hand chimes [two-octave]. Our congregation uses the Presbyterian Book of Praise [1997], and our hymns are accompanied by piano and instrumentalists [e.g.: violin, clarinet, cello]. There is a considerable library of accompaniment for the hymns already on file. We are open to shaping the position around the passion and skills of the successful candidate.

    The ideal candidate will have the following responsibilities:

    1       Worship service preparation

    a. Participation and coordination with worship planners
    b. Collaboration on hymn selection
    c. Introit/anthem selection and congregational responses
    d. Choral rehearsal and rehearsal accompaniment
    e. Instrumental ensemble parts [arrangements / photocopies]
    f. Instrumental or vocal soloist rehearsal as necessary
    g. When required, procuring extra instrumentalists and instruments

    2       In the service

    a. Choral conducting [a cappella or from the piano]
    b. Hymn accompaniment [piano and other instruments]
    c. At the piano
    i. Service music [prelude, offertory, postlude]
    ii. Introit/anthem and congregational responses’ accompaniment
    iii. Instrumental ensemble leading
    d. Occasional introduction of new hymns, responses, etc. to the congregation
    3       Other

    a. Music for special services as needed

    i. Weddings, funerals
    ii. Church anniversaries, hymn-sings etc.
    b. Scheduling for piano maintenance as required
    c. Maintenance of the music library
    d. Arranging of instrumental parts for the ensemble would be an asset.
    e. Co-ordination with church personnel for sanctuary use by other groups [recitals etc.]

    Qualifications   A degree in music, or other appropriate credentials, piano proficiency, and experience in church music and choral conducting.

    Hours per week   10 hours per week on average, to include Thursday evening choir rehearsal and Sunday morning worship; September-June inclusive, plus 3 summer services.

    Expected start date   To be negotiated with successful candidate

    Remuneration   Remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the Royal Canadian College of Organist (RCCO) scale.

    Deadline   Friday end of May 27 2022

    Website address   www.macneillbaptist.ca

    Apply to:

    Garth Greaves, Music Search Committee Chair
    MacNeill Baptist Church
    1145 King Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 1L9
    Email: contact@macneillbaptist.ca
  • 12 April 2022 9:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Marshall Memorial United Church
    20 Gilbert Avenue, Ancaster, Ontario L9G 1R4
    905-648-4631

    Recruitment Ad for Director of Music

    Marshall Memorial United Church is seeking a permanent, part-time Director of Music to assume leadership of the Music Ministry, working alongside the minister, lay staff, and volunteers.  This position is 14 hours per week paid at RCCO scale and includes a benefit package. The expected start date is July 1, 2022.

    The ideal candidate will be a skilled musician with strong playing skills on both organ and piano who also demonstrates strong capability as a choral director with interest in a variety of music styles (traditional and contemporary) and choirs (e.g.  vocal, bell, adult, youth, children).  

    Passion for music ministry, solid leadership, excellent communication, and strong interpersonal skills are essential. 

    Repertoire choice would be in consultation with our minister and Worship Committee.

    Our sanctuary is home to a 1970 3-Manual Keates Pipe Organ, Yamaha Grand Piano, 4 octave Bells and Chimes and various other choir and band instruments. Our Chancel Choir consists of 20 voices and our Praise Band has 6 members. A Bell Choir has recently been started with a mix of new and previous bell-ringers. Services are live-streamed weekly.

    The successful applicant would be available for weekly choral and bell choir practices, Sunday morning services with a brief practice session preceding the service, as well as special services and events.

    To view the full job description, please click on the following link: MMUC Director of Music Job Description

    Please send your resumé and cover letter to marshall4631@gmail.com . We will confidentially begin reviewing applications beginning May 1st and will continue until a suitable applicant is hired.

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The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4


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Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]rcco.ca
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The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4


Contact
Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[
à]rcco.ca

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