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  • 27 July 2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Music Director wanted, St. Andrew’s United, SudburyON

    St. Andrew’s United Church in downtown Sudbury seeks a part-time Music Director (8-10hours/week, subject to revision, post pandemic)who is enthusiastic about working as part of a team with ministry, lay staff and volunteers to present traditional and contemporary music.

    Please email standrewstaffing@gmail.com to request a job description that reflects the current pandemic restrictions. The salary will take into account the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

    Music is a high priority for this active congregation. St. Andrew’s 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) and during COVID-19, record keyboard music for online worship services. Post pandemic, she or he will also work with adult choristers in a way that builds choral confidence and enjoyment as worship leaders.

    This is a contract position for the season extending to June 30, 2022. We invite interested candidates to apply to  standrewstaffing@gmail.com by Friday, August 27, 2021.

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

  • 27 July 2021 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    City View United Church (Ottawa)

    Music is an integral part of the life of City View United Church (www.cityviewunited.org). We are looking for a Director of Music / Organist to lead our music ministry beginning this fall (Position is available effective September 1, 2021). This involves selecting, conducting, and playing a variety of styles of organ, piano and choral music appropriate for our worship services. The ideal candidate should have experience playing an organ and conducting choirs. Familiarity and experience working in a church environment is also desired. Our instruments include a Johannus Sweelinck 37 – 3 manual organ, a Samick grand piano, and a Technics P30 keyboard & synthesizer, and drum kit. We have an adult SATB choir of 15-20 members. With one rehearsal a week and one Sunday service, in addition to periodic meetings with the minister and the Worship & Education Committee, it is estimated that this part-time position will demand 10-12 hours per week. Annual salary is in the $15,000 – $20,000 range, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    For more details, check out the attached profile (link to Profile). Please direct inquiries or applications to cvuc.map@rogers.com . Applications will be treated in strictest confidence and will be received until August 31, 2021 or until the post is filled. To apply, please send

    a. your resume,

    b. a covering letter describing your qualifications for this position,

    c. a video or audio clip demonstrating your keyboard proficiency, and

    d. a video clip demonstrating your choral conducting skills (if possible) to cvuc.map@rogers.com or by mail to:

    Chairperson Ministry & Personnel

    571 Devonwood Circle

    Ottawa, ON K1T 4E6

  • 21 July 2021 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Calvin Presbyterian Church & Deer Park United Church are seeking;

    Title: CHORAL DIRECTOR – Ministry of Music (Contract for service)

    Pay: $21.50 / hr based on experience – average of 12 hours per week over the year

    Location: Mid-town Toronto near St. Clair / Yonge subway station

    Calvin Presbyterian Church and Deer Park United Church are joined in an ecumenical shared ministry in the heart of Toronto at Yonge and St. Clair. We share a history, a neighbourhood, worship services and one Lord and Saviour whom we worship and trust.

    We are seeking a Choral Director who will design and lead the music program and direct our choir which is comprised of paid section leads and dedicated volunteers. The Choral Director will work in collaboration with our resident Organist. The Choral Director will also work in collaboration with the Ministers, Choir and Worship Committee to develop and manage programming, events and the music budget.

    Key to this position is a passion to provide a music ministry that demonstrates a commitment to both God-centered worship and excellence in music. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of liturgical music, drawing on traditional, as well as eclectic and global resources. The Choral Director will also demonstrate variety and creativity in the expression of music for all ages and interests within the faith community and should be willing to contribute to the life of the congregation outside of worship services. Exposure to Presbyterian or United Church traditions would be helpful. During the pandemic, the music programme has been conducted via video recordings attached to our weekly emailed services. It would be helpful for the candidate to have experience creating and uploading video recordings.

    The large Sanctuary is graced with a well maintained forty-stop, three-manual pipe organ, built for the Church by Casavant Frères, in 1927, and a 6-foot Heintzman grand piano.

    The relationship is a contract for services and not an employment relationship. Between September and June, approximately 6 hours a week are fixed for Sunday morning services and Thursday evening choir rehearsals in addition to the weekly staff meeting with both ministers and the administrator. The weekly scheduled requirement is much smaller in July and August. Occasional meetings and events will be scheduled. The Director will have considerable discretion over scheduling remaining hours.

    How to apply - Applications will be received until July 31, 2021 or until the contract is filled. Interested candidates are invited to enquire and apply to: choirdirector2021@gmail.com or to Calvin Presbyterian Church, c/o Chair of Music Search Committee, 26 Delisle Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1S5.

    • Evaluation of applications will start: Monday, July 26, 2021 – Noon
    • Start: some time in August, 2021

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Deer Park United Church and Calvin Presbyterian Church are inclusive employers. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please direct the request to the email or mailing address used to apply for the position.

  • 16 July 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St Giles Presbyterian Church

    (181 First Avenue, Ottawa ON, K1S 2G3, Canada, stgilesottawa.org)

    Position Title: Music Director

    Vision:

    “When God restored the fortune of God’s people, it was like a dream, too good to be true.” (Psalm 126:1, paraphrased) The psalmist recalls the joy of God’s past deliverance, and invites the covenantal community to ask for a fresh display of God’s power, so that sorrow shall be transformed into joy. We believe God is doing something new here at St Giles Presbyterian Church. We see but a glimpse of that renewal, and music ministry will be integral. The anticipation of God’s restoration provides us a powerful hope. We trust in God’s past deliverance, and we pray that God will do it again.

    Overview:

    St Giles Presbyterian Church is looking for a Music Director who will provide accompaniment at regular congregational worship services (on Sundays, Christmas Eve and Good Friday). The sanctuary—spacious with good acoustics—houses a well-maintained Casavant Organ and an upright piano, thus the ability to play both the organ and the piano is a must. Currently, worship style is traditional with an openness of gradually transitioning towards a blended style. The Music Director should possess a willingness to cherish the old while embracing the new. This person will work closely with the Minister and the Session, in identifying and utilizing the strengths of St Giles, thus growing its music ministry in multicultural and intergenerational ways.

    The Music Director will need to recruit, rebuild and direct the congregational choir of St Giles. Starting from a modest beginning, this person must be excited by the work of nurturing and growing the choir in a post-pandemic context. Ideally, the Music Director should be people oriented—a connector who can bring people together in praise and worship. A budget will be set-aside for the Music Director to bring in outside singers and/or instrumentalists. Contacts with Ottawa area musicians and groups are an asset. However, sustained growth of the choir should come from within the congregation, as part of the overall ministry of congregational renewal.

    The Music Director should be attracted to working with young people, helping them to discover and share their own musical talents, both vocal and instrumental. In due time, the Music Director should give leadership in forming a junior choir for children and youth.

    The Music Director should be a committed Christian who understands the importance of living out one’s faith in a community. This person should be willing to participate in the congregational life of St Giles.

    Other Considerations:

    1. The position will likely require 10 to 15 hours weekly.
    2. Willingness to work closely with others, including, but not limited to, the Minister, the Church Administrator, the Worship Committee, the Session, the choir president, lead singers, and choir members.
    3. Strong organizational skill and experience working with streaming licences such as CCLI and One License an asset.
    4. To arrange replacements in case of vacation or illness. The Church Administrator or Treasurer of St Giles should be advised with sufficient time to prepare remuneration for the replacement.
    5. A probationary period of three months would be beneficial for both the candidate and the church.

    Benefits:

    1. Access to the organ and piano in the sanctuary at all time.
    2. A parking spot beside the church office is available.
    3. Priority consideration to provide accompaniment for funerals and weddings taking place at St Giles.
    4. A budget for music ministry to work with, to hire lead singers and other musicians.
    5. Salary level will be guided by the RCCO scale, with a projected range of $15,000 to $25,000 a year.
    Applicant should include a CV and a cover letter and the application be sent to office@stgilesottawa.org. Applications will be received until September 30, or until the position is filled. All applications will be kept in strict confidence. Please direct inquiries to Rob Brandon rob@laurabrandon.ca, chair of the Search Committee.
  • 13 July 2021 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jubilee Presbyterian Church
    7320 Hwy 26
    Stayner, ON
    L0M 1S0

    Organist / Choir Director
    Job Description

    Ideal start date for this position is September 12, 2021. Estimated time commitment is 12-15 hours per week.

    Specific Accountabilities

    • In conjunction with the minister, the music director will plan on a quarterly basis, the music curriculum and any music related fund-raising events for the church year.
    • Through the church’s CCLI license the organist will have access to music for worship and keep records for reporting purposes.
    • Select appropriate special music & offertories to be used each Sunday throughout the year.
    • Arrange themes and music selections for special events such as anniversary, Community Christmas Concert the 2nd Sunday evening in December, Cantatas, Good Friday and the annual Christmas Eve service.
    • Effectively work with local churches and community bases to advertise special musical events
    • Participate in music requirements for funerals and weddings and rehearsals held at Jubilee Presbyterian Church. The resident organist always gets first right of refusal.  
    • Plan and implement music for choir, soloists, duets and trios.
    • Plan and lead choir practices on Thursday evenings.
    • Develop and implement a program to solicit new choir members.
    • Arrange for special music guests throughout the year.
    • Communicate service needs to Board of Managers for follow-up on organ and piano maintenance.
    • Create written updates of music ministry for the church’s newsletter as well as a year-end report for the annual congregational meeting.
    • Work with session and choir to arrange for suitably skilled supply organist for holiday periods.

    Future Faith Needs

    • have an understanding of contemporary versus tradition worship service and how to incorporate both elements into worship at the right pace
    • teach the choir and congregation new hymns and worship pieces
    • open to the possibility of beginning new singing groups

    Qualifications

    • A love and joy for Christian music and people
    • An understanding of worship as an act of glorifying God
    • A strong, visible faith to draw inspiration from
    • Leading a choir and playing necessary instruments

    Equipment

    • Jubilee has a beautiful Allan Organ as well as a grand piano in the sanctuary and two pianos on the lower level.

    Remuneration

    • Negotiable in accordance with RCCO guidelines and skillset of successful candidate
  • 25 June 2021 1:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Music position, St. Paul’s United Church, Ajax ON

    St. Paul’s United Church (SPUC) in downtown Ajax ON seeks a Director of Music (~10 hours/week, subject to revision, post pandemic) 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 active congregation.

    St. Paul’s sanctuary has:

    • Organ - Allen Organ ADC2100 3100 series
    • Keyboard - Yamaha Portable Grand DGX660
    • Grand Piano – Stegler

    Our ideal candidate will have strong skills and proven experience in playing these keyboard instruments with a high degree of musicality and technical ability (preference will be given to those with organ experience).

    Since March 2020, SPUC has been pre-recording music presented by the choir for its weekly worship services which can be viewed on the church’s YouTube channel.

    Until choirs are permitted to be part of in-person worship services by local Public Health, the Director of Music will be expected to continue to work virtually with the Senior Choir, recording and presenting pre-recorded hymns and anthems, and also participating "live". The Director of Music would also work with adult choristers in a way that builds choral confidence and enjoyment as worship leaders.

    Please visit the SPUC web site (https://stpaulsajax.org/) to review the current job description. Compensation for this position will take into account the candidate’s experience and qualifications per the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) guidelines and may include the use of the church’s keyboard instruments for private teaching.

    Interested parties are asked to submit a covering letter, resume including references, and links to video or audio clips demonstrating keyboard proficiency and choral conducting skills (if possible).

    We invite interested candidates to apply to the Search Committee at spucmandp@gmail.com by Friday, 9 July 2021. 

    Potential candidates will be contacted for an interview (in person or via Zoom depending on COVID restrictions in effect at the time).

    The start date for this permanent position is September 1, 2021.

  • 15 June 2021 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Holy Rosary Cathedral, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina (Saskatchewan), is seeking to fill two positions (permanent part-time) for their music ministry: a Choir/Music Director and a skilled organist. Over-lapping options a possibility. The Cathedral Casavant pipe organ is recognized as one of the best in western Canada, and the choir has a long history in the parish. Choir/Music director is responsible for one choir and one Sunday Mass, and for choosing the music for both Sunday morning Masses. Organist may be responsible for either or both  Masses. Remuneration is  commensurate to experience and working hours, and is based on the RCCO salary table.

    Employment begins August 1, 2021. Applications should be sent by June 20, 2021, to samira.mccarthy@uregina.ca, or by post to Samira McCarthy, Holy Rosary Parish Office, 2104 Garnet St., Regina, S4T 6Y5

    For further information, please contact e-mail above, or call at 306-584-0613.
  • 09 June 2021 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Classic (11 am) Music Director

    St. Paul’s Bloor Street (SPBS) is a vibrant and growing Anglican church with a rich worship legacy located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are looking for a professional, dependable and enthusiastic individual with a passion to strengthen the classic music ministry, creating an atmosphere in which God is worshipped and glorified, by encouraging congregational participation in our Anglican tradition.

    As a member of our music ministry, the Classic (11 am) Music Director will report to the Lead Minister (Rector). They will provide direction, oversight, and coordination of the musical elements of the classic Anglican worship services, including include planning liturgical elements, leading and growing our choir, as well as possessing a vision to expand the classic music ministry and use it as a tool for outreach.

    Key Functions:

    Service Planning

    • Attend weekly planning meetings to coordinate musical pieces with scheduled service themes or Scripture for classic Anglican services, including appropriate special services (Christmas, Easter, Holy Week, etc.) for both in person and online worship.
    • Oversee and coordinate music for the choir and provide the music list schedule to service staff.
    • Plan all musical elements for the service— including offertory music, postlude, and other special music—to enhance and enrich the worship service ensuring the service flows smoothly.
    • Seek to integrate the 11 am music ministry into the church life by partnering with the Bridge (9:30 am) Music Director and Youth Music Leader to create a community that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to complement other church ministries.
    Choral Direction and Organ
    • Rehearse (Thursday evenings) and direct the choir (Sunday mornings) in the presentation of musical selections.
    • Manage hiring and direction of professional choral leads; hiring and mentoring of Organ Scholar.
    • Coach volunteers and build choir participation, developing a team spirit within the choir through constructive musical direction and selected social activities.
    • Develop the quality, breadth, and diversity of the choral repertoire.
    • Assume pastoral and discipleship care of the choir.

    Music Administration

    • Coordinate maintenance, tuning, and repair of musical instruments, including the Casavant organ.
    • Ensure compliance to applicable copyright laws.
    • Arrange and coordinate with guest musicians for special services or events.

    And other duties as required.

    Qualifications:

    Must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

    • Music education/training, e.g., A.R.C.T., BMus, B.F.A., R.C.C.O. Certification.
    • Leading, training and directing choirs of all ages.
    • Understanding of Anglican liturgy.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Technical components of online services including mixing software, sound boards, etc. or a willingness to learn.

    Skills

    • Ability to play the pipe organ and piano.
    • Ability to accompany and teach congregational singing.
    • Ability to “read a congregation”, understand a church’s context and sensitivities and create worship plans appropriately.
    • Ability and interest in working with choristers of all ages is an asset.
    • Planning and time management skills particularly focused on managing schedules .
    • Ability to communicate in English is required.
    • Ability to creatively collaborate with people.
    • Rigorous attention to details.
    • Composure and ability to lead with confidence and calmness when faced with competing priorities.

    Availability:

    • This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.
    • Should the candidate meet RCCO qualifications, RCCO salary recommendations will apply.

    Please submit your cover letter, salary expectations and resume to:
    Bishop Jenny Andison
    Lead Minister (Rector)
    St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church
    227 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON  M4W 1C8

    HR@stpaulsbloor.org (Please put “Classic (11 am) Music Director” in the subject line)

    No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed as received. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 07 June 2021 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Choir Director/Organist/Pianist Position

    St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, seeks a musician to assume the role of choir director/organist/pianist for our traditional Sunday services. We are a vibrant church of about 300, worshiping on Sunday mornings at two services - a contemporary service at 9:30 am and a more traditional service at 11:00 am. Combined services are held occasionally during the year and throughout the summer months. Our vision is to be a unified church, on-mission in the city, known for our contribution, equipping families and multiplying disciples. We look forward to the appointment of a musician who shares this vision and is willing to undertake this leadership ministry. Further information about our church and its ministry can be found at stpaulspcottawa.com.

    St. Paul’s Church Choir has consisted of about 20+ enthusiastic volunteers, and has played a prominent leadership role in worship at our traditional Sunday morning services as well as at other special services during the church year. Currently, membership has been affected by Covid-19 and other challenges. The incoming choir director should be prepared to actively recruit members from within our congregation. There is a need to augment numbers in all parts, as well as to attract younger singers. Choir rehearsals normally take place on Thursday evenings and on Sunday mornings before the 11:00 am service. The choir typically goes into recess from mid-June to early
    September.

    To enable the choir to continue its leadership role we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed choir director/organist/pianist who is able to work in harmony with the choir and the church leadership. Since few choir members are trained singers or skilled sight-readers, the director will need to exercise care in the choice of music and in encouraging choir members to develop their musical talents. An extensive library of choral music has been maintained and upgraded over the years, and our church’s annual budget provides for the purchase of additional new music. Choice of music for the choir is the prerogative of the choir director, but in exercising this responsibility there will be a need for sensitivity, not only to the nature of the traditional service and those who attend it, but also to the degree of difficulty of the music, and the makeup of the choir. Familiarity with music learning aids for choir members would be an asset, as would experience working with streaming licences such as CCLI and One License.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for choosing and playing appropriate service music and choir anthems on the organ and piano as needed. Our sanctuary features a fine 3-manual Rodgers 950 electronic organ and a well-maintained Baldwin Model L 6’ grand piano.

    When Covid-19 restrictions in Ottawa are lifted and our choir resumes its weekly duties, it is anticipated that the average weekly hours of the choir director/organist/pianist position will be approximately 12 - 14 hours. Prior to this time the weekly hours will be somewhat fewer. Remuneration will be based on both formal qualifications and relevant experience.

    Applications (which will be treated in strictest confidence) will be received until July 31, 2021, or until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries and applications to Dan Seekings, Search Committee Chair, d.seekings@sympatico.ca. Include a covering letter, a resume with references and, if possible, video or audio clips demonstrating keyboard proficiency at the organ and piano, and choral conducting skills. Under Covid constraints appropriate arrangements may be made for virtual interviews and auditions.

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