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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.

  • 25 October 2021 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Anglican Parish of St John the Evangelist, Peterborough, Ontario, seeks a Director of Music

    St John’s is recruiting a passionate and talented musician to be our Director of Music. We seek someone who is experienced and comfortable leading choral and instrumental music in the Anglican tradition. This part-time position (20 hours per week) reports to the Rector and includes rehearsing choristers, working with the clergy on music selection, maintaining the music library and instruments, and personal rehearsal and preparation. The parish has a baby grand piano and a hybrid Casavant (1956)/Phoenix (2007) organ with 4 manuals and 70 speaking stops in the nave, a studio piano in the choir room, an upright piano in the parish hall, and a chime of 15 bells. The Director of Music will provide leadership in worship on Sunday and Wednesday mornings, and will be expected to have some flexibility in order to play for Holy Days (e.g. Christmas), funerals, weddings, and special liturgies. We have a small number of musicians who play a variety of instruments who accompany liturgies, a Bellringers’ Guild, and a 12-voice SATB choir including 4 SATB choral scholars. Remuneration includes a stipend commensurate with education and experience, paid vacation, and the option to enrol in a benefits and pension plan. For more information on the position, please read the job description at www.stjohnspeterborough.ca/serve.

    The parish is the oldest in the City of Peterborough and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2026. St John’s has been the site of many significant historic moments in the City. Of particular interest to musicians is the gathering that was held on 22 June 1911 to celebrate not only the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary but also the inauguration of the People’s Chime, the 13-bell chime purchased by residents of Peterborough City and County and installed in the tower of St John’s. Despite this storied history, the St John’s of today is a diverse, progressive, and inclusive church in a renovated fully accessible building. We are active in advocating for justice in our community and we operate One Roof Community Centre, a meal and drop-in centre that provides daily meals and companionship for vulnerable neighbours. St John’s sees itself not only as a church but as a community centre that exists to serve the needs of the neighbourhood. There is potential for the successful applicant to participate in outreach through music. Discover more about St John’s on our website (www.stjohnspeterborough.ca) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StJohnsPtbo).

    Questions may be directed to, and interested candidates are invited to apply for the position by sending a cover letter and resume by email to, the Rector, the Rev. Canon Brad Smith, rector@stjohnspeterborough.ca. All applications will be received and handled in confidence. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2021 with the appointment hoped to start in January 2022.

  • 15 October 2021 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Dominion-Chalmers United Church, an historic church community in the centre of Ottawa, is seeking a part-time Organist and Choir Director. This is a permanent position with benefits and hours are anticipated at 15 per week. With its impressive Casavant pipe organ, the church has a strong tradition of dynamic music ministry with an emphasis on classical music and hymns. In addition to working closely with the Minister and Worship team to select hymns and play organ and piano at regular and special services, priorities for the new leader include: broadening and diversifying the music program to include other genres of sacred music; working with paid soloists to support services; working to re-build the choir while nurturing the musical gifts of the congregation to encourage participation; and, developing an annual music plan.

    Qualifications for the position include:
    • Music degree or conservatory diploma (e.g. ARCT, CRCCO or Ch.RCCO) with at minimum 5-10 years of experience in a church setting.
    • Knowledge of, and familiarity with, a broad spectrum of Christian music.
    • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills with a demonstrated ability to work equally well with a congregation, choir, ministry personnel, professional musicians and volunteers.
    Applicants are invited to send their résumés and a video or audio recording to Catherine Wilcox at wilcoxceo@gmail.com and Harold Black at hsblack@bell.net. Those proceeding to the next step in the process will be invited to an audition in Ottawa in late November.
  • 07 October 2021 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Offer of Vocational Employment with Saint Barnabas Anglican Church, St. Lambert, Quebec

    The Anglican Church of St. Barnabas, Saint Lambert, Quebec (www.st-barnabaschurch.com) seeks a Music Director. All applicants must be first and foremost, a capable and proficient Organist conversant with the Anglican tradition. The position involves planning and leading all music for worship with the cooperation of the Rector. This includes playing the organ or piano when required, as well as directing and encouraging the choir for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service including all other celebrations and feast days such as Christmas and Holy Week (some evening services). Our parish also has an active participation in the Ecumenical Christmas Concert. Choir rehearsals have been planned for Thursday evenings. The candidate must show a willingness and interest to effectively work with local community organizations to develop special musical events. St. Barnabas ministry has a long tradition of organ and choral music; we also enjoy congregational singing. The parish has a three manual Hill Norman Beard organ with 34 stops and a Leach baby grand piano. Our congregation has generally preferred traditional music, however of late, their appetites have been seasoned to appreciate contemporary music as well. This will be a salaried position requiring 5-13 hours per week, commensurate with experience and abilities. Honoraria for funerals and weddings under the supervision of the Rector will be remunerated in addition to the agreed salary.

    Application deadline: November 1st, 2021. In confidence to: barnabas@bellnet.ca

    St-Barnabas Church St-Lambert
    95, avenue Lorne, Saint-Lambert, QC J4P 2G7

  • 29 September 2021 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    THORNHILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY

    Thornhill Presbyterian Church (TPC), in Thornhill, Ontario, is seeking a part-time (10-16 hours per week) Director of Music Ministry. The successful candidate will take leadership of the music ministry of the congregation, including but not limited to playing a 33 stop, 2 manual Allen digital organ (installed in 2011) and a Yamaha upright piano. Due to the hiatus in choral music as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Director will be expected to invest considerable energy in rebuilding the choral program of the congregation, which hitherto has consisted of an adult mixed voice (occasionally SATB) choir and a separate one-voice junior youth choir. The candidate will also be expected to work collaboratively with a contemporary Praise Band led by volunteers from within the congregation and nurture the other musical talents of the congregation. A passion for music as ministry, solid leadership, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. Stipend/salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be treated with confidentiality. Applications are to be submitted to, and further details are available from, the convener of the search committee, Garth Low, at garth.low@garthlow.com. Application deadline is October 31, 2021


  • 28 September 2021 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Professeur associé/agrégé d’orgue

    L'École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill offre le programme universitaire le plus important du Canada dans le domaine de la formation professionnelle des interprètes et compositeurs ainsi que dans celui de la recherche scientifique, fondée sur les sciences humaines, en musique et en son. Nous recherchons des candidats jouissant d’un profil international, qui maintiendront un haut degré d’activité professionnelle et qui sont aptes à enseigner et à superviser jusqu’au niveau professionnel des étudiants de niveau avancé de tous les cycles universitaires. Montréal offre un milieu de vie stimulant et multiculturel et est régulièrement reconnue parmi les meilleures villes étudiantes au monde.

    Le Département d’interprétation invite des candidatures pour un poste de professeur d’orgue au rang d’adjoint ou agrégé et menant à la permanence, commençant le 1er août 2022.

    Qualifications: Nous sommes à la recherche d’un/e organiste et pédagogue de profil national/international. La personne devra mener une carrière active d’interprète et démontrer un intérêt soutenu pour l’enseignement. Un doctorat ou l’expérience professionnelle équivalente sont demandés. La personne devra posséder une connaissance active des traditions d’interprétation d’un vaste répertoire pour orgue, allant de la Renaissance à la période contemporaine.

    Tâches principales: Les responsabilités du poste consistent en activités d’enseignement, de recherche et de service à la communauté universitaire. Par conséquent, la personne devra maintenir un haut niveau d’activités professionnelles internationales tout en participant à l’enseignement et la supervision d’étudiants de tous les cycles universitaires jusqu’au niveau professionnel. Ceci pourra inclure les leçons individuelles, l’enseignement de cours ou séminaires; la supervision d’étudiants diplômés jusqu’au troisième cycle; la coordination des activités du secteur Orgue; la gestion de l’inventaire d’orgues du campus; la participation aux comités; et le développement des programmes à tous les niveaux. La capacité d’élaborer et de maintenir un niveau d’activité professionnelle en interprétation et/ou en recherche qui répond aux exigences de l’Université pour la permanence est requise.

    Les personnes intéressées sont invitées à soumettre les éléments suivants en utilisant la plateforme numérique de McGill, Workday (voir https://mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment pour instructions et liens-version anglaise seulement):

    • Une lettre de présentation décrivant les qualifications pour le poste, dont l’engagement à accroître et à soutenir la diversité au sein de la communauté universitaire
    • Un curriculum vitae détaillé
    • Les documents d’appui, i.e. enregistrements audio et/ou vidéo, et/ou lien vers site web
    • Le nom et les coordonnées de trois personnes aptes à fournir des références

    Pour plus d’informations, veuillez communiquer avec: Prof. Stéphane Lemelin, Directeur, Département d’interprétation; search.musicperformance@mcgill.ca

    L’examen des dossiers de candidature débute immédiatement et se poursuivra jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé. Les demandes reçues avant le 31 octobre 2021 seront considérées en priorité. Les personnes sélectionnées pour une entrevue seront invitées à présenter un récital public, à donner des leçons et/ou un cours de maître, et à rencontrer la Doyenne, des collègues, étudiants, ainsi que les membres du comité de sélection.

    La rémunération est négociable et établie en fonction des compétences et du niveau d'expérience. Le poste est assujetti à une approbation budgétaire finale.

    L’Université McGill s’engage fermement à respecter les principes d’équité et de diversité au sein de sa communauté, tout en valorisant la rigueur et l’excellence académiques. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et des minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes en situation de handicap, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation sexuelle et identité de genre, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances nécessaires pour interagir au sein de groupes diversifiés.

    McGill valorise et encourage la recherche qui reflète des traditions intellectuelles, des méthodologies ainsi que des modes de dissémination et de traduction diversifiés. Les candidats sont invités à démontrer la portée de leur recherche, aussi bien au sein de leur champ universitaire que dans un contexte interdisciplinaire, notamment dans les secteurs gouvernemental, communautaire et industriel.

    En outre, McGill reconnaît et prend équitablement en considération l’incidence des congés (p. ex., obligations familiales ou congés pour raisons de santé), qui peuvent entraîner des interruptions ou des ralentissements de carrière. Les candidats sont encouragés à signaler tout congé ayant eu une incidence sur leur rendement et pouvant avoir modifié leur parcours de carrière. Ces renseignements seront pris en compte aux fins d’évaluation équitable de leur dossier.

    L’Université McGill dispose d’un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des groupes visés à indiquer leur appartenance à ces derniers dans leur dossier de candidature. Elle tient également à s’assurer que les personnes en situation de handicap reçoivent un traitement équitable et puissent pleinement s’intégrer à la vie universitaire en ayant à cœur de mettre en œuvre les principes de conception universelle dans toutes les sphères d’activité de l’Université, conformément aux politiques et procédures relatives aux aménagements. Les personnes en situation de handicap qui pourraient avoir besoin de certains aménagements pour soumettre leur candidature sont invitées à communiquer en toute confidentialité par courriel ou par téléphone, au 514 398-2477.

    On encourage tousles candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l'immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux Canadiens ainsi qu'aux résidents permanents.

  • 28 September 2021 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Organ

    The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is Canada’s leading institution for the professional training of performers and composers, and the humanities-based and scientific research in music and sound. We seek individuals with an international profile in music performance and research who will maintain a high level of professional activity and are able to teach and supervise students in all university degree and diploma programs through to the doctoral level. Montreal offers a vibrant multicultural living environment and is consistently rated among the best student cities in the world.

    The Department of Music Performance invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Organ at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting August 1, 2022.

    Qualifications: We seek to appoint an individual with a national/international profile as organist and pedagogue. The successful candidate should have an active performance career and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching. A doctoral degree, or equivalent professional experience, is expected. The candidate should be conversant with the performance practice of a wide spectrum of organ repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary eras.

    Duties: The academic duties will consist of teaching, research, and service to the University. Accordingly, the individual will be expected to maintain a high level of international professional activity while teaching and supervising students in all university undergraduate, graduate, and diploma programs through to the professional level. This will include studio performance instruction, teaching and advising at the graduate and undergraduate levels, general coordination of the Organ area activities, oversight of the organs on campus, participation in committees, and development of curriculum offerings at all levels. The ability to develop and sustain a level of performance activity or research commensurate with the University’s expectations for tenure is required.

    Applicants should submit the following items using McGill’s platform, Workday (see https://mcgill.ca/music/about-us/employment for instructions and links to apply):

    • Cover letter describing the candidate’s qualification for the position, including a statement on the commitment to increasing and supporting diversity within the university community
    • Detailed curriculum vitae
    • Sample audio/video materials, and/or web links
    • The names and contact information of three referees.

    Further inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Stéphane Lemelin, Chair, Department of Performance search.musicperformance@mcgill.ca

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Those received by October 31st, 2021, will be given full consideration. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview which will include a public performance, teaching demonstration, and meeting with the Dean, colleagues, students, and with members of the Search Committee.

    Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

    McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

    At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

    McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

    McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • 27 September 2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous member

    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).

  • 23 September 2021 10:43 AM | Anonymous member

    The congregation of Forest Grove United Church in Toronto, Ontario, are seeking an organist for once per month Sunday service playing. This would involve playing a prelude, 2 hymns, a postlude, and a classical anthem/aria accompaniment. Repertoire choice would be mostly up to the organist, but would be done in consultation with the minister and music director.

    We have a medium-sized three-manual McManis pipe organ. There would be ample time to practice on the instrument in preparation for service playing.

    The applicant must be comfortable with being recorded (video and audio), as service content will be shared on our social media platforms. With already over forty thousand views on Youtube alone, this i s an important outreach component of our music ministry.

    The position would initially be on a month-to-month trial basis, with the opportunity for a longer term agreement.

    For more information on remuneration and further details, please write to: music@forestgroveunited.com. Please include a sample of recorded work, preferably with video- it needn’t be professionally recorded.

  • 03 September 2021 12:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    MUSIC DIRECTOR

    4-5 hours in-person per week and support hours as required

    Leaside Presbyterian Church, a welcoming and inclusive congregation, seeks a talented, proficient musician possessing a music degree, strong playing skills in piano and organ and choral experience. Passion for music ministry, solid leadership, excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential. Yamaha AvantGrand piano (2016) and 2-manual Allen organ [1980s].

    One Sunday service on Zoom. Future hybrid model. Weekly choir rehearsal Covid permitting. Recording and video editing an asset. Regular meetings with clergy to discuss music program.

    Remuneration commensurate with RCCO salary guidelines. Learn more about us at www.leasidepresbyterianchurch.ca. Please send resume to Leaside Presbyterian Church, 670 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto ON. M4G 2K4 or email admin@leasidepresbyterianchurch.ca attention search committee. Confidentiality assured.

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