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St. Paul's Church, Charlottetown, PEI

11 April 2023 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Director of Music Ministry: St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown

St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is seeking a Director of Music Ministry to continue, enhance and expand the joyful music ministry of the church by working with the current choir members, musicians and congregation. We gather in the historic stone church designed in 1896 by architect William Critchlow Harris, a master of church acoustics. Traditional and contemporary music are assisted by the three manual Casavant organ and Baldwin piano creating flexibility in music programming and drawing in local artists.

The Director of Music Ministry shall provide leadership of the choir and instrumental music for parish worship services, other sacramental occasions, parish events, and

concerts, and will assist the rector in liturgical planning, education, and execution.

The Director of Music Ministry is a member of the staff and will report to the rector for programming and liturgical matters.

The Director of Music Ministry is a part time position and will be reviewed annually by the rector and Wardens.


• As principal musician of the church, the Director of Music Ministry will coordinate all music provided for worship services, special sacramental occasions, and parish events or concerts.

• Provide organ and piano music and direct the choir(s) at the 10:00 a.m. service regularly scheduled on Sunday mornings and shall select appropriate organ and choral music for each service.

• Provide music for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and other services that may be scheduled from time to time.

• The Director of Music Ministry may hire substitute musicians for holidays or other services scheduled outside of their availability.

• Develop, direct, accompany and provide leadership and ministry to the Choir, and potentially a Junior Choir, the Band, the Praise Band or ensembles the director recommends.

• Rehearse weekly (or as otherwise specified) with each of the groups as required. There are no practices scheduled during July and August.

• Provide music for funeral services held on the Church premises. Currently, this is not separately compensated, but that is negotiable.

• Provide music at all weddings requiring organ music held within the church-building. The services of other organists may be used only with the permission of the Director of

Music Ministry. If not available, they will assist in the hiring of a substitute musician. This is separately compensated.

Miscellaneous Responsibilities:

• Be responsible for the selection and purchase of all music and music supplies.

• Report annually to the Annual Meeting.

• Maintain the music library in an orderly fashion and maintain, within budget limitations, a suitable number of copies of musical pieces to enable performance of those pieces by the choirs or ensembles.

• Obtain, on behalf of the Parish, all necessary permissions and authorizations prior to any reproductions of copyrighted materials.

• Provide opportunities for the choir(s) to attend and/or participate in festivals or concerts with other choirs or music directors.

• In consultation with the rector and Wardens direct the maintenance of all parish instruments.

Other Responsibilities:

• Develop and manage the music budget including instrument maintenance costs, choir expenses, and other music needs.

• Attend staff meetings.

• Attend Worship Committee meetings.

• Prepare an annual budget.

• Encourage the on-going spiritual development and education of persons engaged in music ministry.

• Regularly engage in personal continuing education in areas related to music ministry and music competencies.

• The Director of Music Ministry must abide by all church policies including but not limited to those related to SafeR Church and the protection of vulnerable adults and children.

• Regularly engage in opportunities for personal, spiritual, and professional development.

• Represent the church in a positive, friendly manner, always working to enable the many and varied ministries of our parishioners.


• The Director of Music Ministry is an employee of the Parish Corporation and is accountable to the rector and Wardens. The supervision and support of the Director of Music Ministry is provided by the rector.

The Term of Office:

• Indefinite, reviewed annually.

Position Risk Assessment: Medium

• Principally, the Director of Music Ministry provides leadership to groups in the Church-building and hall. From time to time may rehearse with or teach individually and on the premises of the Parish.

• The Director of Music Ministry will be knowledgeable of SafeR Church policy of the Parish and will participate in risk management training and workshops provided by the Parish. This position requires a Police Records Check.


• The rector and Wardens will review or cause to be reviewed the usual procedures related to the carrying of this ministry and develop policies that minimize risk.

Terms of Employment

Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week with some flexibility. 4 weeks paid holidays.

Remuneration: RCCO scale: probably level 4 – 10.

The initial contract will be for one year and reviewed during that time.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of music degree is a benefit and previous church musician experience.

Optimal Start Date: August 1, 2023 (negotiable)

Application and Selection Process:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume outlining experience, education, skills and references to:

Deadline for applications: April 14, 2023

A detailed job description is available on a PAGE on our website.

Job Type: Part-time

Part-time hours: 10-15 per week


Flexible schedule

Flexible Language Requirement:

French not required


Every Weekend

Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

Charlottetown, PE: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


can play Casavant organ and Baldwin piano (required)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 2023-08-01


The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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