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  • 13 November 2023 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo, Ontario seeks a person with experience or familiarity with traditional Anglican choral and keyboard music leadership. The congregation is vibrant and growing. The sanctuary has a well-maintained 1987 Casavant Pipe Organ (2 manuals, 18 stops). The Chancel Choir (singing weekly) has 22 SATB voices. With one rehearsal midweek, one before the service, and one main Sunday service (alternating Book of Alternative Services and Book of Common Prayer), monthly evensong, special services, in addition to overseeing the Choral Scholar program, see to the maintenance of the organ and piano, and weekly meetings with clergy leadership, it is estimated that this part-time position will demand 15-17 hours a week. The appointee will be expected to meet annually with the rector to evaluate past achievements and explore a vision for the future. Vacation is provided, and a benefits package is optional. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as described in the RCCO Salary Guidelines. Applications (which will be treated in strictest confidence) are now being received. Please direct inquiries or applications to by January 8, 2024. Our congregation’s profile is available at 

  • 06 November 2023 12:08 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 ( 201).

    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, a Praise Band of 8-10 and advising and overseeing youth involvement in worship services. The Minister of Music is also responsible for providing music for additional musical presentations.

    This is a permanent part-time position that will require a commitment on average of 20 hours per week.

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



    ●    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.


    ●    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 and oversee 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 Lead Minister and Worship Committee to select all worship music.
    ●    Working with our livestream and tech team, utilize technology in planning and presenting music to enhance the worship message and experience by ensuring any tech needs such as mics has been communicated to the team
    ●    Work with the Lead 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 Lead Minister and Worship Committee, monthly Council meetings and other relevant planning sessions as they may arise.


    ●    Ensure copyright conditions for music are met.
    ●    Maintain effective communication with the Lead 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 that musical instruments such as pianos and organ are regularly maintained.
    ●    Manage the Music Ministry budget and submit required reports and requests by specified deadlines.
    ●    Adhere to Westminster employment policies.


    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 the Westminster United Church commitment to inclusion and its 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 on 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 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.

    Private lessons using church resources may be negotiated.

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

    Application deadline: Nov. 24/23

    Expected start date: January/24. To be negotiated at the time of hire

    Salary: To be negotiated at time of hire using the United Church of Canada current salary guidelines for Ministry Personnel and the RCCO Table of Salaries

    United Church of Canada Benefit Package offered -

    Interested applicants please apply by email to:
    m.dingman@ 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 directed to this address

  • 03 November 2023 1:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Music Director

    Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Position Type: Part-Time (12-14 hours/week)

    Salary: In accordance with RCCO Salary Table guidelines

    About Us: At Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church, we are a warm and welcoming community dedicated to fostering spiritual growth and celebrating the joy of music in our worship services. We are currently seeking a talented and passionate Music Director to join our church staff and worship team, to help us enrich our worship experiences through the power of music. We have a Classic Allen organ (two keyboard, full pedal board), a Young-Chang grand piano in our sanctuary, an enthusiastic vocal choir, a 5 Octave English handbell choir and program that has been running 50+ years (Established in 1972) and a 3-octave hand chime set. Through meetings, musical performances, fundraising events, recreational activities, and learning for all ages, child to adult, we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our world.

    Position Overview: As the Music Director at Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing our congregation's spiritual journey through music. You will lead, inspire, and engage our diverse community through music, directing and coordinating our various musical programs and ensembles. Our Church values inclusivity, creativity, faith, and leadership, and we are excited to find a dedicated Music Director who shares our vision.

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Music Performance: To select, prepare and play organ/piano music as required at Sunday services of worship in addition to other events and services at the Church (Weddings, Funerals, etc)
    2. Vocal Choir Direction: Lead, direct, and coordinate our senior and children's church choir, instrumentalists, and vocal ensembles during worship services and special events.
    3. Music Selection and Purchases: Collaborate with the minister and other church leaders to select and purchase appropriate musical pieces that complement and enhance the message of our services.
    4. Rehearsals: Conduct regular rehearsals to ensure our music groups are well-prepared for performances. Encourage, recruit and support the growth and development of our musical talent (both children and adults)
    5. Special Events: Organize and assist with special musical events, such as concerts, holiday services, and community outreach activities.
    6. Community Engagement: Foster a sense of community and inclusivity through music by encouraging congregation and community involvement in musical programs.
    7. Musical Development: Identify and execute strategies to expand music educations and ministry in the church through adding or enlarging musical opportunities for children and adults.
    8. Leadership: Support the Music Ministry of the Church by attending required meetings, setting clear goals to support the growth and maintenance of the music programs, and communicating with the Minister, choirs and their members, music leaders and Session.


    • Proficiency in playing (Organ and Piano) and conducting vocal choirs through a wide range of music genres, both traditional and contemporary.
    • Strong leadership, organization, time management and communication skills to motivate and engage our musical volunteers, congregation and Church community.
    • Experience in directing and coordinating musical ensembles, with a preference for experience in a faith-based setting.
    • The ability to work collaboratively with the Minister, Worship Committee and the Choirs and their leaders.
    • A passion for music that transcends boundaries, bringing people together in faith, worship and celebration.
    How to Apply: If you are excited about the opportunity to serve as our Music Director and believe you are a strong fit for this role, we encourage you to submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and your alignment with our church's mission. Please email your application to

    For more information please visit:

    Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church opens our  doors to the community each Sunday and with song, music and scripture, we provide comfort, education, and fellowship in the name of God. We welcome people of all genders, races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation. Our ministry empowers us and sends us out as disciples, reaching out to help in our community, city, and the world beyond. We look forward to finding a Music Director who shares our values, dedication to faith, and a passion for using music as a vehicle for spiritual growth.

    Come join our musical journey in Toronto, Ontario, and help us inspire our congregation through the universal language of music.

  • 30 October 2023 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Christ Church Deer Park is looking for a new Director of Music.

    A more detailed description of this position can be found on the website of Christ Church Deer Park at

    Overview of Position

    • ·         Position: Director of Music, Christ Church Deer Park
    • ·         Hours: Part-time, approximately 20 hours per week
    • ·         Compensation: Based on RCCO Guidelines and as Negotiated
    • ·         Reports to: Incumbent and Churchwardens
    • ·         Start Date: Earliest Opportunity


    Christ Church Deer Park

    Christ Church Deer Park, situated at 1570 Yonge Street in the Yonge & St. Clair area of Toronto, is a beautiful and historic Anglican church.  The Parish of Christ Church Deer Park is a diverse, warm, approachable and committed community with uplifting and inspiring liturgies, that create an atmosphere of peace and provide a genuine experience of worship and communion.  Christ Church Deer Park has three liturgies each Sunday morning; Jazz Vespers, a monthly service offered by professional jazz ensembles; and Church on Tap, a monthly contemporary and inclusive worship service. We also observe the rhythms of the Church’s calendar, with special attention given to Christmas and Easter.


    Music at Christ Church Deer Park

    Christ Church Deer Park has a long and respected tradition of exceptional music that is woven into the fabric of our liturgical life and very much serves and inspires the worship experience. Christ Church Deer Park is both a singing congregation and a congregation of discerning listeners. Over the past few years, we have tried to provide a clear distinction between the types of music available at each liturgy and look to the Director of Music to weave different genres of music into the life of the Church. The Choir of Christ Church Deer Park is accompanied either on our three-manual tracker organ (Karl Wilhelm, 1982) - one of only three trackers in Toronto - which is the visual centre of the chancel beyond the altar, or on a baby grand piano that sits in the middle of the chancel.


    The Position of Director of Music 
    • ·         Christ Church Deer Park has three worship services each Sunday: an 8:00 am Holy Eucharist service that is spoken only and has no music component; a 9:15 am Holy Eucharist service that is a contemporary service and has musicians dedicated to providing music for that service; and a 10:30 Choral Eucharist where the Director of Music is expected to play.

    • ·         While the Director of Music is responsible for providing leadership for the music ministry at Christ Church Deer Park (which includes the 9:15 worship service each Sunday), the primary focus of the Director of Music will be on the 10:30 am Sunday liturgy where the Director of Music will play, conduct the choir, paid leads and other musicians, as required; This ministry will also include encouraging congregational singing and musical participation; and offering solo pieces on the organ and the piano.

    • ·         The Director of Music works in close consultation with the Incumbent, to execute and implement the musical elements of our Anglican worship and liturgy,  In addition to the 10:30 am Sunday worship service, the Director of Music will be responsible for providing music for the major festivals within the Christian calendar, and other liturgical events from time to time that require music, including researching musical styles, both traditional and contemporary, and selecting appropriate anthems, hymns, and songs for choir and congregation. 
    • ·         The Director of Music is responsible for the recruitment of new members to the choir, for mentoring the choir and exercising a comfort with teaching and training in an adult context. Directing and leading the choir includes weekly evening rehearsal, Sunday rehearsal and playing the 10:30 am Sunday service. 
    • ·         The Director of Music is expected to have familiarity with the Anglican liturgy, the Anglican tradition and its liturgical seasons as well as a flexibility with various other musical styles. Pastoral sensitivity to the diversity of the congregation is also important.
    • ·         The Director of Music is expected to have excellent leadership, teaching, communication and collaboration skills and have a broad range of musical talent and knowledge.  Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills are required as well as a demonstrated ability to work in an open, honest, and approachable manner.
    • ·         This is a part-time position, with an average of approximately 20 hours per week. 

    Specific Qualifications
    • ·         Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree of Music or Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) diploma
    • ·         Membership in the RCCO is preferred
    • ·         Experience in directing choral music
    • ·         Ability to proficiency in various styles of music on the organ and piano

    Other Terms and Details

    • ·         Employment may commence at your earliest opportunity
    • ·         Compensation and terms to be determined based on academic credentials, years of experience and weekly time invested in the position in accordance with RCCO guidelines and as agreed between the successful applicant and Christ Church Deer Park
    • ·         A live audition, which would include interacting with selected members of the Christ Church Deer Park choir, will be required for applicants moving forward in the process


    Submit your Application

    If this position is of interest to you, please submit your resume and cover letter to Amanda Jagt, the Director of Parish Operations at Christ Church Deer Park at by November 27, 2023.

    Inquiries about the position are also welcome.  Please call Amanda Jagt, the Director of Parish Operations at Christ Church Deer Park (416-920-5211 ext. 22) and she will put you in contact with the Chair of the Search Committee for a new Director of Music at Christ Church Deer Park.  All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. 

    October 30, 2023

  • 18 October 2023 11:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Burlington Baptist Church, a welcoming and affirming congregation in Burlington, ON, is seeking a part-time (10-12 hours per week) Music Director. The successful candidate will bring a passion to leadership of the music ministry in blended worship. The church has a two-manual Rodgers organ, a Yamaha upright piano, a three-octave set of handbells and a desire to develop a small praise team. Under the direction of the Minister and the Worship and Pastoral Care Team, the Music Director will be responsible to encourage and develop all aspects of the music ministries in the life of our church.

    Qualifications for the position include a professional designation such as ARCT or equivalent, previous experience in a music leadership role including working with volunteers, a growing, vibrant faith, good communication skills, proven ability to work well in a team environment, and proficiency with worship software, A/V technology and live-streaming.

    Applications are to be submitted to, and further details are available from the Chair of the Search Committee at Please include samples of links to worship/musical performances if available.  The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2023.

  • 10 October 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Andrew’s United Church in Markham, Ontario seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative Musician and Choir Director, who demonstrates keyboard proficiency of the organ and piano, and who has experience working with an adult choir, developing a children’s choir, and engaging with a creative congregation.  The sanctuary has a well-maintained Casavant organ (2 manuals) and an electric Roland piano.  It is estimated that this position will require 8 to 10 hours as a part-time contract position.  Salary to be negotiated at time of hire respecting the applicant’s qualifications and the financial ability of the congregation.  Applications (which will be treated in strictest confidence) will be received up to December 31, 2023, or until the position is filled.  Please direct inquiries or applications to: A job description is available upon request. Our congregation’s website is:

  • 29 September 2023 1:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    POSITION TITLE Director of Music
    EMPLOYER The Church of St. Paul | Harvard Square, Cambridge
    OVERVIEW OF QUALIFICATIONS Doctorate in Organ Performance and expertise in children’s and adult choral conducting; FRCO, FAGO/ChM; standard equivalent

    Located in the bustling heart of Harvard Square, Saint Paul’s Church has been a beacon of traditional Catholic liturgy and worship for over a century. Renowned for its superb acoustics, the church regularly hosts concerts by the Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico, and the Boston Early Music Series. The parish is home to Saint Paul’s Choir School, a day school educating boys in grades 3 to 8 and the only all-boys Catholic choir school in the USA. SPCS provides world-class academic and musical education to 45-50 boys of whom 20-25 are boy Choristers who sing in the Saint Paul’s Choir, the premier Catholic choir of men and boys in the country, as well as 10 to 15 pre-choristers (Choristers in training), and 10 to 15 boys with changing voices (Music Scholars). The choirs sing daily Masses, and undertake regular concert performances, recordings, broadcasts, and tours. Saint Paul’s enjoys a close working relationship with Harvard University, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other like organizations.

    The liturgical program features a rich repertoire of music at Sunday liturgies. Repertoire is drawn from the finest Catholic liturgical traditions including Gregorian chant, hymnody, Renaissance Masses, and motets, and often draws from the Anglican choral tradition. The Choir has recently produced a wonderfully reviewed commercial recording featuring the music of Gabriel Fauré, which followed two previously highly successful recordings distributed via Universal and Sony Classical. The church will soon launch a $35-million capital campaign, a significant part of which will be devoted to updating and renewing the organs of the church, and to maintaining our choral foundation in perpetuity as well as the installation of the recently acquired Hook & Hastings organ formerly located in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in the South End of Boston. The community has fine instruments, including an 1855 George Stevens chamber organ in the church and several practice organs and a Steinway grand piano in the Choir School.

    The position of Director of Music (DOM), with responsibilities in both the St. Paul Parish and the Choir School, is responsible for oversight of all music education and programming for liturgies and other events at the parish, the school, and their extended world-wide community.

    This role demands a visionary who can provide extraordinary music formation, elevate and steward the Choir of Men and Boys, and engage students in a centuries-old choral tradition that builds determination, excellence, and discipline. The DOM will be a person of integrity, an inspiring leader and advocate who builds upon the school and parish’s institutional ethos in order that the community of faith might continue to grow as a center of piety, learning and culture.

    St. Paul’s Parish and St. Paul’s Choir School are collaborative, hard-working, and supportive environments that emphasize the dual mission of serving God through musical excellence and providing rigorous academic training for our students. The school has recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and the Choir is at an inflection point with an opportunity to expand its reach to uplift hearts and spirits literally around the globe, and at the same time draw students and patrons alike to support the long-term sustainability of the school and music programs.

    There have only been 4 Directors of Music since the inception of the Choir School. The right candidate for this role will be motivated to build the program and create a sustainable future as part of a long-term vision for the success of the School and the Parish Music Program, leading and collaborating with the many team members who further the mission of the school. The DOM will have a passion for the mission of St. Paul’s Parish, St. Paul’s Choir School, for Catholic education, for Music and the Arts with a special dedication and enthusiasm for teaching and learning for boys. The DOM will exercise collaboration with all faculty and staff at St. Paul’s Choir School, the Harvard Catholic Center, and St. Paul Parish.

    Overall leadership
    ● In consultation with the pastor, provide oversight of all music programming for liturgies and other events
    ● Evaluate continually and redesign where appropriate all aspects of the music program’s collateral
    ● Organize and administer the various ancillary music programs, including Organ Scholar and Choral Scholar Development Programs.
    ● Plan monthly music lists including hymns, Mass parts and choral music in collaboration with music staff
    ● Direct and conduct all liturgical music rehearsals and performances of the Choir of Men and Boys including Vespers, Mass, Holy Week, Christmas, and other celebrations
    ● Administrate the process of choosing music for weddings and funerals
    ● Oversee the maintenance of the Organs and the pianos

    Oversee Parish and School music programming
    ● Provide leadership in the positioning and strategic promotion of the parish, school and their music programs
    ● Engage in advancement efforts and lead advancement projects related to specific music program needs
    ● Work closely with Head of School and Advisory Board to monitor music programs progress towards agreed upon goals
    ● Serve as a member of the Parish and School leadership teams and prepare for/participate in weekly management team meetings
    ● Provide an example of leadership and professionalism which insures that the school’s mission and vision are observed in all aspects of the school program

    Choir School Music Formation
    ● Train and direct the Choristers during twice daily rehearsals, Mass Tuesday-Friday, Choral Vespers as planned and Sunday Mass at 11:00
    ● Actively engage in the enrollment efforts including auditioning prospective students; participate on admissions committees and provide input to decisions regarding admissions, musical potential, financial aid, and scholarships; participate as needed in communicating decisions to families.
    ● Direct and accompany the Choral Scholars in occasional Masses
    ● Oversee the teaching of music theory to all students using the curriculum published by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
    ● Conduct choral rehearsals and concerts at Christmas, Spring and outreach work
    ● Accompany, supervise, and conduct the Choir on tours, visits, media performances and recordings, and in weddings and funerals (Weddings, Funerals and fee-based concerts are compensated extra)
    ● Provide instruction and mentor organ students
    ● Coordinate assignments of students to piano and voice instructors Oversee the overall training of the Pre-Choristers, which the Associate Director undertakes
    ● Direct Summer Chorister Boot Camp and provide consultation to the music components of the Summer Music Program
    ● Oversee staff for supervision at recesses and/or lunches for Choristers during extended school events, monitor student behavior in halls or Mass, and attend to discipline issues as needed

    Ambassador in the broader community with board, parishioners, partners, and patrons
    ● Ensure consistent communication with all aspects of the school and parish music programs
    ● Cultivate a strong relationship with the school’s advisory board members
    ● Curate, nurture and maintain relationships with key 'partners' (including other choirs) in the global music and arts communities in order to create broadcasting, recording, and performance opportunities, tours, school exchange programs and visibility for the Choir
    ● Identify, schedule, and prepare for professional-level concerts, recording, broadcasting, and performance opportunities with high production value that elevate the name and reputation of SPCS
    ● Curate, prepare for, and participate in regular national and international concert tours (typically 1-2 national each year and 1 international every 2 years)
    ● Monitor music progress of alumni students through high school, college and to career
    ● Support the maintenance of the alumni database and develop programs to foster a cohesive alumni community and coordinate seamless communication and record sharing to ensure lasting relationships with alumni

    Staff management and collaboration
    ● Recruit, manage and evaluate music team staff, including auditioning professionals in the Men’s Choir
    ● Supervise the Associate Director of Music in the recruiting, training, and direction of the St. Paul Parish Choir at Mass on Sunday at 9:30 (accompanied by the Organ Scholar)
    ● Evaluate and supervise the music theory teachers, piano instructors and voice teachers
    ● Oversee duties of Music Librarian, Music Administrator, and any other music staff
    ● Plan Cantor rota and Organ cover for all weeks of the year

    Administrative oversight
    ● Manage the music program budget
    ● Coordinate payment for all music related services with the Music Administrator and in collaboration with the parish Director of Finance

    ● DMA/FAGO-level organ playing and commensurate choral directing skill
    ● Outstanding liturgical organ playing (including choral and congregational accompaniment, organ works, and improvisations
    ● Experience working with an excellent boys’ choir, training pre-Choristers and playing the organ in an outstanding music program
    ● DMA/FAGO-level organ playing and commensurate choral directing skill
    ● Support for the mission of the Catholic Church
    ● Familiarity with Roman Catholic Liturgical Documents in particular:
    ○ Tra Le Sollecitudini - Instruction on Sacred Music (1903, Pope Saint Pius X)
    ○ Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963 Vatican II)
    ○ Musicam Sacram (1967)
    ○ Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (2007 USCCB)
    ● Well-developed classroom management skills
    ● Well organized, able to multi-task and effectively work in a busy, changing environment
    ● Excellent oral and written communications skills
    ● Excellent interpersonal skills
    ● Positive, enthusiastic approach, with sensitivity to bereaved persons
    ● Well organized, able to multi-task and effectively work in a busy, changing environment
    ● Excellent oral and written communications skills (timely, responsive, professional, clear)
    ● Ability to handle confidential, sensitive, timely and critical matters requiring good judgment, tact, respect, and discretion
    ● Ability to anticipate needs and establish priorities
    ● Alignment with the purpose of a Catholic Boys Choir School, and a desire to deepen and promote the school’s relationship with The St. Paul Parish and its extended Catholic community

    Educating and forming boys is at the heart of the Director Of Music’s role and as such, this is a fertile environment in which a DOM can serve and amplify the vision of the program. The boys and the DOM are supported by a holistic and comprehensive music education program, including:

    - A Pre-Chorister program (for 3rd and 4th grade) to provide a period of training prior to Investiture
    - All students, including the changing voice Music Scholars, are enrolled in a Music Theory course developed by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). This course is used extensively in choir schools across the world, and teaches all aspects of written music. Students sit each year for the board examination in their grade level.
    - Each boy studies the piano in school with private lessons from one of a faculty of four professional piano teachers
    - Each boy has the opportunity to receive private voice lessons.

    The music facilities are extensive and include a large rehearsal room outfitted with specialized choir stands, a classroom devoted to Music Theory and related aural instruction, four piano studios, an organ studio, a wardrobe room, and administrative offices for the Music Department.

    Generous benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 401K retirement contributions and group life insurance

    Opportunities for continued professional development and networking with the extensive Boston area music community

    Please apply by email to with a cover letter, a CV, three references and links to recordings online that demonstrate your organ playing and recordings of the choir(s) you may have led. All appointments are subject to CORI clearance, and Virtus training in Child Protection. Closing date: December 1, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled during the first
    part of January, 2024.

  • 13 September 2023 12:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. John's, Shaughnessy
    Choral Director

    We at St. John’s, Shaughnessy, are committed to the excellence of music in our liturgical life. Even in a largely secular society, humans long to see and feel the presence of the divine. We believe that excellence in music can help us experience a narrowing of the gap between the imminent and the transcendent, bringing us closer to God. Such experiences of the beauty of holiness in our worship life not only refresh us as worshippers, but also inspire us to carry out God’s mission in our daily lives.

    The Parish of St. John, Shaughnessy, seeks a half-time Choral Director to support the continued growth and development of excellent choral music in the cathedral tradition. Our next Choral Director will have a deep appreciation of and commitment to the rich liturgical and musical tradition of the Anglican Church. They will be enthusiastic about striving for excellence and beauty with a committed and high-quality choir of paid singers and volunteers to support the worship life of the congregation, and they will be excited by the possibility of cultivating a youth choir in the RSCM tradition. Above all, the Choral Director will understand their role as a ministry and a vocation.

    Our congregation continues to uphold one of the finest music traditions in Vancouver, and over the past eleven years we have re-established ourselves as a place of musical excellence. The church’s rich acoustic enhances both choral singing and congregational participation. Our worship is formal and traditional, yet warm and inviting. Since Covid, a twelve-person choir consisting of volunteers and paid section leaders sings from the labyrinth at the back of the nave, but there is potential to relocate to the chancel or the choir loft. In addition to Sunday mornings, we also hold choral evensong several times a year, which we hope to increase to at least a regular monthly offering (September to June).

    The four-manual Hallman organ at St. John’s is one of the largest pipe organs in Vancouver. Its recent 50th anniversary saw a very successful fundraising campaign which allowed us to undertake a significant revitalization of the instrument. This fundraising campaign was led by our Principal Organist and Artist-in-Residence, who offers organ preludes and postludes and accompanies the hymns and service music. The Choral Director, if also an organist, will be welcome to share in these responsibilities as desired and mutually agreed upon. The Choral Director and Principal Organist will be expected to develop a close working relationship.

    Remuneration for the position will be in accordance with experience and RCCO guidelines. The Choral Director will also be eligible for group benefits through the Diocese of New Westminster. Teaching is encouraged and teaching privileges will be granted.  

    Interested candidates should submit a detailed curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining how their interest and experience align with this position. Applications will be received until October 20, or until the post is filled. Please direct inquiries to the Rev. Terry Dirbas (  

    Title: Choral Director
    Reports to: Rector
    Scheduled hours/work week: 20 hours per week to include Sundays and evenings
    Salary: Based on experience and RCCO recommended salaries
    Benefits and vacation: in accordance with Anglican Church of Canada policies
    Private Teaching: encouraged—teaching privileges will be granted

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    1.    The Choral Director will be expected to receive direction from and be directly responsible to the Rector, who by virtue of her office is charged with the responsibility of ordering and directing all services of worship including liturgy and music.
    2.    The Choral Director will be expected to select choral music that aligns with the liturgical occasion and with the skills and abilities of the choir. The Choral Director is responsible for selecting psalm settings, canticles, anthems, motets, and other choir music. Hymns will be selected in collaboration with the Rector.
    3.    In addition to Sunday morning worship, the Choral Director will be expected to plan music for monthly choral evensong (September through June); Ash Wednesday; Holy Week; Remembrance Day; Advent Lessons & Carols; and possibly other special occasions as mutually agreed upon with the Rector.
    4.    On occasion, the Choral Director may be asked to facilitate choral music for weddings or funerals, for which they will be compensated in accordance with RCCO guidelines. The Choral Director will have first right of refusal for conducting on these occasions. (If the Choral Director is also an organist, they may share responsibility for playing on such occasions as mutually agreed upon with the Principal Organist.)
    5.    The Choral Director will be expected to plan music for an entire term (September through Christmas, Epiphany through Trinity Sunday, etc.). Selections may, of course, be modified if circumstances change, but the creation of a music list that may be published and promoted is a requirement.
    6.    The Choral Director is encouraged to explore the possibility of establishing a high quality youth choir in the RSCM tradition, both as an offering to the wider community and as a vehicle for the growth of the parish. Grant money is likely available for the purchase of vestments and other startup costs.
    7.    The Choral Director will be expected to lead weekly rehearsals of the choir(s), with emphasis on excellence through the engagement and education of paid and volunteer singers, as well as fostering a sense of community and of joy among the choir as a whole.
    8.    The Choral Director will engage with the wider musical community in Vancouver, recruiting skilled volunteers through networking.
    9.    The Choral Director will oversee, with the assistance of volunteers, the maintenance of the music library and vestments.
    10.    The Choral Director will attend weekly staff meetings, as well as other meetings and workshops as requested by the Rector.
    11.    The Choral Director will manage the paid singers and their scheduling and will maintain a list of substitute singers.
    12.    The Choral Director will audition new members (paid and volunteer).
    13.    The Choral Director will develop, submit, manage, and adhere to a music budget in coordination with the Rector and the Trustees. The budget shall include maintenance of instruments; publicity and marketing for concerts and other programs; new or replacement music; and paid singers and substitutes.
    14.    The Choral Director will be expected to further their own spiritual and musical development and to participate in the greater musical life of the community and the national church through membership in professional organizations and through joint musical events with other churches.


    1.    Excellent interpersonal skills with people of all ages, including the ability to work collaboratively with clergy and staff.
    2.    Demonstrated excellence in playing and proficiency on the organ are highly desirable, though not absolutely necessary. A passion for and excellence in choral conducting is a must, as are advanced keyboard skills appropriate to support choir rehearsals. (The parish also has a fine Yamaha grand piano, which has been “warmly voiced” for our acoustic.)
    3.    A keen and practical understanding and knowledge of the Anglican tradition of liturgy, worship, and music, including RSCM is highly desirable. At a minimum, candidates should have at least some familiarity with Anglican church music and demonstrate enthusiasm for learning.
    4.    An undergraduate degree in music or certification in church music. An advanced degree is preferred.
    5.    Enthusiasm for the possibility of developing new programs and ministries
    6.    Knowledge of vocal pedagogy, and experience in motivating and encouraging singers of various proficiencies.

  • 08 September 2023 1:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. George’s Anglican Church Crescentwood

    Winnipeg, Manitoba


    St. George’s Anglican Church, Crescentwood, Winnipeg Organist & Director of Music


    Position: Organist & Director of Music.

    Hours: Part-time, 12 hours per week (actual hours will vary throughout the year).

    Compensation: Based on RCCO Guidelines as negotiated; may be a staff or independent contractor. Vacation as negotiated.

    Reports to: Incumbent

    Accountable to: Incumbent and Church Wardens (The Corporation)

    Start Date: November 1, 2023 (negotiable)


    We at St. George’s wish to maintain our proud heritage of choral excellence in the English Cathedral tradition. We also embrace diversity and are keen to broaden the musical experience of our congregation. Our Organist & Director of Music is responsible for leading our mixed SATB choir consisting of 28 singers, including children from the age of 7, and for playing worship service music including hymns, organ preludes and postludes every Sunday. In addition to regular Sunday services our choir sings Evensong 4-6 times per year, presents the much-loved Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols during Advent, and sings at all Church festivals. Our music program is supported by a well-maintained three manual Casavant Fréres organ, considerably expanded and rebuilt by Messrs. Hill & Son, Norman and Beard of London, England during the period 1954 to 1958, and a Steinway 7’ grand piano.

    For a detailed description of the position, please visit our website: music/

  • 08 September 2023 12:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Posting & Description
    Parish Musician – St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff

    At-a-Glance Position Details

    Title: Parish Musician

    Remuneration: RCCO, based on experience

    Time: 10 hours per week      

    Start Date: November 1, 2023

    Term: 1 year, leading to permanent

    Parish Description
    St. Nicholas is an Anglican parish in the heart of Birch Cliff in Southwest Scarborough. Responding to God’s love for us and all people, we strive to know Christ and make him known in worship,
    fellowship and service to our neighbourhood and the world. We’re a community serving and praying with our neighbours, and inviting people into relationship with God’s love and joy, known in Jesus Christ.

    Position Description
    The Parish Musician works in consultation with the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge 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, and bringing their particular musical gifts along with a willingness to learn, grow, and develop as a musician. The relationship between the Parish Musician and the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge is one of the most important in the liturgical life of the parish. Together, they share a ministry that enables the faithful worship of congregation and the neighbourhood.

    Position Duties
    The duties and responsibilities of the Parish Musician include, but are not limited to,

    1. Coordinating, in consultation with the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge, music for Sunday worship, feast and fast days (Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, Christmas, etc…); pastoral liturgies such as weddings and funerals; other deanery, area and diocesan musical events as appropriate.
    2. Planning and preparation of appropriate hymns and service music, voluntaries and improvisations, and participation in regularly scheduled worship committee meetings with the planning team.
    3. Ability to play our 3-manual Artisan Classic electronic organ, and our piano. Additional instrumental abilities would be an asset.
    4. Encouraging congregational participation in the liturgies through appropriate use of repertoire and musicality (key, tempo, etc..); and other musicians when beneficial to our worship.
    5. Musical support of the parish’s small volunteer singers with a Sunday rehearsal, while exercising a comfort with teaching and training in an adult context.
    6. Taking primary responsibility for the church’s musical resources and budget, including upkeep of the choral room and library, choir robes, instruments, hymn books, materials.
    7. In a broader sense, participating in conversations about how the musical ministry at St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff, can be grown and enlivened with the gifts we have available to us.
    8. Other music-related duties, that in consultation and agreement with the Incumbent/Priest-in-Charge, may emerge from time-to-time.

    Key competencies

    1. Ability to exercise good communication skills, time management practices, good humour and professional relationships within the parish.
    2. Familiarity with (or a commitment to learning about) the Anglican liturgy and a flexibility with musical styles, so that music is sensitive to the Anglican tradition and its liturgical seasons.

    Other terms and details of the position

    1. St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff, is committed to the Diocese of Toronto’s Screening in Faith and Sexual Misconduct policies. This position is categorized as high-risk and requires a criminal record check, and completion of the diocesan sexual misconduct policy training to be completed as terms of employment.
    2. This position is available with a start date of November 1, 2023.
    3. Compensation to be determined based on experience and expertise, and in accordance with RCCO guidelines as applicable. Vacation time to be agreed upon, recognizing that the musician’s presence will be mandatory during high feasts and festivals.

    Application Details
    If this position is of interest to you, your application or inquiries are welcome! Please submit your CV, along with a maximum of three samples of your organ playing (YouTube videos or audio attachments) to by Friday, October 20, 2023.

    Only successful applicants will be contacted.


The Royal Canadian College of Organists

20 St Joseph St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

20 St Joseph St

Toronto, ON M4Y 1J9

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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