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  • 06 September 2022 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Royal Canadian College of Organists
    Job Opportunity: Office Administrator

    The Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) seeks an experienced Office Administrator to ensure effective and efficient day-to-day office operations and to provide administrative support to the Executive Director and RCCO’s programs and leadership. As the first point of contact for RCCO members and the general public, the successful candidate will contribute positively to the implementation of the RCCO’s Vision and Mission and work collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals.

    The Office Administrator will work at the RCCO office in Toronto. This is a part-time position, 25 hours per week, and the rate of pay is $25.00 per hour. The desired start date is October 3, 2022.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Shannon at The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m., September 19, 2022.

    The Royal Canadian College of Organists is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from persons identifying as visible minorities and indigenous heritage. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


    Job Summary:

    Working closely with the Executive Director, the Office Administrator is responsible for day-to-day operations of the RCCO and provides support for the core functions of its business operations such as maintenance of the membership database, order processing, and website updating. The Office Administrator works with Board and Council Committees to support a wide variety of RCCO programs and services and provides assistance to the Executive Director as required.

    Key Duties:

    Office Administration

    • Respond in a timely and professional manner to phone calls, emails and letters from members, donors, Board and National Council members, local Centre representatives, industry representatives and the public
    • Process membership renewals using Wild Apricot
    • Process donations using Wild Apricot and Canada Helps and issue donation receipts
    • Process, package and mail online orders; maintain product inventory
    • Perform database queries and prepare reports on membership, donations, social media statistics, etc. as needed
    • Maintain highly organized digital and physical office files
    • Prepare and distribute meeting packages for Board and Council meetings and Annual General Meeting
    • Maintain and update website using Wild Apricot
    • Post on social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) as directed by Executive Director, President, Committee Chairs
    • Proofread, edit and write documents and communications, including monthly e-newsletter
    • Monitor the organization’s annual calendar and ensure appropriate notices are issued and deadlines are maintained
    • Provide support to the Executive Director


    • Perform basic bookkeeping duties such as recording sales receipts, deposits, bills payments and expenses using QuickBooks online
    • Receive, process and issue payments for bills and expense claims
    • Create and issue invoices and process their payment
    • Perform monthly account reconciliations
    • Prepare monthly financial reports for Centres and issue payments due to Centres
    • Accept credit card payments using online payment processing software
    • Make regular bank deposits

    Program and Project Support

    • Process applications for examinations, scholarships and prizes and manage the administration of examinations annually
    • Process registrations for events such as Summer Organ Academy and Organ Festival Canada
    • Provide administrative assistance as needed for a variety of RCCO programs and services

    Skills and Qualifications:

    • excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to build and maintain relationships
    • highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • strong multitasker, who can successfully prioritize and manage varied tasks in a deadline-driven environment
    • proficient using Canva (or similar design software) to design and edit graphics for social media, e-newsletter and website
    • competent using drag-and-drop module-based website editor
    • previous experience with database maintenance and accounting software
    • very detail-oriented, thorough, and organized
    • self-motivated and able to take initiative
    • able to work well independently and in a team setting
    • post-secondary education
    • previous experience in a member/donor-based environment and an understanding of the fundamentals of a non-profit working environment are assets
    • previous experience in the arts and culture sector an asset
  • 11 August 2022 9:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In anticipation of the upcoming FutureStops Festival, the Royal Canadian College of Organists is inviting you to participate in the launch of a TikTok video series!

    The FutureStops TikTok videos will be an inspiration to both organists and non-organists alike and we would love you to be part of it. To make this work, we are asking you to submit a video of you playing a brief chord progression (approximately 30 seconds) which will serve as the basis for an improvised collaboration with musicians from around the world. Check out this link to see how other musicians are creating amazing music on TikTok.

    All you have to do is use a metronome so that it’s easy for another musician to synchronize with you (but please make it inaudible in the recording!) and send to FutureStops Event Coordinator Sanjay Parker at sanjay.parker[at] by August 15, 2022. We hope that this will be a fun opportunity for you to collaborate with a variety of musicians, and a chance to promote yourself in the organ world and the wider musical community. Be creative with your registration and chords – the idea is to show off the expressive and unique capabilities of the instrument!  

    The FutureStops Festival, September 29 – October 1, 2022 is a showcase of the 21st century organ music experience. Join us in person or online for 3 days of exciting concerts and discussions with fascinating musicians as we present a wide range of radically innovative musical approaches to the organ. Learn more at

    Questions? Please contact us at sanjay.parker[at]

    Thank you!

  • 08 July 2022 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us in person or online for 3 days of exciting concerts and discussions with fascinating musicians as we present a wide range of radically innovative musical approaches to the organ. Immerse yourself in the unique sonic power of the organ and discover how this extraordinarily complex instrument is being reinvented and re-imagined by diverse and exciting 21st century composers, performers and inventors.


    Plus, join our growing online community on! Create a profile, post your concerts, news, recordings and more, connect with organists from all over the world and discuss organs and organ music in our community forums. The website is free to use and there will be many more features to come!


  • 22 June 2022 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that the RCCO is creating an online Canadian Organ Database! We are asking for your help in developing the most current and interesting online resource by inviting you to complete the survey linked below. Submissions collected through this survey will help us to populate the database before it goes live.

    We would like to include as many organs as possible, from those in small towns to large cities across Canada. Specifically, we are collecting:

         1. Location
         2. Media (photos, videos, audio)
         3. General Information
         4. Technical Details

    To make our database engaging and interactive, we are especially interested in videos of the organ being played.

    Your participation is essential to our success and would be greatly appreciated! You can also help by sharing this survey with your friends and contacts. The deadline to submit a response is July 4, 2022. Thank you.

    RCCO Canadian Organ Database Survey:
  • 19 May 2022 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join Blake Hargreaves, host of the FutureStops podcast, in a discussion about the show! The Canada-wide event will take place on June 5, 2022 at 2 PM PT by Zoom.

    Use this link to join the discussion:

  • 28 April 2022 1:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The RCCO is hiring three temporary, full-time positions through the Canada Summer Jobs program.* It is expected that the successful candidates will be working remotely. The application deadline for all positions is May 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. Please click on the job titles below for full job descriptions and application instructions:

    Event Assistant for FutureStops Festival

    Event Coordinator for Summer Organ Academy

    Fundraising Assistant

    *Note: To be eligible for employment, and in accordance with funding from Canada Summer Jobs, applicants must
    be; 30 years of age or younger at the start of employment; a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to
    whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant Ontario legislation and regulations.

    The Royal Canadian College of Organists is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from persons identifying as visible minorities and indigenous heritage. All applicants are thanked for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

  • 19 April 2022 10:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Windsor Essex Centre of the RCCO is inviting anyone, especially young people. interested in the organ to see one up close, learn about it, hear it, and play it.

    On April 23, 2022, designated venues across Windsor and Essex County will open their doors between 1 and 3 PM.

    Bring a piece of music or play your favourite piece from memory, even if it is 'chopsticks'. Learn how to make different sounds using a variety of 'organ stops', take a picture of yourself on the organ bench, or record your organ playing debut.

    Goal - to establish a first-time ever record of the greatest number of people possible playing an organ on International Organ Day. Setting this record, Windsor Essex will be the very first Organ Capital of Canada!

    Check out CBC Windsor's coverage of the upcoming event here.

  • 13 April 2022 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The RCCO honours and celebrates individuals and organizations who, through their work locally or nationally, have made a significant contribution to the organ and its music in Canada. A complete description of each award and criteria is available at . Please consider nominating members of your Centre who may be worthy of an award.

    Nominations are due no later than May 31, 2022.

  • 11 April 2022 10:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The RCCO is excited to be a part of The Organ Show 2022, celebrating International Organ Day with The Royal College of Organists, The American Guild of Organists, and more. Tune in on YouTube at 3:00 PM EST on April 23, 2022 and be inspired!

  • 30 March 2022 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce the list of nominees standing for election to the 2022-2023 RCCO Board of Directors.

      Office   Candidate
      Thomas Leslie (Montréal QC)
      President Elect   Chellan Hoffman (Calgary AB)
      Lary Grossman (Montréal QC)
      Patrick Carter (Hamilton ON)
      Director-at-Large (Chair of Advocacy)
      John Paul Farahat (Toronto ON)
      Director-at-Large (Chair of Communications)   Sean Simpson (Waterloo-Wellington ON)
      Director-at-Large (Chair of Development)   Robert Dixon (Toronto ON)
      Director-at-Large (Chair of Governance)   Katy Sweet Allen (Winnipeg MB)
      Director-at-Large (Chair of Marketing)   Peter West (Waterloo-Wellington ON)
      Director-at-Large (Chair of Programming)   Angelique Po (Vancouver BC)

    Please click here to read the biography of each nominee.

    Additional nominations for these positions may be made by the membership on or before May 1, 2022. Nomination submissions must be received by the National Office on or before May 1, 2022 and consist of 1) the consent in writing of the nominee, and 2) the signatures of five other members in support of the nomination.

    Where only one person is nominated for a position, those nominated will be elected by acclamation. Where more than one person is nominated for the available position(s) an election will be conducted. If required, the election will be conducted online and managed by a third-party voting service provider to maintain confidentiality. A notice with candidate information and full voting instructions will be sent in mid-May. Members without an email address will receive an election package in the mail. Voting will close June 15, 2022. (Members who have email but would prefer to vote by mail-in ballot must notify the national office prior to May 1, 2022.)


    Elizabeth Shannon
    Executive Director


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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