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  • 12 May 2021 9:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Robertson-Wesley United Church, Edmonton, Alberta, is inviting applications for Director of Music, to commence in summer of 2021.

    Who we are
    Robertson-Wesley is a large, urban church located on a municipally designated heritage site in West-Central Edmonton. We especially value music, both as part of our worship experience and as part of a celebration of the beauty of life within our community.

    What we offer
    We have an outstanding three-manual tracker-action organ with 36 stops, built by Gabriel Kney in 1979, which dominates our sanctuary both aurally and visually. The R-W Choir currently numbers some 30-35 voices, and the choir of bells and hand chimes perform on both four-octave and five-octave sets. The church has several other local musical groups as tenants, and the Edmonton Chamber Music Society and the famed Alberta Baroque Ensemble hold regular concerts in our building, making R-W one of the focal points of musical activity in the city.

    The position
    30 hours per week. In addition to the main duties of organist and direction of ensembles, the position involves planning, acquisition and selection of music for main and special services, overseeing maintenance of instruments, locating substitutes for absences, and some administrative duties. Indeed, the Director of Music is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of musical activity within the church.
    Note: Alternative scenarios involving the sharing of the main duties can be negotiated (totalling a remuneration for 30 hours per week), but our preference is for one person to fill the position.


    • Preference for a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Church Music, Music Performance or Music Education, or the equivalent in education and experience.
    • Proficiency in organ performance, choral direction and hand bells, or a willingness to learn any of these sufficiently to ensure a high standard of performance.
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to inspire volunteers.
    • Proven ability to lead musical ensembles with musicians of varied skill levels and backgrounds, in a variety of styles.

    Compensation and Benefits
    Commensurate with qualifications and experience, approximately in line with RCCO and United Church guidelines for Ministry of Music.

    Application Procedure
    Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references, to Chair, Music Director Search Committee at musicjobs@rwuc.org. Deadline is May 31, 2021.

    Further Information
    We are happy to send you a detailed Job Description upon request. You are invited to visit our web site, www.rwuc.org, for more information on Robertson-Wesley United Church.

  • 04 May 2021 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Music Director
    Saint Jude’s Anglican Church
    Oakville, Ontario, Canada

    Saint Jude’s Anglican Church is a vibrant parish in historic Oakville, with three Sunday morning services (two with music), a mid-week Eucharist, and monthly services of Choral Evensong and Jazz Vespers.  The parish enjoys liturgy and music of a high standard in both traditional and modern voice.  Excellent music is central to the church’s mission, and the parish has accumulated a significant music library.  Our music program consists of two Sunday morning choirs with two paid section leads and a strong volunteer core of 12 at 9am and 30 at 11am.  The Phoenix digital organ is being enhanced by the addition of a Casavant organ to create a hybrid instrument, which will be completed this summer.  The style of voicing used makes possible the accompaniment of the large body of church music from the Anglican tradition and beyond, in addition to the majority of the solo repertoire.  It has 50+ stops over 3 manuals.

    The Music Director is responsible for directing and further developing a vital music ministry to lead and empower the congregation in embodying the love of Christ through music that contributes to, supports, and enables worship.  The ideal candidate will inspire current choristers as well as attracting new members to the choirs.

    In addition, the Director is expected to further the Parish’s mission by engaging the broader community and enhancing the ministries directed to young families.


    • Plan and lead music for Sunday and midweek services, sensitive to the Anglican tradition and the Liturgical Year.
    • Lead and oversee music for special services, including weddings and funerals (for additional compensation).
    • Work with the clergy and staff team on programming and service planning, including special services and events as required.
    • Direct and develop the choir program as a vital component of our worship life in its differing expressions.
    • Coordinate choral scholars and choir section leads.
    • Oversee the general administration of the St Jude’s music ministry, including budget, instrument maintenance, and music library upkeep and enhancement (working with a volunteer librarian).
    • Participation on the Board of the parish’s Celebration of the Arts, working closely with the Artistic Director.


    • Superior musicianship and teaching skills
    • Commitment to the Anglican liturgical and musical tradition in both modern and traditional voice
    • Outstanding organization and project management skills
    • Collaborative colleague
    • Excellent leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills


    • B.Mus majoring in Organ Performance and or Choral Music
    • ARCCO or equivalent
    • Experience conducting and rehearsing amateur and professional singers in choral excellence


    • Deep knowledge of sacred choral repertoire representing various liturgies in Anglican worship throughout the liturgical year
    • Ability to develop choral sound and musicianship of singers to consistently craft strong performances with a commitment to excellence
    • Ability to plan, with the Rector, liturgies that will engage the congregations and choirs in worship services where active participation leads to enhancing a vital spiritual experience
    • A commitment to plan rehearsals that will inspire singers as well as deepen their understanding of the repertoire
    • Ability to work with instrumentalists within the congregation for worship and other events
    • Ability to develop short and long-range plans for music program development
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with attention to detail, including an understanding of relevant computer programs


    • Provide leadership to develop and nurture a sense of faith, community, and mission, within the choirs and their music ministries
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with a diverse group of volunteer choristers with varying skills and abilities
    • Ability to collaborate and support the various guilds and groups in the church community


    • Continue to develop inspired programming to enhance and expand the music ministry at St Jude’s
    • Helping the parish to reach out to new families through the music ministry.

    Status: Part Time (approx. 20 hrs per week)

    Salary: Negotiated, competitive and commensurate with experience and Royal Canadian College of Organists Table of Recommended Salaries


    The Rev’d Mark Andrews
    Rector, Saint Jude’s Anglican Church
    160 William Street, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, L6J 1C5  Or by email    rectorsaintjudes@gmail.com

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2021 at midnight

    Applicants should view the more detailed posting www.stjudeschurch.net.

  • 04 May 2021 10:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican)
    23 Water Street North,
    Kitchener, ON N2H 5A4

    Director of Music Search
    Job Posting

    The Church of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican), Kitchener, Ontario, is seeking a Director of Music who will work creatively in developing and expanding the existing choir and parish music program in the Anglican musical tradition, recruit choristers, and understand the ministry of music as integral to the community’s spiritual formation and proclamation. The Director of Music’s musicianship and commitment to the mission of the Church will inspire participation of other musicians and instrumentalists in our common worship. The Director of Music will also encourage musical partnerships and collaborations with other musicians and groups beyond the parish, as such opportunities arise. The successful candidate will communicate well and have good interpersonal skills.

    Qualifications and Duties
    We invite applicants whose qualifications and experience correspond to Levels 3-4 in the RCCO/CRCO Table of Recommended Salaries (2021). This is a 20 hours/week part-time employee position with a weekly choir rehearsal and one Sunday Eucharist, as well as Christmas and Holy Week liturgies and other occasional services, including weddings and funerals.

    The 15-voice parish choir (SATB) sings choral repertoire and leads congregational song and liturgy. Choral scholars will be added as funding becomes available. Most choristers read well.

    The sanctuary organs are a 1977 Gabriel Kney (two manuals and pedal), and a 1947, 1962 Casavant Frères (two manuals and pedal with a third manual used as a coupling manual). The sanctuary piano is a Yamaha C3 Grand. St. John’s also has a three-octave set of Malmark handbells. The live sanctuary acoustics and central location of the church favour St. John’s as a concert venue in the Region of Waterloo.

    Responsibility and Accountability
    The Director of Music is responsible for all aspects of the musical life of the parish, works under the supervision of the Rector, and is responsible to the Wardens on matters of contract and employment.  The Director of Music is also expected to work co-operatively with other parish staff, lay leaders, and parishioners, and in all relationships be in compliance with the Safe Church policies of the Diocese of Huron. 

    Apply for this position by email, with a cover message and resumé sent to the Search Committee at applications@stjohn316.com. The application deadline is June 15, 2021. Applications will be held in confidence by the Search Committee. A full position description is available on request from applications@stjohn316.com.

    Short-listed candidates will be asked for references and invited to an interview and audition.

    The start-date of September 1, 2021 may be delayed to accommodate the successful candidate’s individual circumstances pertaining to current employment and/or moving from beyond the Region of Waterloo.
  • 20 April 2021 10:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Siloam United Church in London, Ontario seeks to be an inclusive, welcoming community that honours tradition, while welcoming the challenge of fresh opportunities. Siloam is seeking a compassionate, collaborative, innovative and accomplished musician to work in harmony with others in order to maintain and grow a creative, inspirational and diverse music program. As Siloam’s part-time Music Director, you will need proven skills as an organist, choir director, pianist and accompanist. Experience leading and conducting bell choirs would be an asset. This is a part-time position of 15 hours/week. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and based on the RCCO guidelines. For a detailed job description refer to Siloam’s web site (https://siloamunitedchurch.org/) or our Face Book page (https://www.facebook.com/siloamunitedchurch/). Please forward your resume to: music.siloamuc@gmail.com.  Applications close on May 18, 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted via email to arrange interviews. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 09 April 2021 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CMUC is an inclusive, progressive Christian community in Vancouver, BC, and we’re searching for a permanent, part-time Director of Music Ministry. This is a salaried position with an average of 20 hours per week. The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician and accomplished choral conductor, and experienced in providing leadership to a worship band and professional and amateur singers. Salary will be guided by the RCCO salary scale for church organists and based on education and experience.

    Application deadline: April 30, 2021.

    Full details, including how to apply, are on our website: www.canadianmemorial.org/blog/news/director-of-music-ministry.

    For further information contact Sam Wyatt, Chair, Music Search Committee at communications@canadianmemorial.org.

  • 08 April 2021 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Music Director
    First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa

    The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (FirstU) is one of Canada's largest Unitarian Universalist congregations, with nearly 300 people and a choral music program that involves approximately 80 choristers. These numbers may increase as the neighbourhood is expecting a surge in growth with an LRT station being built near the street entrance to our campus. The Worship Hall is noted throughout Ottawa as a top-tier concert venue with excellent acoustics and a Steinway B piano.

    We are seeking a creative, collaborative and inspiring Music Director for up to 26 hours per week, to continue the successful operation of the congregation's music program.  Starting date: Monday, August 16, 2021.

    A complete job description is available at http://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca/job-postings.html.

    FirstU weaves its commitment to social and environmental justice throughout its programming and values a work environment that is free of discrimination, respects differences, and allows employees to bring their whole selves to work. We strongly encourage individuals from under-represented groups to apply for this position. If you require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify us.

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, FirstU has continued its active music program, both rehearsal and performance, mainly through use of Zoom technology. Plans are to increase live and hybrid music activities as public health restrictions lessen or end.

    For more information about our congregation, our music program, and Unitarian Universalism, please visit our web-site at www.firstunitarianottawa.ca.

    Application Process

    All interested applicants should submit
    • a cover letter
    • a resume
    • names of and contact information for three references
    • links to 2 to 5 pieces of media (audio and/or video recordings) that show the applicant’s musical ability, including at least one example of the applicant’s conducting skills and one showing the applicant leading a song or hymn they might program for a Sunday service (on unlisted You Tube or similar files that will be accessible only by members of FirstU during the competition period)

    Applicants should email their materials to fm@firstunitarianottawa.ca.

    Application deadline:  Sunday, April 25, 11:59 p.m.

    We encourage applicants to submit these applications as soon as possible.

    All submissions will be acknowledged, but only finalists selected for interview will be contacted. Finalists will have a virtual meet and greet session with FirstU choristers as part of the selection process. Because of the COVID pandemic, there will be no live auditions.

  • 31 March 2021 1:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Search for Director of Music

    Application Deadline: June 15, 2021. Early applications are appreciated.

    Location: 36 Henderson Street, Elora, Ontario, N0B 1S0, Canada

    Contract salary: Compensation in line with RCCO recommendations

    The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora invites applications for the position of Director of Music.

    Music at St. John’s
    The Church of St. John the Evangelist, Elora is committed to excellence in liturgy in all its services. We follow the Anglican liturgies according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. We are dedicated to an Anglican musical tradition and practice. Such practice includes a strong choral performance, hymnody, Anglican chant, and excellence in organ performance and accompaniment. This standard applies to both volunteer and professional musicians within the parish and, in particular, supports a fully professional choir as a significant contributor to the church’s outreach program. Part of this outreach is the cooperative working relationship with the Elora Singers and the Elora Festival, both of which are significant associated organizations of the church.

    Position Description
    The Director of Music (DM) is responsible for the music ministry at St. John’s and will work in close collaboration with the Rector and Organist to integrate word and music. Together with other music leaders, the DM will organize all regular and special services and occasional performances. This is a half time position up to 20 hours per week.

    DM Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for inspired programming, rehearsing, and conducting of the fully professional Parish Choir (PC) which represents a significant component of the 11:00 AM services, Lessons and Carols, and Evensongs.
    • Lead in outreach elements of the PC as agreed with the Rector and Corporation in accordance with St. John’s ministry of music. This choir occasionally performs concerts as well as services in other churches and has a significant recording discography.
    • Creatively expand St. John’s online presence and viewership through the music program.
    • Responsible for recruiting, evaluation of performance, and day-to-day organizational activities for the PC
    • Collaborate with the Rector and the Organist/Librarian to review planned activities, performances, and repertoire for the church’s various musical seasons.
    • Responsible for budget planning and maintenance as determined within the guidelines set by the Corporation.
    • Work respectfully at all times to ensure a safe and healthy workplace in accordance with Diocesan policies.
    • Connect with parish community/congregation

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A graduate degree in music, or undergrad degree with equivalent choral conducting experience.
    • Familiarity and understanding of the Anglican liturgy and choral repertoire.
    • Piano skills required for leading rehearsals. Ability to play the organ an asset.
    • Experience developing online musical programming.
    • Experience in recruiting and working with professional singers.
    • Ability to create a supportive environment, and inspire musicians to reach their full potential.
    • Ability to work as a team member.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to plan and maintain a budget.
    • Administrative excellence, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

    How to Apply:
    Send the following by e-mail to the Search Committee at music.stjohnselora@gmail.com

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum Vitae

    We will acknowledge receipt of applications and initially communicate with applicants by e-mail. We will make every effort to respect the confidentiality of all candidates.

    Please note: Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview and references will be requested. Further evaluation will be required by successful applicants.

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