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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.

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  • 28 February 2024 1:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our small church in northeast Scarborough is looking for a creative and competent person to serve as our next organist and choir director, to start as soon as is mutually convenient. Music during services is important to our congregation. Our church has a Roland Europe electric organ and a Niemeyer piano. We are hoping to rebuild our choir once we have a new organist. With one service at 10am on Sunday, it is anticipated that this part-time position would begin at 4 hours per week, increasing to 6 - 7 hours a week once the choir is active again. The appointee will be expected to meet annually with the Wardens to evaluate past achievements and explore a vision for the future. Remuneration is subject to negotiation, and vacation is provided. Applications, which will be held in confidence, may be sent to

  • 28 February 2024 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Richview United Church, a friendly, community based congregation in central Etobicoke, Ontario, is currently seeking an Organist to play both our Kantor organ and grand piano. The Organist will take direction from the Choir Director, and collaborate with the Assistant Organist, the Church Choir, and the Worship Committee to further enhance the musical ministry within our church.

    The Organist's time commitment involves 6 hours per week, for 11 months per year. This commitment includes the Sunday worship service as well as special services during the year, and providing musical accompaniment at weekly Choir rehearsals. Salary based on RCCO pay guidelines for those currently in levels 1 or 2.

    Resumes to be forwarded by email to

  • 02 February 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Kingsway-Lambton United Church, Toronto, Ontario, seeks a creative and technically competent accompanist to support the musical life of the church. In collaboration with the Music Director and the Music Committee, the accompanist provides piano and organ accompaniment for weekly service on Sunday morning, and for Thursday evening rehearsals of the Chancel Choir (SATB with Section Leads). The sanctuary has a well-maintained Casavant pipe organ (3-manuals) and a Yamaha grand piano.

    The successful candidate will be an individual with proven proficiency in piano and organ, and experience in choral worship music. Willingness and ability to support a variety of music styles is also an asset.

    This is a part-time position, requiring 10 hours per week (4 hours per week during June to August). Salary range will be $14,000 to $16,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Vacation is paid at 4%.

    Ideal start date is April 4, 2024; this date is flexible.

    Applications will be received until Feb 15, 2024. Please email your resume to .

    For more details, see the Position Description and our congregation’s profile at

  • 31 January 2024 11:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A position has opened at Scarborough Bluffs United Church for an organist/choir director, to begin when it can be mutually arranged.

    We are a smallish but viable and open-minded congregation that values the music part of worship highly.  Our sanctuary is well known for its acoustics (several choirs perform here);  we have a Sohner grand piano and an Ahlborn Galanti organ with three manuals and a full pedalboard.  We have a large library of anthems as well as Voices United and More Voices.  Our SATB choir members can all read music and sing well.  Both congregation and choir are open to many genres of music, as long as it enriches and/or enlivens the worship service.
    We expect the music leader to work collaboratively with other staff (minister, office administrator) and volunteers (the choir, the worship committee).   We also hope he/she/they will help and challenge the choir, both on regular Sundays and those times of the year calling for special music (Christmas, Easter, etc.)  We expect a 1.5 - 2 hour choir practice weekly, Sunday warm-up, and use of both the organ and piano for preludes, postludes, and offertories.  The organist/choir director is also expected to attend any Worship Committee meetings (two or three times a year, usually on Sunday after the service).

    The contract is from September 1 to June 30, with the option of playing in the summer on a per diem basis.  Remuneration will be in line with the RCCO guidelines.  We anticipate a work week of 10 - 12 hours on average, over the year.

    For more information, please contact Margaret Gillespie at 416-431-4421, or by e-mail:  The church address is 3739 Kingston Rd. Scarborough, M1J 3H4.  The website is  The telephone is 416-267-8265.

  • 29 January 2024 11:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    To help us continue to grow our dynamic Music Ministry and who embraces a variety of styles of music, including traditional hymnody and popular song. We have an Allen 2 manual organ and a Roland digital piano.

    If you are a versatile keyboardist and singer with a creative, confident and collegial working style, who would enjoy leading a small but knowledgeable and dedicated choir, while working with clergy, video team, children, drama groups and other musicians, we would like to meet with you.

    We are a warm, friendly and inclusive congregation who also enjoy hosting and taking part in the special festivals and concerts of the Village of Guildwood.

    This is a part time position of approximately 8-10 hours weekly. Pay would be commensurate with experience, in the range of $15,000 to $18,000.

    Applications will be received confidentially until March 31, or until the position is filled.

    To apply, please send your resume to

    Find us on – YouTube: Holy Trinity Guildwood Anglican Church
    Facebook: Church of the Holy Trinity, Guildwood or visit

  • 23 January 2024 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Collier United Church is a Christian community that values connection, creativity, inclusion, love, diversity,  transformation, and hope.  Our downtown Church in Barrie, Ontario, seeks a Music Director to work in a team supporting the music life of the community.

    The Music Director leads and administers the church’s music ministry with the Minister of Worship, Congregational Care and Leadership. The Music Director will be proficient with our pipe organ and grand piano and have experience with other musical instruments as the Music Director will effectively provide music accompaniment and lead, direct and accompany our church choirs during regular and special services and integrate a balance of modern/contemporary and traditional music and music technology into Collier’s worship life.

    We desire that the person has:

    - knowledge, experience and a developing understanding of the United Church worship tradition to appropriately select traditional and contemporary music in consultation with the minister

    - technical ability to effectively play the organ, grand piano and other instruments (e.g. guitar, percussion)

    - creative ability to teach as a choral director

    - musical ability to instruct and lead adults, youth and children in music

    - capability to execute church music functions accurately, efficiently, and effectively

    - effective communication skills (written, verbal)

    - capacity to work with minimal supervision

    - a high degree of initiative and problem-solving skills

    - respect and maintain confidentiality

    - practical team player gifts who works respectfully and cooperatively

    - coordinating skills to plan, organize and coordinate multiple activities

    - a Police Records Check that includes the vulnerable sector that is satisfactory to Collier

    - a willingness to support the vision and mission priorities of Collier

    - a Bachelor of Music Degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 5 years of music teaching/directing experience, preferably in a church environment

    With an excellent opportunity to enrich the music program, we hope the person will:

    1. Plan and execute various music programs by playing and directing the group on church and secular music: weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and seasonally.

    2. Seek feedback from program participants and church staff and evaluate the efficacy of programs offered, adjusting as needed to ensure maximum impact for the program and participants.

    3. Recruit, inspire, organize, and lead various activities for performers to participate in choir/retreats/camps and other opportunities for learning and performance.

    Applications with a supporting letter and resume can be made to or We thank all applicants for your interest.  Please know that only candidates moving forward in the selection process will be contacted.  Collier Street United is an equal opportunity employer.

    Contract length: 12 months renewable contract

    Part-time hours: 10 per week (3 days per week, inclusive of Sundays)

    Job Type: Part-time, Temporary

    Salary: RCCO Recommended Rate plus 3 weeks' vacation

    Start Date – ASAP 2024

  • 21 December 2023 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Music, St John the Evangelist Anglican Church

    Overview of the Position

    • Hours: 20 hours per week
    • Compensation - Based on RCCO Guidelines and as agreed between the successful applicant and St John's Church
    • Benefits include a pension and long-term disability insurance, with optional dental and health coverage
    • Reports to - Incumbent and Churchwardens
    • Start Date - July 2, 2024

    Technical Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Music
    • Experience directing choirs and instrumentalists
    • Proficiency in various styles of music for piano and organ
    • Broad range of musical knowledge and ability
    • Membership in RCCO preferred

    Behavioural Qualifications

    • Excellent leadership, teaching, communication, and collaboration skills
    • Strong interpersonal and team-building skills and demonstrated ability to work in an open, honest, and approachable manner
    • Entrepreneurial approach to the role, seeking to expand and innovate the music ministry

    Responsibilities of the Director of Music

    • Leads the music program of St John's Church. The primary focus of this program is music for Sunday worship, for the major festivals of the Christian calendar, and for other liturgical events that require music. This includes:
      - researching musical styles, both traditional and contemporary, and selecting appropriate anthems, hymns, songs, and psalms for the congregation, cantors, and choir in consultation with the Incumbent
      - conducting the choir and other musicians as required, including trumpets and other instruments, with particular attention to St John's special relationship with The Strings of St John's
      - performing solo pieces on organ and piano
      - encouraging congregational singing and musical participation
    • Works in close consultation with the Incumbent to plan, execute, and implement the musical elements of worship and liturgy.
    • Recruits new members of the choir, mentors, teaches and trains the choir, and provides special assistance to choir members as needed.
    • Works with the Incumbent and church wardens to establish the music budget and is responsible for adhering to the budget. This includes the selection and hiring of choral scholars and instrumentalists.
    • Ensures that the church has current music copyright licences and reports music usage to conform with licence requirements and ensures that the church also maintains a broadcast licence as required for recordings of copyright-protected music that are shared on the website, YouTube, and other broadcast vehicles.
    • Is familiar with Anglican liturgy and tradition, liturgical seasons, other musical styles, and also sensitive to the diversity of the congregation.

    Music at St John's

    St John’s follows the liturgical year with special attention to the Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter cycles. Music for worship at St John’s is anchored in the Anglican choral tradition of classical hymns and anthems, while also incorporating a range of contemporary compositions and styles with versatility, respect and confidence. Sunday worship takes place in the nave with a portable altar and with the choir situated behind lectern and altar.

    St John's Choir is a group of 22-25 singers who are dedicated to creating Christian community through music. The choir rehearses every Thursday evening and on Sunday prior to the service from Labour Day to the end of May. The choir presents two concerts each year with a stringed orchestra called The Strings of St John’s. Many members of the choir are also active in other areas of parish life. Choristers have a range of singing abilities supported by five paid choral scholars. This is a versatile choir open to a range of styles while having its heart in the classical choral repertoire.

    St John's is the home of several excellent musical instruments:

    • a two-manual tracker-action pipe organ built in the style of the seventeenth-century North German baroque (II/21 Gabriel Kney 1977)
    • a four-manual digital organ voiced in the American Classic tradition (IV/78 jOrgan, soundfonts by Phoenix 2014)
    • a Steinway 6' grand piano
    • a single-manual Sabathil harpsichord
    • three octaves of Schulmerich handbells
    • four Celtic harps
    • several percussion instruments
    More information about St John's musical instruments can be found HERE.

    Worship Services at St John's

    Sunday 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    St John's offers a full weekly choral Eucharist with a vested choir. The liturgy is drawn from the Book of Alternative Services and includes hymns from two Anglican hymnals, Common Praise (1998) and Sing a New Creation (2022) with occasional additional pieces supported by copyright licence. A typical Sunday service includes four hymns (processional, gradual, offertory, and recessional), a sung / chanted psalm, and varied mass settings. Each week the choir presents one anthem or motet (two on special occasions). The Director of Music is required to play for this liturgy.

    Other services
    Sunday worship begins at 8:00 a.m. with a said service of Holy Communion from the traditional language liturgy of the Book of Alternative Services. The service includes the same readings and sermon as the 10:15 service but does not include music. For the summer months and on special occasions (as announced in advance), St John’s moves to one Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. These services are supported by a cantor; choir concludes at the beginning of June and resumes the Sunday after Labour Day.

    St John’s offers two services on Christmas Eve, 7:00 and 10:30, and one service on Christmas Day. These services include music, though the full choir is in recess for Christmas Day and the first Sunday after Christmas. St John’s offers Ash Wednesday and the full liturgies of Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), and Easter Sunday.

    About St John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Ottawa

    St John the Evangelist, situated at the corner of Elgin and Somerset Streets in downtown Ottawa, is an historic and visually prominent church with an exterior of red brick and stone, and an intimate and unique dark wood interior. The St John’s congregation is open and progressive with a long history of leading the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa into progressive inclusion and social justice advocacy. Our church was early to invite women into significant positions of lay leadership, advocated for LGBTQ+ welcome and inclusion and same-sex marriage, and was a leader in AIDS Ministry. St John’s has long shared space with Belong Ottawa’s The Well, which serves women through day programs and meals. St John’s operates the Community Thrift Shop offering a combination of low-cost retail and voucher-based free items to those in in need, especially clothing and housewares. Our church’s longstanding Refugee Assistance Group sponsors refugees from overseas and assists refugees and their families in adjusting to their new lives in Canada. St John’s created the role of Indigenous Engagement Coordinator in 2021 to encourage learning, study, and participation in activities that foster living out Truth and Reconciliation. Our church has a prayer space where traditional medicines are kept for dry smudge, and the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator offers smudging prior to services for those entering the building for the worship service as well as those who ask to be smudged but do not attend the service.

    The St John’s congregation is increasingly diverse, drawn from local neighbourhoods and from across the city. Sunday worship is the focal point of community life, drawing together the many and diverse ministry initiatives of a vibrant parish church.


    Please submit your application to the attention of Brian Cameron, Chair of Music Director Selection Committee, at by February 15, 2024. All applications will be considered with strictest confidence.

    The selection process will include a live audition playing the organ and piano, rehearsal with the choir, and an interview with representatives of St John's Church, Ottawa.

    Inquiries about the position are welcome. Please contact St John's Church at

  • 15 December 2023 10:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saint Basil’s Catholic Parish welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Organist. Working with the Director of Music and Principal Organist, the Assistant Organist is responsible for organ music at the Sunday 12pm (cantor) and 4:30pm (professional quartet) Masses. The Assistant Organist leads the rehearsal immediately prior to the 4:30pm Mass. No regular Thursday evening commitment is expected, and music selection is pre-determined by the Director of Music. The position will require an average of 8 hours per week.

    The successful candidate will be an individual with substantial proficiency in organ, and a working knowledge of chant, polyphony, and other sacred music. A background in church music is strongly preferred.

    Founded in 1856, Saint Basil’s is a parish of the Archdiocese of Toronto and the collegiate church of the University of Saint Michael’s College (University of Toronto). The organist-improviser Victor Togni (1935-1965) served at Saint Basil’s, and the parish celebrates a rich tradition of congregational hymnody and choral music. The organ of Saint Basil’s, originally built in 1919 and restored in 2017, is a unique example of a French Symphonic organ in Toronto. More information on the instrument can be found here:

    Interested candidates should send their application (resume and cover letter) to the Director of Music and Principal Organist, Dr. John Paul Farahat, at

    Applications are due January 7, with auditions held in mid-January, or until the position is filled.

  • 13 December 2023 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. George's Anglican Church, Crescentwood, Winnipeg
    Organist & Director of Music
    Job Posting

    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 staff or independent contractor.
    Reports to:    Incumbent
    Accountable to:    Incumbent and Church Wardens (The Corporation)
    Start Date:     Early 2024 (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.

    For a detailed description of the position and application process, please click here:

    For an overview of the parish, please click here:

  • 29 November 2023 4:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Summary

    Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver is seeking its next Director of Music and inviting applications.

    The Cathedral has a proud tradition of musical excellence, led by two long-serving Directors of Music: Rupert Lang and his predecessor Patrick Wedd, who together have served us brilliantly for almost fifty years. Our next Director of Music will be someone who is committed to building on this legacy to further their own career and the Cathedral’s musical life in Vancouver, a vibrant and diverse city, with a rich musical life, especially in choral music.

    A full-time position is offered; however, this is open to negotiation should the successful applicant wish to protect up to a quarter of their time for other professional commitments. It is intended that the Director of Music will hire a part-time musical associate, with complementary skills, to assist in building the music program to meet the needs of a diverse and growing congregation and open new doors to the surrounding community. Working collaboratively with clergy, staff, professional singers, and lay choir members, the Director of Music will continue to cultivate excellence in a music program that expresses the full range of Anglican and other musical liturgies. This position is one of liturgical ministry and pastoral connection with the choir, the congregation, the diocese, and the wider Vancouver community.

    The deadline for applications is January 15, 2024. Please direct inquiries for an application package to Adam Dawkins at

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