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  • 11 June 2024 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Willowdale Emmanuel United Church is looking for a part time (10 hours per week) Music Director who will play the organ, piano, direct the small choir and will work closely with the Minister and Worship Committee.  Duties include:  leadership of the music ministry - music for Sunday Services, choir rehearsals and music preparation for special events such as vacation bible camp, funerals, weddings etc.

    The church has a beautiful 3 manual Casavant pipe organ and a 9ft Steinway concert grand piano.

    With over 200 years of history in North York, Willowdale Emmanuel UC aspires to be an intercultural church and continues to serve a changing multicultural community near Yonge and Finch/Sheppard area.

    Compensation based on RCCO guidelines and as agreed between the successful applicant and Willowdale Emmanuel United Church.

    Please send resume by July 15, 2024 to: Search Committee, Willowdale Emmanuel United Church, 349 Kenneth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 4V9 or email to: 

    Start Date:  September 1st, 2024

  • 06 June 2024 11:32 AM | Anonymous

    Let us get to know you at Royal St. George’s College. Develop collaborative and meaningful relationships in a community where authenticity and individuality are celebrated. Further develop your professional practice and thrive in our learning community of equity-minded faculty and staff. We’re committed to fostering well-being by building on a culture of inclusivity and belonging while delivering on the Vision of the College: “Lifelong Georgians ready to use their scholarship, compassion, conscience and courage to make a difference.”

    Reflecting our Mission Statement, we aspire to support all learners in our community, adults and students in their pursuit to become the best version of themselves.

    Intuitively, you’ll represent the College with professionalism and integrity and your values align with RSGC Values that guide our daily actions. Please meet some of our students discussing our Values here.

    Director of Choral Music

    The Director of Choral Music is responsible for providing vision and leadership of the choral music program at Royal St. George’s College. This role requires a deep understanding of music, teaching, and leadership skills to sustain a vibrant and successful choral music program. The Director of Choral Music plays a vital role in nurturing and sustaining the longstanding tradition of choral music at the College while showcasing the talents of choir members and contributing to the cultural and artistic enrichment of the broader school community.

    Job Summary: Reporting directly to the Headmaster, the Director of Choral Music is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading choral music programs across the school. This includes training and leading choristers, selecting and arranging music, conducting rehearsals and performances, and providing musical education and guidance to our community. The Director also manages administrative tasks related to the choral program, such as budgeting and scheduling.

    The Director of Choral Music teaches high school credit courses for students in grades 9 to 12 and acts as Choirmaster to the College Choir which includes students from grades 5 to 12 and interested faculty and staff members. This is a full-time permanent position commencing at the start of the 2024/25 school year.

    Key Responsibilities:

    ●      Plan, deliver, assess and report on credit courses for                        students enrolled in AMV10, AMV20, AMV3M and AMV4M

    ●      Choose appropriate choral music pieces that align with the            skill level, repertoire and performance objectives.

    ●      Lead choir rehearsals, conduct performances and ensure a             high standard of musical performance from the choir.

    ●      Conduct and lead the College’s Annual Service of Nine                    Lessons and Carols.

    ●      Develop a cohesive artistic vision for the choral program,                 incorporating themes or concepts as needed.

    ●      Collaborate with accompanists, instrumentalists, and other             artists as required.

    ●      Provide vocal training and music theory instruction to choir            members, helping them improve their skills.

    ●      Foster a deep appreciation for music and the choral arts                  among choir participants.

    ●      Maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all                  interested individuals.

    ●      Manage the choral music program's budget.

    ●      Schedule rehearsals, performances, and other events,                      coordinating with other stakeholders.

    ●      Collaborate with members of the Arts department to                         integrate choral music within the other domains of the Arts.

    ●      Collaborate with community organizations, schools, and                   other entities to promote the choral program and increase  its visibility.

    ●      Continuously assess and evaluate the choir's performance and progress, implementing improvements as needed.


    ●      Bachelor's or Master's degree in Music, Choral Conducting,            or a related field.

    ●      Extensive experience in choral music and conducting.

    ●      Relevant teaching experience and qualifications a strong                preference.

    ●      Proficiency playing the organ a strong asset.

    ●      Strong knowledge of music theory, vocal techniques, and                choral repertoire.

    ●      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    ●      Leadership ability and organizational skills.

    ●      Experience working with diverse groups of students and                  promoting inclusivity.

    ●      Dedication to fostering a love for music and the arts.

    Located in the Annex neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, Royal St. George's College is an urban day school for boys grades 3 through 12 that combines academic excellence with a stimulating and supportive learning environment. RSGC offers a challenging program of academics, athletics, the arts, outdoor education, community outreach and co-curricular activities. We provide faculty and staff with a supportive and dynamic work environment and a comprehensive and competitive compensation package.

    We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. In addition to outlining your skills and qualifications, we invite you to include supplementary information that tells us more about you: life experiences, affiliations, committee involvement, volunteering, passions etc.

    If you’ve read this far and can recognize yourself in this opportunity and want to learn more about it, please reach out.

    We welcome you to indicate your interest in being a candidate for this position by emailing a cover letter, resume and additional information to the attention of Stephen Beatty, Headmaster at indicating Director of Choral Music in the subject line by June 10, 2024.

    Should you be contacted regarding any opportunity at the College and require accommodation, please let us know.

    Eligibility to work in Canada and clearance of a Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Background check are required.

  • 06 June 2024 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    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
    •  Starting date – To be determined

    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:
    o    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
    o   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.
    o   performing solo pieces on organ and piano
    o   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 churchwardens 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.


    Please submit your application to the attention of Brian Cameron, Chair of Music Director Selection Committee, at by September 20, 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.

    Although the position of Director of Music as described above is preferable, St. John’s would consider splitting the position with a choral director holding the main position and an organist providing accompaniment for rehearsals, services and concerts.

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

    For more information about St. John’s mission and ministries, including our music program, please visit our web site HERE.

  • 27 May 2024 2:39 PM | Anonymous

    Music Director & Organist

    St. Peter’s, Erindale is an inclusive, Anglican church community with a vibrant and growing worship and community ministry underscored by a strong musical program, including 2 choirs.

    We are looking for a Music Director and Organist who has a love of music and experience in directing a well-established choir and congregational music program. They will be accomplished in a broad range of musical genres from traditional Anglican music to contemporary Christian music. Training in classical music with an appreciation and understanding of the Anglican liturgy is required.  The ability to communicate about the context of the music, the composer and writers would be an asset.

    Primary responsibilities include leadership, recruitment, retention of members and working with a team including the Incumbent, staff, choristers, and the Handbell Director. The Music Director and Organist will be a dynamic and committed leader, interested in growing our choirs and broadening the music ministry at St. Peter’s, Erindale. The hiring team is open to either hiring one person for the Music Director and Organist position, or two people: one person as the Music Director and one person as the Organist. Joint applications will be considered. The position is a 18-20 hour per week position. Hours may be flexible and negotiated.

    Interested candidates need to submit a resume including credentials and contact details for three references. A cover letter outlining their interests and experiences to support their application is required.

    Information and the full job description is found at the following link:

    The deadline for applications is June 7th, 2024. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.  Interviews and auditions will take place in June.

    Email Rev. Roshni Jayawardena a for further information or to apply. 

  • 14 May 2024 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Title: Music Director
    Reports to: Rector
    Hours: 20 hours per week to include Sunday and evenings as required.
    Salary: Expected to be commensurate with experience and degree based upon the
    Royal Canadian College of Organists recommended salaries.
    Benefits: Vacation and other benefits provided in accordance with the Anglican
    Church of Canada policies.
    Teaching is encouraged and privileges for teaching will be granted.

    Our goal at the Church of the Holy Trinity is to develop and grow a music program that
    enhances our worship life, integrates the Church of the Holy Trinity with the local
    community, and raises awareness of the arts while emphasizing our Anglican heritage.
    The Music Director will develop, maintain, and promote the music and choir program at
    the Church of the Holy Trinity. The Music Director is an integrated member of the
    ministry team and should consider the position primarily as a ministry and vocation.

    1. The Music Director will receive direction from and be responsible to the Rector who,
    by virtue of his office, is responsible for the liturgy and music of the parish.

    2. In collaboration with the Rector, Worship Committee, and Organist, the Music
    Director will be expected to plan and implement music for all worship including:
    a. Sunday morning worship services
    b. One Sunday evensong service each month.
    c. Ash Wednesday services
    d. Holy Week services (including all components of the Triduum and Easter)
    e. Advent and Christmas services
    f. Other feast days as celebrated throughout the year (e.g., Epiphany, Candlemas,
    Annunciation, Ascension, Transfiguration, Michaelmas, All Souls)

    3. The Music Director will be expected to select liturgically appropriate music following
    good liturgical practices in accordance with the worldwide Anglican Church and the
    Anglican Church of Canada. This includes the selection of anthems, motets, or other
    choral music. Hymn selection shall be done in collaboration with the Rector.

    4. The Music Director will be expected to provide a music list (at least quarterly)
    identifying the musical components of worship. Sunday worship music selections will
    be finalized at least one week ahead of the Sunday service.

    5. The Music Director will lead weekly rehearsals of the parish choir on a weekday
    evening and Sunday before worship. (The choir convenes September through June.)

    6. The Music Director will be expected to develop, grow, and nurture the church choir,
    emphasizing the ministerial role of the choir. He/she will be expected to encourage
    and foster the spiritual growth of the choir, to develop vocal ability and articulation in
    choir members, and to foster fun and fellowship within the choir.

    7. The Music Director will be expected to attend regularly scheduled staff meetings and
    to attend meetings with rector to discuss the planning of the music for upcoming
    worship services.

    8. The Music Director will be expected to submit, manage, and adhere to a music
    budget. The budget shall include: maintenance of instruments, publicity and
    marketing, music, licensing, substitute organists, and sundry musicians.

    9. The Music Director, with the organist, will be expected to oversee the maintenance
    and care of the organ, music library, choir room, and choir vestments and report to the
    Rector concerning their condition and needs.

    10. The Music Director will be expected to explore the possibility of developing a
    children and youth choir. Royal School of Church Music chorister program with the
    end goal to incorporate the youth choir into regular Sunday worship.

    11. The Music Director will be encouraged to promote church music and its education in
    the parish.

    12. The music director will be encouraged to maintain ties with the Royal School of
    Church Music.

    13. The Music Director may be asked to participate in weddings and funerals in the
    church. He/she will be paid a specified fee for these services.

    1. Experience and competency in vocal training and in rehearsing and directing a choir.
    2. Experience in motivating and encouraging singers of various proficiencies.
    3. Excellent interpersonal skills with people of all ages.
    4. A keen and practical understanding and knowledge of the Anglican tradition of
    liturgy, worship, and music.
    5. An active faith and passion for music as a form of worship.
    6. An undergraduate degree in music or certification in church music is required.
    7. Broad knowledge of traditional and contemporary Anglican church music and other
    music appropriate for use in worship.
    8. Familiarity with alternative worship styles and new developments in worship music
    appropriate for the Anglican tradition.

    9. Demonstrated excellence in playing and proficiency on the organ and piano as soloist
    and accompanist.
    10. Experience and competency rehearsing and directing a choir from the organ bench.
    11. Experience in vocal pedagogy.
    12. Experience in developing and implementing musical programs and offerings outside
    of regular church activities.

  • 10 May 2024 11:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Music Director Position:
    Knox Presbyterian Church, in the heart of downtown Guelph, Ontario, is a warm, welcoming congregation.  We believe music is an integral part of our worship services, and we are seeking a Music Director to be a part of our staff.  Successful candidate will be proficient in both organ and piano, and have an enthusiastic, positive personality that can interact with people of all ages.     

    This position will be offered at 12-15 hours/week, and salary will be established in conjunction with the RCCO table in and the successful candidate's skills and abilities.   Hours will include Thursday Choir practices (7-9 pm), Sunday Services (9am-12pm Sundays, and a weekly meeting with the minister to coordinate weekly/seasonal worship and music plans.    Other duties will include planning choral selections, with the minister, and expanding music ministry within the congregation and the broader community.    

    The instruments most frequently played by the music director, are the pipe organ (Keates, revoiced, 3 manuals, 30 stops, electropneumatic action) and the grand piano, however the congregation at Knox is open to worshipping with other instrumental accompaniment as well (handbells, guitar, etc).   Knox is also proud of our thriving handbell choir (4 octaves and chimes).  Directing the bell choir is not a mandatory part of the music director's position, however would be welcome, if the successful candidate has handbell experience (or you're welcome to play in the group as a bell ringer).    Our sanctuary choir is SATB configuration, with a deep love of music and worshipping through song.  We are open to singing many genres of music, traditional to contemporary.

    The sanctuary can be used for personal teaching, as well as developing outreach (ie concerts, other events) with the approval of the session.

    Start date will be flexible.

    For further information, or to ask any questions, please reach out to Carrie - or Joanne -  You can also refer to our Website or YouTube Channel.

    Our Website:
    Further Knox music  information: Music – Knox Presbyterian Church (
    Knox Guelph YouTube channel:    Knox Guelph - YouTube

    We look forward to speaking with you.

  • 07 May 2024 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Advertisement – Director of Music

    Appleby United Church located in Burlington, Ontario is seeking a creative and technically competent person to assume a permanent part-time position as Director of Music. This position will ideally commence July 1, 2024.

    The successful candidate will provide choral and keyboard leadership for our faith family, and can (or is willing to learn to) provide similar leadership for handbells and Djembe drums. The congregation is established and seeking to grow. The sanctuary has a Rodgers Orfan Organ (2-manuals) with a full pedal board which has numerous possibilities (i.e. Baroque, Werckmeister and Romantic registrations), and a Pramberger grand piano. The parlour also has a Kawai upright piano.

    The successful candidate is required to conduct rehearsals for the Adult Choir, the 3-octave Handbell Choir and the Djembe Drumming Group that rehearse every week, with the Adult Choir singing at every Sunday service. The Handbells and Drums would play on the occasional Sunday. In addition to rehearsals and Sunday services, the successful candidate will closely collaborate with our minister and meet monthly with the Worship Committee. It is estimated that this permanent part-time position calls for 20 hours a week. Some funding may be available for continuing education upon approval. We will consider either a contract position or an employee status with approved benefits. Remuneration will be in range of the RCCO guide. Applications (which will be treated in strictest confidence) will be received until May 31, 2024 or until the post is filled.

    Please direct inquiries or applications to

    Our congregation’s website, including a link to our YouTube channel, is available at

  • 25 April 2024 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bachelor's degree in a music-related field; DMA/FAGO-level organ playing, with commensurate choral training skills and experience.
    Reports to the Director of Music; ultimately reports to the Pastor.
    SALARY: $60,000-80,000, commensurate with experience; generous benefit package including health insurance, dental insurance, group life insurance, and retirement fund contribution.


    Located in the heart of bustling Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, 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 frequently  hosts concerts by such famed groups as the Tallis Scholars, Stile Antico, and the Vienna Boys Choir. 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 the 20 boy Choristers  who sing in the Saint Paul’s Choir, the premier Catholic choir of men and boys in the country, as well as Pre-Choristers (Choristers in training), and Music Scholars (boys with changing voices). The choirs sing daily Masses and undertake regular concert performances, recordings, broadcasts, and tours.  

    Repertoire is drawn from the finest Catholic liturgical traditions including Gregorian chant, hymnody,  Renaissance Masses and motets, and from the Anglican choral tradition. The Choir has recently produced  three highly successful commercial recordings, distributed via Universal, Sony Classical, and Sophia, with the goal of further projects. St. Paul’s Catholic Community (which includes the parish, the Choir School, and the Harvard Catholic Center) recently launched a multi million dollar capital campaign, a portion of which will be devoted to the significant needs of the main organ in the church and to our choral foundation. The community is home to other 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 Boston area also possesses some of the finest instruments in the country, and Saint Paul’s enjoys a close  working relationship with Harvard University.

    The position of Associate Director of Music, with responsibilities divided between the Parish and the  Choir School, requires an exceptional organist and choral director who can provide outstanding liturgical  organ playing (including choral and congregational accompaniment, organ works, and improvisations);  train the Pre-Choristers and Music Scholars; recruit, train, and direct the Parish Choir (formed of excellent adult volunteers with four paid section leaders), teach music theory, share in the  administrative workload of the department, and teach private organ lessons to certain pupils. The Associate Director of Music will also collaborate with the Director of Music and private piano and voice instructors to develop and implement a world-class music curriculum. Ample time is set aside for organ practice. Some flexibility can be granted to accommodate a recital career and other complementary performance activities.


    ●    Accompany the Choristers in choral Mass at Noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and  Fridays, at Choral Vespers on Thursdays.
    ●    Accompany the full Choir on Sundays at 11:00 AM, and for all concerts, broadcasts, tours, special  services, and recordings.
    ●    Rehearse and/or direct the Choir in the absence of the Director of Music.
    ●    Recruit, train, and direct the Parish Choir at Mass on Sunday at 9:30 AM (accompanied by the  Organ Scholar(s)) and at occasional special services like Advent Lessons & Carols.
    ●    Train the Pre-Choristers daily; attend and assist with Chorister and Schola rehearsals as needed.
    ●    Teach select music history, composition, and theory classes (using the Associated Board of the  Royal Schools of Music syllabus).
    ●    Manage the production of worship materials, the choir library, and other administrative tasks, in  collaboration with the Music Administrator and under the direction of the Director of Music.
    ●    Play for weddings and funerals; contract substitute organists as necessary.
    ●    Serve as manager and mentor to the Organ Scholar(s).


    ●    DMA/FAGO-level organ playing, with commensurate choral training skills and experience.
    ●    Knowledge and understanding of Catholic liturgical traditions and customs.
    ●    Well organized, able to multitask and work effectively in a busy, dynamic environment.
    ●    Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
    ●    Ability to handle confidential, sensitive, timely and critical matters requiring good judgment,  tact, respect, and discretion.
    ●    Ability to anticipate needs and establish priorities.
    ●    Willingness to support the mission of the Catholic Church.


    ●    Annual salary of $60,000-80,000, commensurate with experience; generous benefit package  including health insurance, dental insurance, group life insurance, and retirement contribution.
    ●    Four weeks of vacation are provided during the summer, two weeks after Christmas, and a week  after Easter.
    ●    Weddings, funerals, organ lessons, and certain concert activities are remunerated separately.
    ●    Mondays are usually completely free from Parish and School duties; candidates will appreciate that their work life will be considerably more busy during term time than during school holidays.

    Please apply by email to with an application letter addressed to Brandon Straub, Director of Music, that explains your rationale in applying for this position, a CV/resumé,  three references, and links to recordings (video preferable) that demonstrate your organ skills as a soloist, accompanist, and liturgical player (if possible). All appointments are subject to CORI clearance, and Virtus training in Child Protection. Any questions may also be sent to this email address. International candidates will be actively considered. 

    Closing date: May 6, 2024,
    with in-person interviews to follow in May.
    Starting date:
    summer 2024 (negotiable).

  • 25 April 2024 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thornhill Presbyterian Church (TPC), in Thornhill, Ontario, is seeking a part-time (15-20 hours per week) Organist and Choir Director.. The successful candidate will take leadership of the music ministry, playing a 33 stop, 2 manual Allen digital organ (installed in 2011) and a Yamaha upright piano and directing the choral program. Currently there is an adult mixed voice (SATB) choir with 12-15 members, including 4 remunerated leads. Prior to the Covid pandemic TPC also had a single –voice children’s choir that sang weekly during the school term. The successful candidate will be expected to grow the adult choir and re-start the junior youth choir. A passion for sacred music, solid leadership, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. The candidate will work collaboratively with the Minister and all other individuals and groups involved in worship, including a contemporary Praise Band led by volunteers from within the congregation. Stipend/salary shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be treated with confidentiality. Applications are to be submitted to, and further details are available from, the convener of the search committee, Garth Low, at Application deadline is May 24, 2024.

  • 18 April 2024 12:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Music Ministry Position Description


    · Position: Director of Music Ministry

    · Reports to: Incumbent
    · Accountable to: Incumbent and Church Wardens (The Corporation) and in adherence to the Music Ministry Guiding Principles (listed below)

    · Target Start Date: June 1, 2024 (a later start date could be negotiated)

    · Term of Employment: part-time (~10-12 hours per week, including selection of music, choir practice, Sunday service), 2-year renewable contract

    · Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications


    · A strong commitment to Christ, and to the vision and mission of the Anglican Parish of St. Peter.

    · Strong leadership skills:

    · Ability to work in a cordial and cooperative manner.

    · Ability to perceive the needs, desires, strengths, limitations, and potential of church musicians.

    · Ability to constructively receive suggestions and ideas, and to evaluate their merits, and communicate plans/decisions with gentleness and clarity.

    · Effective communication skills:

    · Ability to articulate musical plans and directions clearly, including in rehearsals or when conveying plans for upcoming services.

    · Active listening skills, with ability to receive input, feedback, and ideas.

    · Ability to work with groups and individual musicians in achieving a blended music experience incorporating a variety of musical styles and expressions.

    · Demonstrated ability to direct vocal leaders and congregation in singing, including choir and cantors.

    · Commitment to high standards of musical offering and musicianship. Piano competency is required. Organ competency is considered an asset. (Piano and organ are main instruments in use, average choir size: 10 parishioners).

    · Strong organizational skills with ability to effectively manage time and resources, and to plan ahead.

    · Willingness to join in congregational worship.


    1. Plan worship music including hymns and psalms, according to the Revised Common Lectionary ( ), in consultation with the Incumbent (or designate).

    2. Ensure that music resources are managed in full accordance with Canadian and international copyright law by administering required copyright licensing programs, including using the OneLicense online portal to report any music used that is not in the hymnal.

    3. Coordinate the scheduling of cantors for the psalms.

    4. Ensure that musical accompaniment is provided for worship including weddings, funerals, and other special worship occasions; arrange alternate musicians as required.

    5. Lead regular weekly choir rehearsals from September through May.

    6. Collaborate closely and in a timely manner with the Parish Administrative Assistant, including communicating necessary music information for the preparation of service bulletins.

    7. Actively participate as a member of the Worship Planning Team.

    8. Identify and implement opportunities for music ministry as they arise from within the congregation and wider community.

    9. Recruit, coach, and direct vocal and instrumental leadership, including choir, cantors, and other instrumentalists (i.e. guitarists, percussion players, etc.).

    10. Oversee the care and maintenance of music instruments and materials.

    11. Submit a budget request to Finance Committee by end of November for the following year, to include all expenses related to music.

    12. Purchase music and music supplies within approved budget, and submit requests for payment in a timely manner.

    13. Participate in workshops and training which support our commitment to blended music (funding available upon request and approval).

    The successful candidate must complete relevant Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening prior to employment, and comply with the Diocese of Rupert’s Land Respectful Workplace Policy, Child Protection Policy, and Sexual Misconduct Policy.


    "Music is praise, music is proclamation of the Word, and music is prayer..." (Raquel Gutiérrez-Achón)

    Music – as praise, proclamation, and prayer - is an essential part of, and critical to, the atmosphere of worship, and:

    · Reinforces a Scriptural focus;

    · Connects us to God in meaningful and various ways; and

    · Becomes an expression of God’s steadfast love.

    With this in mind, the Anglican Parish of St. Peter is committed to developing its music ministry guided by the following principles:

    · Music and the presentation of music will work to develop congregational singing and participation.

    · Music will enhance the sense of the holy in worship.

    · Music will reflect the themes of the lectionary, the seasons of the year, and specific celebrations within those seasons.

    · Music will support the mission of the church by bringing the outside concerns of the world into worship.

    · Music resources will include a variety of instruments and styles to facilitate a blended, musical experience as appropriate.


    Interested candidates should submit a resume (including a list of credentials, and contact details for three references), and a cover letter outlining how their interests and relevant experience align with this position.

    Please submit applications with “Application: Director of Music Ministry” in the subject line by 5 PM CST on April 29th, 2024 by email to the Incumbent, The Rev. R. Susan Smandych ( cc., Deputy Incumbent’s Warden, Laurie Bellay ( Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. Short-listed candidates will be notified by May 3rd and invited to an interview and audition, which will be conducted between May 6th and 17th.

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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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