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The RCCO seeks to support churches and other employers of church musicians in Canada. Services we provide include:

Contact our Professional Support Committee at info[at]rcco.ca.

Advertising Guidelines

Attending to the following details will make the review process smoother and spark a more animated response from potential applicants:

  • Spend an hour with a practicing church musician to learn about current standards and expectations, or invite a practicing church musician to be an ex officio part of the hiring committee
  • Refer to a salary grid, either from your denomination or the RCCO
  • When determining the required time commitment of a position, keep in mind that preparation and presentation take equal amounts of time
  • Ensure your application deadline is realistic and try to avoid advertising during busy seasons like Christmas and Holy Week
  • Ensure your start date is realistic. (Many church musicians have a 90-day notification clause in their current contract, and may not be available to start immediately.)

Important Information to Include in Your Advertisement

  • The denomination, town and province of the position
  • Duties and working relationships, with an approximate time investment linked to each duty. (Part-time employees often have more than one position and will need to assess their availability.)
  • Instruments the appointee will be expected to play, including manufacturer’s name, date of origin and condition
  • Choral group(s) and their expectations, including reference to SATB or SSA, junior choir, hand-bell teams, etc.
  • Line of accountability, to a personnel committee or to clergy staff
  • Confidentiality
  • Website link for further details about the congregation
  • Email or telephone contact

Sample Advertisement

The Community Church of Maplefield, NB seeks a creative and technically competent person to assume choral and keyboard music leadership in their faith family. The congregation is vibrant and growing. The sanctuary has a well-maintained 1975 Casavant Pipe Organ (3-manuals) and a heritage Bluethner grand piano. The Chancel Choir (singing weekly) has 22 SATB voices, the Youth Choir (ages 8-17; singing once a month) has 17 voices. With two rehearsals a week and one Sunday service, in addition to weekly meetings with clergy leaders and monthly with the Worship Committee Chairperson, it is estimated that this part-time position will demand 15-17 hours a week. The appointee will be expected to meet annually with representatives of the Church Council to evaluate past achievements and explore a vision for the future. Continuing education funds are available, 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) will be received until June 30 or until the post is filled. Please direct inquiries or applications to office[at]thecommunitychurch.ca. Our congregation’s profile is available at www.thecommunitychurch.org.

Placing a Job Listing

  • Listings on the Positions Available webpage will appear publicly for a two-month period for a fee of $60 CAD. Current listings will also appear by name only in each quarterly issue of Organ Canada.
  • To place an advertisement, contact us at info[at]rcco.ca or 416-929-6400.
  • Display advertising in Organ Canada/Orgue Canada is also available. Please contact us to learn more.
  • All advertisements are reviewed by the Professional Support Committee. Please note that the RCCO reserves the right to refuse to publish advertising.

Le choix d'un musicien compétent et approprié demande beaucoup de temps et d'efforts à une organisation religieuse, quelle que soit sa taille, sa tradition et l'angle de sa programmation musicale. Il est fortement recommandé aux congrégations et à leurs représentants de faire appel aux conseils d'un musicien d'église expérimenté afin d'estimer le niveau requis et le temps alloué pour un projet, ou afin de régler les détails contractuels. Les membres du comité de soutien professionnel du CRCO sont là pour vous assister (à titre gracieux) et peuvent être contactés via le centre national ou les centres locaux.

L'objectif du CRCO est d'apporter son soutien aux églises et aux autres employeurs du Canada. Nos services comprennent :

Il est possible de demander des clarifications et des explications de ces documents à tout moment auprès du groupe de soutien professionnel via le bureau national à info[à]rcco.ca.


Annonces

Pour un montant total de $60 CAD (prépayé), les annonces référencées sur le service de référencement des postes disponibles du CRCO reçoivent la couverture suivante :

  • La liste complète des annonces (avec la description des emplois et les coordonnés de contact) est disponibles au public sur le site du CRCO pour une période de deux mois.
  • Les annonces actuelles (seulement l'intitulé) sont publiées dans chaque numéro du trimestriel Orgue Canada.

Veuillez noter que le CRCO se réserve le droit de refuser la publication d'une annonce.

Vous pouvez trouver ici quelques conseils pour rédiger de manière efficace des offres d'emploi.

Contactez le bureau national à info[à]rcco.ca ou appelez le (416) 929-6400 pour placer une annonce et mettre en place un paiement par carte de crédit ou par chèque.

Des inserts publicitaires dans ORGAN CANADA/ORGUE CANADA sont aussi possibles. Veuillez contacter le bureau national à info[à]rcco.ca pour plus de détails.

Address

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4


Contact
Phone: 416.929.6400
Email: info[at]rcco.ca
Adresse

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4


Contact
Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[
à]rcco.ca

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