The Cathedral Church of St. James, in downtown Toronto, Ontario, is seeking a Music Director with extensive knowledge of and experience in the Anglican Church music tradition. We seek candidates with a minimum of 10 years experience as a professional organist and choir director and a Masters Degree in Music or equivalent, as well as experience in conducting mixed (SATB) choirs.
The successful candidate will play the organ and lead at least two choirs (the current format) as well as supervising an Organ Scholar. Our Parish Choir is primarily volunteer and sings at 9:00am services on Sundays. The Cathedral Choir needs to be restored with a base of eight paid singers and volunteers to sing at Sunday Eucharist at 11:00am and Choral Evensong at 4:30pm.
The Cathedral’s organ, originally built in 1888, has a solid-state console built in 1979 and a console platform and hydraulic locking system built in 2001. Reporting to and in collaboration with the Dean, the Music Director selects all music for all religious services including major festivals, Diocesan celebrations at the Cathedral, weddings, and funerals. The appointee will motivate and inspire musicians and congregations while exploring ways to engage the broader community, including children and youth, in the choral life of the Cathedral.
This is a salaried position in accordance with the RCCO's Table of Recommended Salaries. Hours and compensation will be discussed with candidates during the interview process. The Music Director must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, ensure the music program is administered efficiently and on budget, attend meetings with church leaders and contribute to the overall strategic vision of the Cathedral.
The tentative starting date is December 1st, 2020, pending Covid-19 restrictions. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested applicants may submit resumes, direct inquiries, or receive a copy of the full job description by contacting Lisa Scapillato at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that Ms. Scapillato will be away the week of July 12. For Cathedral information and organ details, please visit our website at www.stjamescathedral.ca.
Applications must be received by July 24, 2020.