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  • 19 June 2024 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are seeking a Director of Music Ministry who will oversee, coordinate and administer all the musical activities in the church

    Specific duties include:

    - Prepare the congregation for worship by playing appropriate music, beginning at least 10 minutes before the start of the service
    - Provide music throughout the service for hymns, offertory, choral responses, benedictions etc.
    - Prepare for seasonal and special events (Christmas Eve, Deck the Halls, midweek Lenten services, Good Friday etc.)
    - Lead, educate and nurture the choir and actively recruit new members
    - Hold choir rehearsals one evening per week and before church Sunday morning
    - Select appropriate music for anthems, the seasons etc. and coordinate with the minister regarding the service music
    - Practice and rehearsal preparation time
    - Ensure that the church organ ("Classic" 2 manual organ with full AGO pedal board; complete set of toe piston presets, transposer function and full intro and intra manual couplers), piano (Yamaha G2 grand piano) and any other musical equipment are well maintained
    - Maintain music library
    - Meet with the Music and Worship Committee to plan for upcoming services and events (3-4 times per year)
    - Provide or arrange for music as requested at other church events such as weddings, funerals etc. (separately compensated)

    Technical and Personal Qualification:

    - Proficiency in playing the organ and piano
    - Skill and dedication in leading musical worship, giving strong musical direction and providing leadership and caring guidance for the choir.
    - Experience in singing in choirs would be an asset

    Yearly renewable contract with an annual fee in accordance with RCCO guidelines on an average weekly workload of 10-15 hours.

    Applications will be received up to and including August 2nd, 2024

    If interested and qualified, kindly send your resume and cover letter to: Graceview Presbyterian Church c/o choppertini@hotmail.com


    Information about our church can be found on our website.

  • 19 June 2024 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organizational Overview
    As an international congregation of women religious, the mission of the Sisters of Charity is to give joyful witness to love, especially to those most in need. Some members of the Sisters of Charity reside at Caritas Residence, a retirement community overlooking the beautiful Bedford Basin in Halifax, N.S. Caritas Residence provides a comfortable and peaceful retirement community within a picturesque, park-like setting on the grounds near the former Sisters of Charity Motherhouse and adjacent to Mount Saint Vincent University. Caritas Residence is a managed facility and provides independent and assisted living, as well as long term care to the Sisters and other male and female residents. 

    Role Overview
    The ideal candidate will fulfill the responsibilities of Liturgical Music Coordinator for the Sisters of Charity, working closely with the Chaplain at Caritas, the local Leadership Team and the Liturgy Committee. This unique position entails selecting and leading liturgical music, which is an integral aspect of the Sisters’ spiritual life. Administrative support is available. The Liturgical Music Coordinator is accountable to the Sisters of Charity Retirement Centre Coordinator and the Sisters of Charity.

    In this contract position much of the preparation for the masses/services and administration work can be done remotely. 

    Summary of Duties
    - Select the music, play and lead the singing at one Sunday Mass each week, using the Sunday Lectionary as the primary guide for the focus of music selection.
    - Select music, play, and lead the singing at special services (approximately one per month) i.e. Feast Day, Funerals; Christmas, Easter Triduum.
    - Participate in monthly meetings of the Liturgy Committee.

    Education/Experience
    - An understanding of the traditions and liturgical life of the Roman Catholic Church.
    - Experience as a pastoral musician in a parish/liturgical setting.
    - Skill at playing the piano and/or organ.
    - Sensitivity to the mission and values of the Sisters of Charity-Halifax.
    - Passion for working with and caring for people.

    Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility
    We foster and value a community that reflects, responds to, and embraces the people we serve. We have a strong commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who may contribute to the diversification of our community. Candidates are welcome to voluntarily self-identify in their application.

    Annual Remuneration
    This is a contract position with an annual remuneration of $8000-$10,000/year, based on skills and experience

    Application
    - The deadline to apply is ASAP or until a suitable candidate is hired.
    - Preferred start date mid-August.
    - Please apply with both a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications to email address: communityadmin@schalifax.ca with the subject line: Liturgical Music Coordinator.
    - Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Thank you for your interest in the Sisters of Charity, Caritas Residence.

  • 17 June 2024 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in midtown Toronto is seeking an experienced organist beginning this September 2024. 

    This is an organist position.  Commitment as organist is to play at the weekly weekend masses (4 masses), accompany choir rehearsals (Thursday evenings), (approximately 8 hours per week), and play for weddings and funerals as they occur.  Remuneration is as current compensation per event.  There is a separate choir director/cantor who will choose the music.

    Our congregation has a long tradition of exceptional and strong musical appreciation and we are looking for the right person to share the love of music in our ministry playing our beautiful cassavant-mix organ.  Information about the instrument’s history is available upon request. 

    Please send your CV showing your experience and previous positions to: 

    Mira Jung,  email: jungmirawa@gmail.com  

    cc to Father Frank McDevitt, email:  fmcdevitt@archtoronto.org

     We look forward to meeting with you! 

  • 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: weunitedchurch@hotmail.com 

    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.

    Qualifications:

    ●      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 hr@rsgc.on.ca 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.

    Application

    Please submit your application to the attention of Brian Cameron, Chair of Music Director Selection Committee, at office@stjohnsottawa.ca 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 office@stjohnsottawa.ca

    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: www.stpeterserindale.ca

    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 rector@stpeterserindale.ca for further information or to apply. 


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

    POSITION DESCRIPTION – MUSIC DIRECTOR

    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.

    OVERVIEW:
    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.

    PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    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.

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    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 - worship@knoxguelph.ca or Joanne -  humanresources@knoxguelph.ca.  You can also refer to our Website or YouTube Channel.

    Our Website:  http://www.Knoxguelph.ca
    Further Knox music  information: Music – Knox Presbyterian Church (knoxguelph.ca)
    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 apply@applebychurch.ca.

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

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