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  • 30 May 2023 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Grace Church, Scarborough s Anglican Diocese of Toronto

    Grace Church, Scarborough
    invites applications for the position of Director of Music.

    The position involves an average of 12 hours of work per week beginning
    September 1st, 2023


    The Music Director will ensure worship services are enhanced through the use of music (instrumental and choral) so that the congregation is encouraged to participate.


    • Direct the music for the 11 a.m. Sunday worship services: conduct the choir and provide musical accompaniment on the keyboard/piano.
    • Conduct choir rehearsals every Thursday evening (preferred) at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday mornings before the service.
    • In consultation with the incumbent, select appropriate hymns and anthems for all services and seasons.
    • Upon request, provide music for all weddings and funerals, which carry additional honorarium.

    Ideal candidates will possess the following:

    • Availability beginning September 1, 2023.  This is an initial 1-year contract, with possible renewal.
    • Experience with Christian music leadership, ability to integrate a variety of musical styles into worship in support of specific themes.
    • Competency on the keyboard/piano, both as a collaborative musician, to support hymn singing and accompany the choir/soloists and as a soloist to offer repertoire for postludes/preludes.
    • Experience and enthusiasm for choral leadership.
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate with a community of staff and volunteers.
    • Preferred: familiarity with Anglican Church of Canada tradition, worship and music.

    Instrument(s):  Korg V3 Pro Trinity Music Workstation DRS, Model TRI V3Pro; Yamaha Upright Piano, Model U1F PDAW; Kawai KDP90 digital piano for the practice space.

    For more details please see the attached Narrative Job Description.

    Compensation: Based on RCCO salary guidelines.
    Hours of Work: 12 hours per week.
    Required Date: September 1, 2023.
    Closing Date: July 15, 2023

    Applications:  A cover letter and resume should be submitted by e-mail to:

    Grace Church, Scarborough s Anglican Diocese of Toronto

    Who We Are:

    Grace Church is a small community of people from diverse backgrounds, exploring and learning what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in South Scarborough. We are a community that exists to worship God, engage with our local community and grow together in faith as we proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom. We do not have all the answers, but we are eager for the journey, and are continuing to learn and grow as we worship together, study together, and serve together.

    We are a warm, welcoming church. There is a strong sense of friendship and camaraderie among our members. We are a church family that loves our community and serving in our congregation. There is a culture of acceptance.  We are open to people of different cultures and backgrounds and want everyone who comes to Grace to feel welcome, accepted, and loved.

    We are a gospel-focused community with a hunger for the Holy Spirit. We love new opportunities to grow in our faith and further our understanding of scripture through bible and book studies. We like to and are encouraged to speak about our faith in and outside of our Church walls. We enjoy lively worship and are open to trying new things. We have a dedicated choir, and a congregation that loves music and loves to sing.

    We have two Sunday morning services:

    • ·         9:00 a.m. Traditional Said BCP Communion Service
    • o   Worship service takes place in our side chapel. This is a said service with no music.
    • o   Current average attendance is approximately 10 people.
    • ·         11:00 a.m. BAS Communion Service with Choral Music
    • o   Worship takes place in the main sanctuary.
    • o   Music is led by the choir and music director.
    • o   Current average attendance is approximately 50 people.
    • o   When all are present, the composition of the choir is as follows:
    • §  6 sopranos, 3 altos, 3 tenors, 1 bass.

    To learn more about Grace Church, visit our website or Facebook page.

    What We Are Looking For:

    We would like someone who is welcoming, friendly, kind and patient, who listens to our choir members and engages in inclusive decision-making. We work together as a team at Grace.  The Music Director is expected to work collaboratively with the Rector, others in leadership, the Choir and the congregation.

    We would like someone who can play our instruments with competency and skill, and has experience working with small, amateur choirs. They would need to understand our limitations as a small congregation and choir, and work within them.

    Ideally, they would have a strong familiarity with the Anglican Church of Canada tradition, worship and music, but we would also want them to integrate a variety of musical styles into worship.



    Grace Church, Scarborough s Anglican Diocese of Toronto


    During the year, the Director of Music will shape their ministry in the following areas:


    Musical and Liturgical Planning – 45%

    • ·         Preparation of annual Parish Planning Calendar
    • ·         Long-range planning for Church Year with Rector
    • ·         Seasonal planning with Rector
    • ·         Research and choosing of music (hymns, songs, psalmody, service music), both traditional and modern, for all services
    • ·         Arranging and composition of music for choir and instrumentalists
    • ·         Reproduction and purchase of music for choir and parish
    • ·         Preparation of advance weekly service lists for Rector and Office Administrator
    • ·         Music processing of congregational music for weekly leaflet / PowerPoint
    • ·         Proof-editing of weekly leaflet / PowerPoint
    • ·         Preparation, arranging and composition of music for visiting musicians
    • ·         Long-range and seasonal planning with Children’s Ministry Team
    • ·         Recruitment of musicians and new choir members.
    • ·         Preparation of seasonal choir schedules
    • ·         Preparation of weekly choir service lists
    • ·         Planning of other special services and concerts
    • ·         Planning of annual choir workshops and other teaching opportunities
    • ·         Recruitment and supervision of substitute musicians

    Rehearsals and Services – 40%

    • ·         Two weekly choir rehearsals (Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings)
    • ·         One weekly Sunday service: 11 a.m.
    • ·         Other services and rehearsals as required (e.g. Holy Week)
    • ·         Rehearsals with visiting musicians and young musicians.

    Community Engagement – 5%

    • ·         Establish patterns of interaction with the church community

    Administration – 10%

    • ·         Maintenance of choir library
    • ·         Regular reporting to parish licensing agent (i.e. CCLI)
    • ·         Weekly consultations with Parish Administrator
    • ·         Communication with choir members
    • ·         Preparation of required reports.
    • ·         Supervision of use of keyboard and piano
    • ·         Assist in operating and setting up sound and live-streaming equipment.
  • 22 May 2023 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Music, St. Paul’s United Church Orillia

    St. Paul’s United Church Orillia is seeking applicants for our Director of Music following a retirement.   We require a musician who is an excellent musician/pianist/organist (Bachelor of Music or equivalent) with previous experience with choirs and organizing groups of musicians, good leadership and team work skills, and the ability to enhance worship using music.  We have a Casavant 3-manual organ, a Bosendorfer grand piano, and a rebuilt Steinway grand piano. This is a salaried position at 16-20 hours per week with salary based on the Royal Canadian College of Organists scale and access to a benefits package.  We are requesting that applications be received by July 31 at the latest; our target date for hire is September 1, 2023.

    For more details on the requirements of the position and a copy of the job description, access the St Paul’s website  All interested applicants should submit a resume to Cathy Brown at

  • 12 May 2023 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Music Director for Humbercrest United Church

    Humbercrest United Church is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable musician to fill the role of Music Director (12 hours per week).  Worship and music are an integral part of our faith community.  The wonderful acoustics in our beautiful sanctuary make a great setting for our Casavant organ and Steinway grand piano.

    Humbercrest United Church is an affirming ministry.  We are a small congregation in the west end of Toronto, seeking to be a Christian presence in our community and make a difference in the world.

    Currently, we have six dedicated Humbercrest members who sing in our chancel choir.  Some regular, committed paid section leads round out our choir.  We also have an outstanding library of sacred music.

    We are currently searching to call a permanent full-time Minister, who will lead the Worship Team.  The Music Director will work collaboratively with the Minister and the Worship Committee.

    The services to be provided by the Music Director will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Playing the organ/piano and directing the choir at all regular Sunday morning services of the church and services on Good Friday and Christmas Eve, plus supporting informal weekday worship events when they occur
    • Being available to play for weddings and funerals, remuneration is by separate arrangement
    • Selecting suitable choir music for the church services in consultation with the church’s Minister
    •  to enhance worship and providing music information for the weekly bulletin
    • Providing leadership for active congregational participation in worship through singing of hymns and responses -  using a variety of selections from Voices United and More Voices
    • Conducting weekly choir rehearsals from September to June, inclusive
    • Attending staff and worship committee meetings
    • Ensuring proper care and maintenance of the church’s organ and pianos

    Position start date: September 1, 2023

    Working hours: 12 hours per week for 10 months per year (September to June)

    Salary:  To be calculated based on RCCO guidelines, commensurate with experience

    Deadline for Application: May 30, 2023

    If you have a passion for sacred music, excellent keyboard skills, expertise in choral leadership plus good collaboration and motivational skills, this may be the position for you.

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and covering letter outlining how your interest, education and experience align with the position.  Please include contact information of three references.  Send applications to with ‘Music Director Application’ in subject line or mail to Humbercrest United Church, 16 Baby Point Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 2E9

  • 25 April 2023 10:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Elbow Park

    The Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Elbow Park in Calgary is seeking a ¾ time Director of Music. Music and worship are a central part of the life of this vibrant community. The Director of Music will be someone who has a deep appreciation and understanding of the rich liturgical and musical tradition of the
    Anglican Church.

    The Director of Music is responsible for all aspects of the music at Christ Church including:

    • Working closely with the clergy and staff when planning services.
    • Directing the adult choir of approximately 30 singers (volunteers and section leads). The choir rehearses for two hours on Thursdays and forty-five minutes to an hour before services. The choir sings every Sunday morning and for Evensong once a month as well as any extra services during the church year.
    • Directing the youth choir three Saturdays and Sundays per month. The Saturday rehearsal lasts ninety minutes.
    • Maintaining the three manual Gabriel Kney organ (1978) and four pianos (two Yamaha uprights, one Steinway grand in the church and one Heintzman grand in the lower hall).
    • Choosing all the music for the services, including hymns and psalm chants, anthems and settings. The music is
      chosen to align with the readings of the
    • Proofreading the leaflets and adding the pointing of the Psalms.
    • Being available for weddings and funerals, as well as preparing for extra services during the year – Advent Procession, Lessons and Carols, all Holy Week services, etc.
    • ·      Hiring and organizing special musicians – ie. Brass, finding replacements for section leads, auditioning potential leads and choir members.
    • Maintaining the music library and ordering new music.
    • Preparing monthly music lists for the clergy, office administrator and choir.
    • Playing the organ for services when the assistant organist is not available.
    • Dealing with licensing and reporting.

    A competitive salary will be offered for this
    position in line with the RCCO guidelines. Additionally, the organist will receive the Group Benefits as outlined by the Anglican Diocese of Calgary.

    The qualified applicant will have a minimum of
    ten years experience and a Bachelor of Music degree.

    A cover letter and curriculum vitae shall be sent
    to the Rector, Rev. Brandon Witwer at Deadline for the receipt of applications is May 15, 2023.

  • 17 April 2023 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The parish of St. Peter’s Erindale is an inclusive, active, liturgically traditional Anglican community that incorporates a vibrant and thriving music ministry into our worship and our outreach.  Before the pandemic the choir has been visiting Choir in Residence at Gloucester and Lincoln Cathedrals in England and also sang Evensong at St. George’s Chapel and Southwark Cathedral.

    As a result of our Music Director leaving to pursue employment in another province, we are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable musician with a strong artistic vision to lead the music programs of our church. The Director will be responsible for the leadership and development of the Parish and Family choirs, coordination with the hand bell choir and the music librarian, and taking charge of our Casavant three manual, pipe organ.

    We are looking for a person who has a passion for music; a good knowledge of Anglican traditions, both old and new; is a dynamic and committed leader; and will take our choirs to higher levels of musicality with a challenging program which incorporates various styles of music.

    The time requirements are approximately 18-20 hours per week  and we will work within the Royal Canadian College of Organists guidelines related to the pay grid. The deadline for applications is June 16, 2023 and we hope to commence interviews for the position  the beginning of July 2023.

    Applications should include a CV and a cover letter describing how your interest, education and experience align with the position  as well as two professional and

    one personal references with their contact information. 

    The successful candidate must pass all screening and responsible ministry training requirements of the Diocese of Toronto.

    Please refer to the job description on St. Peter’s Erindale website as well as the online Parish profile.

    If you are interested in considering this stimulating opportunity in a welcoming Christian community, please apply to:

    The Incumbent  St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Erindale

    3041 Mississauga Rd., Mississauga, ON L5L 0B7


  • 11 April 2023 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Music Ministry: St. Paul’s Church, Charlottetown

    St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is seeking a Director of Music Ministry to continue, enhance and expand the joyful music ministry of the church by working with the current choir members, musicians and congregation. We gather in the historic stone church designed in 1896 by architect William Critchlow Harris, a master of church acoustics. Traditional and contemporary music are assisted by the three manual Casavant organ and Baldwin piano creating flexibility in music programming and drawing in local artists.

    The Director of Music Ministry shall provide leadership of the choir and instrumental music for parish worship services, other sacramental occasions, parish events, and

    concerts, and will assist the rector in liturgical planning, education, and execution.

    The Director of Music Ministry is a member of the staff and will report to the rector for programming and liturgical matters.

    The Director of Music Ministry is a part time position and will be reviewed annually by the rector and Wardens.


    • As principal musician of the church, the Director of Music Ministry will coordinate all music provided for worship services, special sacramental occasions, and parish events or concerts.

    • Provide organ and piano music and direct the choir(s) at the 10:00 a.m. service regularly scheduled on Sunday mornings and shall select appropriate organ and choral music for each service.

    • Provide music for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and other services that may be scheduled from time to time.

    • The Director of Music Ministry may hire substitute musicians for holidays or other services scheduled outside of their availability.

    • Develop, direct, accompany and provide leadership and ministry to the Choir, and potentially a Junior Choir, the Band, the Praise Band or ensembles the director recommends.

    • Rehearse weekly (or as otherwise specified) with each of the groups as required. There are no practices scheduled during July and August.

    • Provide music for funeral services held on the Church premises. Currently, this is not separately compensated, but that is negotiable.

    • Provide music at all weddings requiring organ music held within the church-building. The services of other organists may be used only with the permission of the Director of

    Music Ministry. If not available, they will assist in the hiring of a substitute musician. This is separately compensated.

    Miscellaneous Responsibilities:

    • Be responsible for the selection and purchase of all music and music supplies.

    • Report annually to the Annual Meeting.

    • Maintain the music library in an orderly fashion and maintain, within budget limitations, a suitable number of copies of musical pieces to enable performance of those pieces by the choirs or ensembles.

    • Obtain, on behalf of the Parish, all necessary permissions and authorizations prior to any reproductions of copyrighted materials.

    • Provide opportunities for the choir(s) to attend and/or participate in festivals or concerts with other choirs or music directors.

    • In consultation with the rector and Wardens direct the maintenance of all parish instruments.

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Develop and manage the music budget including instrument maintenance costs, choir expenses, and other music needs.

    • Attend staff meetings.

    • Attend Worship Committee meetings.

    • Prepare an annual budget.

    • Encourage the on-going spiritual development and education of persons engaged in music ministry.

    • Regularly engage in personal continuing education in areas related to music ministry and music competencies.

    • The Director of Music Ministry must abide by all church policies including but not limited to those related to SafeR Church and the protection of vulnerable adults and children.

    • Regularly engage in opportunities for personal, spiritual, and professional development.

    • Represent the church in a positive, friendly manner, always working to enable the many and varied ministries of our parishioners.


    • The Director of Music Ministry is an employee of the Parish Corporation and is accountable to the rector and Wardens. The supervision and support of the Director of Music Ministry is provided by the rector.

    The Term of Office:

    • Indefinite, reviewed annually.

    Position Risk Assessment: Medium

    • Principally, the Director of Music Ministry provides leadership to groups in the Church-building and hall. From time to time may rehearse with or teach individually and on the premises of the Parish.

    • The Director of Music Ministry will be knowledgeable of SafeR Church policy of the Parish and will participate in risk management training and workshops provided by the Parish. This position requires a Police Records Check.


    • The rector and Wardens will review or cause to be reviewed the usual procedures related to the carrying of this ministry and develop policies that minimize risk.

    Terms of Employment

    Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week with some flexibility. 4 weeks paid holidays.

    Remuneration: RCCO scale: probably level 4 – 10.

    The initial contract will be for one year and reviewed during that time.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of music degree is a benefit and previous church musician experience.

    Optimal Start Date: August 1, 2023 (negotiable)

    Application and Selection Process:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume outlining experience, education, skills and references to:

    Deadline for applications: April 14, 2023

    A detailed job description is available on a PAGE on our website.

    Job Type: Part-time

    Part-time hours: 10-15 per week


    Flexible schedule

    Flexible Language Requirement:

    French not required


    Every Weekend

    Weekend availability

    Ability to commute/relocate:

    Charlottetown, PE: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


    can play Casavant organ and Baldwin piano (required)

    Work Location: In person

    Expected start date: 2023-08-01

  • 21 March 2023 11:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    St. Mary’s Kerrisdale (Vancouver) is seeking a ¾ time Organist/Director of Music to work collaboratively with clergy, staff, professional singers, lay choir members and ideally children and youth to continue to cultivate a music program of great depth within the Anglican Tradition. The position reflects and combines a legacy of excellence in classical sacred music and a wider eclectic musical worship experience. This position is one of liturgical ministry and one of pastoral connection with the choir, congregation, and the wider Kerrisdale/Vancouver community. The music program is supported by a well-maintained 3 manual 1964 Cassavant, a baby grand piano, and a full set of hand bells.


    Pre-Covid St. Mary’s had an ASA of 250, stretched between 3 unique services. 8am BCP Contemplative/Holy Communion, 9:15am BAS Contemporary and 11:15am BAS Traditional Language. The 9:15 service, was our main service and included once a month WONDER Sunday, designed to be more interactive in nature and incorporate children into the service. This was a volunteer choir, and hymns facilitated congregational singing and coordinated with the lections and themes for the day. The 11:15 service was more choir led, included sung service music, sung Eucharist, anthems, paid section leaders along with volunteer choir members and exclusive organ music. With the advent of Covid, we moved to a new service online via zoom at 10am for over a year. This allowed us to be safe and remain interactive. The music was led by the Music Director and Organist from the sanctuary but everyone else was at home leading and participating in worship. We did some recording of anthems with smaller groups of choir members for holy days and integrated them into our zoom worship. When we were able to resume in person worship, we resumed an 8am Contemplative/BAS Holy Eucharist (traditional language) and a 10am Holy Eucharist (Contemporary language with choral settings once a month), as well as a monthly 4pm Evensong/Feast Celebration on the first Sunday of the month to align with the WONDER Sunday in the am. This was an attempt to reach the broad liturgical pieties of our congregation. Our long-term organist retired in June 2020, we had an interim organist in place for 2020/2021 and have been functioning with our long-term Music Director and Organ supply since then. Our Music Director will be retiring the beginning of June 2023, and we are hoping to make a seamless transition with our music program. The qualified candidate will be keenly aware of how the church’s history plays into its present, but also willing to work with Clergy and leadership in looking to the future of music and worship in this place. There is a sense that there is a growing need and desire for high church liturgy/music in our part of town, in particular among young adults, so we remain curious about restarting the 11:15 service with some intentionality and a desire to grow. Our 10am/9:15 service has gotten longer as we’ve added more music into it, in our recent mission planning process, we have learned that there’s a desire for more “contemporary” music, possibility of additional instruments, inclusive language. This congregation is generally more liturgically flexible. We are hoping that the Organist / Director of Music will be comfortable working with the Clergy in evaluating and responding to the needs of the parish and the wider community as we explore more fully “post covid” worship.


    High Level of Integrity

    Team Player and strong interpersonal skills

    Self-starter and initiator

    Detail Oriented Social/Networking Minded

    Areas of Responsibility

    1. Worship

    2. Staff/Community Life

    3. Development

    4. Administrative

    5. Funerals/Weddings

    1. WORSHIP

    • Select music for Sunday worship services and additional services as appropriate, in consultation with the Clergy
    • Schedule and lead weekly rehearsals of the choirs (adult, children, bell, other)
    • Put in an appropriate amount of rehearsal time to provide high quality organ experience for worship
    • Arrange instrumentalists for Holy Days as budgeted for, organize rehearsals for and provide timely payment to musicians and singers through office procedures
    • Arrange for organ and piano maintenance with a qualified organ and piano repair person as needed.
    • Arrange for qualified substitute organist when absent for church services and notify the Rector/Priest in Charge in advance.
    • Facilitate congregational singing and worship through the excellent execution of hymns and liturgy.
    • Encourage the musical talents and participation of members of the congregation through organizing and coordinating special musical offerings, including soloists, instrumentalists, and small ensembles, this may include bell or cherub choirs, depending on the applicants’ gifts and interests.
    • Update bulletins, prepare bulletins for special music offerings.


    • Participate in regular (currently weekly) staff meetings and staff development/social gatherings approximately 4 annually.
    • Participate in the life of the parish as discussed with Rector, this may include events such as Neighbourhood Halloween, Parish Cleanup Day, Open House and Parish Picnic
    • Foster a “social” life of the choir, including choir parties and other such events.
    • Work with Director of Music to prepare an annual music budget for the parish.


    • Ability to network, familiarity with marketing and sales
    • Desire to build a financially sustainable music program
    • Cultivate a music/performance series or similar community offering in order to develop music program at St. Mary’s.
    • Explore feasibility and development of RCSM program for young choristers


    • Purchase all music, supplies, equipment, and supervise maintenance
    • Oversee filing and maintenance of music library – shared with Susan
    • Oversee the care of choir robes
    • Attend staff meetings (weekly) and worship committee meetings (as they occur)
    • Develop and monitor an annual budget
    • Contribute articles for publicity/communication purposes
    • Write annual report for Vestry meeting
    • Plan calendar of music activities coordinate advertising accordingly


    • The Organist/Director of Music shall provide music, if required, for all weddings and funerals in the Church and is entitled to be paid a minimum fee (outside their salary and work hours). The Organist shall be entitled to their fee regardless of whether an outside musician is brought in for the event, in accordance with our Funeral/Wedding Policy. St. Mary’s is a family parish for many, and on average we have between 30-40 funerals annually requiring musical support.
    • The minimum fee for funerals/weddings is $150 and the maximum is presently $250, depending on the services needed. This may be evaluated with the Rector at any time.
    • Fees will be collected by the Parish Coordinator and remitted to the Organist once a month. QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • An understanding of, enthusiasm for, and experience with intergenerational choirs, excelling in music of the Anglican Tradition, English choral tradition, diverse cultural and contemporary music;
    • Be able to display a professional level of musical talent from training and experience.
    • Ability to familiarize oneself with the congregation’s worship services and a theological understanding of church music.
    • Communicate well and in a friendly manner with the Clergy, fellow employees, church choir, guests and members of the congregation.
    • Teaches music theory, vocal technique, chooses service music, hymns and anthems for all services, to be approved by Clergy.
    • Passion for working with a diverse group of singers, and energy to devote to recruitment and community outreach.
    • Works with Clergy one-on-one for choral service preparation/vocal coaching as needed.
    • Mastery of organ playing and choral directing; experience in recruiting and developing youth for a separate choir and incorporating them into the adult choir for Sundays and special services; promotes our music program in the community, willing to collaborate with other choirs, designs and plans off-site concerts and initiates trips for the choir(s) locally and perhaps abroad; is comfortable working with a music committee to help achieve goals as appropriate; will assist in writing grants to fund music- related programs


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty safely and satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

    a. Education and experience: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in music/organ or its equivalent. Advanced degree preferred At least five years experience as a Music Director

    b. Familiarity with RSCM

    c. Strong understanding of copyright for church usage and implementation of such policies

    d. Advanced computer skills: word, email, powerpoint, excel, office 365

    e. the ability to read, communicate, comprehend and carry out instructions, short correspondence and memos in English

    f. Ability to accurately add, subtract, multiply and divide units of measurement and money.

    g. The candidate for this position must have adequate reliable transportation.

    h. The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of taking initiative while at the same time being responsible and accountable to other staff members with whom they will be working.


    • The ability to climb steps and ladders as well as to bend, pull and push.
    • The ability to move and carry objects.
    • The ability to carry and lift up to 50 lbs.



    • Membership in Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO)
    • Consent to Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Adhere to Diocese of New Westminster Screening in Faith Program including Sexual Misconduct Training and Anti-Racism Training
    • Adhere to parish policies as outlined in the Personnel Handbook
    • Employees are also expected to comply with current health orders including up to date vaccination against Covid 19, in compliance with Personnel Policy.


    This position is accountable to the Rector.


    • Year-round, ¾ time position, 4 weeks (20 days vacation expected to be taken over the summer, unless otherwise discussed with the Rector).
    • Upon employment, the first three months are considered probationary. Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing the probation.
    • Salary and performance will be reviewed by the Rector on an annual basis.
    • The Organist/Director of Music shall provide the proper information to abide by the church’s Safe Church Policy.
    • Vacation must be approved in advance by the Rector
    • Absence due to illness or emergency is to be brought to the Rector’s attention immediately.
    • Any difficulties or challenges are to be brought to the Rector’s attention for assistance; triumphs and accomplishments are to be shared with the Rector and fellow staff for celebration.
    • After successful completion of the probationary period, Termination of Employment may be initiated by the employer or employee at any time, as long as sixty days (60) written notice is presented to the opposite party prior to the date of departure.


    This position is 30 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours as needed by the employer, compensation accordingly. Salary range is commensurate with experience and in line with Royal Canadian College of Organists pay guidelines. 4 weeks of vacation in addition to Stat holidays (knowing that required-to-work Stat holidays will be transferred to the following week). The employee may join the Diocesan Lay Workers Benefits Plan (includes MSP, Dental, Extended Health, and pension benefits. Private Instruction: The Organist/Director of Music may give private instruction in piano, organ, voice and music theory on the Church premises, provided that such instruction shall not interfere with normal church activities or with the Directors other employment duties. The Director is responsible for setting and collecting any fees charged to the Organist’s private students. The Director may permit his or her students to use the organ for practice as he or she sees fit, provided that such practice shall not interfere with normal church activities. The use of the facilities shall be scheduled in advance through the Church office. No person may use the organ without the consent of the Organist.


    12noon March 31st, 2023             Deadline for receipt of Applications   

    April 14th, 2023                             Applicants notified of next steps.

    April 20th, 2023                             Expected date of interviews (this will include playing the organ and conducting the choir, other items may be included.)


    June/July 2023                                 Start date (negotiable)



    Email of interest, resume, and additional credentials to the Rector, Lindsay Hills at with “Organist/Director of Music” in the subject line.

    Please CC with materials.

    Candidates are additionally asked to submit three recordings with their application demonstrating their ability in organ performance.

  • 08 March 2023 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you looking for a church with a heart?  St. John’s Presbyterian Church is a caring community in seeking a part-time Organist/Director of Music (8-10 hrs/wk) to provide musical leadership in worship.  We are a mid-sized congregation located in downtown Cornwall, Ontario with a small, able choir, a 2 manual,  30-stop C. Franklin Legge pipe organ and grand piano.  Stipend in keeping with RCCO guidelines.

    We will be receiving applications until 1 May 2023. For more information or to apply, please contact St. John’s Church at 613-932-8693 or .

  • 02 March 2023 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

    Position Description: Director of Music/Organist

    revised February 23, 2023

    The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (Presbyterian Church in Canada), a vibrant multicultural congregation in the heart of Montreal, seeks an exceptional Director of Music/Organist whose duties shall commence as soon as possible, but not later than August 1, 2023.

    Anchored in the Reformed tradition, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul has a long history of excellence in music and preaching. Sacred music is for us an indispensable medium for Christian witness, welcoming the community into warm Sunday morning worship, special services throughout the year, and reaching out to the larger world through recordings and broadcasts on social media.

    The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community, and values professional excellence coupled with a heart for Christian ministry through music. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

    The principal working language at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul is English; French-English bilingualism is a strong asset, and fluent written and spoken communication skills in English are essential.

    Summary of Duties

     The principal duties of the Director of Music/Organist are as follows:

    • ·       1. To work closely with the Conductor and Ministers in support of the worship ministry by selecting, preparing and performing liturgically appropriate repertoire for Sunday morning services, special services, and concerts at which the choir's services are required;
    • ·       2. To build upon the Church’s long-standing tradition of choral excellence, through recruiting, training and uniting volunteer and professional choristers in the Choir of The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul;
    • ·       3. To participate in regular rehearsals for Sunday morning services, special services of worship and concerts for volunteer and professional singers;
    • ·       4. To engage with the congregation and the wider church community;
    • ·       5. To maintain a welcoming and affirming environment, consistent with the music department’s goals of fostering equity, diversity and inclusion;
    • ·       6. To collaborate with the Conductor and the Communications Committee in devising publicity and promotion strategies to raise the general profile of the Church's musical ministry within the broader community; and
    • ·       7. To collaborate with the Conductor in fostering creative partnerships with ensembles and arts organizations in the region, in aid of point 4 above.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

     The Director of Music/Organist must have an appropriate balance of education and experience in organ performance at a high level. The Director of Music/Organist must have well-honed interpersonal skills, be comfortable working with church leadership, be accustomed to managing and leading high-profile projects, and be committed to enriching worship through music.

    Reporting Structure and Responsibilities

     The Conductor reports to the Director of Music. The Director of Music in turn reports to the Minister and the Convenor of the Worship and Music Committee. In consultation with the Director of Music, the Conductor has primary responsibility for the recruitment, staffing (assisted by the Choir Manager), training, deportment, and performance of the Choir, while the Director of Music has primary responsibility for financial matters, publicity, the music library, keyboard playing and maintenance, general musical-liturgical planning, and other related duties. The Director of Music collaborates closely with the Conductor on all files, as has been the happy tradition to date; this collaboration is key to the music ministry's ongoing success. Both the Conductor and the Director of Music attend (nominally monthly) meetings of the Worship and Music Committee, and present reports addressing their respective areas of responsibility.


     This part-time position requires an average seasonally-variable commitment of approximately 30 hours per week, remunerated in line with the RCCO’s Table of Recommended Salaries, incorporating the work as Director of Music, and dependent on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

    Process and Timeline

     Applications should be received by Friday, March 31, 2023. Please send the following materials to

    • ·       A one-page cover letter;
    • ·       A detailed curriculum vitae;
    • ·       A list of repertoires performed;
    • ·       The names and contact information of three referees who can attest to your interpersonal and technical skills, and liturgical knowledge; and
    • ·       Three links to videos of you performing.

    Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged promptly, and successful candidates will be invited to an audition and interview to be held on a Sunday in April or May 2023.

    Music in the Life of the Congregation

     Anchored in the Reformed tradition, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul has a long tradition of excellence in music and preaching, with a history of liturgical performances of major oratorios going back to the late 19th century. Sunday morning worship is the cornerstone of musical activity at the Church, and music continues to play an important and unifying role in the life of the congregation, with Church School children, youth, students, the middle-aged, elderly and shut-ins, and a growing online community touched equally by various facets of the music ministry.

    Music is an important element of the Church's outreach to the broader community, with thousands of Montrealers attending special services and concerts, such as the Good Friday choral/orchestral service, Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Eve, the summer Organ Recital series, and the annual benefit concert (together with members of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Players' Association) for the Maison du Parc, one of the province's last remaining AIDS hospices.

     With Martin Luther, the Church implicitly understands music and preaching are complementary. Music touches aspects of the mind and soul in emotional ways, while strong spoken and written exegesis of the Word builds practical understanding of faith and provides the foundation for Christian action.

    The Church has a tradition of excellent musician-clergy relations, and warmly welcomes the new Director of Music/Organist to join that circle.

    The Church organ is a four-manual 1932 Casavant (completely rebuilt in 1992, and meticulously maintained) with 112 ranks and 6,911 pipes spread over eight divisions, located in the chancel and the gallery. It is featured in two popular organ recital series and is in high demand as a teaching and recital instrument by the city's post-secondary musical institutions.

    The Choir

    The choir is currently composed of 30-40 members, volunteer and professional. The professional singers currently include 16 regular members, plus four to eight who are more flexibly scheduled. The auditioned volunteer singers are drawn from the congregation and the broader community. Normally, professional and volunteer singers are present at all calls requiring choral participation.

    The choir is involved in significant community partnerships throughout the year, including the above-mentioned benefit concert for Maison du Parc, the Montreal Bach Festival, the Canadian International Organ Competition, the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, McGill University, Ensemble Caprice, the Montreal Choral Institute, the Quartier du Musée, and others. By placing substantial resources behind its music ministry, St. Andrew and St. Paul furthers a 2,000-year tradition of great sacred music in a way that no secular organization — and few other churches — can do. Many people have their first contact with St. Andrew and St. Paul through its music, which opens the door to their further involvement in other facets of church life. A well-developed music program is consistent with our Christian witness as a large downtown church in the heart of a bilingual metropolis.

    Our current Conductor, Léa Moisan-Perrier, appointed in 2022, approaches conducting with sensitivity and dynamism, standing out for her versatility and the effectiveness of her communication on stage. Most recently, Moisan-Perrier has been invited to conduct various orchestras and is currently a finalist for the position of Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de l'Estuaire.

    Moisan-Perrier has enjoyed a successful career as a choral conductor. Artistic Director of the Chœur des enfants de Montréal since 2017, she leads the organization, through its ambitious and refined programs, to push its limits and to perform with diverse ensembles of professional musicians. Founder of the Les Voix parallèles de l'École de musique Vincent-d'Indy, Moisan-Perrier remained the Artistic Director until May of 2022.

    In the spring of 2023, Moisan-Perrier will complete her master's degree in conducting at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal under the direction of Jacques Lacombe and Jean-Marie Zeitouni. She is a graduate in piano from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, holds a Master's Degree in choral conducting from the Université de Sherbrooke, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in classical singing from the Université de Montréal. Moisan-Perrier is the recipient of a scholarship of excellence from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 2022, the 2016 Moulin Seigneurial scholarship, and the 2017 Iwan Edwards Prize awarded by Andrew Megill.


    Mission Statement

     We, the congregation of The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, representing Christ in the intercultural city of Montreal, celebrate the love of God through

    • ·       Inspirational worship;
    • ·       Growing in faith together as a church community;
    • ·       Being a church home for all people; and
    • ·       Sharing God’s love with each other and the world around us.

    Who We Are

    The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul stands at the corner of Sherbrooke and Redpath Streets in the heart of downtown Montreal. The congregation was founded by Scottish-Canadian families, and over the years has grown into a thriving multicultural Christian family that welcomes everyone to share in the fellowship and mission of the congregation. Two congregations, St. Andrew’s, founded in 1803, and St. Paul’s in 1831, joined together in 1919 and began the building of the present Church in 1929 with a seating capacity of just over one thousand. We are blessed to worship within a beautiful sanctuary, which helps create an atmosphere of reverence as we seek to glorify God with our praise and with our lives.

    The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul is known for its traditional worship and Communion services, and its excellence in preaching and music. Even though we are a large congregation, hospitality and a sense of belonging are important to us. We believe worship and mission are interconnected, and we seek to reach out to the community through various ministries both through committees of our Church and through the service of many members to organizations in the community.

    The annual program of services includes those usually celebrated by the Presbyterian Church in Canada. As well, the congregation celebrates certain services each year which are special to St. Andrew and St. Paul. These include the Black Watch Church Parade, the Remembrance Day Service, the children’s Church School Christmas Pageant, the Carols by Candlelight Service, two Christmas Eve Services, a special Maundy Thursday Communion Service, and a Good Friday morning service. Two new services have been instituted recently – Celebration Sunday, where we celebrate the various charities supported by the congregation, and Heritage Sunday, when we honour the many countries represented by our members. Midweek Advent and Lenten Services and monthly Taizé services are held in the chapel.

    Music of a high standard is an integral part of our worship services. In addition, the choir presents a major choral work within a worship context on Good Friday evening, and the Church hosts a series of organ recitals in the summer. From 1979 to 2019, the Church hosted the CBC Christmas Sing-In, a well-known and eagerly anticipated part of the Christmas season. Happily, the Sing-In tradition continues in a new, church-produced form.

    Our Greatest Assets

    We believe God blesses congregations in different ways and that congregations are most likely to grow when they work from the strength of these blessings. At St. Andrew and St. Paul, we believe God has blessed us through

    • ·       meaningful worship services that include thoughtful sermons and prayers, inspiring music and a sanctuary that aids in reverential worship;
    • ·       an excellent Church School program that reaches out to young families, teenagers, and college students in many ways;
    • ·       a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, ages, professions and talents that are representative of our city;
    • ·       the willingness of our congregation to be involved in our worship and work;
    • ·       a strong and well-organized Session, which encourages and welcomes the ideas and leadership of the various committees;
    • ·       a desire to grow in the mission to which God has called us;
    • ·       an emphasis on Christian education for all ages;
    • ·       a large faith community that continues to value hospitality and a place of belonging;
    • ·       an endowment that provides resources to strengthen our mission;
    • ·       the location of our congregation in the centre of Montreal; and
    • ·       a desire to reach out to others, including the use of technology such as social media, a website, and YouTube, which allows us to minister to others through broadcasts of our services around the world.

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Like most congregations, The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul faces both challenges and opportunities, some of which come from within and some from without. Being a diverse congregation, we face the ongoing challenge of creating a common vision that keeps all our ministries aligned to that vision. As our congregation becomes more multicultural, we need to create a culture of authentic Christian fellowship that crosses demographic boundaries, finding creative ways of integrating new members. With increased growth come increased costs, so developing our stewardship is also an ongoing requirement.

    We live in an increasingly secular age, which brings with it the opportunities and challenges of communicating the good news of Jesus Christ to a generation of adults and youth who are not accustomed to participating in church. Our location in downtown Montreal places before us both the challenge and opportunity to maintain a strong Christian presence in the heart of the city. Like most congregations, we face the challenge of using our resources to minister to both those within our community of faith and the larger community.


    The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

    3415 Redpath Street, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2G2

    Phone: (514) 842-3431; Fax (514) 842-2433



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