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Members who are seeking employment are urged to refer to The Employment of a Church Musician , available from the RCCO Store, and the salary table and model contracts. Members may also wish to contact the Chair of the Professional Support Committee or their Centre professional support liaison for further information.

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  • 17 January 2022 10:08 AM | Anonymous
    Organ Scholar
    (Peaker Music Scholar)

    St. Paul’s Bloor Street (SPBS) is a vibrant and growing Anglican church located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are looking for Organ Scholar who is a dependable and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about developing their classical musical capabilities as part of the church community. This is a training position reporting to the Music Director, Classical.

    As a member of our classic music ministry, the Organ Scholar will play the organ for Sunday 11 am services and other services as determined with the Music Director, Classical; including extra services especially at but not limited to Christmas Eve and Day, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Easter. As this is a training position, every effort will be made to accommodate schedules, while appropriately staffing the Church at its major holidays and events.

    Compensation is $6000 per year which includes the Thursday choir rehearsal and the Sunday service. As is typical of training positions, other services may be asked according to the gifts of the individual candidate such as singing, composition, administration, or conducting. Organ, piano and conducting lessons and coaching will be given as part of the position, in dialogue with the candidate and their teachers. In the interests of fair pay, hours will be set with the Music Director, Classical, for an average of 6 hours per week inclusive of preparation.


    • Ability to creatively collaborate with people
    • Skill in keyboard playing, including music reading
    • Rigorous, meticulous attention to details
    • Fluency with the English language - ability to speak, read and comprehend
    • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable dealing with people
    • Willing to submit to a Police background check and comply with the policies of St. Paul’s
    • Commitment and support of the mission, vision and values of St. Paul's

    St. Paul’s Bloor Street is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity to apply.

    Under the Diocese of Toronto’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, all employees of St. Paul's Bloor Street are required to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 (if they are able to do so).

    Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
    Joshua Slater
    Music Director, Classic
    St. Paul’s Bloor Street Anglican Church
    227 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

    classicmusic@stpaulsbloor.org (Please put “Organ Scholar” in the subject line)

    No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be reviewed as received. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • 04 January 2022 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    Director of Music and Organist
    Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Canada

    Apply by: January 20, 2022

    Are you a seasoned church musician, leader and collaborator with a passion for nurturing the role of music in the spiritual life of congregations and communities? Are you seeking a dynamic position in a very active organization working in a large urban centre?

    If so, consider our full-time permanent opportunity to join the Ministry Team guiding Metropolitan United Church (MET), Toronto.

    About Us

    MET is a leader cathedral church within the United Church of Canada, with a 200-year history of excellence in preaching, music, community outreach and congregational care in downtown Toronto. We are a large, affirming, progressive and inclusive congregation of all ages from the local area and far beyond. MET has a strong, lay-led culture. Our rich and diverse music program is anchored by historic instruments of national importance, by adult, youth and children’s choirs and other musical groups, and features a variety of worship settings, public concerts, theatrical and other events, and community activities.

    The Role

    The Director of Music works as a member of our Ministry Team and community model to empower members and adherents to serve God and achieve our vision for the third century. This position is responsible for providing musical and pastoral leadership and working collaboratively with the ministers, staff, lay leaders, and volunteers to build an ever-stronger faith community that is uplifted by its music.

    The full job description is available on MET’s site, or in another format on request.

    How to apply:

    1. You must apply online.
    2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed six (6) pages.
    3. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this position. We rely on the information you provide to us when considering candidates.
    4. Read the job description to make sure you understand well the requirements of this position.
    5. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. 
  • 07 December 2021 1:03 PM | Anonymous

    Music Director wanted, St. Andrew’s United, Sudbury, ON

    St. Andrew’s United Church in downtown Sudbury seeks a part-time Music Director (8-10hours/week, subject to revision, post pandemic) who is enthusiastic about working as part of a team with ministry, lay staff and volunteers to present traditional and contemporary music.

    Please visit St. Andrew’s web site for a job description that reflects the current pandemic restrictions. The salary will take into account the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

    Music is a high priority for this active congregation. St. Andrew’s has a 1972 Casavant (Phelps) II-35 pipe organ (relocated and revoiced 1992), a Yamaha DC7 Pro Disklavier 7’ 6” grand piano, and a Kawai 7’ 1” grand piano.

    Our ideal candidate will have strong skills and proven experience to play these keyboard instruments with a high degree of musicality and technical ability (preference will be given to those with organ experience) and during COVID-19, record keyboard music for online worship services. Post pandemic, she or he will also work with adult choristers in a way that builds choral confidence and enjoyment as worship leaders.

    This is a contract position to end June 30, 2022. We invite interested candidates to apply to standrewstaffing@gmail.com by January 27, 2022.

    Please include a covering letter, resume including references, and video or audio clip demonstrating keyboard proficiency (required) and choral conducting skills (if possible).

  • 06 December 2021 1:56 PM | Anonymous

    Needed: A Music Director for Grace United Church, Barrie, Ontario

    The Position:

    The Music Director leads, develops, and enriches the congregation’s worship experience by providing appropriate musical and choral support at regular Sunday services as well as other special services and events. The Music Director both plays our grand piano and directs the choir. They will help expand opportunities for children and youth to participate in music at Grace United Church. Given the times, the Music Director needs to be comfortable with digital approaches to worship and the production of music or needs to be willing to learn. The Director sits on the Worship team and works closely with the minister.

    Our Congregation:

    Grace United Church is a congregation of approximately 225 households. With a strong belief in the importance of social justice and the provision of meaningful worship opportunities, it is a congregation that is enthusiastic about and appreciative of music ministry. Grace United Church is an inclusive and an affirming place of worship.

    At this point, during COVID, Grace United Church conducts its services in a hybrid format, that is, both in-person and live-streaming. Recorded services are posted on the church’s website every Sunday afternoon.

    All persons who enter our building must wear a mask and be fully vaccinated against COVID.


    This position will begin January 2022 and is a part-time position, with an average of 10 hours a week. Pay will be commensurate with experience. A more detailed position description is available upon request.

    Send electronic submissions only to: Pauline@chappellfarms.ca

  • 18 November 2021 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    Posting for Coordinator of Music Ministry
    St. Aidan’s Anglican Church in The Beach, Toronto, Canada

    Parish Overview

    St. Aidan’s is an Anglican church rooted in the Beach community in Toronto’s east end. We are a vibrant, growing parish of people from all ages, stages and walks of life, including a large number of young families. Our vision is to be an inclusive and welcoming neighbourhood faith community guided by Christ. We are committed to lifelong spiritual growth, love of our neighbour and action to address social injustice and environmental issues.

    St. Aidan’s is currently completing a significant building project and by Christmas will resume services and activities in our newly renovated and fully accessible church. A robust music ministry is vital to our spiritual practice and our vision to grow and inspire the parish and Beach communities in the years to come.

    Our longstanding, committed and fun-loving choir with soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices sings at Sunday service. A bluegrass/folk acoustic band also plays at some services, and helps with children’s ministry and special events. The church has a Casavant pipe organ (3 manual 34 ranks, well maintained) and a grand piano in the sanctuary. The choir practice room has a Yamaha CP88 stage piano.

    Visit our church website: staidansinthebeach.com

    Position Summary

    Working closely with and supported by the incumbent and music committee, the selected candidate will develop and shape a music vision for the church, build on its existing choir and musical talents, and expand the music ministry with different genres. Inclusion of children, youth and young adults in the music ministry is an important goal.

    The music ministry coordinator shepherds the music ministry of the parish by planning and leading music for the Sunday services and special services throughout the church year that grows our congregation’s faith and understanding of God, and by directing the choir. The coordinator works in collaboration with youth ministry leaders to help children connect with their faith through music. In addition to directing the parish choir, the coordinator also develops other music programs for adults to strengthen their spiritual growth. The coordinator participates in regular staff meetings.

    We are looking for a creative, energetic and flexible individual who:

    • Has experience in directing choirs with and without accompaniment
    • Is familiar with Anglican musical tradition and liturgy
    • Understands and respects the Christian faith
    • Plays the organ and piano well
    • Has a versatile musical background and experience
    • Is familiar with technology and can lead music through virtual means
    • Has excellent communication skills
    • Enjoys working with children
    • Possesses proven leadership gifts
    • Embraces being part of a ministry team

    The chosen applicant will:

    • Have a vision to grow the music ministry
    • Boldly lead excellence in music
    • Have a desire to grow their own musical reach
    • Plan and lead music that supports diverse musical interests in the congregation as they evolve over time
    • Develop the musical skills of parish/congregation/choirs, including use of a variety of instruments and teaching the parish choir musicians
    • Bring social awareness and a desire for learning and de-centering the privileged eye
    This is an exciting opportunity for a flexible and creative individual with experience in choir and music leadership to help our energetic and growing parish build the vital music ministry of St. Aidan’s.


    15 hours per week on average, including playing at two Sunday morning services
    Variable schedule, taking into account liturgical seasons, weddings, funerals, etc.
    Compensation commensurate with experience and guidelines of Royal College of Church Organists (see rcco.ca)
    Full job description available on request
    Preferred start date: February 20th 2022

    Apply with resumé to:
    The Incumbent, Church of St Aidan, 2423 Queen St. E, Toronto ON M4E 1H6
    By email: office@staidansinthebeach.com

    All applications will be treated confidentially. References will be requested.
    Please indicate availability to start if selected.
    Application deadline: January 1st 2022
    Applicants must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.


The Royal Canadian College of Organists

Centre for Social Innovation

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

Centre for Social Innovation

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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