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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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Il est fortement recommandé aux membres cherchant un emploi de se référer à Engager un musicien d'église, disponible sur la Boutique du CRCCO, et aux tables des salaires et contrats-types. Il pourra également être bénéfiques à ces membres de prendre contact avec la présidence du comité au soutien professionnel ou la liaison au soutien professionnel de leur centre pour plus d'informations.

  • 19 December 2022 10:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Picton, Ontario is searching for a Music Director. The position is about 10 hours per week with compensation following RCCO guidelines, and the start date is flexible. We are blessed with a beautiful Casavant pipe organ and a wonderful Yamaha grand piano. Both instruments are in excellent condition. The Music Director is responsible for providing organ or piano accompaniment for services on Sunday mornings and other special occasions, as well as directing our church choir and leading one midweek choir rehearsal. Flexibility in musical style (traditional and more modern) is desirable. For more information and to apply for this position, please contact Kathy Condie at kjcondie2@gmail.com.

  • 14 December 2022 11:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    First Church of Christ, Scientist, Toronto—a welcoming group of Christian Scientists whose church home is a heritage building in Toronto’s leafy Annex neighbourhood, two blocks north of the St. George subway station, Bloor Street, and the University of Toronto campus—is seeking a talented musician to play our beautiful 3-manual Casavant organ at our twice-weekly services, held on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Duties include accompanying hymns and choosing and performing preludes, postludes, and (on Sundays) offertory music, as well as accompanying a vocal solo on Sundays.

    Our prior organist has recently retired after almost 50 years on the job. We have got used to lively hymns, and voluntaries from the Baroque period onward with significant Canadian content.

    Services: Sundays 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and Wednesdays 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

    Requirements: Sunday services require selection and playing of a prelude (6-8 minutes), offertory (3-4 minutes), and postlude (5 minutes), and accompaniment of a vocal solo and 3 hymns. Wednesday services require selection and playing of similar-length prelude and postlude, and accompaniment of three hymns.

    We currently enjoy a soloist of exceptional quality. In recent years, the soloist and organist have felt that they could adequately rehearse the solo in a 30-minute session, one hour before the Sunday service.

    Our church has a collection of organ music and will be happy to fund the purchase of additional organ music for our collection.

    Pay: Renewable annual contract as an independent contractor. Fee per Sunday service from $195 to $432, fee per Wednesday service from $130 to $288, based on musical education and experience as outlined in RCCO Table of Recommended Salaries. No choir, weddings or funerals. Please submit CV to music@firstchurchtoronto.com. Feel free to contact us at this email address if you have any questions.

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

    Projected Starting Date: As soon as available.

  • 24 November 2022 10:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Advertisement – Assistant Director of Music

    The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, is seeking an Assistant Director of Music. The Assistant Director of Music will participate in the majority of Sunday liturgies and midweek celebrations of major holy days, as well as concerts and other performances, playing the organ and conducting the choirs according to a schedule developed in consultation with the Director of Music.

    The successful candidate will have a solid grounding in classical church music and various forms of sacred music that complement the liturgical and musical tradition at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. They will possess proficiency in pipe organ performance and choral direction to a high standard, obtained through a combination of education and experience. The position is ideal for a recent graduate seeking to further develop their experience. In particular, the position offers opportunities to develop experience in choral leadership within the Anglo-Catholic liturgical tradition, including plainchant, Renaissance polyphony, and contemporary church music, working primarily with adult volunteer choirs. The Assistant Director of Music will be able to engage in a wide range of musical events, including special services, organ recitals, and concerts.

    The Church of St. Mary Magdalene was founded in 1888 and is a parish in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Music has always a central part of parish life, beginning notably with the long and productive tenure of Healey Willan between 1921 and 1968. The Gallery Choir continues to perform music composed for the choir by Canadian composers such as Willan and Stephanie Martin. The Healey Willan Memorial Organ, originally installed in 1906, has been expanded and renovated over the last century, including significant work by Casavant Freres in 1970-1980. It still retains much of its original character while benefiting from significant recent upgrades to its console.

    The position is expected to require an average of 15 hours per week, with actual weekly hours varying seasonally. Rates of pay will be determined according to the RCCO scale based on education and experience.

    Additional information is available at https://www.stmarymagdalene.ca/assistant-director-of-music-position. Interested candidates should send their application (resume and cover letter) to Director of Music Robert Dixon at robert@stmarymagdalene.ca.  Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. It is expected that interviews will be held in mid-December or early January.

  • 24 November 2022 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The organist and Director of Music will be expected to sustain and develop the legacy of musical excellence in
    the English choral tradition established by Neil Cockburn and his predecessors.
    To take responsibility for all aspects of musical life within the Cathedral;
    To be responsible for the provision of choral and organ music at all services and events in the Cathedral;
    To lead weekly rehearsals of the choir (nine paid section leads and volunteer members);
    To help realize the potential of the Cathedral’s presence on digital media; and
    As organist, to be responsible for the use, care and maintenance of the Casavant organ, chamber organ, and
    The position is full time. General duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
    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 ideal applicant will have a Master’s degree or higher and a minimum of five years experience. A Bachelor’s
    degree is required.
    Applicants are requested to complete and send their cover letter and curriculum vitae to the Cathedral at
    Closing Date:
    Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Initial review of applications will commence on
    December 2, 2022. Applicants selected for auditions and interviews will be contacted shortly thereafter.
    Further information about the Cathedral services and instruments can be found on the website:

  • 21 November 2022 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The First Unitarian Church of Ottawa is a liberal faith community committed to spiritual growth and social justice. We urgently require an interim music director to replace the current director who will be on maternity leave from January to the last week of August 2023.

    The successful candidate will manage the music program and work with other church staff, especially the Minister, to plan and co-ordinate the music for Sunday services and special worship services such as Earth Day. He or she will manage the music budget and be responsible for choosing the repertoire, scheduling, rehearsing and conducting of three choirs: Chalice— non-auditioned SATB; Three Rivers Singers—auditioned women’s choir; and Fusion—auditioned SATB. The candidate will also be responsible for playing music (piano) or otherwise providing musical accompaniment for Sunday services. Please note that our instrument is not an organ but a Steinway piano.

    The position is expected to require up to 26 hours of work a week depending on workload. After the end of May, this commitment will be reduced by half. Payment is in line with the Royal Canadian College of Organists salary table.

    The candidate should possess a university music degree or equivalent training/experience and should have conducting experience. Applications with cv will be accepted until December 16 or until the post is filled. Please direct inquiries and applications to hr@firstunitarianottawa.ca or phone First Unitarian at 343-987-8560.

  • 21 November 2022 1:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Streetsville United Church

    274 Queen St S

    Mississauga ON L5M 1L8

    Streetsville United Church (SUC) is a vibrant suburban congregation seeking a Director of Music with an interest in growing the music program in new and innovative directions. SUC is looking for a candidate with a strong willingness to build and be part of a team. The successful candidate will have technical competence in playing the organ and piano, as well as strong organizational and communication skills. He/she will meet with the Minister to develop and plan music to complement the worship service, engage in opportunities for an alternate approach to music exploring different styles, and demonstrate a willingness to be a part of the SUC community. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Church Council through the Ministry & Personnel Committee in consultation with the Minister and the Worship Committee.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for:

    · Directing the Senior Choir (SATB) of 15 voices and playing the organ/piano for midweek rehearsals and Sunday services and other regularly scheduled special services and events.

    · Meeting regularly with the Minister to ensure that the music offered in worship is consistent with the overall spiritual direction of worship.

    · Overseeing all choirs and musical ensembles, and establishing a framework for regular communication with leaders and directors of these groups including the tech team.

    · Copyright search and reporting to CCLI and One License for all music presented in a worship service.

    · Selecting and purchasing new music and music supplies which includes assisting with the purchase of music for other choirs and ensembles.

    · Planning and scheduling music for regular worship services and/or special services in the form of vocal solos, duets, quartets, instrumental solos, ensembles, bands, etc. This includes preparing music for summer months when the Senior Choir does not sing.

    Working Environment:

    · SUC has a Phoenix PD351 Digital Pipe organ and Yamaha upright acoustic piano which are approximately 15 years old and well maintained.

    · Knowledge of Voices United and More Voices hymn books is an asset as would some experience with theatre.

    · Ongoing participation in the development of an overall plan, coordinated under the direction of the Minister and the Worship Committee, including all areas of the musical life of the congregation.

    · Up to fifteen (15) hrs/wk.

    · One (1) month unpaid holiday in the summer equal to four (4) Sundays.

    · Providing music for weddings and funerals preferred for which renumeration is negotiated separately.


    · The start date for this position is open for discussion during an interview.

    · Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience, following the RCCO salary scale.

    For a full Job Description, please visit our website https://www.streetsvilleunited.ca/2022/11/director-of-music-search/

    If this is an opportunity that excites you, please submit your resume with a covering letter that describes how your experience relates to the qualifications we seek to search@streetsvilleunited.ca Interviews for the position will begin after December 12, 2022.

  • 01 November 2022 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thornhill Presbyterian Church (TPC), in Thornhill, Ontario, is seeking a part-time (averaging 16 hours per week) Director of Music Ministry. The successful candidate will take leadership of the music ministry of the congregation, including but not limited to playing a 33 stop, 2 manual Allen digital organ (installed in 2011) and a Yamaha upright piano. The Director will be expected to invest considerable energy in rebuilding the choral program of the congregation, which hitherto has consisted of an adult mixed voice (occasionally SATB) choir and a separate one-voice junior youth choir. A passion for music as ministry, solid leadership, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. Remuneration shall be commensurate with experience and qualifications but capped at $30,000 per annum. Applications will be treated with confidentiality. Applications are to be submitted to, and further details are available from, the convener of the search committee, Garth Low, at garth.low@garthlow.com

  • 21 October 2022 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    St. Michael’s seeks a creative, talented, flexible, enthusiastic, open-hearted Director of Music to join the dynamic staff at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, Vermont. We value the music of our church deeply as a means of opening our hearts to God’s presence and drawing us together as the Body of Christ. St. Michael’s has been the site of many creative musical offerings: Mystery Plays, innovative liturgies combining local art and music, and a choir school open to children in the wider community, (see  https://www.stmichaels-vt.org/worship/music/). The successful candidate would not be expected to duplicate these offerings but would be encouraged to bring their unique gifts to create new, Spirit-led offerings to our church and to our wider community.  Please check out our Music Director Search Page at https://www.stmichaels-vt.org/music-director-search-page/to experience a few of St. Michael’s music events in the last year.

    Brattleboro, nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, is a music town with a rich history of excellent music offerings. Brattleboro Music Center https://bmcvt.org/, the Marlboro Music Festival https://www.marlboromusic.org/, the Yellow Barn https://www.yellowbarn.org/, and the Estay Organ Museum https://www.esteyorganmuseum.org/about-eom/welcome/, to name a few. The former music director was able to work part-time at the Brattleboro Music Center and part-time at St. Michael’s to work fulltime as a musician. 

    The responsibilities for this position include: serving as organist during Sunday services, directing the choir in weekly rehearsals and during services, organizing, providing or arranging provision for music for additional special services, and recruiting, educating, and empowering musicians to share their musical talents with the parish. The Music Director will administer and provide accounting of the music budget and will maintain our musical equipment and music library. Ability to work with music software is preferable, and familiarity with the liturgy and musical traditions of the Episcopal Church is highly desirable.

    We seek an experienced organist with significant choral experience who embraces a wide range of musical styles and has good interpersonal skills in working with musicians of various ages.

    The Music Director will be responsible for selecting hymns and service music and will work collaboratively with the rector and assistant clergy to develop liturgies that are coherent, beautiful, and inspiring.  The director will participate in our weekly staff meeting and will be fully connected to the life of our parish.

    Type of Commitment
    Half Time, with an average time commitment of  20 hours per week.

    Does this job pay?
    Yes, Salaried, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Application Process
    To apply, please contact: mary@stmichaelsvermont.org., designating Director of Music in the subject and include: a cover letter describing your interest in and suitability for the position, and an up-to-date CV or resume that includes a list of at least three references.  Candidates are invited to include, in their cover letter, links to videos of their musical performances.

    Contact Information
    St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

    16 Bradley Avenue
    Brattleboro, VT, 05301
    Tel: 802-254-6048

  • 17 October 2022 2:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Stratford, ON seeks a creative and technically competent person to assume choral and keyboard music leadership for their congregation. 

    The sanctuary has a Casavant 3 manual pipe organ with recently installed (2015) *MIDI combination and a Baldwin concert grand piano.  The choir had 12 SATB voices in 2019 and has recently renewed weekly practice and Sunday morning service. 

    It is estimated that this part time position will demand 15-17 hours a week.  The appointee would meet weekly with the minister and annually with a board of manager’s committee to evaluate past achievements and explore a vision for the future.  Vacation is provided.  Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as described in the RCCO salary guidelines.

    Application (which will be treated in strict confidence) will be received until December 31, 2022. 

    Please direct inquiries or applications to:

    St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
    25 St. Andrew St.
    Stratford, ON N5A 1A2

    Tel: 519-271-5668

    Email: standrewstratford@wightman.ca. 

    Our congregation’s profile is available at https://standrewsstratford.ca/.

    *Musical Instrument digital Interface


The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

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

The Royal Canadian College of Organists

201-720 Bathurst St

Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Téléphone : 416.929.6400
Courriel : info[

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