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  • 12 July 2022 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Opportunity
    Minister of Music
    Westminster United Church, Whitby, ON

    Westminster United Church in Whitby is seeking a part-time Minister of Music to join their dynamic Ministry team. Westminster is an affirming church that welcomes diversity and all age groups to be part of a church community of 350 and includes an active Sunday School group as well as a growing online presence.

    Job Overview

    Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Lead Minister, the Minister of Music will create an atmosphere of celebration and reverence to God through music for all worship services. The Minister of Music leads and directs the church music program to include choirs, vocal, instrumental, and other expressions of musical experience. The church has a 3- Manual Phoenix organ (2003) and a 6’ grand Heintzman piano (2017).

    The Minister of Music fosters an innovative, blended style of music to enhance and support the worship message goals. The Minister of Music is responsible for directing a Senior Choir of 20 and a Praise Band of 8-10, in addition to providing music for additional musical presentations.

    It is estimated that this position will require a commitment on average of 20 hours per week.

    Westminster United Church is an affirming congregation where all are welcome to participate fully in the life of the church.



    • Provide inspiring and motivational music ministry during all worship services (in-person and virtually) and Westminster program/events, being sensitive to the involvement of all age groups and our affirming stance.
    • Lead the congregation, utilizing a variety of styles of music.
    • Uplift our United Church values through the exploration of world music sounds.


    • Plan, organize and lead the music ministry.
    • Lead rehearsals for Senior choir and the Praise Band, Salt, September-June and arrange special music in the summer months.
    • Assist in developing opportunities for Youth involvement in worship services and Westminster special events.
    • Lead and direct the various components of the music programs including the choir(s), vocal, instrumental, and other expressions of musical experience.
    • Collaborate with the Minister and Worship Committee to select all worship music.
    • Utilize technology in planning and presenting music to enhance the worship message and experience.
    • Work with the Minister and Worship Committee to recruit and schedule special music to add variety to worship and supplement in-house assets.
    • Arrange for and prepare music components for special worship programs for Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Longest Night and Easter Sunrise services, which may vary.
    • Plan and provide music for scheduled weddings and funerals.
    • Participate in the weekly staff meetings, meetings with the Minister and Worship Committee, monthly Council meetings and other relevant planning sessions as they may arise.


    • Ensure copyright conditions for music are met.
    • Maintain effective communication with the Minister, Worship Committee and other Ministry team members.
    • Oversee the orderly maintenance of the music library and a database of hymns, anthems and praise music used in worship. The actual filing may be delegated to a volunteer.
    • Acquire the music, equipment and supplies required to perform designated duties in accordance with Westminster’s financial policies.
    • Ensure musical instruments such as pianos and organ are regularly maintained.
    • Manage the Music Ministry budget and submit required reports, estimates and requests by specified deadlines.
    • Adhere to Westminster employment policies.


    Preference will be given to candidates with the following skill sets:

    • Extensive musical leadership and performance experience in church settings.
    • Willing to explore a variety of music and how it is expressed.
    • Good communication skills which include an ability to problem solve.
    • Consistently demonstrates a generous warm and welcoming presence to all, in keeping with Westminster United Church’s commitment to inclusion and it’s designation as an affirming congregation.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a closely knit ministerial team.
    • Self-motivated learner and adept at sourcing materials.
    • Ability to maintain a holistic view of church activities to understand how they are connected and impact each other.
    • Excellent and accurate oral and written communication skills.
    • Confident and able to plan and organize own work to meet established objectives and deadlines.
    • Collaborative problem- solving and conflict resolution skills.
    • Able to use interpersonal skills effectively when working with congregation members, visitors, tenants, and vendors.
    • Can be trusted and relied upon for discretion when dealing with matters pertaining to privacy and confidentiality of information.
    • Has working knowledge and proven experience with MS Office products, Zoom, YouTube and various social media platforms, software.

    Special Considerations

    • Preference will be given to those with a post-secondary education in music
    • (degree/diploma)
    • Satisfactory criminal reference check (including vulnerable sector) completed within the last 3 months.
    • Current registration/ professional membership in a recognized(church) music association.
    • Familiar and comfortable with United Church liturgy and practices.

    COVID19 considerations: following current government and local health authority guidelines.

    Application deadline: July 29,2022

    Expected start date: To be negotiated

    Salary: $23,000 - $30,000.

    United Church of Canada Benefit Package offered

    Interested applicants please apply by email to m.dingman@rogers.com with the words ‘Minister of Music’ in the Subject heading. In your application, please explain your interest in applying and include your resume and references. Any questions may also be addressed to this address.

  • 12 July 2022 11:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Music Director / Organist – City View United Church (Ottawa)

    City View United Church is seeking a Music Director / Organist to lead our music ministry beginning this fall (Position is available effective September 15, 2022).  Our instruments include a Johannus Sweelinck 37 – 3 manual organ, and a Samick grand piano. We have an adult SATB choir of 12-17 members.  With one rehearsal per week, one Sunday service, and periodic meetings with the minister and worship planning team, it is estimated that this part-time position will demand 10-12 hours per week.  Annual salary is in the $15,000 – $25,000 range, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    You may view the position profile Here or on our web site https://www.cityviewunited.org/  Please direct inquiries or applications to cvuc.map@rogers.com.  Applications will be treated in strictest confidence and will be received until August 31, 2022 or until the post is filled.  

    To apply, please submit:

    1. your resume;
    2. a covering letter describing your qualifications for this position;
    3. a video or audio clip demonstrating your keyboard proficiency (required); and
    4. a video clip demonstrating your choral conducting skills (if possible)

        to cvuc.map@rogers.com or by mail to:

        Chairperson Ministry & Personnel,  
        6 Epworth Ave, Ottawa ON K2G 2L5

  • 12 July 2022 10:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Bloor Street United Church is looking for a creative, flexible music director to cover a four-month sabbatical from September through December 2022. There is a possibility that this might be extended beyond the four-month period.

    BSUC is an outward-looking congregation, and we wish to support an open-minded approach to worship with a variety of musical styles and approaches. We have a core repertoire for choral and organ/piano in  the United Church tradition, along with a variety of instruments and styles, including jazz, folk, and some
    more light-hearted and non-Western elements. The congregation uses primarily Voices United and More Voices hymnals. We are hoping to institute a new practice of non-traditional liturgy and music one Sunday a month.

    During the renovation of our building at 300 Bloor St. W., we are sharing worship with St. Matthew’s United Church, 729 St. Clair W. That gives us an enthusiastic and capable 20-voice combined choir, including 5 paid soloists/section leads, a grand piano and a Woodstock 3-manual pipe organ. Our music director works in equal partnership with St. Matthew’s music director who is an experienced keyboardist and choir director. The balance in the partnership will depend on the skills and enthusiasms of the new
    candidate chosen for the BSUC role.

    This is a part-time position at an average of 12 hours per week, and will follow the RCCO salary scale. It will involve directing and accompanying the choir, and providing additional music in the worship services. Choir rehearsal is currently Tuesday evening and Sunday before the 10:30 a.m. service.

    More information on our music program is available on our website along with recordings of past services.

    Bloor Street United church is an affirming congregation and an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from members of equity seeking groups. If you require accommodation for a disability in the application process, please add this information to your cover letter.

    Please send your resumé and cover letter no later than July 20, 2022 to:


    1. General

    Provide leadership in providing a broad-based music programme that will:

    • involve the congregation as an integral part of their worship experience.
    • encourage the sharing of the congregation’s musical gifts
    • reflect the diversity of the congregation and the world
    • include the occasional use of professional musicians when appropriate
    • co-ordinate with the use of other art forms (e.g. drama, dance)
    • be a collaborative and supportive partner in the combined music and ministerial teams
    • approach duties with tact, warmth and a sense of humour
    2. Meetings
    • meet weekly with the ministerial team for worship planning

    3. Music Selection

    • select or arrange for the provision of music that is theologically, liturgically and stylistically appropriate to the theme of the service, and which is inclusive of all ages and a diversity of communities over the course of a year, in consultation with the ministerial team
    • select and purchase new music when needed for service requirements

    4. Bulletin Preparation

    • prepare a list of hymns, anthems and verses to communication coordinator by Tuesday for the order of service

    5. Music Preparation and Presentation

    • joint lead of the Choir at their mid-week and pre-service rehearsals
    • jointly lead the choir during regular Sunday services as well as special services (e.g. Christmas Eve)
    • engage professional service musicians when appropriate
    • prepare and provide instrumental music for services: preludes, postludes, hymns, anthem accompaniments, etc.
    • prepare original musical arrangements and compositions for the services when appropriate
    • coordinate with the service tech team on Sundays to ensure an effective online and in-person musical experience

    6. Administration

    • coordinate the organization and maintenance of the choir library with the choir librarian
    • coordinate the roles of the soloists/section-leads

    7. Accountability

    • be responsible to Council (i.e. the Ministry and Personnel Committee) through the Music Sub-Committee.

  • 11 July 2022 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interim Organist

    St. Mary’s is a welcoming and inclusive Christian community, in the Anglican tradition, seeking an Organist to provide musical support for the choirs of St. Mary’s.  The primary responsibility is playing the organ for regular Sunday worship, Feasts and Holy Days, and special services that arise throughout the year.  The Organist works in collaborative relationship with the Director of Music and the Clergy of the Parish

    The Organist is responsible to the Rector (or other Priest in charge), indirectly to the Church Wardens and Treasurer.  The Organist reports directly to the Director of Music.

    Areas of Responsibility

    1. Worship
    2. Staff/Community Life
    3. Funerals/Weddings

    1.  WORSHIP

    • Support the Director of Music in selecting music for Sunday worship services and additional services as appropriate
    • Participate in weekly rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Director of Music
    • 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 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 the congregation to sing and worship through the excellent execution of hymns and liturgy.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Music, 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.


    • 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, and Parish Picnic
    • Participate in the “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


    • The Organist shall provide music, if required, for all weddings and funerals in the Church and is entitled to be paid a minimum fee (in addition to the agreed upon salary). The Organist shall be entitled to their fee regardless of whether an outside musician is brought in for the event
    • 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.

    Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
    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.


    • 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

    Work will be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and diocesan and parish policies particularly the Diocese of New Westminster’s Sexual Misconduct and Screening Policies, including possessing and maintaining a clear Police Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. Failure to comply with these laws and policies, including the duty to act honestly, will constitute cause for termination.

    Part-time 10 hour position (weekly/annual to be negotiated with Rector)

    Private Instruction:  The Organist 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 Organists’ other employment duties. The Organist is responsible for setting and collecting any fees charged to the Organist’s private students. The Organist 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.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Rector, Lindsay Hills at lindsay@stmaryskerrisdale.ca with the subject line “Organist Position” by August 11, 2022.  No phone inquiries please.

  • 11 July 2022 10:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Barrie, Ontario, seeks a Music Director. With our refurbished Casavant pipe organ and our Yamaha grand piano, St. Andrew’s Barrie has a rich, music-filled history, both within the church and in the broader community. We enjoy music and exploring different genres.

    This is a part-time position, 12 to 15 hours per week, which includes responsibilities as an organist/accompanist and a choir director. Division of responsibilities between two candidates will be considered. The stipend uses the RCCO salary scale. Closing date: August 31, 2022.

    Interested candidates can request a job description by emailing sstotthood@gmail.com

  • 11 July 2022 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Organist and Choir Director
    Christ Church Stouffville

    The dynamic Anglican parish of Christ Church, Stouffville, Ontario is seeking an Organist and Choir Director. The ideal candidate is someone who is familiar with the Anglican tradition and is willing to perform preludes and postludes. We hold weekly services at 10AM. Duties will include:

    • selecting (in consultation with the Incumbent), preparing and playing music at services of worship
    • leading the congregation in the singing of hymns and other service music
    • selecting, rehearsing, directing, and accompanying the music sung by the choir and soloists
    • training and developing the choir by conducting a weekly rehearsal at a mutually agreed time
    • overseeing the care of the Church organ and piano and making recommendations as to maintenance and repair

    This is a part time position, 10-12 hours per week, and includes paid vacation and continuing education funding. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the current RCCO Table of Recommended Salaries.

    Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and will be received until the post is filled.

    Please direct applications to admin@stouffvilleanglican.ca

  • 06 July 2022 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Church of St. Luke – Lutheran
    3200 Bayview Ave.
    Toronto, ON M2M 3R7

    Director of Music Ministry Job Description

    Please submit a cover letter, resume and possible links to your work to office@stluketoronto.com

    ***Accepting applications through 08/15/2022***

    “At the Church of St. Luke Lutheran, our Vision is to see Jesus Christ at the centre of life for everyone in our community.”

    Title: Director of Music Ministry

    Terms of Employment: Part-time position, average of 10-12 hours per week. Audition & Interview required.  Audition will include organ/piano performance of 2 pieces, (7-10 minutes).  When possible, Audition will also include direction of choir members in a song that they are familiar with (10-15 minutes).  Interview with Senior Pastor to follow Audition components.

    Salary: $12,000-$15,000 per year, commensurate with experience.

    Vacation time: 6 weeks per year

    Teaching privileges
    Teaching privileges are allowed, pending availability of the worship space (calendar is maintained by Office Manager)

    Purpose: To provide leadership and support for the Church’s music programs.

    Accountability: Accountable to the Senior Pastor.

    • Bachelor of Music Degree or Certification is preferred, but not required. (In lieu of a Bachelor of Music/Cert., links to recent work are required.)
    • Have a wide range of knowledge in sacred music and worship planning.
    • Have a high level of musicianship and choral/instrumental conducting ability.
    • Knowledge of and ability to implement choral vocal technique.
    • Good communication and organizational skills.
    • Work well with others.
    • Willingness to explore innovative ways of growing the music ministry,especially multi-cultural expressions of music in worship.
    • Pass standard staffing background check.
    • Rehearse and conduct the adult choir once per week.  More rehearsals may be needed during Christmas and Easter seasons.  (Choir typically sings at 2 Sunday services per month.)
    • Recruit and maintain music personnel and choir members.
    • Musical accompaniment (Organ, Piano, and/or other instruments) for weekly 10:00 am Sunday worship service.
    • Review, select and purchase music that follows the church lectionary and reflects a diversity of styles.
    • Consult with Pastor & worship staff on hymn selection.
    • Oversee music budget.
    • Arrange for maintenance and tuning of pianos and organ as needed.
    • Maintain music library.
    • Stay current on Covid pandemic information and safety protocols, especially for singers.
    • Be flexible with “in person” versus “virtual” services.  Knowledge of and experience with basic audio/video technology is a significant plus.
    • Other duties as requested by the Senior Pastor.
    Special services throughout the year
    Primarily during the Christmas and Easter seasons, typically calling for 3-4 extra services per season. (Christmas Eve, Holy Week, etc)

    Weddings and Funerals
    All weddings and funerals involve an additional honorarium paid to the Director of Music for performing the service (currently $200/service), OR compensation at the same rate to the Dir. of Music if another musician is used.  

    All resumes, cover letters, and links to recent performance work may be Emailed to office@stluketoronto.com.  Phone inquiries may be made @ 416-221-8900.
  • 27 June 2022 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. George’s Anglican Church
    77 Randall Drive, Ajax, Ontario L1S 6L4
    Phone: 905-683-7981 www.stgeorgeschurch.ca

    Parish Music Director for St. George’s Anglican Church – Ajax, Ontario

    The Position:

    We seek a Parish Music Director to provide leadership for the music ministry at St. George’s Anglican Church, Ajax by enhancing the church’s liturgies through music, by leading the St. George’s Choir, and encouraging congregational singing and musical participation. The Director works in consultation with the Incumbent to execute and implement the musical elements of our Anglican worship and liturgy. This includes, but may not be limited to, providing music for Sunday, feast-day and pastoral worship, empowering and equipping the parish in its musical expression of our faith. The Director will normally play our 3-Manual “Classic” organ or grand piano, as they bring their particular musical gifts to light. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness to learn, grow, and develop as a musician and liturgical collaborator. The relationship between the Parish Music Director and the Incumbent is one of the most important in the liturgical life of the parish. Together, they share a ministry, supporting a hybrid model of church that enables the faithful worship of the congregation and the neighbourhood both in-person and online.

    The candidate will be energetic, have a sense of humour, possess excellent leadership and communication skills, and have a broad range of musical talent and knowledge. Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills are required, along with an ability to work equally well with all members of the congregation and ministry team

    Our Parish:

    St. George’s is an Anglican Church, in the heart of Pickering Village in Ajax, Ontario. We are a growing, diverse community of faith, seeking to love God and serve our neighbours. We are a warm community serving and praying with our neighbours and inviting people into a relationship with God’s love and joy, known in Jesus Christ. We embrace both traditional (Book of Common Prayer) and Contemporary (Book of Alternative Services) worship and have engaged in the exploration of fresh expressions of worships, including Dinner Church. Our worship is currently live-streamed on Facebook, and in-person, with our main service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Prior to the pandemic, two Sunday services were held, at 9:00 a.m. in our Historic Church and 10:30 a.m. in our Worship Centre. As we learn and grow with our changing congregation post-pandemic, we look forward to exploring the forms of worship that will best serve the community.

    Application Details:

    This position’s start date will be negotiable. It is a part-time position, with an average of 10 hours a week. Compensation to be determined based on academic credentials, years of experience and weekly time investment in accordance with RCCO guidelines. Funerals and Weddings will be separately compensated.

    Detailed job description and qualifications required can be viewed at https://stgeorgeschurch.ca/availablepositions/.

    If this position is of interest to you, please submit your résumé by August 15, 2022 to applications@stgeorgeschurch.ca Inquiries about the position are also welcome!  Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

  • 23 June 2022 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Director of Music Ministry – Oak Bay United Church in Victoria, BC (part-time, 15 hours/week)

    OBUC is a historic, vibrant, and progressive congregation. Our online and in-person worship thrived during the pandemic due to the work of our previous music team. We are now in search of a part-time Director of Music Ministry to revitalize the choir and re-engage the congregation in music and singing with energy and passion.

    Under the supervision of the Lead Minister and working in collaboration with other church personnel, the Director of Music Ministry will provide vital leadership in Music Ministry that supports the life and mission of the Church.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Diploma in music from a recognized organization (ARCT, LRCM, or equivalent)
    • Skilled pianist and vocalist (OBUC has a Heintzman piano)
    • Experienced and skilled with leading vocal choirs and soloists
    • Knowledgeable about modern music resources (including copyright laws)
    • Broad familiarity with the church music (in the western tradition)
    • Embraces diversity of music style
    • Dynamic, creative, organized, flexible, collaborative
    • Works well with children and adults
    • Facilitates the best in others
    • Ability to grow and deepen the leadership of others
    • Ability to use technology to support the choir (ie, recording harmony parts and sharing)
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Able to effectively manage church resources
    • Familiarity with technical equipment (speakers, microphones, etc.) for live and online worship services and performances

    Ministry Responsibilities

    The Director of Music Ministry leads a thriving Music Ministry that supports and enhances the life, mission and vision of the Church. The position is responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating a variety of music ministry programs and activities for all ages of people within the OBUC congregation and within the community.

    The Director of Music Ministry is responsible for sharing information with the Office Administrator regarding activities and other personnel to include appropriate notices in the bulletin, online calendar, website, and social media platforms.

    Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to) the following:

    • Plan and prepare appropriate music for worship services including hymns and new styles of music by collaborating with the Lead Minister.
    • Lead the congregation and worship choir in music and song during worship services.
    • Facilitate networks with the local music community.
    • Notify the Lead Minister of pastoral care needs within the choir.
    • Attend regular meetings for coordination of the above activities.
    • Work collaboratively with the Technical Director to ensure effective sound.
    • Effectively manage the music budget and other church resources as used/needed for the programs/activities, including the spaces in the buildings.
    • Effectively coordinate church volunteers.

    Salary in accordance with RCCO guidelines. To apply, please email camculham@gmail.com with your expression of interest and resumé, by July 21st. Thank you!

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