Recruitment of new Director of Music – reposted October 2021
St. Paul’s United Church (SPUC) in downtown Ajax ON seeks a Director of Music (~10 hours/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 that will appeal to and involve congregants of all ages.
Music is a high priority for this active congregation.
Our ideal candidate will have strong skills and proven experience in playing keyboard instruments with a high degree of musicality and technical ability (preference will be given to those with organ experience).
St. Paul’s sanctuary has:
- Organ – Allen Organ ADC2100 3100 series
- Keyboard – Yamaha Portable Grand DGX660
- Grand Piano – Stegler
Since March 2020, SPUC has been pre-recording music presented by the choir for its weekly worship services which can be viewed on the church’s YouTube channel.
Until choirs are permitted to be part of in-person worship services by local Public Health, the Director of Music will be expected to continue to work virtually with the Minister and the Senior Choir, recording and presenting pre-recorded hymns and anthems, and also participating “live”. The Director of Music would also work with adult choristers in a way that builds choral confidence and enjoyment as worship leaders.
Please click on the link below to review the current job description.
Compensation for this position will take into account the candidate’s experience and qualifications per the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) guidelines to a maximum of $23,000/year or $1,916/month. Additionally the Director of Music will have use of the church premises and keyboard instruments for private teaching.
How to Apply
Interested parties are asked to submit a covering letter, resume including references, and links to video or audio clips demonstrating keyboard proficiency and choral conducting skills (if possible).
We invite interested candidates to apply to the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
Potential candidates will be contacted for an interview (in person or via Zoom depending on COVID restrictions in effect at the time).
The start date for this permanent part-time position is January 2022.