Recruitment of new Director of Music

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.

St. Paul’s sanctuary has:

  • Organ – Allen Organ ADC2100 3100 series
  • Keyboard – Yamaha Portable Grand DGX660
  • Grand Piano – Stegler

Our ideal candidate will have strong skills and proven experience in playing these keyboard instruments with a high degree of musicality and technical ability (preference will be given to those with organ experience).

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 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 visit the SPUC web site (https://stpaulsajax.org) 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 and may include the use of the church’s 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).

Director of Music – Request for Applicants Flyer – June 2021

Director of Music – Job Description – June 2021

We invite interested candidates to apply to the Search Committee at spucmandp@gmail.com by Friday, July 9, 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 position is September 1, 2021.