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Music Director – St. Paul’s, Fort Erie
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Fort Erie, is seeking a part-time Music Director.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Fort Erie, Ontario, seeks a part-time Music Director with excellent leadership skills who can bring new challenges to a small but enthusiastic choir. Responsibilities include directing the choir as well as providing musical accompaniment for choir anthems and playing hymns for the congregation. Ability to play the organ is a plus but not required. Ability to play the piano is strongly preferred, though a candidate demonstrating the ability to accompany the choir and congregation on an alternative instrument would be considered.
St. Paul’s is a beautiful historic church overlooking the Niagara River. Our church building is blessed with highly regarded acoustics, and houses a T. Eaton organ with additional pipes and a two-foot Gabriel Kney rank, German chimes, Yamaha baby grand piano, a Roland electric keyboard and a practice piano.
Our ideal Music Director will play not only anthems and hymns, but also choral responses in liturgy, preludes and postludes. This individual will play the entire 11:00 a.m. Sunday service with the choir. She/he will lead weekly scheduled rehearsals with the adult choir one weeknight per week. The Music Director meets regularly with the Rector to plan music for services, and gives all music selections to the Parish Administrator for the weekly bulletin. He/she has the right of first refusal for weddings or funerals in the parish. This position requires a 6-hour per week commitment, and salary is paid according to RCCO/AGO guidelines for qualifications and experience.
* Enthusiasm for enriching worship with choral and instrumental music
* Ability to lead and inspire a dedicated volunteer choir
* Ability to accommodate a variety of skill-levels among the choir members
* Ability to communicate clearly with the choir, the rector, and the congregation
* Strong skills in playing the organ, piano, or other suitable main instrument
* Interest in bringing new musical experiences to the choir and congregation
St. Paul’s Anglican Church welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities for all vacancies. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Applicants may submit a resume, clearly marked “Music Director Job Posting,” no later than
Friday, September 7th, 2018 to:
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
32 Idylewylde Street
Fort Erie, ON L2A 2L1
Or Via Email to:
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Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment and hiring process will be held in confidence. All applicants are thanked for their interest; only those chosen for interviews will be contacted.