The Anglican Church of St Andrew in Cole Harbour is looking for an energetic, skilled Music Director to develop and lead a music program in keeping with the wishes, needs and resources of the congregation and in consultation with the Parish Priest and other members of the Liturgy team. We are a vibrant, energetic church with a congregation that enjoys a variety of music from contemplative to exuberant through the many genres from classic, familiar hymns to popular Christian songs. Both the choir and music group are non-auditioned therefore the chosen applicant must be prepared to work within this parameter to encourage musical growth. The Music Director shall work to establish a contemporary atmosphere where diverse musical genres are integrated into our worship services and programs, while keeping with our traditional Christian music and worship styles.
The position is 7-8 hours per week.
Job Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:
Play the keyboard for Sunday church services, play keyboard for numerous special services throughout the church year including Christmas, Lent, Easter and Thanksgiving, accompany choir/music group rehearsals on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in preparation for Sunday services, Serve as primary accompanist for funerals, weddings and wedding rehearsals, responsible to maintain a substitute list if not available for all services, supervise maintenance of keyboard and any other instruments, participation in special music programs and rehearsals as recommended by the Liturgy team, attend appropriate meetings including but not limited to Liturgy meetings or other meetings pertaining to the total music program of the church, plan and administer the church music budget and make recommendations for church music supplies, actively encourage new singers and musicians to join in leading the congregation in worship and potentially play piano/keyboard twice a month in nursing homes.
Knowledge and skills
· Musical instrument skills utilising Yamaha Clavinova CSP-170 with I-Pad connection
· Ability to provide musical leadership for church choir and contemporary Christian music group
· Good interpersonal and communication skills
· Excellent organizational skills
· Familiarity with the Book of Alternative Services and other liturgies an asset
· Other instrument skills, including voice, welcomed
Deadline: June 30. 2022
Salary commensurate with experience and church budget
Start Date: Sept. 1, 2022
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.