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Organist needed, Église Unie Saint-Marc, Ottawa, ON

Église Unie Saint-Marc is seeking an organist for Sunday morning services. We are a small (approximately 40 families) but growing French-speaking United Church congregation on Elgin Street in the centre of Ottawa. Services are held at 11:00 on Sunday mornings and on some other special occasions, and usually last about an hour to 90 minutes.

The church organ is a two manual organ, with 11 stops and mechanical action (Lye 1913/Munro 1995). There is a piano in the sanctuary which can also be used to accompany congregational singing. Currently we have no choir, although we hope that this will be possible in future.

Because services are conducted in French, a basic understanding of French is a requirement of this position.

For more information or to submit your resume, please contact Linda Madore at lindamadore@videotron.ca or 819-682-3881.

L’église Unie Saint-Marc recherche un(e) organiste pour les cultes du dimanche matin. Nous sommes une petite paroisse francophone de l’Église Unie, actuellement de 40 familles à peu près, située sur la rue Elgin en plein coeur d’Ottawa. Nos cultes ont lieu à 11h00 le dimanche (et à certaines autres occasions spéciales) et durent en général de 60 à 90 minutes.

L’orgue est un instrument à deux claviers, à 11 registres, action méchanique (Lye 1913/Munro 1995). Un piano dans le sanctuaire peut aussi servir pour accompagner les cantiques. Actuellement nous n’avons pas de chorale mais nous aimerions éventuellement en former une.

Nos cultes se passent en français; par conséquent, notre organiste doit au moins comprendre le français.

Pour des renseignements supplémentaires ou pour soumettre un résumé, veuillez communiquer avec Linda Madore à lindamadore@videotron.ca ou 819-682-3881.

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Crescent United Church, Surrey, BC, seeking Music Director

Crescent United Church (“CUC”), a welcoming congregation with a strong musical
tradition, is seeking to hire a Music Director.

Candidates must:
• be a skilled pianist/organist and choir director
• be able to plan, select and rehearse music (hymns, anthems, etc.)
appropriate for the liturgical seasons that will enhance worship
• have excellent communication skills and be committed to facilitating an
open, collaborative working relationship with the Minister, choir and others.

For further details regarding this position and information about our Crescent
United Church community, please go to:


Interested applicants should e-mail a resume no later than April 23, 2014, together
with a list of any references, to the Crescent United Church office at:
crescentuc@telus.net (identify Subject as “Music Director Search”)

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Organist needed, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Trail, BC

Organist needed for Anglican Church in Trail BC, to play built-in dual manual Casavant pipe organ with pedals and stops.  Accompaniment required for one or two choir practices and one service per week,  also Christmas and Easter services as well as occasional weddings / funerals.  Payment per session.  Schedule negotiable: subs available.  Choral leadership not a requirement but possibly an asset.
For further information about the church, see FaceBook page under St.Andrews Trail, or website at www.standrewstrail.ca.   The City of Trail website is www.trail.bc.ca.  Nearby is world class skiing (www.redresort.com), active arts and culture (www.trail-arts.com/), regional hospital (www.kbrh.ca), and real estate costs among the lowest in Canada.  Want to know more?  Reach Neil Elliot at 250 368-5581 or by email, Rev.Neil@telus.net.
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Music Director/Organist wanted, Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Kelowna, BC

The Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Kelowna, BC, seeks a Music Director/Organist. The successful candidate will direct a number of groups, among these a traditional cathedral choir, a children’s choir and a women’s choir. St. Michael’s Cathedral is a lively, growing faith community that gathers about 200 people each Sunday at three distinctive services. The parish offers a variety of liturgical and musical styles, seeking to nourish the congregation, as well as others from the community who attend services, with a meaningful worship experience. We are an inclusive, open, and affirming parish, working hard to make a difference in our local milieu.

The Director of Music is an active participant in the growing Cathedral community, whose musical talent and leadership skills serve to engage and encourage the musical gifts and abilities of people of all ages. He or she facilitates expression of these gifts in worship, education and celebration, by providing modern and traditional, high quality Anglican liturgical music suitable to the skills and interests of the congregation.

Music is central to our ministry. Accompaniment is on both organ and grand piano. The organ console is a Casavant, with pipe work and chest made by Abbot and Smith of England. With four divisions, the organ is controlled from a three-manual console and has over 1500 wooden and metal pipes.

Remuneration is in accordance with the RCCO salary scale. A minimum of three weekly choir rehearsals, Sunday worship, holy days, weddings and funerals (the last two of which represent additional income) encompass the position. A job description is available upon request.

Applications for only the Music Director or Organist’s position are also welcome.

A full job description may be found at http://www.stmichaelscathedral.ca/documents/MusicDirectorAndOrganistJobDescription.pdf

Resumé and/or inquiries should be directed to The Very Rev. Nissa Basbaum at nissab@telus.net.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2014.

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Musician Wanted – Melfort United Church, Melfort SK

Melfort United in Melfort, Saskatchewan, is searching for permanent part-time music director. For more info contact Sue.Amundrud@gmail.com

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United Future – Join us!

Let your voice be heard! Here’s a note from the United Church’s Comprehensive Review Task Group asking for participation. Jump in, and let the voice of musicians be heard!

From coast to coast to coast, we have begun a conversation about the future of The United Church of Canada. Through the work of the Comprehensive Review Task Group, the church is exploring new ways of being faithful in a rapidly changing time and society.

Visit http://www.unitedfuture.ca to join and share in conversation offering your hopes, fears, dreams and visions to the discussion.

We have also prepared a congregational resource package. Please help spread the word by using the bulletin insert, poster and social media materials available at:


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Music Director wanted, Trinity United Church, Beamsville, ON

Trinity United Church, Beamsville requires a Music Director supply for a 1 year Service Contract. Part-time hours & wage to be negotiated. Full position description at www.trinitybeamsville.ca  Submit application by November 29, 2013 to info@trinitybeamsville.ca

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Director of Music wanted, Parkdale United Church, Calgary, AB

Parkdale United Church, Calgary, invites applications for a Director of Music to fill
a part-time position. While music worship experience and advanced choral and
keyboard skills are essential, leadership, organizational and relational attributes
are also deemed important. We are committed to a collaborative learning model,
and are open to mentorship as we seek to explore a vision of what music worship
in our congregation could become.

A detailed position statement is available either by phoning our Church
Administrator, Ruth, at 403-283-3301 or by emailing parkdaleuc@telus.net, using
“Director of Music Position” in the subject line.

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Music Director Needed, St. Andrew’s United Church, Beaverton, ON

Music Director Needed – St. Andrew’s United Church – Beaverton, ON
We are looking for a Music Director. We are an enthusiastic, progressive congregation with a new, young and energetic Minister.

Detailed job description can be viewed at www.standrewsunitedchurch.net. Resumes and covering letter can be submitted via email to standrewsunitedchurch@rogers.com.

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