All Saints’ Kingsway is looking to hire a Director of Music for September 2014. The successful candidate will be an accomplished organist and musician, have expertise in choral direction, evidence a deep knowledge of the Anglican liturgy, versed in traditional, new, and world music, open to innovation, committed to the support of congregational singing, and prepared to utilise the diverse musical skills of congregants of all ages.
The position will be 20-25 hours a week as negotiated and will include time for administration, preparation, and rehearsal in addition to liturgical duties..
All Saints has a 3 manual 51 rank Casavant organ opus 3874, installed in 2009 as well as two grand pianos in the worship space, a 1947 Heintzman and a 2006 Stegler
We have an 18 member choir which includes paid leads.
The church also has a large music library with a broad range of styles.
The successful candidate will provide for musical support for 1-2 Sunday Celebrations a week as well as other major feast days celebrated throughout the year. She/he will arrange for choral and musical support for these Celebrations, and will be the primary musical accompanist. As well the successful candidate will be called on to prepare and present other musical events throughout the year. Preparing for our Celebrations and musical events is facilitated by a regular weekday evening choir rehearsal. She/he will become an active member of a staff team who meet regularly to plan, review, report, and support one another. The successful candidate will work with clergy on the choice of hymns and other music consistent with the particular theme for the day or the season. Although the care and nurture of the choir will be a primary concern she/he will also imagine and implement other musical groupings representing the significant musical gifts to be found in the All Saint’s community.
All diocesan and parish policies and practices must be known and adhered to and particularly the Diocese of Toronto’s Sexual Misconduct and Screening Policies. This position is screened as high risk and requires successful completion of Police Records Check and reference check as a condition of employment.
Remuneration will be negotiated according to the appropriate salary and benefits scales including the RCCO scale for church musicians.
A more detailed job description is available by request.
This position may be made into 2 positions at the parish’s discretion.
Would interested applicants please send a cover letter and resume to The Rev’d Canon Dr Andrew Sheldon at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 25, 2014.