Ministry Opportunities (2)
St Thomas' Anglican Church, Belleville, ON
This forward looking parish is searching for a Director of Music to further develop an engaging music program that is inclusive of the church’s diversity.
We welcome applicants with the following: strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills; a demonstrated ability as an organist/pianist and choral director; experience with a variety of musical styles (traditional to contemporary); and innovation.
This is a part-time job; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Professional development is encouraged and supported. A full job description is available at www.stthomasbelleville.ca or by calling the church office at 613-962-3636.
If this job is for you, you know that you will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the music ministry. You recognize, respect and enjoy all components of music programming. You appreciate that you will work with the Rector and worship committee to develop and implement the music ministry and worship. You know you are a dynamic individual with a passion for communicating spirituality through music.
Please submit your resume with 3 references to . The closing date for receipt of applications is April 15, 2013. While we are honoured by all those who apply, we will only be contacting those to whom an interview is offered.
Join the ministry team at St Georges in fostering a welcoming and warm worship setting that helps the congregation encounter God, and encourages them to grow in their faith, and to go from this place to make him know in the world. St George’s motto is “To Know Christ, and make Him Known”.
We are looking for a faithful leader who will be able to bring together; traditional organ performance abilities, experience with an electronic keyboard, the ability to lead a volunteer choir, and the leadership of various other instrumentalists and vocalists(at this time mostly guitarists, however others are encouraged).
The church organ is a newly restored dual manual, 18 stop, full foot-pedal, Edward Lye and Sons pipe organ and the keyboard is a Yamaha P250 Electronic Piano. The volunteer choir that meets on Thursday nights for rehearsal features 12 to 15 mixed voices.
The music at the church features a mix of traditional hymns and more modern praise music. We maintain a CCLI license and use projectors for lyrics, so music from many different sources is possible and expected. This means recorded video and audio streams can also be used if appropriate, although live music is the norm. High quality support and enhancement of the communities worshiping life, is the objective of the musical program.
The Music Director’s duties will include playing for the weekly 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service, leading the choir on Thursday nights (approximately 2 hours), playing for funerals and weddings and special Holy Days (Christmas, Easer, Patronal Festival), and choosing , in consultation with the Incumbent, the hymns. Planing and preparation of special music and anthems for our services is also expected. A new worship service at another time is also in the planning stages.
Though hired by the Wardens, in consultation with the Incumbent, the Musical Director will report to our new Incumbent, The Rev Steve Timpson.
Applicants will be required to submit and conform to the Screening in Faith protocol of the Diocese of Ontario (police background check, interview, review and signing of the Sexual Abuse Protocol).
We are searching and praying for just the right person. If you feel that God is leading you in our direction, please talk to us!
Office hours are 9 am – 1 pm, Monday thru Friday.