Hiring: Director of Music

St. Olave’s is recruiting a Director of Music to provide musical leadership for our growing parish.

We have a 3-manual Keates pipe organ and a Mason and Hamelin grand piano. Our choir has approximately 10 members (including four paid section leads).

We welcome someone who:

  • Will support the spiritual development of the parish through musical leadership
  • Is passionate about classical sacred music and traditional Anglican liturgy
  • Enjoys working with a choir of volunteers and paid professionals
  • Will collaborate with the Rector and parish leadership

Responsibilities include:

  • Choosing the weekly music in consultation with the Rector
  • Leading weekly choir rehearsals (7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays and 9:30-10 a.m. Sundays)
  • Playing the organ during Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. services, Choral Evensongs and other festivals throughout the year (also live streamed to YouTube)
  • Developing skills on an ongoing basis

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have studied organ and choir direction at a post-secondary level
  • Have superior communication and administrative skills
  • Be familiar with Anglican liturgy (1962 Canadian Book of Common Prayer)
  • Thrive in a team setting
  • Be comfortable working in a Christian environment
  • Lead or support community musical initiatives as able

Salary: $22,000-$24,000, commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, references and performance recordings to the Rector, the Rev’d Rob Mitchell, at rector@stolaves.ca by March 31, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. While we thank all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.