Director of Music

Date Posted: Jan 09, 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 07, 2020
Start Date: Mar 02, 2020

Salary From: 30K To 35K
Province: Ontario
Region: Eastern Ontario
City: Belleville
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Part-time
Career Level: Doesn’t apply

Organization Description

St. Thomas' Anglican Church
St. Thomas' is an Anglican church located in Belleville, less than two hours east of Belleville and one hour west of Kingston. We are a caring community with a diverse membership. 

Job Description

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Belleville, Ontario is searching for a Director of Music. St. Thomas’ has a rich musical heritage rooted in the Anglican tradition. We are open to new ideas and change. We are blessed with a well-maintained 1977 Gabriel Kney organ.

We welcome applicants with the following: interpersonal and communication skills; a demonstrated ability as an organist and choir director including recitals; openness to a variety of musical styles, and strong leadership. You will work collaboratively with the rector and others involved in worship planning, being respectful of the diversity of the congregation.



Required Skill Set
-Strong leadership and organizational skills
-Demonstrated ability as an organist
-Strong interpersonal skills enhanced by good communication skills
-Demonstrated ability in liturgical music and in a variety of musical styles
-Demonstrated ability as a choral conductor - able to direct a 20+ member four part choir

Key Responsibilities
Working with the Rector and others involved in worship planning, the Director of Music is responsible for the development and implementation of the music ministry and worship. These expectations are encompassed within 3 categories:

Preparation and Participation
Further develop and expand the music ministry at St. Thomas’.
Assume primary responsibility for worship music selection while being open to input from others.
Prepare the worship music, teaching it to the choir and/or musicians at weekly choir practice or special practices as required.
Prepare and provide music for preludes, interludes and postludes for worship services.
Provide accompaniment and direction for congregational hymns and choral anthems at the weekly Sunday service and special services.
In cooperation with those responsible, provide music for weddings, funerals or other occasions.

Engage children and youth in music.
Participate in a weekly staff meeting and seasonal meetings for the purpose of planning worship services.
Develop and maintain a positive and strong working relationship with the parish, choir, office staff, Rector and others involved in worship planning.
Be a liaison with the broader musical community.

Develop an annual music budget.
Oversee the music library with the assistance of volunteers.
Purchase new music as needed within the music budget.
Arrange for and schedule the care and maintenance of the keyboards, piano and organ.
Complete other music ministry and related duties as approved and assigned by the Rector.
We invite the creative use of our facilities to enhance community life of St. Thomas’ and to provide additional opportunities for remuneration.

Additional Info:

A description of our Gabriel Kney organ, is available on our website ( under the Music tab.

Salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the 2020 RCCO guidelines is based on an average 20 hour work week. Additional income options at St. Thomas’ and the broader community are available and encouraged.

For additional information about this position please contact Search Committee Chairperson, Anne Clark 613-969-1846.


How to Apply:

Resumes will be received at with a deadline of Friday February 7, 2020.


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